Spadefish Point

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My favorite spot along the Juno/Jupiter Ledge I would have to say is Spadefish Point at this moment. Due to some challenging conditions the last few months, we haven’t been able to dive the more northern sites a lot. The visibility was considerably better a little more south so we tended to stay out there and give our divers the best conditions possible.

Needless to say, I got to dive the area around spadefish point an awful lot the last few months. No punishment at all though, there’s always so much to see along this part of the ledge. When dropping in, you’re in about 68 feet of water, after a short swim to the west you arrive at a gorgeous ledge that drops over 20-25 feet in some spots and is just surrounded by fish and critters that like to hide in all the crevices on the ledge. Even on a day when the visibility isn’t ideal, there’s so much to look at over here, but when you get lucky enough to jump in the water over here on a clear day… Just wow!

Ten to fifteen minutes into the dive (depending on the current that day) you arrive at ‘the point’ Over here the ledge curls the west into a point, and then curls back east and straightens out again. This point is something else. I often refer to it as a spot where it looks like there’s been an explosion of fish. You know you’re getting close when you start seeing large schools of fish in different levels of the water column, and then when you get to the point, there will be fish from top to bottom. Schools of Bermuda chubs, Creole wrasses, horse-eyed jacks, grunts and of course the spadefish will be everywhere. It’s truly an amazing site. And it’s not just those fish, there are some resident goliath groupers and reef sharks that like to circle the point. And last but not least turtles, we got quite a few of them on this site as well.   

 Spadefish point is definitely one of those sites that I can dive over and over again and it will never get old, there’s always something new to look at. Even the lemon, tiger, bull and hammerhead sharks come through the area there sometimes so you never know what you’re gonna run into!

 

-Anne  

Anne Hill