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Waterspouts Off Florida Filmed By Divers
Five large waterspouts have been filmed off the Florida coast by divers who even went into one, causing torrents of water to hit the camera lens.
The dramatic footage was shot by captain Kevin Johnsen six miles north of Marathon and showed the large column-shaped vortexes dropping down to the sea.
He was joined on the lobster diving trip by his dog Boede and another passenger, Aaron Osters.
At one point Mr Johnsen said: "We're right in the middle of four waterspouts", as the camera then panned to the dog at the front of the boat.
Pointing into clouds, he added: "There's another one starting right here, look at the debris cloud, it hasn't formed yet, but you can see the debris cloud right where that boat is on the horizon.
"Literally five waterspouts right here."
Then someone said: "I think we should go inside" as they headed towards it.
Water hits the lens and with other waterspouts visible in the distance, one of them said: "Look how big that one is."
A waterspout looks like a tornado, with a whirling, funnel-shaped cloud suspended beneath a low-lying cloud, dropping to a body of water.
They are usually weaker than land tornadoes and are caused by unstable weather conditions.
They are very common in the Gulf waters off the Florida coastline and the US National Weather Service confirmed the video appeared to show waterspouts.