Club meeting – April 1, 2016

Here are the notes from our club meeting on April 1, 2016. Thanks to everyone that attended and a special welcome to our 4 new members!


Bottom Breathers Florida Keys Trip Info – June 15-20, 2016

Overview

The dive club’s annual Florida Keys trip will be June 15-20, 2016. We will have a 5 night stay at the Ocean Pointe condos and 4 full days of diving with Florida Keys Dive Center (aka “Flakeys”). The costs included here are tentative depending on how many divers join the trip. These costs are based on 8 divers and 4 people per room.

This trip is so much fun. A typical day starts with breakfast at the condo, pack lunches to eat between dives and go out for dinners. Last year we had cocktail hour in the pool every late afternoon. Sometimes before dinner and sometimes after. We go grocery shopping the day we get there. Dan and I stop at Costco on drive down to the Keys sometimes.

The condos are 2 bedroom, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms. We can fit 4-5 people in a room, there is a pull out for the 5th person. We have stayed at Ocean Pointe condos every year we have been going and they’ve been great, clean, and well furnished. Very nice pool and small beach also.

Costs

Room and reef dives only for $595 (8 dives = 2 afternoon dives each day)

Room and all dives for $919 (16 dives = 2 morning wreck/deep dives, 2 afternoon reef dives).

Night dive not included in the costs above as we don’t always get to offer a night dive.

Optional costs

Night dive $76
Nitrox (8 tanks for wrecks, typically not needed for afternoon reef dives) $64 total

Itinerary

  • June 15 – fly to Floirda (MIA or FLL), rent car(s) and drive to Key Largo/Islamorada. Everyone is responsible for booking their own flights. We often work out flights together so we can share car rentals.
  • June 16-19 – each day: 2 wreck dives in am 2 reef dives in afternoon
  • June 20 – Fly home, book late afternoon flight so you can do all dives on the 19th

If anyone is bringing a spouse or significant that does not dive, the room cost is $315pp if we have 4 in a room.

Dan and I have already booked flights on Southwest MDW to FLL:
June 15: flight 1426 departs 6am
June 20: flight 3513 departs 6pm

Please email us if you are interested in going. Deposit is $150, final payment due May 1st. Deposit is refundable up to May 1st. Please let us know:

  • What dives you will doing
  • if you will be using nitrox
  • if you are interested in doing the night dive.

The larger the group, the more fun we have! Send us an email at info@bottombreathers.org ASAP if you would like to join us!
Anne & Dan

Bottom Breathers Upcoming Events, as of March 2016

Upcoming events in 2016:

  • Next monthly meeting – April 1 @ 6:30pm
  • Pizza party – Apr 23
  • May meeting – May 13 (not the first Friday)
  • Florida Keys Dive Trip – June 16-20
  • July meeting – canceled – no meeting in July
  • Turks & Caicos Liveaboard trip – July 23-30 (SOLD OUT!)
  • August meeting – Aug 12 (not the first Friday)
  • Club BBQ @ Haigh Quarry – Aug 13
  • Mermet Springs dive trip – Sep 9-11
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving – Oct 8
  • Pizza Party – Nov 12
  • Annual Club Party – Jan 28, 2017

Bottom Breathers Dive Club meeting 4-Mar-2016

Notes and slides from Bottom Breathers Dive Club monthly meeting on 4-Mar-2016.


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