Category: Events

Monthly meeting notes 1-Dec-2017

In December, we met and reviewed hand signals–some common ones and some less common ones.

Club meeting notes 10-Nov-2017

We met 3 new divers at our meeting on 10-Nov-2017! Welcome!

Here are the notes we reviewed, including our club calendar update for 2018.

Club meeting notes 1-Sep-2017

Thanks to Tom Jones for sharing his experiences diving wrecks in Lake Michigan! As expected, we had a small turnout due in part to the holiday weekend, but it was great to see all those that came. Here are a few other notes including some calendar event updates for remaining events this year. Next month in the underwater pumpkin carving!

Monthly meeting notes 4-Aug-2017

Here are the notes from our monthly meeting in August.

Monthly meeting notes 7-Jul-2017

We had the July meeting at our house so we could use the park next door for navigation practice. Luckily, it was perfect weather and we had quite a few folks walking around the park testing their compass skills!

Heading off with quite a few members from the club to dive the Florida Keys this coming week–should be a great time and great dives!

Monthly meeting notes 2-Jun-2017

Here are the slides from our monthly meeting on 2-Jun-2017. There is information about upcoming trip opportunities as well as some review of buoyancy tips. Next meeting is on 7-Jul-2017.



Monthly Meeting 12-May-2017

Here are the slides we shared at the meeting on 12-May. We had good discussion on buddy checks and buddy etiquette. We also welcomed 3 new folks to our meeting: welcome Ron, Kirk, and Michelle! Next meeting on 2-June.

Monthly Club Meeting Notes – 3-Mar-2017

Here are the notes for our club meeting on 3-Mar-2017. The meeting was trip/destination reports from a few members. We didn’t capture all their presentations, videos, and pictures, so the notes posted here are pretty short.

Monthly Meeting Notes 3-Feb-2017

Here are the notes we shared at our monthly meeting on 3-Feb-2017. Next meeting is 3-Mar-2017 at 6:30pm at Below H2O.

In addition to the notes we shared at the meeting (below), here are links to the couple of documents we shared and discussed in the meeting too:

Reminder: Our Big Trip to Socorro (June 2018) still has 3 spots available. More information is on this site.

Florida Keys trip July 2017

This year we are doing something a little different that has been requested. The Wreck Trek Safari.  We are doing this at the beginning of trip so those that don’t want to do it can come a few days later. There is an extra cost for this and we have to have 8 people interested in order to book it.  The plan for Safari would be to fly in on July 10th.  We would board boat on the morning of July 11th and get back late afternoon July 12th.  Cost is $699pp.  Includes Air tanks and weights.  Nitrox is not included in price, for all 6 dives it would be $48. We would need to book a hotel room for July 10th.  We will arrange that once we know we have enough people going.

Here is a description of the Wrek Trek Safari I took from their website.

Dive from Key Largo to Key West and back on a 2 day/6 wreck excursion. You’ll board one of our 46’ custom Newton boats and dive your way down to Key West, stopping at the wrecks of the Eagle, Thunderbolt, Adolphus Busch, and ending with the Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Then stay one night in a hotel in Key West and dive your way back with stops at the Vandenberg (because it’s so big that one dive just isn’t enough!), Cayman Salvager, Thunderbolt, or explore some less frequented reefs. You tell us where you’d like to stop!

For everyone else who is not doing Safari, you will arrive on July 12th  We will dive July 13-16 and come home on July 17th. Book a later flight home so you can do afternoon dives day before.
We dive with Florida Keys dive center.
The trip consists of 2 wreck dives in the morning and 2 reef dives in afternoon.  Wreck dives are between 70-100Ft  Reef dives are 20-30ft.
You do not have to do wreck dives if you are not comfortable diving deep. You can just sign up for reef dives in the afternoon.  We will also try to do a night dive on one of the nights if we have enough interest.
Wreck dives do required you to be Advanced certified
Cost for all 16 dives is $618
Cost for just reef dives $280
Night dive $76
Cost includes weights and air tanks.
We suggest nitrox for wrecks, it is not required.  Nitrox for all wreck dives cost $64.
Rental gear available, contact us for pricing.

All costs  for diving are based on at least 8 people going on trip which gives us group rate.
We stay at Ocean pointe condos.   Cost is based on 4 people in a room.  Total cost is $335pp for a 5 night stay.  These condos have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a full kitchen and living area.  Beautiful pool and a small beach.
Please contact us if you are planning on coming on this trip.   Let us know what dives you will be doing and if you are interested in doing  the Wrek Trek Safari. Also let us know if you will be using nitrox.
We only ask $200 deposit.  Rest will be due 2 months before trip.
Everyone arranges their own flights.  Dan & I will let everyone know what flights we are on once we book.  We try to arrive close together so we can all share car rental costs.  You can fly into Miami or Ft Lauderdale.  Dan and I will be flying down on July 10th to do Safari.
 We eat breakfast at condos, pack lunches for boats and go out for dinner at night.
If you are interested in this trip email and let us know what diving you will be doing.  Please let us know if you are interested in doing Wrek Trek Safari. 
Website for Florida keys dive ctr
Website for Ocean Pointe suites:
If you have any questions or interest in trip please feel free to email us.
Anne & Dan

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