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March 2019 club meeting notes

We had a good sized group join us for the March meeting at our house. We had a fast-paced presentation about Coral Identification and a few issues that coral reefs are facing.

The presentation ended right as the pizza arrived for the pizza party. After pizza and some visiting, some gear was exchanged at the gear sale. A few people left with some great deals and everyone was happy to move gear from one house to another!

Here are the notes that we covered in a hurry so we could all enjoy warm pizza (instead of cold!).


March meeting

Our March meeting will be on March 1st at 6:30pm at Dan & Anne’s house. This will be a pizza party and also used gear sale. Feel free to bring any gear you want to sell or if you need something you will probably find it here. Anyone interested in joining club feel free to attend. Email us at info@bottombreathers.org for information. Please rsvp to club email if you will be attending so we order enough pizza.

Florida Keys trip

We are diving for 4 days.  We will arrive on the 20th, dive the 21-24 and then leave on the 25th.  Dan and I will plan on hopefully going to dive the Blue Heron bridge on the 25th and then go spend some time with one of my sisters.  Anyone who wants can join us at the Blue Heron bridge. We will have to research times for diving there.  I’m told by one of my buddies in the Keys that there still is marine life there.
We will be doing 2 wreck dives in the morning and 2 reef dives in the afternoon.  You must be advanced certified to do wreck dives.  You don’t have to do wreck dives, you can do just reef dives.  Reef dives are 20-30ft and wrecks are 80-100ft. We recommend nitrox for wreck dives, but it is not required.
CostsAll dives, nitrox, room: $1022All dives, no nitrox, room $958Reef dives only, room : $630Non diver $335 for lodgingIf you need a bigger tank let us know and we will get pricing for that to you.Nitrox is for wrecks only, not reef dives.
We need a $200 deposit.  We had to put money down on condos.  We have 3 condos reserved.   Cost is based on 4 people per condo.  Each condo has 2 bedrooms.  1 king bed, 2 twins, 2 bathrooms and kitchen.  Ocean pointe has a great pool. We can add more condos if we need them.  Please let us know if you have requests of who you would like to room with.
Cost is based on 4 people per condo and more than 7 divers.  Cost is subject to change if we don’t have enough people going.
We are diving with Florida Keys dive center: www.floridakeysdivectr.com
We  are staying at Ocean pointe Condos: www.providentresorts.com
Everyone is responsible for their own flights.  You can fly in to Miami or Ft lauderdale.  We will send our flight info out soon.  We are staying longer to visit sister.
We try to have everyone who is on same flights book cars together to save cost.  Once we know who is coming we will send that out so people can arrange car rentals.
Any questions feel free to call or emailAnne 630-927-2663info@bottombreathers.org
Payment. Deposit of $200 due on sign up.  Remainder of payment due by April 20th.  Cancellation by April 20th for full refund.
Payment options
We can  accept electronic bank payments (to dannorris@dannorris.com or 630.723.4212) or some members use their electronic bill pay to send us a “bill payment” as well. All forms accepted–whatever is easiest for you. Most banks I think allow setting up an individual payee as a bill payee, so it should work.   For anyone  who wants to use Paypal as form of payment  use.  dannorris@dannorris.com.  Payment by check or cash acceptable.  Make checks out to Anne Poirier.
Hope we have another big group this year, lots of fun on this trip.  We usually eat breakfast in condo before diving and pack a lunch.  If you are doing all dives there usually is not a lot of time between getting back from wreck dives and going out afternoon reef dives.  We pack a lunch and eat at the picnic tables at the dive shop.  We go out for dinners.  Lots of good places to eat.
Please respond to email or call if you will be joining trip.  
Going to be a great trip,
             Anne & Dan

November meeting

Our next dive club meeting will be Nov 2nd at 6:30pm at Below H20 in Naperville.  Hope a lot of our members can attend.  Anyone interested in joining club please feel free to attend.

Club meeting notes: 3-Aug-2018

Here are the meeting notes from 3-Aug-2018. We reviewed the “Socorro” trip from June 2018 and introduced *two* new liveaboard trips we’re planning for 2020!

Next meeting: 14-Sep-2018


Club pizza party

Next club Pizza party will be on March 3rd at 7pm at Dan & Anne’s house.  Email will be sent to club members soon with details.

March meeting

Next club meeting will be on March 2nd at 6:30pm at Below H20. Anyone interested in joining club please feel free to attend.

No January club meeting

There will be no club January meeting. Our next meeting will be on Feb 2nd at Below H2O at 6:30pm

Bottom Breathers club party

Our annual party will be on January 13th at 7pm at Dan & Anne’s house.  Please rsvp to invite email that was sent out.  Food and Drink provided, come have some fun with your fellow members.

Hope to see you all there

Club meeting Sept 1st

Dive club meeting tonight Sept 1st at 6:30pm at Below H20 in Naperville.  Anyone interested in joining club please feel free to attend,

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