Florida Keys Trip

Title: Florida Keys Trip

Location: Florida Keys, FL

Description: Dive club trip to the Florida Keys.

Start Date: 2012-07-14

End Date: 2012-07-21

Notes from Bill:

I have just found out that we can rent a 2 br condo at Ocean Pointes through the dive operation- Conch Republic Divers- for $110 plus tax /night. this will bring that cost to about $870 for the week. Dives are $70 for a 2 tank dive including tanks with air and weights. I have booked the following dives:
7/14 – arrive and get settled into condo
7/15 – reef dive 0830hrs
7/16 – reef 1300 hrs ( wreck of tugboat Duane is in AM if you are advanced certified)
7/17 – Spiegel Grove 0830- this is a 500+ ft long wreck upright in 80-120 ft water. Excellent dive             and easy for training. Will do the deep dive or Advance OW course for those who can come.
7/17 – reef 1300hrs – for those not interested in the AOW class or not AOW certified
7/18 – reef 1300 ( could do a deeper wreck in the AM if anyone is interested)
7/19 – reef 1300hrs
7/20 – Spiegel Grove 0830 – don’t worry you can’t see the whole wreck in 10 dives!. Again if you             are not interested or certified for this and want to do a reef dive in the afternoon let me                 know. Remember the 24 hour interval for flying after diving!
7/21 – return home – – look at my sad face!

As of right now I have 7 divers scheduled and have booked spaces on the larger and more comfortable of their 2 boats ( this accounts for some of the afternoon dives- some of the morning dives are full already) . I clarified the CRD policy on cancellations. If we have booked a spot and CRD turns away a diver because the boat is full and you don’t show up you will be charged for the dive. So look at the schedule and if you want a day off or don’t like the dive let me know ASAP!! I have not booked Bill/Sharon for deeper dives so let me know if this is not OK. At a minimum I will be on every dive where one or more of our group is diving. YES I know – I will make this sacrifice willingly!

IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE THINKING ABOUT THIS TRIP IT IS TIME TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION. SO IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP AND WANT TO BE LET ME KNOW NOW

As I said before I just returned form a week with CRD and they run fun safe dives. When we get closer to the time I will check water conditions but most likely would recommend at least a shorty and a 3 mm fullsuit offers good thermal and skin protection. Would also recommend a light pair af dive gloves or go to Walmart and by a cheap pair of pvc coated utility gloves- if you are not sure call me. Anchor lines have barnacles and sometimes fishing hooks.

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