ADA eNews: We Saved the Reef!
Dive with ADA this summer!
Reef Report: Coral Nursery Volunteer Dive with Florida Keys Dive Center and Fort Lauderdale with American Dream

Coral Restoration Foundation Nursery - June 13
13 divers attended this event, including four new members. Despite strong surge and poor viz, our divers labored under difficult conditions to "birth" 120 new baby corals in the CRF nursery. Pam of CRF remarked that ADA divers are "hard core" demonstrating no quit, true grit. Many thanks to board member and Conservation Chair Roy Wasson for organizing this event. In case you missed it, we will be offering a similar event on September 19th. 

-- ADA Safety Officers Lon Von Lintel and Rachel Davis


Fort Lauderdale with American Dream - June 14
Dive 1: Minecar reef, seas 4-5', vis. 40', depth 65', moderate current, drift dive.  Dense forests of giant plume corals, candelabrum corals, sea rods, sea whips,

Dive 2: Barracuda reef, seas 4', vis. 40', depth 30' slight current, drift dive.  Sightings include lion fish, porcupine fish, scorpion fish covered with green algae, cow fish, cleaner shrimp, large squid.

-- ADA Founder and President Lon Von Lintel
Photos courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis.
Dive the Vandenburg in Key West with ADA!

A special trip is planned for the weekend of August 22-23 this year in the lower Keys. Here are the details for the upcoming ADA Weekend Getaway:

Aug. 22 Looe Key reef dive on famous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Shallow reef with towering coral heads, tropicals. Two tank boat dive.  $70 includes tanks and weights.

Aug. 23  Vandenberg wreck, a 522' former military missile tracking ship, sits upright at 140', rising up within 50' of the surface.  Wreck dive and nearby reef, $70. This is an advanced dive, ADA criteria apply.

Weekend planning option 1:
Sat. AM drive to Looe Key Reef Resort, about 3 hrs, from Miami, check in time noon, two dives, overnight at the resort or other nearby hotels.  (hotels not included)

Sun. 7:30 AM report to the Lost Reef Adventures shop Key West. Two dives, then spend the rest of the day in Key West and watch the sunset and the crazies at Mallory Square before heading home. 

Weekend planning option 2:
Looe Key only, return home Sat. night, or wreck dive only, return Sun. night.

Space limited to 10 divers and it's filling up fast! Call Lon today to reserve your spot.
Divers explore the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg Wreck in Key West with its signature satellite dishes.

Dive with us now!

Conditions are great so make plans to join us now. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Choose your dives below or see the complete dive schedule >>
2. Call Lon at 305-251-4975 to reserve your dives
3. Pay conveniently online or mail a check payable to Active Divers Association to Jerry Kosakowski, 298 NW 83rd Lane, Coral Springs, FL 33071!

Islamorada

Calm seas, blue water, gorgeous marine life!
Saturday, June 20th: Experience the clear water and abundant marine life of Islamorada, just 4 miles past Tavernier. Here we'll find many colorful tropical fish and other wonderful sea creatures. Look for the big sign that says Bud & Mary's Marina. Meet at Key Dives at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jay Abbazia.

North Tavernier + BBQ!
Chillin' and grillin' with your dive buds!

Sunday, June 28th: Check out the new Capt. Slates with such great sites as Molasses Reef, Conch Wall, Davis Ledge, Horseshoe and Hens & Chickens. Then kick back and relax for a delicious BBQ with your dive buddies. Check in at the new Capt. Slates in Tavernier at 12:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Lon Von Lintel

Pompano
Awesome marine life close to home!

Saturday, July 5th: Dive an incredible reef system consisting of three bands running parallel to shore line.  Enjoy easy access to the abundant reef and wreck sites available. Here you’ll find tropical-like conditions, majestic topography, and reef and wrecks full of life. Meet at Force E Dive Charters in Pompano at 12:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Carol Cox

Duane Wreck
Experience the excitement!

Saturday, July 11th: The waters surrounding this wreck sits are so clear because it is closer to the Gulfstream than most wrecks and reefs. Some very large fish such as barracuda, amberjack, and cobia are often spotted swimming around the wreck. Advanced criterion applies. Meet at Florida Keys Dive Center at noon.

Tavernier - Night Dive!
Share the excitement of night diving!

Saturday, July 11th: When night falls, turn on your flashlight and jump right in! Say hello to a whole new world of curious crabs, hovering squid, walking lobsters, beady-eyed shrimp, free swimming morays, sleeping parrotfish and friendly turtles. Never been on a night dive before? Let us show you how! Meet at Florida Keys Dive Center at 6:00 p.m.
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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