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Reef Report: July 5th - Pompano with Force E

Dive 1: Sanctuary reef, seas 3-4', depth 45-60', water temp. 85, Vis. 50', slight current. Drift dive. Sightings include 200 lb. loggerhead turtle, 6' stingray, orange file fish, schooling sergeant majors, blue angels, french angels, gray angels, blue chromis.

Dive 2: Rabbit ears reef, seas 2', depth 45-60'  water temp 85, vis. 50', 1 kt. current. Drift dive. Sightings include giant barrel sponges, lion fish, (speared by Roger B.) large lobster, schooling goat fish, schooling blue runners, schooling ballyhoo, giant sea plumes. Thanks to Jerry Callis for collecting many feet of discarded fishing line.

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
Your July Newsletter is Here!
Dive with ADA and declare your independence from high priced boat trips with questionable buddies! In this issue:

Don't miss The Vandenburg in Key West! more >>
It's not too late to get in on the ADA Dive Cruise! more >>
Nathalie Ricard teaches us about coral reef conservation... more >>
Carol dives into Turks & Caicos and takes us along... more >>
Jerry teaches us the history of scuba diving... more
Lon's close encounter with a hammerhead with lots of teeth... more >>
Rachel and John live the dream in Belize... more >>
Underwater photo tips from Dan... more
Buddies from Hell, the first in a series... more >>
Make Plans for the next ADA Coral Restoration Foundation Coral Planting Dive September 19!

On Saturday, September 19th, ADA members will once again meet in Key Largo to participate in planting corals with the Coral Restoration Foundation. We welcome your participation in this rewarding event volunteering for this worthy cause. 

The day will begin with a lecture on corals including their physical structure, how they grow, and why they die, and why they are important to the ocean eco-system. After the lecture, the divers will be taught how to prepare the coral “seedlings” for growth and how to plant them on the reef. Using mock-ups of the underwater world, each aspect of the coral planting process will be demonstrated and practiced in a controlled environment.

Following a delicious lunch we will travel by dive boat to the CRF's coral nursery to harvest the baby corals for planting. The event concludes with the second dive where we actually outplant the baby corals onto the reef.

Call Lon at to sign up for the dive. To read more about the Coral Restoration Foundation, go to

Dives are filling up fast!

Conditions are great so don't miss out on your favorite dive spots. 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!

Duane Wreck SOLD OUT!
More space may be available - call Lon for details.

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!
HURRY! Only 2 spaces left!

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.

HURRY! Only 2 spaces left!

Saturday, July 18th: 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 Rachel Davis

Fort Lauderdale
Great diving closer to home.

Sunday, July 26th: The reef system is comprised of three bands that run parallel to the shore ranging from 15 feet to 100 feet deep. Currents tend to be mild on the shallow reefs but can get strong on the deeper sites. Lots of wonderful marine life including many tropical fish, and the occasional grouper, nurse shark and ray. Check in at American Dream at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jay Abbazia
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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