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Reef Report #1 - July 9th
Grenada with Aquanauts


Dive 1: Veronica Wreck. Seas: 1-2 feet, visibility 30 feet, water temperature 84 degrees, maximum depth 51 feet. Interesting wreck encrusted with orange cup coral, huge schools of brown chromis encircling the wreck and rivers of creole wrasse moving along the bottom. Fire worm, french angelfish, sergeant majors, soldier fish, squirrel fish, spotted eel.

Dive 2: Northern Exposure. Seas 1-2 feet, visibility 30 feet, water temperature 83 degrees, maximum depth 72 feet. Swarms of brown chromis and creole wrasse, arrow crabs, purple iridescent tube sponges, schooling yellowtail snappers, numerous smooth trunkfish.

-- ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
ADA divers marvel at the abundant fish life around the Veronica Wreck in Grenada on 7/9/17. Special welcome to Jeannine Cox (pictured with the orange fins) making her first dive with ADA. Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis.

Reef Report #2 - July 9th
Key Largo with Rainbow Reef


Dive 1: Minnow Caves. On the trip out to the reefs the captain spotted a school of Dolphins swimming. The Captain stopped the boat next to the school to watch the mammals swim by the 42’ Newton. The school included nursing babies.Winds were 10mph to 15 mph. Seas were 2’ to 3’, mild chop, visibility 40’, air temp - 91 degrees, water temp 83 Degrees. 14 ADA Divers. Rainbow Reef Crew offered dive guides and the members accepted the offer for both dives. New members and some established members dove with the Safety Officer. Lots of reef fish and coral heads.  A Nurse shark was also spotted. Barracudas all around and a large school of Sergeant Majors as well as multiple Angel Fish. 

Dive 2: Horseshoe. A pair of Nudibranch were spotted by some of the divers, barracudas everywhere showing off their teeth. A large 5’ to 6’ nurse swam by the divers, one off the largest nurses seen in awhile. Again lots of reef fish and a small king crab, and lobster within the coral crevices. On the the return home trip just before arriving at the Rainbow Reef docks a manatee family was seen on the wall's edge drinking water from one of the hose runoffs.

-- ADA Safety Officer Mo Smith
ADA divers enjoy the reefs of Key Largo on 7/9/17.. Photo courtesy of ADA member Mo Smith.

Dive Conditions are Excellent!

Like what you see so far? The best diving of the season is just a giant stride away and ADA's summer dives are filling up fast. Don't miss out on your favorite dives! The 2017 ADA Dive Schedule is ready for you to book your favorite sites today! 

Join us for these upcoming dives:

Saturday,
July 22nd AM
Turtle Hospital Tour

9:00 a.m. call Rachel at
786-316-9852 to sign up
Saturday,
July 22nd PM
Looe Key
Resort and Dive Center
HURRY! ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!
Sunday,
July 23rd AM
Vandenburg (Advanced)
Key West
HURRY! ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT!