ADA eNews: Barbados Reef Report
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Reef Report: July 20-24th - Barbados with High Tide Water Sports

Nine lucky ADA divers enjoyed a week of great drift diving in beautiful Barbados. Seas were mostly flat calm, vis consistently 80' or greater, mild to moderate currents, depth 40' - 100' depending on location. Water temp 82-85 degrees. Sightings included one or more hawksbill turtles on every dive, seahorse, octopus, countless schooling creole wrasses, numerous spotted eels, puffer fish, flounder, Spanish lobsters, large arrow crabs, trunkfish, orange spotted fliefish, brown chromis. We hunted and caught dozens of lionfish, sauteed and ate them nearly every night. Turtle researchers from the University of the West Indies brought juvenile hawksbills onboard to tag, weigh, measure and release. We got to name several newly-tagged ones: Dr. Dan, Jay, Davis and Shelby. Coupled with the beautiful resort, lovely pool and resident monkeys, a wonderful time was had by all! 

-- ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
Barbados divers from left: Jay Abbazia, Daryl Johnson, Roger Bach, Cindy Sonntag, Rachel Davis, Forrest Sonntag, Dan Baeza, John Davis, Randy Sonntag.
Hawksbill in Barbados. Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis.
ADA KEY WEST WEEKEND GET-AWAY CAR POOL INFO
Anyone who wants to car pool with other ADA members for the Key West weekend on August 22-23 please send your email and phone number to Lon and he will make it available to others who wish to share the ride. Email Lon at lon@diverlon.com

Time to get your dive on!

Conditions are superb 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!
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jay Abbazia

South Miami Beach
HURRY! Only 3 SPACES LEFT!

Saturday, August 1st: Enjoy spectacular reefs close to home that living elkhorn and pillar coral, a variety of sponges, and schools of juvenile tropicals. The clarity and color of the water makes this a spectacular snorkel or dive location. Meet at Deco Divers at the Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Road at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

Spiegel Grove + BBQ! SOLD OUT!
More space may be available - call Lon for details.

Saturday, August 8th: Come experience the big one! This retired Navy transport ship was intentionally sunk  in order to create the backbone of a new coral-reef ecosystem. The Spiegel Grove is one of the largest ships ever sunk for this purpose. Advanced criterion applies.Check in at Florida Keys Dive Center at noon.

North Tavernier
HURRY! Only 5 spaces left!

Sunday, August 16th: Yes, after 36 years (1978) Capt's Slates has moved to a new location you will love even more at Mile Marker 90.7 in Tavernier. Along with this comes 25 new beautiful dive sites to explore with many morays, schooling tropicals, turtles, and the occasional spotted eagle ray. Check in at the new Capt. Slates in Tavernier at 12:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

Looe Key SOLD OUT!
More space may be available - call Lon for details.

Saturday, August 22nd: experience for yourself the unspoiled natural beauty of reef diving on famous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Shallow reef with towering coral heads and numerous colorful, beautiful tropical fish. Two tank boat dive  $70 includes tanks and weights.. Check in at Looe Key Resort at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Roger Smalling

The Vandenburg wreck - Key West SOLD OUT!
More space may be available - call Lon for details.

Sunday, August 23rd: Experience the one of a kind 522' former military missile tracking ship, sits upright at 140', rising up within 50' of the surface. Wreck dive and nearby reef, $70 includes tanks and weights. This is an advanced dive, ADA criteria apply. Check in at Lost Reef Adventures in Key West at 7:30 a.m.
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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