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Reef Report #1 - July 22nd
Looe Key Reef Resort and Dive Center

Pre-Dive - On the way out to the reef we stopped to observe a pod of dolphins frolicking in the aqua blue water. The captain pulled alongside so we could observe them.

Dive 1 - Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary Ball 16 "Junior". Named for the friendly Goliath Grouper that hangs around the boat on this dive site. Seas 1 foot, visibility 60 ft, depth 28 ft, water temp 87 degrees, no current. On the reef we saw schooling Atlantic spadefish, Spanish lobster, large fluorescent parrotfish, porkfish, hog snapper and numerous smooth trunkfish.

Dive 2 - Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary Ball 10. Seas 1 foot, visibility 50 ft., depth 27 ft, water temp 87 degrees, no current. Towering stands of pillar and elkhorn coral, two large free swimming Caribbean reef sharks, schooling grunts and yellowtails, french angelfish, sergeant majors, smooth trunkfish.
Junior the Goliath Grouper gets friendly with ADA divers at Looe Key on July 22nd. Photo by ADA member Rachel Davis.
This aqua water is not a swimming pool and these dolphins are not in captivity! They treated us to a free show at Looe Key on July 22nd. Photo by ADA member Rachel Davis.

Reef Report #2 - July 23rd
Vandenburg Wreck in Key West with Lost Reef Adventures

Dive 1 - Vandenburg wreck ball #4. Seas 2 feet, visibility 50 ft, depth 100 ft, water temp 84 degrees, mild current. Good coral encrustation, numerous large barracudas, schooling Bermuda chubs, crevalle jack, schooling brown chromis.

Dive 2 - Vandenburg wreck ball #4 Seas 2 feet, visibility 50 ft, depth 100 ft, significant thermocline at 75 feet with water temp 87 above and 82 degrees below, moderate current. The current running bow to stern picked up as the dive progressed. Crawl to the bow into the current was a workout but the free ride back 2/3 of the length of the ship was exhilarating. Interesting rooms to explore such as the cut-out navigation bridge.
A lone barracuda stands watch against the signature satellite dish of the Vandenburg wreck in Key West on July 23rd. Photo by ADA member Rachel Davis.

The 2018 ADA Dive cruise is on SALE!!!

Yes, that's right, we have already booked the dive cruise for next year since it is such a spectacular itinerary and with a free drink package when you book a balcony or above by August 31, 2017. It's a round trip on the Royal Princess from Fort Lauderdale on November 24, 2018 for seven days and stopping at four world class dive destinations: Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize and Cozumel.

Just call our Princess Cruise Planner, Karen Brader at 800-901-1172, ext. 41643 and tell her that you want to book the 2018 Active Divers Group trip. It's that easy to join in on an awesome dive cruise!

-- ADA Trip Leader Daryl Johnson
Join us for the 2018 Dive Cruise aboard Royal Princess.

Dive Conditions are Excellent!

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:

July 29th PM
N. Tavernier
Capt. Slate's
Plus BBQ!
SOLD OUT! Call Lon to inquire about more space.
August 6th PM
Key Largo
Rainbow Reef

(tanks included)
HURRY! Only 2 spaces left!
August 12th AM
Miami Wrecks (Advanced)
Deco Divers
Aug 19th PM
Key Dives

(tanks included)
August 27th PM
Boynton Beach
Deco Divers
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