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Reef Report - July 29th
North Tavernier with Capt. Slate's


Dive 1 - Conch Reef - Seas 2 feet, visibility 60 ft, depth 24 ft, water temp 89 degrees, mild current. The reef lived up to its name with numerous large conch, along with schooling yellowtail, grunts and large Spanish grunts, juvenile smooth trunkfish, porkfish, French angelfish, blue tang. 

Dive 2 - Snapper Ledge - Seas 2 feet, visibility 50 ft., depth 35 ft, water temp 89 degrees, no current. Huge schools of yellowtails and grunts which Snapper Ledge is famous for. A plethora of other tropicals including porkfish, schooling gray snappers, blue tang, pufferfish, porkfish. Free swimming nurse shark, lobster, moray eels, CRF transplanted staghorn coral.
A plethora of marine life surrounds a tall coral head underneath Capt. Slate's boat near Snapper Ledge on July 29th. Photo by ADA member Z Mayer.
A curious spotted eel pokes his head out of hiding at Snapper Ledge on July 29th. Photo by ADA youth member Juliana Bach.

Welcome New ADA Members!

Welcome new members Lori Weiss and David Woeltjen making their first dive with ADA. Congratulations to Lori for earning her PADI Open Water diver certification on 7/29!
Welcome new member Lynn Perrine (left) making her first dive with ADA on 7/29 after a long hiatus. Welcome back to diving Lynn and to ADA!

Aquarius Experience on August 20th


ADA is partnering with Florida International University's Aquarius Reef Base for the unique opportunity to dive down and tour the Aquarius Base. The Aquarius Experience guest dives were developed to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for non-professional divers to make a dive to Aquarius. Less than 1,200 divers have ever had the opportunity to enter Aquarius.

The mission at Aquarius is to conduct marine ecosystem science, test bed novel marine technologies, train professional divers for extreme environment operations and develop formal experiential education programs. Aquarius is located in a research-only area within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and access to the area is tightly controlled and mission protocols for dive operations are rigorous out of necessity. 

We are offering six lucky ADA divers the Aquarius Experience opportunity on Sunday, August 20th for $500 per person. The cost covers a full day (8am to 5pm) including introductory program overview of Aquarius operations and scientific research, two dives to Aquarius including a tour of the inside guided by scientists, plus a box lunch. 

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 

This program has been added to the 2017 Dive Schedule.

Register and make your payment here >>

NOTE: Due to our contract with the providing agency, no refunds are possible unless the project is cancelled due to weather. In that case, full refunds less a small service charge, will be issued.
Join us for the ADA Aquarius Tour on August 20th.

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:

Sunday,
August 6th PM
Key Largo
Rainbow Reef

(tanks included)
HURRY! Only 3 spaces left - Call Lon to reserve.
Saturday,
August 12th AM
Miami Wrecks (Advanced)
Deco Divers
Saturday,
Aug 19th PM
Islamorada
Key Dives

(tanks included)
HURRY! Only 2 spaces left!
Sunday,
August 27th PM
Boynton Beach
Deco Divers
(Advanced)
Saturday,
Sept. 2nd PM
Tenneco Towers
(Advanced)
Saturday,
Sept. 9th all day
Coral Restoration
CRF