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Reef Report: August 1st - Miami Beach with Deco Divers

Dive 1: Emerald reef,  seas 1-2', depth 30', vis. 40', current moderate, water temp. 87 degrees. Sightings include numerous cudas, stingray, schooling blue runners, copper sweepers, octopus resting in sponge.

Dive 2: Rainbow reef, seas 1-2', depth 30', vis. 30', current moderate, water temp. 87 degrees.  Sightings include burrowing stingray, spanish hog cleaning station, numerous cudas, goat fish, schooling ballyhoo, defensive  damselfish.

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
Photo courtesy of ADA member Carol Cox.
Check out all the news in your August newsletter:

Barbados exceeded all expectations... more >>

Stooges and Buddies from Hell... more >>

What makes a world class dive site... more >>

The heaviest shark Lon's ever seen... more >>

Grouper vs. ray - who wins?... more >>

Meet our latest members... more >>

Jerry explains venomous vs. poisonous... more >>
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

Conditions are perfect!

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!

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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