ADA eNews: Your August Newsletter is Here!
Dive with ADA this summer!
Reef Report:

July 31 - North Tavernier with Capt. Slates

Dive 1: Conch reef  seas 2', vis. 50', depth 25', slight current.temp 86 degrees. Sightings include schooling pork fish, nurse shark, moray eels, blue runners, Bermuda chubs.

Dive 2: Snapper ledge, seas 2', vis. 60', depth 30', slight current, temp. 86 degrees, sightings include hawksbill turtle, reef shark, many yellow rays, high hats, chubs.

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
Stoplight parrotfish peeks through the grunts to say hello! Photo courtesy of ADA member Roger Smalling.
Highlights from your August Newsletter:

Come plant corals and save the reef with us >> more
Join our first Archaeological Diving experience! >> more
Superb trip report from Cayman Brac >> more
Free BBQ, free dive, free prizes >> more
The Beauty of diving Boynton Beach >> more
Experience the Dry Tortugas >> more
Learn the secrets of creatures that change color >> more
Kiana's incredible shark dive! >> more
ADA Coral Restoration Foundation Planting Day on September 17th!
In this educational volunteer experience you'll learn how to prepare, grow, harvest, and replant corals on our reef. This full day program includes classroom training, lunch, a two-tank dive trip to the CRF coral nursery, and out-planting baby corals onto the reefs. Cost is $130 per diver, sign up now before it fills up. Click for more info or contact Lon at or 305-251-4975.

Book your dives now!

Don't let your favorite dive sell out without you! Dives are filling up fast, so 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!
Don't miss out on this wonderful experience - book today!
Join us for our tour of The Turtle Hospital in Marathon at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 6th - designed for the Looe Key/Key West participants. More >>

Looe Key

Saturday, August 6th: Tanks included! Experience unspoiled diving on famous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy towering corals and numerous tropical fish. Two tank boat dive $70 includes tanks and weights. Stay overnight at the resort and enjoy The Vandenburg in Key West the next morning! Check in at Looe Key Resort at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

The Vandenburg - Key West (Advanced)

Sunday, August 7th: Experience this unique 522' former military missile tracking ship, sitting upright in 140', rising up within 50' of the surface complete with swim-through satellite dishes. Wreck dive with possible double-dip $70. Advanced criteria apply. Check in at Lost Reef Adventures in Key West at 7:30 a.m.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

Key Largo

Sunday, August 14th: Choose from a variety of dive sites including Christ of the Abyss statue, the Minnow Caves, the Elbow, Dry Rocks, Shark Reef, Snapper Ledge, and the Benwood shallow wreck - all full of fish and a variety of marine life. Depth 20-30 feet. Check in at Rainbow Reef in at MM100 at 12:00 noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jay Abbazia

South Tavernier + BBQ
SOLD OUT! More space may be available, call Lon for details.

Saturday, August 20th: Come experience the top Key Largo scuba diving sites such as Molasses Reef, Conch Wall, Davis Ledge, Horseshoe and Hens & Chickens. Here you'll find many morays, schooling tropicals, turtles, the occasional spotted eagle ray, and unusual pillar corals Meet at Florida Keys Dive Center at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Roger Smalling

South Tavernier - Night Dive
SOLD OUT! More space may be available, call Lon for details.

Saturday, August 20th: When night falls say hello to a whole new world of squid, walking lobsters, sleeping parrotfish and friendly turtles. Never been on a night dive before? Let us show you how! Meet at Florida Keys Dive Center at 6:00 p.m.

Tenneco Towers
Incredible unique wreck dive.

Sunday, August 28th: the largest artificial reef in southeast Florida was created in 1985 when the Tenneco Oil Company sank five large sections of oil production platforms. Three of the platforms are within recreational diving limits. The soft coral encrusted wreck is home many large pelagic fish. Check in at American Dream at noon.
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece. 

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