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Reef Report: August 8th - Eagle Wreck and Reef with Florida Keys Dive Center

Dive 1: Eagle wreck, seas <1', water temp. 87 degrees, depth 95', moderate current, vis. 40'. Sightings include two 300 lb. grouper, schooling jack, schooling fast swimming boga, tubastraea coral (orange cup), red florescent coral.

Dive 2: A and B reef, seas <1', water temp. 87 degrees, depth 30', no current, vis. 40'. Sightings include numerous nurse sharks (2-8 feet), eels, large loggerhead turtle, large cuda, schooling pork fish, super male wrasse, french angelfish. 

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
Photo courtesy of ADA member Carol Cox.
Make Plans for the next ADA Coral Restoration Foundation Coral Planting Dive September 19th!

On Saturday, September 19th, ADA members will once again meet in Key Largo to participate in planting corals with the Coral Restoration Foundation. We welcome your participation in this rewarding event volunteering for this worthy cause. 

The day will begin with a lecture on corals including their physical structure, how they grow, and why they die, and why they are important to the ocean eco-system. After the lecture, the divers will be taught how to prepare the coral “seedlings” for growth and how to plant them on the reef. Using mock-ups of the underwater world, each aspect of the coral planting process will be demonstrated and practiced in a controlled environment.

Following a delicious lunch we will travel by dive boat to the CRF's coral nursery to harvest the baby corals for planting. The event concludes with the second dive where we actually outplant the baby corals onto the reef.

Call Lon at to sign up for the dive. Learn more about the Coral Restoration Foundation >>
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 superb!

Conditions are positively epic 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!

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.

Key Largo
Conditions are near perfect!

Sunday, August 30th: 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 Rachel Davis
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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