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Reef Reports:

August 6 - Key West Reef with Lost Reef Adventures

Note: The originally scheduled Looe Key dive was transferred to Key West due to mechanical problems with the dive boat. One of many reasons to call for the dive status update/weather check.

Dive 1: Haystacks reef. Seas 1', vis. 40', depth 25', no current. Sightings include giant "bommies", moray eels, file fish, large parrot fish, pork fish, chubs, blue runners, large thick green moray eel..
Dive 2: Cannonball Cut. Seas 1', vis. 40', depth 25', no current.  Sightings include 300 lb.
goliath grouper, nurse shark, numerous caves, copper sweepers, reef shark, moray eels,

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
ADA member David Silverman observes a huge Goliath grouper at Cannonball Cut reef in Key West on 8/6/16. Photo by dad Mark Silverman.
August 7 - Vandenburg Wreck in Key West with Lost Reef Adventures

Dives 1 & 2: General Hoyt S. Vandenburg wreck double dip. Seas 1', vis. 80', depth 80', no current. Sightings include 30 lb. African pompanos, octopus, schooling cigar minnows, yellow tails, numerous cudas, 

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
ADA member Mark Silverman glides over the Vandenburg's signature satellite dishes on 8/7/16. Photo by ADA member Dan Baeza.
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!
Join us for our first Archaeological Diving Experience September 9-11.
More info >>

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

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

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.

Boynton Beach (Advanced)
Drift diving over beautiful reefs!

Saturday, September 3rd: Favorite Boynton reef dives include Horse Shoe, Casino, the Boynton Reef and the Delray Ledges. Typical depths are 45 feet to 60 feet. Clear water and a variety of marine life await on these pristine drift dive sites. Check in at Dolphin Sun Charters at 12:00 noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Gerry Callis
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece. 

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