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Reef Report - August 12th
Miami Wrecks with Deco Divers


Dive 1: Orion Wreck seas 1-2', depth 90', vis. 50', moderate current, water temp. 84-86 degrees. Interesting wreck with abundant marine life. Sightings include 5 foot black coral bush, spotted eel, schooling blue runners, jackknife fish, schooling creole wrasse, schooling snappers.

Pre dive 2: Dolphins with youngsters escorted our boat to the second dive site.

Dive 2: Belzona/Parker/Belcher Barge wreck trek drift dive, seas 1', depth 77', vis 30', slight current, water temp. 89 degrees. We started out at the Belzona barge and made our way to the Belcher barge Sightings include Southern stingray, hermit crabs, large schools of yellowtails, schooling porkfish, spotted trunkfish, paired French angelfish.. 

-- ADA President and Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
In this photo ADA divers explore the H.A.V. (Harry) Parker IV Barge on 8/12/17. Harry was president of ADA in 1982, Safety Officer, board member, and long time member before passing in 1990. His friend, Susan Boyd, and I were present the day the barge was sunk in his memory. We dived on the barge later that day. Those who knew Harry still miss him. I remember seeing his application for membership in ADA before meeting him. It listed his name as H.A.V. Parker IV. No first name, just initials. I thought that to be a bit strange. But in the next few years, I came to highly respect Harry and admire his abilities both above and below the water. Rest in peace Harry, you have not been forgotten.

-- Commemoration by ADA President Lon Von Lintel. Photo by Rachel Davis.
ADA member Roy Wasson affixes coral to a tree during the Coral Restoration Foundation's Coral Planting Event.

Coral Restoration Foundation Coral Planting Experience on September 9th


Join ADA for our full-day Coral Planting Experience. The morning session covers classroom instructional techniques for prepping baby corals, transplanting them onto the reefs, monitoring and documenting success of CRF's efforts. After a lunch break we will join CRF staff for a two-tank boat dive touring the coral nursery, outplanting, maintaining and documenting corals on the reefs. Learn more about this program. Register and make your payment here.

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:

Saturday,
Aug 19th PM
Islamorada
Key Dives

(tanks included)
HURRY! Only 1 space left! Call Lon to reserve this space.
Sunday,
August 27th PM
Boynton Beach
(Advanced)
Saturday,
Sept. 2nd PM
Tenneco Towers
(Advanced)
Saturday,
Sept. 9th all day
Coral Restoration
CRF Key Largo
Sunday,
Sept. 10th PM
S. Tavernier
Florida Keys Dive Center
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