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CORAL PLANTING EXPERIENCE
Join us for the ADA coral planting day with the Coral Restoration Foundation and help us save the reef. More info >>
Staghorn coral outplanted by the Coral Restoration Foundation was alive and well on Snapper Ledge in Key Largo on 8/20. Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis.
Reef Reports:

August 20 - South Tavernier with Florida Keys Dive Center


Dive 1: Snapper Ledge. Seas <1', vis. 60', depth 30', no current. Water temp. 86 degrees. Sightings include juvenile spanish hog fish cleaning station, black margate, pork fish, yellow stingray, lobsters, large schools of snappers.

Dive 2: Horseshoe reef. Seas <1', vis. 60', depth 30', no current. Water temp. 86 degrees. Sightings include pillar coral, many CRF staghorn corals very healthy (see above photo), numerous queen conch, stingrays, spanish mackerel, sergeant major egg nests, 

Dive 3: Night dive on Davis ledge. Seas <1', vis. 60', depth 25', no current. Water temp. 86 degrees. Sightings include 2 hawksbill turtles, one loggerhead turtle, one nurse shark, mating queen conchs, numerous red serpent starfish (never before seen), schooling sardines attacked by squid, star bursts of bioluminescent creatures, cuda, 

-- ADA Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel

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!
WEATHER CHECK!
Be sure to call Lon at 305-251-4975 between 9-10 a.m. the morning of the dive to ensure that the dive has not been cancelled due to weather or other factors.

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
Join us for our first Archaeological Diving Experience September 9-11. 
HURRY! ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT! More info >>
Coral Restoration Foundation Coral Planting Day
Saturday, 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 lon@diverlon.com or 305-251-4975.

North Tavernier
Dive the pristine waters of Tavernier.

Sunday, September 25th: 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 Check in at Capt. Slates at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Helen Colby
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece. 

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