ADA eNews: Your September Newsletter is Here!
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Highlights from Your September Newsletter

There's still time to sign up for the ADA Coral Planting Experience! more >>

Barbados is the Bomb! more >>

Join us on the Dive Cruise in November! more >>

ADA Weekend Getaway was Wonderful! more >>

Choosing a dive light more >>

Roy explains the history of scuba diving more >>
Will You Help Us Restore the Reef?
Photo courtesy of ADA member Connie Crowther
Make Plans for the next ADA Coral Restoration Foundation Coral Planting Dive September 19!

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. Cost is $130 per diver which includes 2015 membership in the Active Divers Association (required), all diving, tanks/weights, lunch, CRF donation, boat fees, and materials.

Hurry - only a few spaces remain so call Lon at 305-251-4975 to sign up. Click here to read more about the Coral Restoration Foundation.
Photos courtesy of ADA member Connie Crowther
New Location: Rainbow Reef Dive Center

ADA ever-popular charter Rainbow Reef has moved into the former Horizon Divers property located 100 Ocean Drive, just one block east of Overseas Hwy. MM 100 in Key Largo. Plenty of parking, picnic tables, dockside chairs, spacious dive shop, showers and easy boat access.

Conditions are fantastic!

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!

Tenneco Towers
NOAA seas forecast >1 foot! HURRY! Only 3 spaces left.

Saturday, September 5th: Tenneco Towers was created in 1985 when the Tenneco Oil Company sank five large sections of oil production platforms resting between 110 and 60 feet of water. The entire wreck is covered in soft coral, and visited by large pelagic fish and turtles. Advanced criteria applies. Check in at American Dream at noon.

South Tavernier Afternoon Dive 

Saturday, September 12th: 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 Florida Keys Dive Center at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

S. Tavernier Night Dive
Night Diving 101 - FREE with the dive! HURRY! ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT!

Saturday, September 12th: Never been on a night dive before? Let us show you how! We are offering an extended night dive briefing that will cover dive lights, underwater communication, hand signals, diving differences day vs. night, natural stressors, equipment requirements, and site selection.  Check in at Florida Keys Dive Center at 6:00 p.m.

CRF Coral Planting
HURRY! Only a few spaces remain!

Saturday, September 19th: Learn about the fragile coral ecosystem with the Coral Restoration Foundation. Enjoy a lecture followed by hands-on training in coral planting techniques. After lunch we will visit the underwater CRF Coral Nursery and outplant the baby corals onto the reef. Check in at CRF 5 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037 at 8:45 a.m.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Connie Crowther
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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