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Reef Report - September 2nd
Tenneco Towers with American Dream


Dive 1: Towers East, seas 1-2, depth 95', vis 60, slight current, water temp 82-84 degrees. Sightings include 5 large nurse sharks nested, 300 lb. black grouper, orange cup coral blankets, bright yellow sponges, huge black gorgonian corals.

Dive 2: Towers West, seas 2', depth 90', vis 60', no current, water temp 83 degrees. Sightings include paired 300 lb. black groupers, pork fish, paired creole wrasses, schooling snappers, red hinds, french angels, schooling ballyhoo.  

-- ADA President and Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel
An ADA diver explores the Tenneco Towers submerged oil platforms on 9/2/17. Photo by Kathleen Whitcomb.
Highlights from your September newsletter:

You must join us on October 14th for our End-of-Season event featuring Free BBQ, Free Dive and Free prizes, plus gear swap and fun with all your dive buddies. Rachel shares her unusual marine life encounters, while husband John shares the importance of safety briefings. Mo explains the importance of DCS treatment, while Lenora lets us know about scuba-related scholarship opportunities. You'll die laughing at Lon's ten reasons to miss a dive, and enjoy his surprising shark facts. Ellen shares a NYT article on the effects of sunscreen on the ocean, while Tom & Sandy share their favorite lightening strikes. Lastly Jerry shares some scuba lessons!
Last chance to sign up for CRF Coral Planting experience on September 9th! Free ADA membership with registration.
Picture yourself here? Join us on September 9th as we help save the reef.

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,
Sept. 9th all day
Coral Restoration
CRF Key Largo
Sunday,
Sept. 10th PM
S. Tavernier
Florida Keys Dive Center
Saturday,
Sept. 16th PM
Islamorada
Key Dives

(tanks included)
Sunday,
Sept. 23th PM
Key Largo
Rainbow Reef

(Tanks included)
Saturday,
Sept. 23rd PM
Key Largo Night Dive

(Tanks included)
Sunday,
Oct. 1st PM
Duane Wreck
(Advanced)
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