Dive with ADA this summer!
Reef Reports:

September 19th - CRF Coral Planting Experience with Florida Keys Dive Center

Dive 1: CRF Coral nursery, the world's largest, seas 1-2', depth 30', vis. 40', current none, water temp. 86 degrees. Four teams of ADA divers prepared baby corals for transplant to reef. Jobs included cleaning trees, hanging new babies, and attaching genome tags.

Dive 2 Conch reef, seas 1-2', depth 20', vis. 40', slight current, water temp. 86 degrees. Teams scouted for suitable location, cleared rock substrate, positioned baby corals, applied epoxy, mounted corals, checked for durability. A total of 40 baby corals have a new home. Thanks and congrats to all new ADA coral mothers.

-- ADA President and Safety Officer Lon Von Lintel

September 20th - Islamorada with Key Dives

Dive 1: Alligator Reef, depth 20 feet, visibility 30, feet, no current, lots of fish and lobster, no current.

Dive 2: Morada Reef, depth 15 feet, visibility 25 feet, no current, swarming with tropical fish, two large nurse sharks and a juvenile Hammerhead shark

--ADA Safety Officer Daryl Johnson
Islamorada reef courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jerry Kosakowski
Join us for our Annual End of Season Event!

When: Saturday, Oct 10, 2015

Who: ADA members, prospective members, family and friends

Where: John U Lloyd State Park, Jetty Pavillion, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 1.5 miles north of Sheridan St. on A1A

When: Park opens at 8:00 AM. Meet for beach dive at 9:00 AM,  BBQ at noon

What: MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN RAFFLE PRIZES. MUST RSVP TO WIN PRIZES. Call Lon at 305-251-4975 to sign up, deadline October 7th for RSVP. For beach diving, bring all your own gear and a dive flag if you have one. Bring lobster gear as this is a good lobster spot. The reef is about 100 yards off shore. The pavilion has covered shelter, very nice bathroom, showers, and changing room. We will have the BBQ and raffle, rain or shine, unless a hurricane threatens. BBQ will include burgers, dogs, chicken, extras and all drinks. A small fee is charged to enter the park ($4 for single occupancy vehicles, $6 for 2-8 persons per vehicle), free parking at the pavilion. Non-ADA members and non-family members may attend but will be asked to contribute $10 for the BBQ. They may also dive, but are not part of the ADA dive group and not eligible for prizes. Also bring your gently used dive gear for the Swap N Shop. Buy sell or trade with your fellow ADA members!

Conditions are fantastic!

Calm seas and water up to 88 degrees makes for great diving 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!

West Palm Beach
Chance to see giant Goliath Groupers!

Saturday, September 26th: Drift dive in swift currents and observe a plethora of marine life at the 60-80 foot profile. Many sharks, turtles, and schooling tropicals. The unique environment makes for a very interesting and exciting dive. Advanced criterion applies. Meet at Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis

Eagle Wreck
A Great Key Largo Wreck!

Sunday, October 4th: Experience the thrill of The Eagle, one of Key Largo's most interesting deep wreck dives. Lying on her side, she is home to green morays, tarpon, barracudas and large Goliath Grouper. Plus enjoy a delicious ADA BBQ afterward! Advanced criterion applies. Check in at Capt. Slates at 12:00 noon.

Always a beautiful dive!

Sunday, October 11th: Experience the warm, crystal waters of this lovely outpost with plenty of tropical fish, numerous critters and beautiful reefs to explore. Here you will find clear water, abundant marine life and fantastic photo opportunities. Meet at Key Dives at Bud & Mary's Marina at noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Jay Abbazia

Excitement and adventure close to home

Saturday, October 17th: Experience one the world's premier wreck diving destinations. Explore these amazing artificial reefs sunk at various levels. Most are intact and covered in soft corals, and teeming with marine life. Advanced criterion applies. Meet at Force E in Pompano at 12:00 noon.
Photo courtesy of ADA member Carol Cox
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece.

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