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ADA members helped save the reef with the Coral Restoration Foundation

Eleven ADA divers and two Safety Officers participated in the Coral Restoration event on Sunday, November 5th. We trained with CRF staff members in the morning, had a nice lunch at the Pilot House, then met at Florida Keys Dive Center for a two-tank boat dive. Our first dive was spent working in the CRF Tavernier nursery cleaning and resetting the coral trees. For the second dive we went to the Pillar Coral dive site to monitor and log outplanted corals. Special thanks to Roy Wasson for organizing the event and Lee Wood for helping out as Asst. Safety Officer. It was a wonderful, enriching experience for all who participated.
Terry Longmore and Kat Abel tend to a coral tree in the CRF Tavernier nursery.
ADA divers Annette Cain, Patrick Hindle and Roy Wasson prepare baby corals for hanging in the CRF nursery.
A great time was had on November 5th by ADA members, Safety Officers, CRF professionals and Florida Keys Dive Center Captain and Crew.
Reef Reports:

Saturday, November 4th: Key Largo with Rainbow Reef


Dive 1: Christmas Tree Caves, French Reef - Depth 37 feet, viz 40 feet, water temp 81 degrees, no current. Sightings include caves full of glassy sweepers, large parrot fish, trunkfish, yellowtails, Bermuda chubb, huge green moray eel wrapped in a crevice.

Dive 2: Turtle Ledges, French Reef - Depth 34 feet, viz 40 feet, water temp 81 degrees, no current. Sightings include spotted moray, numerous soft corals including sea large fans, porkfish, hogfish, parrotfish, yellowtail, trunkfish. 

~ ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
Glassy sweepers vigorously swarm in Christmas Tree Cave at French Reef on 11/4. Photo by ADA member Rachel Davis.
Sunday, November 5th: Coral Restoration Dive with Florida Keys Dive Center

Dive 1: CRF Tavernier Nursery - Depth 32 feet, viz 50 feet, water temp 81 degrees, no current. Sightings include 400 coral trees, curious hogfish, friendly yellowtail snappers, and resident sub-adult green turtle named "Hughie."

Dive 2: Pillar Coral near Pickles Reef - Depth 20 feet, viz 50 feet, water temp 81 degrees, no current. Sightings include schooling yellowtails and grunts, parrotfish, squirrelfish, numerous outplanted CRF baby corals in various stages of health.

~ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
Above: ADA member Terry Longmore searches for outplanted coral to log on Pickles Reef on 11/5. Below: Healthy CRF outplanted staghorn coral found on the reef. Photos by Rachel Davis.
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Save the Date: July 7-14, 2018!

July 7-14, 2018 is the next awesome ADA international dive trip!!!! Full details will be in the next news letter but here are a few hints: known for wall diving and marine critter adventures- this trip will sellout fast!

Last Dive of the Season!

Make it a good one! Daylight savings time is here, the holidays are near, but the ADA dive schedule will be back for April 2018! We'll keep you updated with a monthly newsletter during our off-season, letting you know what's in store for next year. Happy winter break and we'll see you back out on the dive boat soon! Visit our 2017 ADA Dive Schedule.

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