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Your December Newsletter is Here!

Enjoy these highlights from your monthly newsletter:

Grenada here we come!
More about our Underwater Archaeology Dive Experience
ADA deals on Wetwear custom wetsuits
Connie takes us through the tunnels and towers of the Abacos
The 2016 Dive Cruise took us to 3 world class diving destinations in style
How nurse sharks got their name
Connie's bold return to diving featured in Alert Diver magazine
Swim with Lon and the Manatees
Congrats to John and Stefano on your new PADI certifications!

Last chance! Renew before March 31, 2017 and your membership fee is only $35 for a calendar year of discounts and diving news. After March 31, your annual membership renewal fee is $45. Click here to renew online.
REEF REPORTS
Photo courtesy of ADA member Stefano Barbosa
Where in the World Have We Been?

November 5th: Eagle Wreck with Florida Keys Dive Center
The Duane wreck was scheduled, but dive site changed due to mechanical issues, Yet another reason to call Lon before the dive. 

Predive 1: A huge manatee lounged next to the dock and laid on its back like a puppy dog wanting a belly scratch.

Dive 1: Eagle wreck, seas 2', vis 50', depth 90', no current. Sightings include schooling spade fish, jacks, Stefano and I recovered 200' of lobster trap line tangled in wreck, thus observations limited. Thanks Stefano.

Dive 2: Lost Gardens reef, seas 3', vis 50', depth 25', slight current. Sightings include jack feeding on bait fish, schooling snapper, goat fish, grunts, blue tang, hawksbill turtle, pristine hard and soft corals, very high bio-mass

Post Dives, a double rainbow escorted us home. The past three weekend dives have been cancelled due to high winds causing unusually high seas that have persisted since mid-October. Let's hope for calmer seas soon! 

-- ADA Safety Officer and President Lon Von Lintel
Photo courtesy of ADA member Helen Colby
November 13th: Key Largo with Rainbow Reef

Predive 1: Manatee drinking fresh water from boat bilge.

Dive 1: Molasses reef, seas 3', vis 40', depth 30', water temp. 80 degrees, no current.  Sightings include numerous cuda, schooling yellowtail, chub, blue chromis, schooner wench, 

Dive 2: Molasses reef, seas 2', vis. 50', depth 30', water temp. 80 degrees, no current. Sightings include spanish anchor, hawksbill turtle, blue reef fish, cuda, soldier fish, chub, rock beauties.

-- ADA Safety Officer and President Lon Von Lintel
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis
November 15th: ADA Dive Cruise - Roatan with Anthony's Key

Dive 1: Key Hole, seas 3' on boat ride, less than a foot at the dive site,  vis 80', depth 100', water temp. 84 degrees, no current. Breathtaking wall dive with huge healthy stands of elkhorn, abundant marine life, large green moray eel.  

Dive 2: Marilyn's Back Porch, seas <1'', vis. 80', depth 100', water temp. 84 degrees, mild current. Sightings include channel clinging crab, pillar coral, porkfish, lionfish, blue chromis, schooling creole wrasse.

-- ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
Photo courtesy of ADA member Dan Baeza
November 16th: ADA Dive Cruise - Belize City with Belize Water Sports

Dive 1: J&R Reef, seas 1-2' on a very small boat that required the back roll, vis 60', depth 100', water temp. 84 degrees, no current. We saw a spotted eagle ray and a turtle first thing and tons of fish. The coral in this region was somewhat bleached. 

Dive 2: The Lounge, seas 1-2'', vis. 60', depth 95', water temp. 84 degrees, Between dives we stopped at a deserted island and ate lunch. On this dive we saw a large Southern stingray and numerous lobster. 

-- ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis
Photo courtesy of ADA member Rachel Davis
November 17th: ADA Dive Cruise - Cozumel with Dive House

Dive 1: Santa Rosa wall, seas 1' , vis 80', depth 100', water temp. 85 degrees, moderate current. Gorgeous wall dive with incredible multi-channel swimthroughs, abundant marine life including white spotted file fish and lettuce leaf slug. 

Dive 2: Yucab Reef, seas <1'', vis. 80', depth 60', water temp. 84 degrees, swift current. Sightings include a very close encounter with a large spotted eagle ray feeding in the sand, queen triggerfish, large condo with seven lobsters inside, seahorse, nurse shark. Truly epic dive! 

-- ADA Safety Officer Rachel Davis

Save the Date: Upcoming Events!


Saturday, April 8, 2017 - ADA Dive Season Kickoff and BBQ: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd park) Jetty Pavilion, Dania Beach

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Scuba Skills Tune-Up: AD Barnes Park Pool, Miami

July 8-15, 2017 - ADA International Dive Trip to Grenada: details

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - End of Season BBQ and Volunteer Appreciation: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd park) Jetty Pavilion, Dania Beach
For more information see our latest ADA Newsletter, The Mouthpiece. 

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