Welcome to Active Divers
Dive, Dive, Dive
The Active Divers Association dive season have officially begun, with dives scheduled each week through November. Review the schedule at http://activedivers.org/Dive-Schedule-2014.html and then follow the instructions at http://activedivers.org/Book-a-Dive.html to reserve your space. Below are brief descriptions of some of the upcoming dives:
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 we are diving in Key Largo with Rainbow Reef Divers. There are many tropicals, morays, baracudas, and colorful reefs. Average depth 30’, usually no current. Average visibility is 30 to 50 feet and sites may include: French reef, Benwood Wreck, White Banks, and Sand Island, to name a few.
SATURDAY, MAY 3 will find us in Hollywood with American Dream Dive Charters. Depths range from 25 to 60 feet and may include The Caves, Oakland Ridges, Baracuda Reef, and Hammerhead. Bring your camera, as the fish (and divers) love to pose for photos. It's a great way to welcome in the month of May.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 we'll dive South Tavernier with our friends at the Florida Keys Dive Center. Great sites such as Captain Tom’s Ledge, Conch Wall, Crocker Ridges, Crocker Wall, and Davis Reef will make for a fun day of diving. Average depths range from 15 to 60 feet. After the dive, stick around for the après-Dive barbecue and swap fish stories with your ADA friends.
SUNDAY, MAY 18 we go to Islamorada and join Keys Dive (not to be confused with the Florida Keys Dive Center). We may dive No Name Wall, Blue Parrot, Allegator Reef, or countless others. Average depths range to 60 feet.
SATURDAY, MAY 24 we head to Miami and Divers Paradise for a great afternoon of reef diving. Some of the possibilities include Neptune Memorial Reef, Long Reef, Fowley Lighthouse, and Golden Beach. This is a great place for adding to your reef critters photo collection.
Uh-oh, You Missed the Window!
Renew your membership today!
If you haven't gotten around to it yet, you've missed the window for renewing your membership fee for only $35.
Your annual membership renewal fee went up to $45 on April 1. But don't despair! Your membership still includes periodic eNews emails about club activities as well as electronic access to The Mouthpiece monthly newsletter.
You may pay by check or online. Go to http://activedivers.org/Membership-Renewal.html to renew your membership online. To pay by check, mail a check made out to "Active Divers Association" with the appropriate amount to:
Dr. Dan Baeza
Membership Chairman - Active Divers Association
7592 Parkview Way
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Be sure to include your snail-mail and email addresses.
SCUBA SKILLS TUNE-UP and REFRESHER EVENT
Calling all ADA Members!
Save the date: Saturday, June 14th
Are your scuba skills a little rusty? Has it been a while since you've been in the water? When is the last time you have had a free lunch? If the answer to any of those questions is, "A long time", then come to the annual Scuba Skills Tune-up and Refresher event. It's FREE for current members and FREE MEMBERSHIP for new members (non-members fee is $25, and includes 2014 membership upon completion of the refresher event). You also get a FREE LUNCH for participating. How cool is that!
PROGRAM - Saturday, June 14
8:30 am - Registration and check in.
9:00 am - Class of important topics
10:30 am - Gear checkout and review.
11:00 am - Pool review and water work.
1:00 pm - Lunch provided by ADA.
A. D. Barnes Pool, 3201 SW 72 Ave. Miami, Fl.
The event is headed by Instructor Rachel Davis, and conducted by the ADA Safety Officers. All ADA Safety Officers are certified Dive Master or Instructor, and will provide expert tips and instruction. This program is especially designed for certified divers who have not been in the ocean recently and wish to review before their next open water dive.
WHAT TO BRING
1. Copy of C-card, $25, for non members.
2. Personal mask, fins, and snorkle.
3. Tank with air, regulator, BCD, belt and weights.
If you do not own a tank with air, regulator, BCD, belt and weights, it is recommended you rent from your local dive shop THE DAY BEFORE. Equipment will not be provided at the refresher.
Note, this is a non-certification PADI course,
Space is limited to 20 divers. To pr-register, call Lon, 305 251 4975, and if not currently an ADA member in good standing, mail a $25 check, payable to ADA, to:
298 NW 83 Lane