USA Dive Club members and their guests are invited to attend either an in person meeting or a virtual meeting using Zoom.
The in person meeting will be held at our new location:
720 E Cypress Creek Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Out of caution,we ask participants of the live meeting to be vaccinated and to wear a mask out of consideration of our other members.
You must register in advance for this meeting. Click on the link below to register. Members bringing a guest should send the guest's name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so the guest's registration will be approved. Members and guests must register using this link.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to click when it is time to join the meeting. You must register before 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.
Please join the meeting a little early to allow time to admit people from the waiting room before the meeting starts.
We will start the meeting with 10 minutes of social time so we can catch up with our friends. Then we will turn the meeting over to our speaker.
Program:Black Water Diving in Southeast Florida
Linda Ianniello has been diving and doing underwater photography for over 30 years. For the past six years Linda has been focusing on black water dives, up to four times a week locally. A black water dive consists of going six to seven miles off the coast and performing a drift dive in the edge of the Gulf Stream, at night. The bottom is approximately 700 feet deep, but we generally stay in the top 40 feet. It is fascinating to find and photograph the pelagic animals who spend their whole lives in this environment, the various larvae that spend the early part of their lives here, and the deep water animals that migrate vertically at night to feed.
Linda will be talking about the mechanics of a black water dive and the variety of creatures that can be found on these dives. Also, how she is using her images for several “citizen science” projects. Linda along with Susan Mears have co-authored and published a book on the subject of the talk titled
“BLACKWATER Creatures – A Guide to Southeast Florida Blackwater Creatures."