We have 12 spots available, the price is $725, this covers two days hotel stay, two days of diving, 2 air tanks per day, and weights. It does not cover gas, dive tips and meals.
Bring gloves for the first day of diving! You will need them for handling corral. All tanks provided are air, however all diving will be at relatively shallow depts. If you want Nitrox, you need to make your own arrangements with Horizon Divers. I will send everybody a link to sign the Horizon Divers release online release form closer to time. The Itinerary for the two days is below:
Friday Night (August 11): Arrive at Bayside Inn Key Largo, 99490 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037. No scheduled group places to eat as people will be arriving and different times, but we'll try depending on when everybody gets there. I'll set up a group text chat to keep everybody appraised of any developments along the way. All rooms are twin beds, so everybody will have a roommate (Married couples will obviously be roomed together).
Saturday Morning (August 12th) breakfast suggestions: Doc's Diner (opens at 6), Denny's Latin Cafe (open at 6), Mrs Mac's kitchen (open at 7).
9:00am Arrival & Check-in at 5 Seagate Boulevard for the CRF Dive Program. Techniques presented will be dictated by the work necessary to complete CRF’s mission. Please note that the itinerary is always prone to change due to weather conditions, but that an alternative program may be prepared.
9:15am-11:15am Coral Restoration presentation, including hands-on restoration training methodology. Break for Lunch at 11:30
suggested Lunch location: Shipwrecks Bar & Grill at 45 Garden Cove Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037 - It's twelve minutes from the Coral Restoration, and right next to the Horizon Divers boat.
12:30pm Check-in at Horizon Divers boat (next to Shipwrecks Bar & Grill)
1:00pm-5:00pm Departure & Coral restoration dives
I've made a 7:00pm Lazy Lobster Dinner reservation at 102770 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037 for a group dinner. For those of you who don't know Lazy Lobster, it's the same owners who do Lazy Days in Islamorada, I've never had a bad meal at either of these places.
Sunday morning: Checkout from the Hotel - I will have two-three rooms set for late checkout so we can come back and clean up. I would suggest you either be prepared to leave your bags in one of the late checkout rooms or go ahead and pack them into your car, then grab some breakfast.
Two regular morning dives with Horizon Divers, at 45 Garden Cove Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037 (Same place as Saturday). Check-in is 8 A.M., Dive Boat leaves the dock at 9 AM, estimated return to docks is 12:30 PM.
Cleanup, everybody who wants to is welcome to meet at Alabama Jacks at 58000 Card Sound Rd, Key Largo, FL 33030 for lunch, then head home!
I think it will be a great time, and I hope to see you there!