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Vol. 50 No. 09




As always, we invite you to browse through our extensive Photo Gallery to take a look at our social and diving activities.

Overseas Diving Update

Last trip - 2022

  • Saba - land based - by ferry from St Marten - October 8-15, 2022 - $2.500, 11 dives, Breakfast and Dinner, tips and transportation. Spots might be available - but the airfare is nearly "Sold Out"
  • Any additional divers: Please inquire with Ronnie or Nils - there are ways to offset the unexpected high airfare: go a day late; go a day early; add a day or two - if interested, please inquire...

Upcoming trips 2023:

  • Damai 1, liveaboard, Mar 13-24, 2023 - Trip is full
  • Damai 1, liveaboard, Mar 26-Apr 06, 2023 - Trip is full
  • Little Cayman Beach Resort (first time in 4 years) - May 20-27, 2023 (this trip will be advertised at our October meeting)

Upcoming trips 2024:

  • Solomon Islands: Bilikiki live aboard, New dates: July 23 - Aug 2, 2024
  • We will start to look at land based extensions before Bilikiki - as a group or individually.
  • If interested, call Nils, or wait for the trip to be advertised again.
Past trips 2022:

Final Trip reports for Fiji (May) and - Cayman (July) are both still pending due to Covid-19 delays...

Nils Jacobsen
VP Overseas Diving


    Presidents Waves

    Happy Labor Day to everybody. I hope everybody enjoys the long weekend. Please remember that the Club does not have a meeting in September due to the holiday weekend. 

    It is election time of year again, the Board has a meeting on September 7th to review the proposed slate of officers to present to the membership for your consideration in the upcoming election. 

    We still need volunteers to help run the club. With Alan traveling more, we need someone to help with social duties like monthly outings and the Lobster pot at our meetings, please consider joining the Board and helping with our Social Program. Also, if you would like to donate for the Lobster Pot, any donations would be appreciated.

    Happy diving,

    Chris Hardham

    President

     

    Overseas Dive Trips

    Hospitality Hut


    Greetings from the Hospitality Hut,

    Without a meeting in September, I look forward to meeting some guests at our October General Membership meeting.    

    With October just around the corner, most of the country will be cooling down...but not Florida.  Our warm waters continue to lure divers in a southerly direction.  This gives us locals a great opportunity to keep our ears and eyes open for new member possibilities.

    Just the other day, as I started my most recent vacation, I discovered that my limo driver was a diver.  It only took a brief conversation before he was telling me about how much he loved the sport.  I always keep a supply of USA Dive Club business cards with me so I handed one to him and hope to see him sometime in the future.

    I encourage you to visit our home page www.usadiveclub.org.  Please click on the calendar and keep up to date on all the diving and non-diving scheduled activities. You may also take a look at the photo gallery and take a peek at past events.

    I wish you all Happy Diving.
    Clare Anthon
    Hospitality Coordinator

    PS. Hat courtsey of Nils in Grand Cayman

    Local Diving

    Educational Blog

    MORE THAN DARKNESS: HUMAN FACTORS AND THE NIGHT DIVER

    By Robert N. Rossier

    It’s like taking a stroll downtown at night,” said our instructor, Don. “Everybody is out — a really wild time.” Waving his arms in animated motion, he proceeds to describe the reef-city after dark. “You’ve got corals and tubeworms dancing to the tune of the tides, tentacles swaying in the gentle current. A parrotfish is curled up on the corner in its translucent sack, trying to sleep it off, while gangs of crustaceans cruise the dark corners of the reef’s back streets. And the city lights are a thing of beauty — a soft glow of bioluminescent algae and comb jellies. But like taking a stroll through the city at night,” he warns, “you’ve got to be careful, take precautions. After all, it’s a different world down there at night.”

    When you first hear about night diving, that’s the focus — the difference in the marine life at night. But how about us, the divers? Are we different, too? At first blush, night diving might not seem like such a big deal. It’s dark, so we use dive lights. No problem, right? But nothing is that simple in diving.

    In reality, some very important differences distinguish day from night diving. Diving at night introduces an entirely new regime of human factors considerations that affect our physiological, psychological and biomechanical adaptation to the underwater environment. By understanding these human factors considerations, we can improve our aquatic decision-making and safety in the water after dark.

    Click here to read the full article on our website.


    Upcoming events

      • October 01, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • 728 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach

      Dive Details:  Please arrive no later than 8:30 am to unload your car, park, and board the boat for an 9 am departure

      2 tank boat dive on a two Reefs (Average depths 100 ft. / 60 ft.).  Please sign the online waiver for Loggerhead located here: Loggerhead Waiver

      Gear needs: If you require tanks or other gear contact boat to reserve, these fees are paid directly to boat.

      Trip Cost: $ 80.00 (Guests will be allowed when space exists after all members are on boat). You have payment options, though we prefer that you use Zelle if it is available to you.

      1) If your financial institution allows you to send money using Zelle, you can send your payment to Treasurer@usadiveclub.org. Just be sure to say what the payment is for in the memo.

      2) You could set up USA Dive Club as a payee in your bank's payment system and have your bank send payments. Then you don't have to keep writing and mailing checks.

      3) Or, if you are still writing checks, you can make out a personal check to "USA Dive Club" and mail it to Ronnie Farr, our club Treasurer. Or you can bring your check to a meeting and hand it to the event organizer. 

      Boat Requirement:  All divers need a Signal Sausage, Dive Computer or other Timing Device. 

      Misc: Any questions please contact trip leader.

      • October 06, 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Zoom meeting

      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 regular location:


      Marriott Courtyard

      2440 W Cypress Creek Rd

      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

      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.

      To Attend the ZOOM MEETING:


      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 president@usadiveclub.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:


       
      • October 08, 2022
      • (ADT)
      • October 15, 2022
      • (ADT)
      • Saba

      SABA: 2022, OCTOBER 8 – 15


      DEMA special = 1 free afternoon dive

      Come join fellow Under Sea Adventurers on a fabulous journey to the unspoiled queen island of Saba. Previously Saba was most often accessed from a live aboard boat due to the small not easily accessible airport that is widely acknowledged as the smallest airport in the world. Now there is a high speed ferry from St Marteen so we can take a jet and then the ferry. No concerns for the world’s smallest airport or if all baggage makes the flights.


      Spend a relaxing week at the Hotel Saba Arawak a brand new deluxe hotel.  We have a meal package that includes eating at different local restaurants around the island to support these restaurants and give us a variety of locations and cuisine.

      We will be driven from the hotel to the dive boat every morning to experience unspoiled diving with great access.

      Divers don’t have to lug gear every day from their rooms or even onto the boat. Your gear will be collected once you arrive and stored at the boat. You set up your gear the first day on the boat and after that, the crew set up your gear and change your tanks for you. When we get to the boat, our gear will be ready to go diving.

      Chris will be your trip leader. The trip starts at Miami airport, then to Saint Marteen and then the ferry to Saba. Airfare hasn’t been finalized since some airlines aren’t booking for October yet.

      All travelers must be vaccinated, The following is what is included in our package:

      • Hotel Accommodations at Saba Arawak Hotel                           https://www.sabaarawak.com/
      • Breakfast every day at the hotel
      • Two (2) dinners at the hotel and a to go lunch(for the afternoon dive)
      • Dine around meal plan -- This provides us with 5 additional diners around the island
      • 2 tank morning dives for 5 days
      • 1 tank afternoon dive DEMA special at no addl cost
      • Additional dives will be available for purchase

      Items excluded are:    Airfare, ferry, excursions, nitrox ($59), and marine park fees ($49)

      Interested in cutting down on your luggage fees – Chris does have a price list for rental gear …www.seasaba.com

      It’s always wise to purchase travel insurance for any trip. Here are a few links you can use if interested:

      https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ - a National geographic favorite

      https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/travel/ a diver’s favorite

      To see some photos from prior trip – go to:

      https://usadiveclub.org/Photos - 2011 Overseas Diving – Caribbean Explorer II Liveaboard Saba

      Trip Prices / payment schedule:

      As always, please contact me (Nils) with any comments, questions or concerns. Or reach out to Trip Leader

      Chris Hardham

      president@usadiveclub.org

       The following link is the XRay Magazine Article as a PDF

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_Saba_BrandiMueller_87_locked.pdf

      Trip details - in pdf

      Click here to download the signup form.  or call Ronnie or Nils

      • November 03, 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Zoom meeting

      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 regular location:


      Marriott Courtyard

      2440 W Cypress Creek Rd

      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

      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.

      To Attend the ZOOM MEETING:


      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 president@usadiveclub.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:


       
      • December 01, 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Zoom meeting

      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 regular location:


      Marriott Courtyard

      2440 W Cypress Creek Rd

      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

      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.

      To Attend the ZOOM MEETING:


      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 president@usadiveclub.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:


       
      • December 01, 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Courtyard by Marriott, 2440 W. Cypress Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale
      Register


      • March 04, 2023
      • (UTC+09:00)
      • April 01, 2023
      • (UTC+09:00)
      • Indonesia, W Papua

      Indonesia: Raja Ampat to Triton Bay

       Damai I, Live aboard – Mar 13-24, 2023

      Trip #1 - full - Please inquire for waitlist

      Raja Ampat is an interesting tropical destination inside the Triangle of Diversity. Biodiversity is through the roof; one author said “it feels like the Nudies are throwing themselves in your face”. Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia. West Papua is the East-most Island in the Indonesian Archipelago, located just south of Equator (the other end of that island is PNG - Papua New Guinea). The latitude is very similar to that of Solomon Islands and located about 2000 miles West of Solomon. This is a “trip of a lifetime.” Our club in our 51 year history has never been there – we tried in 2005, but the Pelagian got sold to Wakatobi and our trip got rerouted.

      Our Trip is highly seasonal and only done a few times a year

      The diving is diverse: Plenty of soft coral like Fiji and PNG, hard coral like Kosrae, big animals: Mantas, Sharks, even Whale sharks, Wobbegongs, Napoleons, Turtles, Cuddle Fish, gigantic schools of Jack and Barracudas. There is also plenty of small stuff: Ghost Pipefish, Nudibranchs, and Pygmy Seahorses and of course “Nemo” …

      Getting there: One of the best routings – for comfort and jetlag management - is from New York (JFK) via Frankfurt to Singapore and then to Manado (for either a short “safety stop” or for a full week of land based diving – Lembeh, Bunaken, etc.). Return is from Kaimana, via Sulawesi to Bali.

      Details – Damai 1 is a typical wooden Indonesian dive boat, very spacious – even the smallest room is bigger than the suites we are used to in the Caribean. The staff is very experienced and has been fully retained during the Covid-19 period. There is a dive guide for each 3 (maybe 4) divers

      • 11 nights on the boat – double occupancy
      • 10 days of diving – night dives when possible
      • All taxes and tips included
      • All ground transfers
      • Nitrox, Dive/Snorkel Gear Rental
      • Massage and Laundry Service.
      • Beer, soda, 1 daily glass of wine  

      Not Included:

      • Fuel surcharge (none at the moments)
      • Airfare and hotels and/or land based diving inbound or homebound
      • Park fees - $230 – subject to change

      The priority signup period starts Nov 4 and end Nov 25 (checks will not be cashed until a spot is confirmed; please call for Zelle payments). Single Supplements might be offered based on space available

      Trip insurance, I have a detailed write-up that I can share. Note: due to the remote location the boat requires a minimal level of medical travel insurance. Also note that most likely the Indonesian government will require insurance for “acquired” Covid-19. Please only signup for this trip if you are fully vaccinated – both to protect your fellow divers as well as your own economic interest as there is always a risk that the government can add vaccination as an entry criteria at any moment (this did happen to us travelling to Turks and Caicos – with no impact – because everybody was well prepared. It is also highly likely that airlines will require vaccinations

      Links:

      https://dive-damai.com/ be sure to check out the picture gallery

      Replays from the meeting 11/4/2021 - members, only - https://usadiveclub.org/members

      Rob Myers presentation (11/4/21): Click here to view the 1st part of Rob's presentation

      My trip introduction: Click here for Nils' trip presentation - Damai I - 3/13-24, 2023

      Rob Myers 2nd – photos from our trip: Click here to view the 2nd part of Rob's presentation


      The first article is “our TRIP” on “our boat”

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray107_protected.pdf or at least section (pg 15-27)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/raja-ampat-papuan-odyssey


      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray69_locked.pdf or at least section (pg 88-93)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/shooting-wide-raja-ampat


      http://xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray74/X-Ray74_locked.pdf or at least section (pg 51-60)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/indonesias-dampier-strait


      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray55/X-Ray55_iBook_locked.pdf

      at least section (pages: 26-34: 35-40; 41-52;)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/ecologist-mark-erdmann-raja-ampat

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/indonesias-raja-ampat

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/raja-ampat-four-kings


      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray54/X-Ray54_iBook_locked.pdf or at least section (pg 70-71)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/wobbegongs-raja-ampat


      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray06_locked.pdf or at least section (pg 28-39)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/raja-ampat


      Questions? Contact VP of Overseas Diving Nils by e-mail. overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com


      We will have to wait until the ticketing window opens up – in April or later – and schedules gets back to normal “after Covid-19”. PS I have retained a local agent for Airfare inside Indonesia – that is the best way to protect against any late schedule changes


      Click here to see full details of the trip. 

      Click here to download the signup form.


      • March 17, 2023
      • (UTC+09:00)
      • April 14, 2023
      • (UTC+09:00)
      • Indonesia, W Papua

      Indonesia: Triton Bay - Forgotten Islands - Banda Sea - Trip #2

       Damai I, Live aboard – Mar 24 - April 06, 2023

      Full - Please inquire for waitlist


      Triton Bay, Banda Sea is an interesting tropical destination inside the Triangle of Diversity (Green circle). Biodiversity is through the roof; one author said “it feels like the Nudies are throwing themselves in your face”. Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia. West Papua is the East-most Island in the Indonesian Archipelago, located just south of Equator (the other end of that island is PNG - Papua New Guinea). The latitude is very similar to that of Solomon Islands and located about 2000 miles West of Solomon (Blue Circle). This is a “trip of a lifetime.” Our club in our 51 year history has never been there – we tried in 2005, but the Pelagian got sold to Wakatobi and our trip got rerouted.

      Our Trip is highly seasonal and only done a few times a year

      The diving is diverse: Plenty of soft coral like Fiji and PNG, hard coral like Kosrae, big animals: Mantas, Sharks, even Whale sharks, Wobbegongs, Napoleons, Turtles, Cuddle Fish, gigantic schools of Jack and Barracudas. There is also plenty of small stuff: Ghost Pipefish, Nudibranchs, and Pygmy Seahorses and of course “Nemo” …Getting there: One of the best routings – for comfort and jetlag management - is from New York (JFK) via Frankfurt to Singapore and then to Manado (for either a short “safety stop” or for a full week of land based diving – Lembeh, Bunaken, etc.). From Manado we connect via Sorong to Kaimana. Return is from Ambon directly to Bali (this routing has less flying than trip 1).

      Details – Damai 1 is a typical wooden Indonesian dive boat, very spacious – even the smallest room is bigger than the suites we are used to in the Caribean. The staff is very experienced and has been fully retained during the Covid-19 period. There is a dive guide for each 3 (maybe 4) divers

      • 11 nights on the boat – double occupancy
      • 10 days of diving – night dives when possible
      • All taxes and tips included
      • All ground transfers
      • Nitrox, Dive/Snorkel Gear Rental
      • Massage and Laundry Service.
      • Beer, soda, 1 daily glass of wine  

      Not Included:

      • Fuel surcharge (none at the moments)
      • Airfare and hotels and/or land based diving inbound or homebound
      • Park fees - $230 – subject to change


      The priority signup period is expired - first come first serve. Single Supplements might be offered based on space available

      Trip insurance, I have a detailed write-up that I can share. Note: due to the remote location the boat requires a minimal level of medical travel insurance. Also note that most likely the Indonesian government will require insurance for “acquired” Covid-19. Please only signup for this trip if you are fully vaccinated – both to protect your fellow divers as well as your own economic interest as there is always a risk that the government can add vaccination as an entry criteria at any moment (this did happen to us travelling to Turks and Caicos – with no impact – because everybody was well prepared. It is also highly likely that airlines will require vaccinations

      Links:

      https://dive-damai.com/ be sure to check out the picture gallery

      Replays from the meeting 11/4/2021 - members, only - https://usadiveclub.org/members

      Rob Myers presentation (11/4/21): Click here to view the 1st part of Rob's presentation

      My trip introduction: Click here for Nils' trip presentation - Damai I - Trip #1 - 3/13-24, 2023

      Rob Myers 2nd – photos from our trip: Click here to view the 2nd part of Rob's presentation

      Note: Rob talks about several destinations from Trip #2: Banda Sea, Manuk, Nils Desparandum and Ambon


      The primary article on Banda Sea:

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray100_protected.pdf or at least section (pg 12-25)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_BandaSea_MatthewMeier_100_protected.pdf


      Read about Triton Bay…

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray107_protected.pdf or at least section (pg 12-27)

      Webpage: https://xray-mag.com/content/raja-ampat-papuan-odysse


      Read about Ambon…

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray51_locked.pdf  or at least section (pg 56-64)

      https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/mags/X-Ray16_locked.pdf  or at least section (pg 35-46)

      webpage: https://pdfs.xray-mag.com/articles/Travel_Ambon_ScottBennett_16_locked.pdf


      Questions? Contact your trip lead Chris Hardham - president@usadiveclub.com

      Or VP of Overseas Diving Nils by e-mail. overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com

      We will have to wait until the ticketing window opens up – in April or later – and schedules gets back to normal “after Covid-19”. PS I have retained a local agent for Airfare inside Indonesia – that is the best way to protect against any late schedule changes


      Click here to see full details of the trip. 

      Click here to download the signup form.


      • July 23, 2024
      • August 02, 2024
      • Solomon Islands

      Solomon Islands

      Rescheduled - spots available

      Bilikiki Live aboard – Jul 23 - August 2, 2024

      The Solomon Islands is an interesting tropical destination inside the Triangle of Diversity. Biodiversity example – they have 50 species of seahorses. Solomon is located south of Equator, closer to PNG than to Fiji. The latitude is very similar to Micronesia. This is in more ways than one a “trip of a lifetime” Our club in our 51 year history has never been there. And if you look at a list of places that might not be here in another 100 years due to sea level raising Solomon is on top of that list! Solomon Islands are the third largest group of islands in the Pacific. We are going there in the dry season – for visibility.

      Click here to see full details of the trip. - outdated

      Click here to download the signup form. - outdated

      PS - we will advertise later - based on the new dates 

    Past events

    September 17, 2022 Sept 17th with Loggerhead, 10 spots, $75 at 8am
    September 10, 2022 Goliath Grouper Dive w/ Pura Vida, 10 spots, $100 at 1pm
    September 03, 2022 Sept 3rd on Parrot Island, 10 spots, $70 at 7:30 am
    August 21, 2022 Aug 21 on Parrot Island, 8 spots, $70 at 7:30 am
    August 04, 2022 August General Meeting
    July 23, 2022 July 23rd on Parrot Island, 10 spots, $70 at 7:30 am
    July 09, 2022 July 9th with Loggerhead, 10 spots, $75 at 8am
    July 09, 2022 Compass Point - East End Grand Cayman - 2022
    June 25, 2022 June 25th, Goliath, 10 spots, $80 at 8am
    June 11, 2022 June 11th on Parrot Island, 10 spots, $70 at 7:30 am
    June 02, 2022 June General Meeting
    May 10, 2022 Fiji - Volivoli Resort
    May 05, 2022 May General Meeting
    April 16, 2022 April 16th on Parrot Island, 7 spots, $70 at 7:30am
    April 14, 2022 April Board of Directors meeting
    April 07, 2022 April General Meeting
    April 03, 2022 Apr 3rd with Scuba Tyme, 10 spots, $80 at 8am
    March 19, 2022 March 19th on Parrot Island, 6 spots, $70 at 7:30am
    March 12, 2022 Founder's Day with USA Dive Club
    March 10, 2022 March Board of Directors meeting
    March 03, 2022 March General Meeting
    February 10, 2022 February Board of Directors meeting
    February 03, 2022 February General Meeting
    January 26, 2022 USA January Social Event
    January 06, 2022 January General Meeting
    December 02, 2021 December General Meeting
    November 29, 2021 USA Overseas Travel Meeting
    November 04, 2021 November General Meeting
    October 23, 2021 Oct 23rd on Parrot Island, 8 spots, $70 at 8am
    October 17, 2021 Haunted Mini Golf
    October 09, 2021 Oct 9th with Loggerhead $80, 8am
    October 07, 2021 October General Meeting
    September 23, 2021 September Board of Directors meeting
    September 18, 2021 Sept 18th on Parrot Island, 12 spots, $70 at 8am
    September 12, 2021 Sept 12th with Loggerhead, 10 spots, $80, 8am
    September 11, 2021 East Bay Resort, South Caicos 2021
    September 02, 2021 September General Meeting
    August 24, 2021 Zoom Game Night
    August 21, 2021 Aug 21st with Scuba Tyme, (Call Ryan if you want a spot), $75 at 8am
    August 07, 2021 August 7th on AquaLife, $70, Boat's Full!
    August 05, 2021 August General Meeting - Updated
    July 24, 2021 Belize Aggressor IV - 2021
    July 18, 2021 July 18th on Parrot Island, 12 spots at 7:45am $70
    July 10, 2021 July 10th on Loggerhead, 14 spots at 7:30 am, $81.30
    July 03, 2021 Pool Party for All Vaccinated Club Friends
    June 12, 2021 June 12th on Loggerhead, 10 spots at 7:30 am, $81.30
    June 03, 2021 June General Meeting
    May 30, 2021 May 30th on Parrot Island, 8 spots at Noon, $70
    May 13, 2021 May Board of Directors meeting
    May 06, 2021 May General Meeting
    April 28, 2021 USA Dive Club Online Bingo Night
    April 14, 2021 Board of Directors meeting - Emergency Mtg
    April 08, 2021 April Board of Directors meeting
    April 01, 2021 April General Meeting
    March 23, 2021 March Zoom Social Event
    March 11, 2021 March Board of Directors meeting
    March 04, 2021 March General Meeting
    February 11, 2021 February Board of Directors meeting
    February 04, 2021 February General Meeting
    January 14, 2021 January Board of Directors meeting
    January 07, 2021 January General Meeting
    December 03, 2020 December General Meeting
    December 02, 2020 December Board of Directors meeting
    November 12, 2020 November Board of Directors meeting
    November 05, 2020 November General Meeting
    October 08, 2020 October Board of Directors meeting
    October 01, 2020 October General Meeting
    September 14, 2020 September Board of Directors meeting
    September 03, 2020 September General Meeting
    August 20, 2020 Board of Directors meeting - Discuss new bylaws
    August 13, 2020 August Board of Directors meeting
    August 06, 2020 August General Meeting
    July 16, 2020 July Board of Directors meeting
    July 09, 2020 July General Meeting
    June 11, 2020 June Board of Directors meeting
    June 04, 2020 June General Meeting
    May 07, 2020 May General Meeting
    March 28, 2020 March 28th, Loggerhead, 10 spots at 7am - $60
    March 20, 2020 Bowling for Turtles
    March 14, 2020 Founder's Day Party at Kathi's House
    March 12, 2020 Fiji - March 2020
    March 05, 2020 March General Meeting
    February 19, 2020 Bimini Mini Trip - Dive with Hammerheads!
    February 16, 2020 Feb 16th with Scuba Tyme, 7:30 AM, $55, 5 spots
    February 15, 2020 Visit the Bonnet House
    February 13, 2020 February Board of Directors meeting
    February 08, 2020 Manatee Swim in Crystal River
    February 06, 2020 February General Meeting
    January 16, 2020 Board of Directors meeting
    January 09, 2020 January General Meeting
    December 14, 2019 December Board of Directors Holiday Party
    December 07, 2019 Christmas Party
    November 21, 2019 November Board of Directors meeting
    November 10, 2019 Potluck Picnic/BBQ
    November 07, 2019 November General Meeting
    October 26, 2019 Sat Oct 26th - Blue Heron Bridge 6:33 PM to 8:33 PM
    October 17, 2019 October Board of Directors meeting
    October 06, 2019 Oct 6th w/ Scuba Tyme
    October 03, 2019 October General Meeting
    September 28, 2019 Flagler Museum Tour and Lunch - New Date and Time
    September 27, 2019 September 28-29th In Islamorada
    September 15, 2019 Sept 8th - GOLIATH GROUPERS! with Jim Abernanthy!
    September 14, 2019 Sept 14th - Loggerhead
    September 12, 2019 September Board of Directors meeting - Canceled
    September 05, 2019 September General Meeting - Canceled
    August 24, 2019 August 24-25th With Sea Dwellers in Key Largo
    August 17, 2019 August 17th w/ Starfish
    August 14, 2019 August Board of Directors meeting
    August 11, 2019 August 11th w/ Parrot Island - LOBSTER!
    August 01, 2019 August General Meeting
    July 21, 2019 Scuba Tyme, July 21st
    July 20, 2019 Scuba Tyme, July 20th
    July 17, 2019 July Board of Directors meeting
    July 13, 2019 Loggerhead, July 13th
    July 06, 2019 Cuba – Garden of Queens – July 6-13
    June 30, 2019 June 30th, Odyssey Divers
    June 22, 2019 June 22nd, Parrot Island
    June 19, 2019 June Board of Directors meeting
    June 09, 2019 June 9th, ScubaTyme
    June 06, 2019 June General Meeting
    May 25, 2019 Little Cayman, May 25 - June 1st
    May 19, 2019 Silverball Museum followed by Lunch at Bru's Room
    May 18, 2019 May 18th, Dive Boat Diversity
    May 09, 2019 May Board of Directors meeting
    May 04, 2019 May 4th with Loggerhead
    May 02, 2019 May General Meeting
    April 27, 2019 Water Taxi Tour & Lunch in Fort Lauderdale
    April 20, 2019 April 20th with Splashdown, 7:30 A.M.
    April 11, 2019 April Board of Directors meeting
    April 06, 2019 April 6th with Scuba Tyme, 7:30 A.M.
    April 04, 2019 April General Meeting
    March 29, 2019 Bowling for Turtles with Force-E
    March 14, 2019 March Board of Directors meeting
    March 09, 2019 Potluck Dinner & House/Pool Party at Kathi's
    March 07, 2019 March General Meeting
    February 07, 2019 February General Meeting
    January 31, 2019 Yap - Palau, Feb. 2019
    January 27, 2019 Lunch at Shooters followed by Intercoastal Boat Tour
    January 10, 2019 Board of Directors meeting
    January 03, 2019 January General Meeting
    December 16, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    December 08, 2018 USA Dive Club Holiday Party
    December 06, 2018 December General Meeting and Elections
    November 10, 2018 Lion Country Safari
    November 08, 2018 November Board of Directors meeting
    November 01, 2018 November General Meeting
    October 18, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    October 14, 2018 Oct 14th with Diversity
    October 13, 2018 October 13th with Scuba Tyme
    October 07, 2018 Coral Reef Day at Museum of Discovery & Science
    October 06, 2018 October 6th with Parrot Island
    October 04, 2018 October General Meeting
    September 29, 2018 Key Dives in Islamorada
    September 23, 2018 September 23rd with Scuba Tyme
    September 22, 2018 Funky Buddha Brewery
    September 15, 2018 September 15th with Diversity
    September 13, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    September 06, 2018 September General Meeting
    August 19, 2018 August 19th with Scuba Tyme
    August 11, 2018 Bonaire - Divi Flamingo Resort - August 11-18, 2018
    August 09, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    August 05, 2018 August 5th with Loggerhead
    August 02, 2018 August General Meeting
    July 28, 2018 Tour of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse & Lunch at Two Georges at the Cove
    July 21, 2018 July 21st with Diversity
    July 12, 2018 July Board of Directors meeting
    July 08, 2018 July 8th with South Florida
    July 05, 2018 July General Meeting
    July 01, 2018 Wine tasting and Dinner at CoopersHawk Restaurant
    June 30, 2018 June 30th with Odyssey Divers
    June 24, 2018 June 24th with Scuba Tyme
    June 16, 2018 Cozumel - Iberostar June 16 - 23, 2018
    June 14, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    June 09, 2018 June 9th with Loggerhead Divers
    June 07, 2018 June General Meeting
    June 02, 2018 COBALT COAST DIVE RESORT, GRAND CAYMAN
    May 26, 2018 May 26th with Odyssey Divers
    May 16, 2018 Mini-Trip to Bimini
    May 12, 2018 Kayaking event - Winton Manners Loop
    May 10, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    May 05, 2018 CANCELLED - May 5th with Parrot Island Scuba
    May 03, 2018 May General Meeting
    April 29, 2018 iFly Experience and Lunch
    April 23, 2018 April 22nd with Logerhead
    April 14, 2018 BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR - April 14-21, 2018
    April 10, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
    April 07, 2018 April 7th with Diversity
    April 05, 2018 April General Meeting
    March 31, 2018 Kayaking in the Keys!
    March 17, 2018 March 17th with Scuba Tyme
    March 10, 2018 Potluck Dinner with Fireworks
    March 08, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    March 01, 2018 March General Meeting
    February 03, 2018 Manatee Festival 2018 at Manatee Lagoon
    February 01, 2018 February General Meeting
    January 27, 2018 Kayaking - Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    January 21, 2018 Monster Miniature Golf & Lunch at Casa Tequila
    January 17, 2018 Tommy Younger - Celebration of Life
    January 11, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
    January 04, 2018 January General Meeting
    December 07, 2017 2017 Holiday Party
    November 09, 2017 Board of Directors meeting
    November 02, 2017 November General Meeting
    October 22, 2017 Eat, Drink and Play
    October 14, 2017 Diving with Starfish
    October 07, 2017 Diving with Diversity
    October 05, 2017 October General Meeting
    September 29, 2017 Black Fin Resort in Marathon ** CANCELED **
    September 23, 2017 Diving with Scuba Tyme
    September 17, 2017 Diving with Dixie Divers
    September 10, 2017 Diving with Kyalami ** CANCELED **
    September 07, 2017 September General Meeting ** CANCELED **
    August 26, 2017 Diving with Odyssey
    August 12, 2017 Diving with Loggerhead
    August 12, 2017 Cozumel - August 12-19, 2017
    August 05, 2017 Diving with Starfish
    August 03, 2017 August General Meeting
    July 22, 2017 Mini-Trip to Islamorada
    July 11, 2017 South Florida Underwater Photography Society meeting
    July 08, 2017 Diving with Parrot Island Scuba
    July 06, 2017 July General Meeting

    LOBSTER POT

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    USA's Lobster Pot drawings Include CASH prizes, and a variety of PRIZES donated by South Florida Dive Shops,
    other Sponsors or Club Members.

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