This event was a OMS PhotoShoot that SingleDivers.com was invited to join in and participate to wear OMS gear, dive with OMS Pros and maybe even end up in an upcoming Dive Magazine. I have just spoken with OMS and sadly they need to postpone due to a number of extenuating circumstances. Sadly John Griffiths the owner and many of the core OMS Staff will no longer be able to participate Nov 9th and 10th.
In light that it will no longer be a private event, we have two options....
1. We can cancel entirely and reschedule for another date
2. We can book individuals on Conch Republic to just get together and dive.
If anyone is still interested in doing these dives PLEASE let me know asap.
I am not sure that OTWDiver will be able to join us yet or not. If he can not then I can not since he is my ride from FL to SC.
We will also email/pm those that said they were interested and/had not cancelled to see your input. Our volunteers are a bit busy right now so hopefully you'll see the update in the thread first.
Thank you, kamala
THIS IS FIRM FOR NOV 9th and 10th, 2009! FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON!
Hey OMS one of our partners has asked if we want to do a diving/photo shoot for future catalogs...anyone want to be a diving star*???
We are looking to combine this trip around the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association DEMA tradeshow Nov 4-7, 2009. We'd use the 8th (Sun) to travel 5 hrs to Tavenier so we can dive the Speigal and Duane/Bibb or other great locations. OMS really likes to have shots of their gear on wrecks...so this will mostly likely be wreckdiving where possible with some reefs vs mostly reefs with say one wreck.
We are tentatively scheduled to dive the afternoon of Nov 9th for 2 boat dives and the morning of the 10th for 2 boat dives. This allows the most flexibility with lighting...site crowding issues as well as accomodating flights out the 11th or people getting home the 10th if driving etc. (While not officially setting anything up...Conch will certainly book you for afternoon dives on the 8th if you want to dive then...or even am dives.)
We are looking to dive with Conch Republic divers in Tavenier and would rent the entire boat which holds up to 30 divers. We would not put 30 divers on due to extra photo gear etc. but we can get some discounts if we get enough people. (Remember we'd be renting the entire boat so are having to pay for x number of spots anyway.)
We can also get a good rate at the REALLY NICE Ocean View condos nearby (1.5 miles away) which have either 1 room condos or 2 room condos. Each 2 room condo has (1) room with a king/queen and one room with 2 single beds and each room has a bathroom or 2 bathrooms per condo. Each condo also has a kitchen, living area and washer/dryers. The living area has a pull out sleeper so for about $140 + tax you can easily sleep 4 people up to 5 or 6 depending on couples vs singles.
Diving is estimated to be as follows:
2 tank dive $80 retail (12-25 people $75 but remember we will rent the entire boat for our group so no other than us on the boat.)
Tanks and weights are not included but can be rented reasonably for $TBA
Nitrox is normally $16 per tank but we can get it for $15 per tank (price of rental tanks includes air...not sure what air fills are but will check.)
Price of air fills $TBA
*OMS is gladly looking for interested models to dive both single and doubles configurations wearing OMS gear. Preference will be given to those who own OMS gear or willing to rent it. Sadly photos of divers in non-OMS gear can not be used. These photos will be used for future OMS product catalogs...and its not hard to be a dive model...its only hard for the photographer who has to make it all look good!
ARE YOU INTERESTED?:
Are you interested in joining us? Wanna be a DIVE model? Interested in being a photographer and getting published? Let us know...we'd love to have you!
1. Kamala aka wreckwench... - I'll be there!
2. Ed aka Bowjunkie - definiately interested!
3. Dave aka ???
4. Tyrel aka ???
5. Jim aka JimG
6. Mark aka DiveGeek
7. Victoria aka Victoria
8. Liz aka Followliz
9. Jim aka Up Diver
Edited by ScubaPunk, 09 October 2009 - 01:51 PM.