ONLY STANDBY SPOTS LEFT!!!!
The Florida Memorial Weekend Trip has a new twist this year: We will be departing from Pompano Beach, Florida but doing our diving in the Bahamas!
We board the MV Ocean Explorer on the evening of May 26, leaving Florida for an overnight run to our first Bahamas destination. After clearing Customs on the morning of the 27th, we will be diving and traveling each day of the 28th and 29th. On the 30th, we get in some more diving, clear customs and return to Florida.
This boat has O2 clean service compressors, carries O2 and Helium, an only takes 8 divers. So, this will be quite the opposite of a cattleboat!
Diving will include pristine reefs, wall dives and, if the weather is right, we might even be able to make the remote blue holes farther South. If tech diving is your thing, this boat has no problems with doubles, rebreathers, scooters or tech diving.
Cost for the trip is $1,400. This includes meals, air and standard Nitrox fills (Helium might be a little extra), single tanks and weights. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you want to use doubles or deco bottles, etc. About the only other thing to bring would be your dive gear, personal items and towels. Also, remember that the Bahamas is a foreign destination, requiring Passports or other acceptable documentation that establishes the bearerís identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.
For those interested, there will also be the chance to do some Florida based daily dives either before or after the live aboard (as an add on package).
Any questions? Post them here or ask the Wench!
1. Kamala aka Wreck Wench (pd) - diving single tank 100, some double HP100's,
2. Howard aka ScubaDadMiami (pd) - diving CCR
3. Regulus (pd) - OC, single 100, Nitrox
4. Billy aka Rocky.GA Diver (pd) - OC, doubles, Nitrox
5. John aka DocCrawdad (pd) Nitrox and AOW Class - diving single tank 100, nitrox
6. Manuel aka MannyDib a/k/a Manny (pd) - diving doubles Trimix
7. Bill a/k/a OTWdiver (pd) INSTRUCTOR - Diving trimix and nitrox
8. Ed a/k/a Jocassee Diver - (dep) - Diving Nitrox
Check's in the Mail:
Last minute Waiting List...
Just an FYI, I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel (or maybe it was a National Geographic DVD) the other day with some friends when, on the screen, appeared the same boat we are going on. This boat is used by professional film crews in some of the remote desintations where we will be headed in the Bahamas. So, it is state of the art, and it goes to some real world class dive destinations.
Here is the web site for the boat: http://www.oceanexplorerinc.com/