Dive Fest 2013! - Panama City Beach

  • October 4, 2013 · 12:00 AM

Attention: Registration is now open!

Please note that RSVPing on the Meetup website does not guarantee your spot at Dive Fest. You must register and pay your registration fees on our separate website, www.aadivefest.com.

Join us in Panama City Beach for 3 days of diving, food, fun, parties and more as we raise tons of money for Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS)! This will be our sixth year hosting this great event for a wonderful cause. To date, we have raised nearly $40,000 for SUDS and we are going to pull out all the stops this year!

Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD is designed to help improve the lives of injured service members returning from Iraq & Afghanistan. By training the warriors in a challenging & rewarding activity it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process & promote mobility. Offering this venue provides the service member with a sport they can enjoy throughout their life. SUDS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization & a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.

So mark your calendars and start making your plans to attend what always turns out to be a fantastic weekend.

 

For more information about past events, please visit www.aadivefest.com.

 

 

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Honey

    I dove obey day. I went to a dinner at MATTs condo for the bbq but I felt everything fell apart. I think mainly due to weather but rhetorically weather was so beautiful. Things got mused up and not enough communication for everyone standing by. I had a great time otherwise. The meet git me out of town and I got to meet allot of new biker friends.. Thunder beach was a blast....I gave never seen so many bikes in my life.

    October 7, 2013

    • Matt

      Honey, what happened to you and Jimbo? Surprised not to see you guys on Friday and Saturday. We missed you, but glad you had a good time anyway. See you soon!

      October 7, 2013

  • Mike P.

    Sounds like you guys had a good time diving in spite of the weather. Marsha and I could not come, but we will be there next year. And remember.... the REAL reason for Dive Fest is to support the SUDS folks with our time, money and hearts.

    5 · October 7, 2013

    • Matt

      Thank you Mike! Will have your t-shirts and goodie bags at the meeting on Tuesday. If you can't make it, let me know and we'll work out an alternative.

      October 7, 2013

  • Tom M

    Tom, where did you guys dive Sat ? I thought everything was cancelled for Sat ?

    October 7, 2013

  • Terri L.

    After cancelling the weekend and poor weather continuing on with the dinners, raffle, prizes and such is a very poor decision on coordinator I doubt I will support or go to this function again.

    October 7, 2013

    • Sally B.

      I think the coordinators did what they felt at the time was in everyone's best interest. No one can determine 100% what a tropical storm is going to do or what course it will take.

      7 · October 7, 2013

  • Summer

    Because of the weather I've decided to not go.

    October 3, 2013

  • Michelle

    So the evening events are canceled? What about the registration fee that included meals for those nights? Are we still having the party (maybe indoors now) and raffle for SUDS?

    October 3, 2013

    • Matt

      Yes! We will still be having the parties, raffle, etc. just at alternate indoor locations to be announced soon! Please call Matt or Amanda with any questions

      October 3, 2013

  • Terri L.

    What about the Hurricane/Tropical Storm headed to PCB?

    October 2, 2013

    • Matt

      We will be here, have fun and raise money, rain or shine. Diving will be at the discretion of the captains and subject to the weather each day. I am hopeful that we will be able to get some diving in, if not all planned dives.

      October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone driving down on Saturday? I work until 7pm on Friday evening

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Savannah

      I would be intersted in riding down, however, I need to confirm whether or not their will be dive classes.

      October 2, 2013

  • Jason

    I am riding the bike down on Wednesday for Thunder Beach. Anyone on a bike that would like to join . Please let me know. Look forward to seeing you there.

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Peter S.

      I am heading down Thursday. A group of 3 bikes.... So far. All riders welcome. Breakfast 6 am Waffle House @ northridge.

      September 29, 2013

  • Diane O.

    I would like to know if there will be a dive trip to Key Largo in the next few months?

    September 21, 2013

    • Matt

      We have no plans for a Key Largo trip but please check with Divers Supply in Marietta. They run trips to Key Largo pretty regularly.

      September 21, 2013

  • Daniel

    When will dive info be available for signup?
    I missed yesterday's monthly meeting so i am not sure if it was discussed then. Any info would be great.

    September 18, 2013

    • Matt

      Yep, what Peter said. Go to the website, click "Diving" on the left side of the screen and you will see the diving schedule and contact numbers for the dive boats.

      September 18, 2013

    • Daniel

      Great. Thanks a lot. I was looking at schedule and didnt think to look at dives.

      September 18, 2013

  • Kathi

    Drat... had to change to 'no' :-(

    September 13, 2013

  • Sherry C.

    Just registered my daughter and I. This is our first dive outing since getting certified. We are both super excited. Anyone else with kids want to join us we'd love it. We are limited to 60ft because she is 11 but still super excited.

    September 11, 2013

  • Tracy Roger S.

    yeah ....... i was just asking the question . i cant go i cant work due to i had pancreatitis in 2011 soooo i have no money for thr trip or classes /// i just would like to go because i use to live in pcb

    September 3, 2013

  • Tracy Roger S.

    can you get cerified there.......

    September 2, 2013

    • Amanda W.

      You can probably work it out with a dive shop here in town to do your certification classes and then possibly do your checkout dives in Panama City. Give Capt Pat a call at Panama City Dive Charters (just click the link on the left hand side of the page) and see if that can be worked out. He can give you better details then I can. As far as a local shop, give Brandon a call at Diver's Supply. They are one of our Dive Fest sponsors and would be more then happy to help you out on this end. Hope to see you there!

      September 2, 2013

    • Henry J.

      Tracy, give me a call and maybe we can work it out for you to do your class work and pool here in Atlanta and have Panama City Dive Center complete your open water dives that week end. [masked] or [masked]

      September 2, 2013

  • Honey

    Hey I am looking for a partner for the Dive Fest as well. Also I am driving down and if anyone would like to SHARE a ride down I have room in my MINI VAN Honda ....lot's of room. let me know if you want to share.

    September 2, 2013

  • Daniel

    Need a buddy. If anyone is available, please let me know.

    August 8, 2013

    • Matt

      Daniel, you will have about 75 possible buddies in Panama City. All you need to do is get on a boat and I guarantee that you will find someone to dive with. You do not have to dive all 3 days. You are free to dive as little or as much as you want to. But don't forget that the kickoff party is Friday night - you don't want to miss that!

      August 8, 2013

    • Peter S.

      I am diving Solo but not diving alone! You will most likely get one at the social mixers or on the boat itself.

      September 2, 2013

  • Sabrina B.

    How much is full gear rental and each dive?

    August 8, 2013

    • Matt

      Hi Sabrina, please call Panama City Diving @[masked] for questions about rental gear and dive pricing. Inshore dives are $80 and offshore dives are $90. Check out http://www.panamacity...­ for more info.

      August 8, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sounds like fun!

    August 7, 2013

  • Doug K.

    Provided I find a dive buddy between now and then, I'm coming.

    March 18, 2013

    • Doug K.

      Interesting. Might take you up on that. I'll let you know.

      April 30, 2013

    • Matt

      Buddies will be plentiful. This is our largest event of the year. All you need to do is make it on the boat and someone will dive with you. That's the great thing about divers! All the details will be coming soon!

      June 23, 2013

  • Kathi

    Looking foeward to it - now to find a buddy

    May 23, 2013

    • Matt

      Buddies will be plentiful. This is our largest event of the year. All you need to do is make it on the boat and someone will dive with you. That's the great thing about divers! All the details will be coming soon!

      June 23, 2013

  • Jason

    That's the same week as thunder beach bike rally in PCB. I will be there anyway would be great to combine both my hobbies. I just need to find a dive buddy.

    June 23, 2013

    • Matt

      Buddies will be plentiful. This is our largest event of the year. All you need to do is make it on the boat and someone will dive with you. That's the great thing about divers! All the details will be coming soon!

      June 23, 2013

  • Jerry

    Have to attend a wedding.

    June 1, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Hi All! I'm new to the group :) I was certified this weekend and thought I'd hop in and hopefully get to plan some trips.

    April 30, 2013

    • Matt

      Welcome to the group Sheryl. And welcome to the underwater world! Dive Fest is our biggest event of the year and we will have all of the details coming soon! In the meantime, we have several other trips on the calendar, as well as our monthly meetings.

      April 30, 2013

  • Scotty H.

    Grrr! One of the two weekends this fall I already have a committment. Wish I could go!!!!

    March 21, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    count me in for sure!

    March 16, 2013

  • Mike P.

    As always this is a great event, dining, relaxing, and diving!

    March 16, 2013

  • Kimberly S.

    Wouldn't miss it!!!!!!

    March 16, 2013

28 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy