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Divers: a ScubaNation Boats, Beaches, BBQ and Beer crawl…. (Family Friendly)

ScubaNation has given this area some great publicity. Several Meetup members from this group have been on TV (and not even known it) whether diving, participating in Bugfest, or even listening to great music at The Village Pump on a Friday night… Billy and Mitch come up here, dive our waters, drink our beer, and eat our food… Now it’s our turn to invade their turf…

We’ve arranged a ScubaNation day in Key Biscayne. This Friends and Non-diver family friendly event will invade the 305 for some diving, beach time, and then participate in a "ScubaNation crawl" at some of Billy and Mitch’s favorite spots.  

For our non-diving families, there is an AWESOME beach right across from where the dive boat leaves. Our families / friends will have a great day. When the divers are back, we’ll all go out together and have some dinner and fun. Billy and Mitch are personally leading this shindig, and they have some great spots lined up for us.

For the dives, we’ll be going to two OW friendly spots: The Proteus (70’, but is OW acceptable) and the Neptune Memorial (40’). The Neptune is a true underwater memorial that has been featured on ScubaNation (link below)… The Proteus is a 220’ long freighter that is one of the shallowest wrecks in South Florida. It’s a great EASY introduction to wreck diving and there will be instructors on the dive...…

Here are the specifics… we can get down to Key Biscayne any time we’d like to in order enjoy the beach… The divers need to check in to Aquatic Explorers at 1:00 for a 1:30 departure. We’ll be back by 5:30, and for those who want to “continue the crawl,” we will have a great fun-filled dinner at Tobacco Road. Much more is in store, for divers and non-divers alike…

Here’s the particulars:

- $50 for this two-tank dive to two great spots. Aquatic Explorers has a limited number of AL80’s for rent. Reserve those, or please get your tanks from GCS.

- You must call Aquatic Explorers at (305)[masked] to reserve your spot. An RSVP here does not get you a place on your boat. If you RSVP here, CALL Aquatic Explorers and tell them you are with "Griff's ScubaNation dive"… If you don’t call in your reservation, you will see your RSVP here change so I can keep an accurate count.

- The Aquatic Explorers boat is a 30 person dive boat, but we’re limiting it to 25 divers, including Billy & Mitch. The first 23 to pay get the two tank Keys dive for $50.

- Please RSVP with only your diver count... If you're bringing friends and family, please put it in the comment section...

- For the non-divers, the Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park and the Virginia Key Beach Park are less than 1 mile away...

- Let's arrange carpools for the 40 minute drive. I'll be happy to pick up some divers at Gold Coast after grabbing some tanks. Others should do the same...

Here's the ScubaNation episode the highlights the Neptune Memorial. Watch the entire episode, but the Neptune begins at about the 20:30 mark:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The boat is full.

    If you haven't paid yet, then I hope you'll come join us on the next one we'll put together, and we will put together another one....

    August 20, 2013

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