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Canceled this morning - Snorkeling Turtle Reef

This is a free event. You just pay for your parking and bring or rent your own gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check your email by 8:30am morning of the event to make sure we are a go due to weather and surf conditions that can cause this event to be canceled.

Directions:

Parking in Deerfield - take 95 to Hillsbough and head east. Go over the intercoastal make a left and the parking garage is your next immediate left. Walk to the beach and head north to the meeting spot. It's about a 5-10 minute walk.I recommend you park in Deerfield Beach at the parking garage and walk north from the pier less than ¼ of a mile.

Here is a coupon for the garage…. It has no expiration date so save and print lots ☺

http://www.deerfieldparking.com/coupons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternatively you can walk along A1A and take the beach access opposite 7th street (next beach access after JB's restaurant)

You will see 4 tall white or off white apartment buildings. We will meet in the middle of the SECOND building north of the pier.

If you park at South Inlet Park Direction (not recommended)

From South inlet park. Go to the beach and walk South about 1/2 mile, it is a LONG walk (20-25 minutes) . You will see three identical white apartment buildings. We will set up shop at the south end of the second building.

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We will swim out about 150 feet so you need to bring a dive flag or just join a group and stay within 50 feet of a dive flag. We will buddy up at the beach so no worries if you don't have a flag with you.

You will see sea turtles all over the place, eels, sea urchins, very large puffer fish, and tons of other tropical fish, schooling fish and other sea life including two local nurse sharks (no worries, no teeth). This reef is in about 6-12 feet of water. The reef is often used by glass bottom boat tours because they are so colorful and full of amazing sea life.

Afterwards we may get lunch at a local restaurant. Maybe JB's. Please plan to arrive by 10:00 am you will need about 10 minutes to walk to the location from Deerfield, about 20-25 minutes to walk there from South Inlet Park. We will be entering the water promptly at 10:10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parking (NO NEED FOR QUARTERS but the parking garage is $10.00 so you may want to carpool) http://www.deerfieldparking.com/coupons With this coupon the parking garage gets cut to $7.00 max charge.

If you need to rent equipment I recommend Dixie Divers of Deerfield Beach- 455 South Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL - (954) 420-0009. They are just south of Hillsborough Blvd on US -1 on the west side of the road (5 or 6 blocks). Come early if you are going to rent, they get backed up if they have a lot of people.

If you decide to buy brand new equipment: Print out a copy of this invite and bring it to Dixie Divers and they will offer you a 15% discount on all equipment purchases for meetup members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hints for purchasing equipment:

To make sure your mask fits place it on the front of your face without the strap on your head and inhale through your nose. If the mask sticks then it fit you. If is falls off, try a different brand it's not sealing to your face. When you get home make sure to scrub out the inside of your mask with regular good old fashioned tooth paste. This removes left over silicon from the manufacturing process and will help to keep your mask from fogging. Always remember to either use "defog" or spit in your mask and rub it around, then dunk it in the ocean once before starting to swim. This will prevent your mask from fogging while your enjoying the sea life.

As usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Craig at[masked] or email me at [masked]

And PLEASE CALL BEFORE 10:00 am IF YOU CAN'T FIND US!!!

I hope to see everyone there!

Thanks,

Craig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions to South Inlet Park. From the North 95 to Palmetto Park road east to A1A (ocean blvd) A1A south. Just after Camino Real Road the park will be on your left. From the South 95 to Hillsbough east Take it to A1A (ocean blvd) and turn north. You will pass the Deerfield beach pier and then after a bunch of Apartment the park will be on your right just after you enter the city of Boca Raton.

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  • mila

    i didn't find album for Blue Heron bridge, so i upload my pictures in Group Alboum

    July 1, 2013

  • mila

    Snorkel at Blue Bride was great, i think, it's best for this season, water was clear and i saw lion fish and much more, thanks Graig for organizing, it's was amazing, love it

    July 1, 2013

  • Ayma M.

    It was super choppy out

    June 30, 2013

  • Ally

    It would be great if we can do a 4th of july snorkel :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Oh no..was looking forward to it :-(

    June 30, 2013

  • Sherrill

    How come?

    June 30, 2013

  • Craig

    Snorkeling is canceled for this morning.

    June 30, 2013

  • Mario D.

    I have a car but am flying solo, if anyone wants to connect and carpool I'd be up for working something out... my number is[masked]

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, did not have time to secure equipment

    June 29, 2013

    • Craig

      You can rent in the morning from Dixi Divers Fran.

      June 29, 2013

  • Carol

    Craig,
    You say to check the meet up board in a.m. 8:30. FYI, the board is to be down tomorrow from 6 to 9:30.
    Is there another way for you to communicate?
    Thank you

    June 29, 2013

    • Ally

      Carol, see craig's post below about that

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • George

    I had a previous commitment which keeps me from tomorrows dive, HOWEVER I live on 19th street just off the beach, the parking lots fill up pretty fast; should anyone need parking txt me at[masked] and I'll make a spot for you at my place.

    June 29, 2013

  • Janis L.

    Do we need flippers/fins or are mask & snorkel sufficient?

    June 28, 2013

    • Barb

      Hi Janis - definitely bring your fins...

      June 29, 2013

    • Janis L.

      Thanks - looks like I have some shopping to do today

      June 29, 2013

  • Ira L.

    Off to Cartagena. Next time!!!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Jessica

    hope the weather holds bc it's pretty stormy right now!

    June 28, 2013

  • Ally

    Anyone in Miami going that I can carpool with?

    June 28, 2013

  • Craig

    Meetup has just announced it will be down for maintenance on Sunday from 6am to 9:30 am.

    Please text me at[masked] after 8:10 am to find out if snorkeling is on or off due to visibility and or weather conditions.
    Thank you!
    Craig

    June 28, 2013

    • mila

      Hi Graig, can i just call you, i don't have text message on my phone

      June 28, 2013

    • Craig

      call or email me Mila but it has to be quick. I'm liable to be slammed with calls and texts.

      June 28, 2013

  • Raymond T.

    Looking forward to meeting you all.

    June 26, 2013

  • Tracey W

    Hey Craig...I was there at 10...didn't see you guys. I also didn't see the whole email regarding exactly where you guys were meeting. I was north of the pier-maybe not far enough? Anyway,sorry I missed it. Hopefully will catch up with you guys another time. Tracey

    June 24, 2013

    • Craig

      Tracey, this event is for this weekend, there was no event scheduled for yesterday due to a forecast for poor weather conditions. My phone number is on all the meet up's I run. Please feel free to call anytime with questions, if you get lost etc...

      June 24, 2013

  • Ira L.

    As long as I don't have to fly off to S America

    June 24, 2013

  • George

    Oppps

    June 24, 2013

  • George

    I'm having a party on Sunday, so I'll be doing Phil Foster park instead.

    June 24, 2013

  • Lili

    This will be a first! Looking forward to it. Thanks!

    June 22, 2013

  • Pat

    Snorkled in Lauderdale last week - good group and lots of fun.

    June 21, 2013

  • mila

    Thanks a lot Graig

    June 21, 2013

  • mila

    Hi Laurie, Please let me know what web side you use for weather condition, thank you

    June 20, 2013

  • Tricia H.

    Hi Craig, I have never swam out to a spot, only used a boat. How long will it take to swim out 150 ft? I am not a strong swimmer.

    June 20, 2013

    • Barb

      Not too long, a minute or two... You will definitely need fins.

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Craig

      Barb is right on target.

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • mila

    Thanks Laurie, for letting me know, i am having so much fan, afraid to miss

    June 20, 2013

  • mila

    Hi Graig, what we going snorkel this weekend?

    June 20, 2013

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