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Lake Phoenix Dive Weekend with the Richmond Dive Club
Greetings divers and non-divers! Are you ready to dive or just hang with people that have a passion for diving? Join your DC/VA/MD area Scuba friends & family at Lake Phoenix, Rawlings Virginia from June 23rd to 24th. This is a family friendly diver/non-diver friendly 2 day event. Day one includes a morning safety brief at our dive meet-up pavilion (Approx. 9 a.m.), fun diving, few guided dives, non-dive activities like volleyball, horseshoes, evening BBQ, Bonfire with S’mores and music (bring a guitar if you have skills) and good company. Day 2 starts with a hearty breakfast, meet & greet with Richmond Dive Club and culminates with more fun diving. Need a refresher/tune-up, interested in upgrading your certification or looking for a new specialty, there may be instructors that you can pre-coordinate with prior to trip and build into your weekend plan - ask me for details. How much does it cost? Based on my discussions with the Park staff, I will cover all cost and you can pay me at check-out that way I can possibly spread some of the savings to the group with the punch card system. Here are approximate prices based on what you decide to do and if we have good numbers: Friday Night Early Arrival - No entry charge for first night if arriving after 6 p.m. – Campsite Charge Only. $7.00/Day for Visitors (Non-Divers) – $25.00/Day for Park Entry No Tank/ No Air (Good if you bring your own tanks). Airfills are $8.50 if you bring your own tank. $40.00/Day for Park Entry/Tank/Unlimited Air Need Gear – They Have a 2 day Gear Rental/Unlimited Air Package – see online link and make reservation ahead of time or check with your local shop. $11.00/Day for Camp Site No Electricity - If you need a campsite w/Electricity, you must reserve online ahead of time. I will have a site w/electricity for those wishing to charge devices like cameras and phones. I will cover the Pavilion at reservation and just add a few dollars at check-out to offset the cost based on number of divers. Tent, Pop-ups, RVs, your vehicle are all options at this campground. In addition, there are a few hotels within 30 miles of the park – one is 5 minutes and offers bare basic comforts. Military - check out MWR for gear. Lake Phoenix is a great place to dive – See Site for Details: Meals: Here is what I plan to coordinate for – your cost $25.00 for 4 meals. Friday Dinner – BYO Food. For those coming early, I will have a grill set up or eat locally. Saturday Breakfast: Juice, Muffins, Bagels & Cream Cheese Saturday Lunch - Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit, Potato Salad Saturday Dinner - BBQ includes Burgers & Brawtz/HotDogs, Salad, Baked Beans, Corn Sunday Breakfast - Eggs, French Toast or Pancakes, Links, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Yogurt, Fruit, Juice Bring snacks and other foods/beverages as you wish. (Shopping Completed Night before Based on Final Numbers). Let me know if you do not plan to participate in the meal plan please. LEGAL: Online Park Waiver and Mandatory Video needs to be completed/watched by everyone (Diver and Non-Divers) prior to our trip - NLT 20 June Please. Takes 10 minutes and your good for the season! I will poll everyone a week out to make sure this is complete to avoid delays and charges day of arrival. Everyone: Scuba/Visitor Park Waiver: You do not have to do both days - weekend is yours so choose what works best for you. I will probably go up Friday evening to set-up and you’re welcome to do so as well. Plan is to exit park NLT 3:00 p.m. on Sunday to avoid crazy Sunday traffic – that said, you can come and go as you please. If interested, please acknowledge at your earliest convenience so I can start locking in reservations and building our Dive Club Manifest - Everyone in our group needs to be on manifest to receive savings. You can pay me by Check or Cash on the last day based on what you signed up for. See you Soon! Best Regards, Mike & Rock!

Lake Phoenix

1 Rawlings Drive · Rawlings, VA

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