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Ask about Local Dive Sites, Florida Keys Hot Spots, Shark Dives, Caribbean Destinations, and International Dive Bucket-List Plans. Reach out via Facebook at facebook.com/tyler.mahler.9 or via email at MyAdventureScuba@aol.com for the latest and greatest dive plans! We will customize a dive experience to meet your needs, budget, skill level, and assist to check sites off your personal bucket list.

 

DIVE PLAN: Sheri-Lyn Wreck Trek Technical Decompression Dive

15AUGUST2020: Saturday 8:30am: Miami: Deco Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139         

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

SITE #1: MIGUANA (140') This 101’ former garbage scow was converted to carry dry cargo before she was seized as part of Operation Riverwalk when Customs Inspectors and the Florida Highway Patrol officers found 125 pounds of cocaine worth over $1 million wholesale aboard. The cocaine was initially discovered when "Bandit," a U.S. Customs drug detection dog, and "SPEC," a Florida Highway Patrol drug detection dog, alerted to the presence of cocaine near two propane tanks at the stern of the ship. While examining the tanks Inspectors discovered they were not properly connected to the galley stove, contained no propane gas, and were unusually heavy. An examination of the bottom of those tanks revealed that the bottoms had been cut and patched with a Bondo type material in an apparent effort to hide the illegal cargo. The United States Customs Service sunk three cargo ships previously used to smuggle drugs into South Florida via the Miami River (M/V Brandywine, M/V Miguana and the M/V Etoile de Mer) to create the "U.S. Customs Reef”, a living monument to honor those who protect America's boarders and coastlines- past, present and future. Miguana now rests between the larger Brandywine, which can be found by swimming east off the stern, and the Etoile de Mer, which lies west off the Miguana’s bow. The wreck has easy access into its interior where divers can view the engine.

THEN SITE #2: ETOILE DE MER (135') The “Star of the Sea” is 80’ steel hulled fishing vessel converted to an inter-island freighter used to carry dry cargo. In 2001 while moored on the Miami River, Customs Inspectors received an anonymous tip about suspicious activity onboard. Officials found 186 pounds of cocaine, worth $1.5 million wholesale. The cocaine was discovered on the main deck of the ship in two duffel bags hidden in a false wall between the cargo hold and the engine room. The United States Customs Service sunk three cargo ships previously used to smuggle drugs into South Florida via the Miami River (M/V Brandywine, M/V Miguana and the M/V Etoile de Mer) to create the "U.S. Customs Reef”, a living monument to honor those who protect America's boarders and coastlines- past, present and future. It’s a short swim east off the bow to reach the bow of the Miguana. The Tacoma is approximately 500 feet to the northwest.

AND FINALLY, SITE #3: SHERI LYN (110') She is a 235’ freighter that took 400 pounds of explosives to bring down. Dutch-built, she carried a small crew as she was launched in 1952 and used for shipping. When she had been docked for several years without use, it was assumed that this ship was abandoned, and ownership was gained by the Department of Environmental Resource Management. The vessel took a hard hit from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and was spread across a wide area. Her bow lies 60 feet away from the rest of the wreck. This allowed for increased marine life to inhabit the remains. Although prior to this she was intact and upright, she now has a larger variety of sea life. She has many foot holes cut through bulkheads that allow for exploration. South of the bow lies 50 Chevron tanks, each 30 feet long and 8 feet in diameter with the ends cut off. Twenty cement-mixer tanks also lie nearby. The variety of wreckage provides home to large amounts of pelagic life. She rests closely between, but slightly offshore of the Paraiso and the Princess Brittney.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

16AUGUST2020: Sunday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

17AUGUST2020: Monday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

19AUGUST2020: Wednesday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

20AUGUST2020: Thursday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

24AUGUST2020: Monday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

26AUGUST2020: Wednesday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: USCG Duane x2

28AUGUST2020: Friday 9:00am: Key Largo: Horizon Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 8:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-453-3535

ADDRESS: 105800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

WEBSITE: horizondivers.com

DIVE #1: USCG DUANE (130') She is a 329-foot cutter that was decommissioned on August 1st, 1985, as the oldest active U.S. military vessel. The ship was intentionally sunk on November 27, 1987, to create an artificial reef. This ship was sunk deep down to ensure that it would not conflict with navigation in the area. The Duane lies outside of the reef line and can have a ripping current. Because of its deep depth and strong currents this is a dive for advanced SCUBA divers with wreck-diving experience. Many consider the Duane to be the perfect wreck dive. Before sinking, the ship's hatches were opened, and the holds pumped full of water to sink the ship. The Duane sits upright on the sandy bottom at 120 feet offering nearly 70 feet of relief. On clear days the outline of the hull can be seen from far above. The crow's nest and mast become visible just 50-60 feet below the surface. Many decks and rooms were intentionally left open to allow divers room to explore the interior of the cutter. Bring a dive light if you plan to penetrate the interior. The hull structure is completely intact with the original rudders, screws, railings, ladders and ports. This wreck is even more impressive because the waters are so clear that visibility is often 100 feet. It is closer to the Gulfstream than most wrecks and reefs and some very large fish such as barracuda, amberjack, and cobia are often spotted swimming around the wreck.

DIVE #2: USCG DUANE (130')

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

29AUGUST2020: Saturday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: USS Spiegel Grove x2

29AUGUST2020: Saturday 9:00am: Key Largo: Horizon Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 8:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-453-3535

ADDRESS: 105800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

WEBSITE: horizondivers.com

DIVE #1: USS SPIEGEL GROVE (140’) In 2002, the USS Spiegel Grove was the largest vessel ever intentionally sunk. She is a 510’ landing ship dock. To give a better visual understanding of the immensity of this ship, she is roughly equivalent in length to two football fields. Named after President Rutherford B. Hayes's Ohio estate, she was launched in 1955. The sinking of the Spiegel Grove is an extraordinary tale. Her sinking was scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2002 at approximately 2:00pm. However, she had a mind of her own and prematurely began to sink, rolled over, and remained upside down for several days with her bow protruding from the water. A salvage team managed to fully sink the vessel three weeks later, but she came to rest on her starboard side rather than keel-down as hoped. Later efforts to right the ship failed despite the best efforts of all involved, including two very determined tugs. Then three years later, much to the surprise of the entire diving community, Hurricane Dennis righted the 510’ ship with seas over 20’ and a driving current. She now rests with her keel in the sand, fully dignified and ready for new adventures! The Spiegel Grove is the backbone of the artificial reef system that has formed in this area. Algae, sponges and coral mingle with 130 species of fish to create enormous biodiversity in this region. Divers may see Goliath Grouper, barracuda, large jacks, and a large colony of gobies. Mooring buoys allow divers an easy tie-in and a steady hold. The lines are attached to the ship and allow divers to travel down them until they reach the hull. This is a very popular site. Divers will need multiple dives to become oriented and it may take countless dives for one to be able to experience all that this massive vessel has to offer. This is a great dive for using multi-level diving techniques and offers an incredible opportunity for exploration and excitement. This is a dive not to be missed. The reef formation that has arisen is impressive and has fostered growth of much pelagic life.

DIVE #2: USS SPIEGEL GROVE (140’)

 

DIVE PLAN: Shipwrecks!

30AUGUST2020: Sunday 8:30am: Pompano: South Florida Diving Headquarters 

DIVE INFO: Check in at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 800-771-3483

ADDRESS: 125 North Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

WEBSITE: southfloridadiving.com

DIVE #1: LADY LUCK (125’) This 324’ sewage tanker rises to nearly to 60’ from the surface at her mast. The Lady Luck has been prepared so that divers can explore 16 staterooms, the captain’s deck, galley, engine room, and the tanker holding bays. You might notice on your descent the Lady Luck logo on each side of her stack, welcoming you to the world's first underwater casino complete with a mermaid waitress, giant dice, octopus dealers, slot machines and card sharks alike. You can swim down and find an open seat at a table to gamble and have a great photo opportunity. Be careful your dealer may be a little fishy! The ship's web of pipes and structures makes for a great fish haven and back drop. Stop by the bridge for a panoramic view of the ship. Scuttled in 2016 thanks to generous donations from the Isle Casino and the City of Pompano Beach.

DIVE #2: CAPTAIN’S CHOICE

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

01SEPTEMBER2020: Tuesday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

02SEPTEMBER2020: Wednesday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

DIVE INFO: Check in at the dock at 7:30am

PHONE NUMBER: 561-575-3483

ADDRESS: 25 Coastal Way Jupiter, FL 33477

WEBSITE: emeraldcharters.com

DIVE #1: SHARK DRIFT DIVE (90’)

DIVE #2: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

DIVE #3: SHARK WRECK DIVE (80’)

Emerald Charters knows how to find the sharks. In Jupiter, sharks are seen on a regular basis. While there is no guarantee that sharks are spotted on every dive (since they are wild Pelagic creatures), a variety of sharks are almost always seen with bull sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks, and lemon sharks as some of the more common sightings. These drift dives off Jupiter’s coast are like no other around. There’s generally a swift current with clear blue waters. Nitrox certification is required before you set your sights on this great dive experience with Emerald Charters.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: REEF 's 11th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival & 2020 Series Finale

WEBSITE: REEF’S 2020 Lionfish Derby & Festival & Series

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

10SEPTEMBER2020: Thursday 5:30pm: Online

DERBY DAY

11SEPTEMBER2020 THRU 13SEPTEMBER2020: Friday Sunrise thru Sunday 10am

     Friday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Sunday 10:00am: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring stations

There will be a CONTACTLESS drop station at both the REEF Campus (Key Largo) and Mote Marine Laboratory in Summerland Key. Drop off times are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and the lionfish must be dropped off no later than 10AM Sunday September 13th.

Additional details and registration can be found at…     

     REEF Website

     REEF Facebook Page

 

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLD THE DATE - Miami Lionfish Derby Series

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

25SEPTEMBER2020: Friday 6:30pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains and all team members are encouraged to attend

     The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat

     Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed

DERBY DAY

26SEPTEMBER2020: Saturday Sunrise thru 5pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Saturday 5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station

     Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings

          Awards will immediately follow scoring    

          Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 5:00pm

 

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLD THE DATE - Miami Lionfish Derby Series

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

16OCTOBER2020: Friday 6:30pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains and all team members are encouraged to attend

     The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat

     Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed

DERBY DAY

17OCTOBER2020: Saturday Sunrise thru 5pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                               

     Saturday 5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station

     Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings

          Awards will immediately follow scoring    

          Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 5:00pm

 

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLD THE DATE - Miami Lionfish Derby Series

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

20NOVEMBER2020: Friday 6:30pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains and all team members are encouraged to attend

     The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat

     Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed

DERBY DAY

21NOVEMBER2020: Saturday Sunrise thru 5pm: Miami: TBD

ADDRESS: TBD

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                               

     Saturday 5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station

     Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings

          Awards will immediately follow scoring    

          Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 5:00pm