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DIVE PLAN: Decompression Tech Dive x1

28JUNE2019: Friday 10:00am: Boynton Beach: The Dive Boat

DIVE INFO: Check in at 9:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-457-3519

WEBSITE: MyAdventureScuba.com

ADDRESS: Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

DIVE #1: SKYCLIFFE (200’) Built in Japan in 1961, the Erimo Maru was a 318’ coastal freighter that changed hands in 1977 and was renamed Sea Venture and sold again in 1983 and sailed as Skycliffe. After experiencing issues in New Orleans, she was purchased for use as an artificial reef and towed to Fort Lauderdale for cleaning and sinking off Boynton Beach. At a cost of $150,000, she was the largest and most expensive Palm Beach artificial reef project to date. She sits upright in 200’ and her massive superstructure rises 70’ from the bottom. The engine room is massive and a large access hatch allows access to the interior. The wreck has abundant marine life and is popular with fishermen who have inadvertently decorated the shipwreck with an abundant amount of monofilament line.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: REEF 's 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby

WEBSITE: REEF’S 2019 Lionfish Derby & Festival & Series

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

28JUNE2019: Friday 6:30pm: Fort Lauderdale: 15th Street Fisheries

ADDRESS: 1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

     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

29JUNE2019 THRU 30JUNE2019: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Fort Lauderdale: 15th Street Fisheries

ADDRESS: 1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Sunday 5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station (dock at Sharkey's Pub & Galley)

     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

          Sharkey's will be offering lionfish tastings and drink specials open to public.

 

DIVE PLAN: Water Tower Reef Decompression Dive x1

04JULY2019: Thursday 8:30am: Miami: Deco Divers

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

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139       

DIVE #1: WATER TOWER REEF (170’) This iconic retired Miami Beach water tower has been lying on the bottom at 170' next to an impressive looking 195’ barge with 65' of relief since 1997. There is considerable debris inside the barge, mostly consisting of the support structure from the water tower.

 

DIVE PLAN: 4th of July Night Dives x2 and Fireworks!

04JULY2019: Thursday 6:30pm: Miami: Deco Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 5:30pm

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139       

DIVE #1: PRINCESS BRITTANY (85') This 165’ general cargo freighter was seized by Customs and Border Protection in 2002 during Operation River Walk when more than 156 pounds of cocaine were found hidden underneath the deck inside the engine room. The expected value of these drugs was $1.3 million. The forfeited vessel was subsequently cleaned and scuttled in 2003 off Key Biscayne. Sea life immediately found this wreck and made it their new home. Barracudas in large numbers and giant basket stars are a couple of the organisms that are often seen by divers who explore this site. She currently rests upright and intact, and in close proximity to other artificial reefs, such as the South Seas, which lies 250 feet to the southwest.

DIVE #2: PIPES (45') This is actually a "secret spot." These left-over sewer pipes were disposed of just offshore south of Government Cut where they have sort of "stacked up" on top of each other in about 55 feet of water. The growth on the structures is incredible as the open pipes allow uninhibited flow of water and thus nutrients. Oysters, clams, sponges and the associated invertebrates are abundant and growing not only on the outside, but all along the inside of the pipes. Fish congregate on the adjacent reef and moray eels and lobster are a common occurrence here. The inside of the pipes is literally full of gorgonians attached to the sides, making it difficult, but not impossible to swim through. Yes, the pipes are large enough for a diver to comfortably navigate. It is truly amazing how these discarded sewer pipes have turned into a base for prolific life. These all-concrete pipes not only attract varied and numerous marine-life to the area, but if placed closer to shore would also prevent the erosion of the sand beach.

 

DIVE PLAN: Tenneco Towers & the M60 Army Tanks

05JULY2019: Friday 8:00am: Miami: Deco Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 7:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139       

DIVE #1: TENNECO TOWERS (110') This is the largest artificial reef in SE Florida and was created in 1985 when the Tenneco Oil Company sank five large sections of oil production platforms. The decommissioned oil platforms were transported by barge and sunk in a straight east-west line, each a little deeper than the next. Three of the platforms are within recreational diving limits. The smallest of the three platforms rests at 97’ feet of water and rises to 65’. The two larger platforms are in 110’ and top out at 60’. The second platform lies about 100 yards from the first, and the third is about another 85 yards away. The two deep water sections lie in 190’ and rise to 80’. When Hurricane Andrew stuck in August 1992, it caused the two deep towers to list at close to a 45-degree angle. The flow of tides and currents that move freely through the site gave almost instant growth to a jungle of soft coral that has since covered the entire wreck. Many large pelagic fish can be found at the wreck along with queen angels, Spanish hogfish, and the occasional turtle.

DIVE #2: ARMY TANKS (45’) In 1994 the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) placed two M60 Army Tanks and 1060 tons of limerock boulders. The result is an area prolific with life. Lobsters are abundant both on the tanks and within the boulders where they can easily hide from their predators. Although the tanks have only been underwater for a short period of time, they look as if they have been here since the last World War. They have an incredible amount of growth, including spiny oysters, sponges and both a variety of hard and soft corals.

 

DIVE PLAN: C-One & the M60 Army Tanks

06JULY2019: Saturday 8:00am: Miami: Deco Divers

DIVE INFO: Check in at the shop at 7:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139       

DIVE #1: C-ONE (70’) This 110-foot long tug was purchased in 1990 by the Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management for use as an artificial reef. The aged tug was stripped of her engine and fittings and towed by the tug Captain Donald from Jacksonville to Miami in preparation for her scuttling. Approximately five miles southeast of the Fort Pierce Inlet, the 60-foot long Captain Donald began taking on water, which flooded her engine room causing the three crew members to abandon ship and the Captain Dan quickly sank beneath them. All were rescued without injury. The still floating C-One was eventually towed to Miami following the dramatic and somewhat ironic event. She was sunk in 70’ off Haulover Inlet in the vicinity of several other artificial reefs. The C-One is straddled by the tug Lady Carmen to the west and the tug White Coast to the east. The two sections of the 155-foot freighter Conception can be found less than 200 feet to the north. Additionally, a 90-foot barge and numerous concrete modules lie a short distance to the southeast.

DIVE #2: ARMY TANKS (45’) In 1994 the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) placed two M60 Army Tanks and 1060 tons of limerock boulders. The result is an area prolific with life. Lobsters are abundant both on the tanks and within the boulders where they can easily hide from their predators. Although the tanks have only been underwater for a short period of time, they look as if they have been here since the last World War. They have an incredible amount of growth, including spiny oysters, sponges and both a variety of hard and soft corals.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: REEF 's 4th Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby

WEBSITE: REEF’S 2019 Lionfish Derby & Festival & Series

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

12JULY2019: Friday 6:30pm: Sarasota: MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

ADDRESS: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

     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

13JULY2019 THRU 14JULY2019: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Sarasota: MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

ADDRESS: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Sunday 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

          6th Annual Lionfish Culinary Competition hosted by Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

 

SPECIAL EVENT: REEF 's 9th Annual Palm Beach Lionfish Derby

WEBSITE: REEF’S 2019 Lionfish Derby & Festival & Series

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

02AUGUST2019: Friday 6:30pm: Palm Beach: Loggerhead Marine Life Center

ADDRESS: 14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

     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

03AUGUST2019 THRU 04AUGUST2019: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Palm Beach: Loggerhead Marine Life Center

ADDRESS: 14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Sunday 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: REEF 's 10th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival & 2019 Series Finale

WEBSITE: REEF’S 2019 Lionfish Derby & Festival & Series

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

13SEPTEMBER2019: Friday 6:30pm: Islamorada: Founder’s Park

ADDRESS: 87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

     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

14SEPTEMBER2019 THRU 15SEPTEMBER2019: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Islamorada: Founder’s Park

ADDRESS: 87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

     Saturday Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                              

     Sunday 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