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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: Decompression Tech Dive x1

25APRIL2020: Saturday 8:00am: Miami: Deco Divers

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

PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277

ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami, Florida 33139         

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com

DIVE #1: SIR SCOTT (220’) This 250’ general cargo freighter was built in 1958 and carried her shipments under Spanish, Panamanian and Greek ownership until 1984 when her new Cayman Islands owner stripped her of engine parts and anything aboard of any value and left her abandoned in the Miami River. She was acquired and donated to Miami-Dade County to be sunk as an artificial reef. Following a detonation of several hundred pounds of dynamite, she now rests upright and intact south of Fowey Rocks and three miles east of the Ragged Keys and has developed into a spectacular deep-water reef.

 

DIVE PLAN: US Navy Shipwreck Trek via PRIVATE CHARTER

02MAY2020: Saturday 8:00am: Stuart: Stuart Scuba 

DIVE INFO: Check in at 8:00am

PHONE NUMBER: 305-457-3519Book directly with Tyler at Adventure Charters

ADDRESS: Pirate’s Cove Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St, Stuart, FL 34997

WEBSITE: stuartscuba.com

DIVE #1: USS MULIPHEN (180’) This Andromeda Class (AKA-61) attack cargo vessel served in WWII and most notably supported the invasions at Okinawa and Iwo Jima. After the war, she saw service in the South Pacific and Alaska. In 1969, she was designated LKA-61 and eventually decommissioned in 1970. The Mighty Mule, as she was called, ended her 26-year career as the longest continuous active-duty vessel in the history of the US Navy. She’s a massive vessel, largely upright and intact, but the 2004 hurricane season split her in two pieces. With a starboard list, the main deck of this 460’ wreck rises to 145’ on the portside and 160’ on the port side. Numerous cargo compartment and her superstructure make for extensive penetration potential. Her bow points eastward making her an easy target with generally northbound currents.

DIVE #2: USS RANKIN (135’) Commissioned in 1945, this 460’ Tolland Class attack cargo ship (AKA-103) was designed to carry troops, landing craft and supplies. She was involved in both the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns during WWII. In 1958, the Rankin participated in the amphibious force that landed 5,000 U.S. marines at Beirut, Lebanon at the request from the Lebanese Government to avert a civil war. She also operated in Cuban waters during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ultimately, she was scuttled six miles off St. Lucie Inlet in 1988 as an artificial reef. In 2004, Hurricane Francis significantly impacted the wreck by breaking the vessel in half and devastating the forward sections. However, the stern section remains largely intact. Divers reach the wreck's superstructure at 70 feet, while her main deck is at 95 feet. Because of the location of the wreck, dive conditions vary a great deal. Sometimes the current from the flowing gulf stream can make it difficult for divers to explore the wreck comfortably, but on other dives the current may be slight. The visibility here is often excellent, and a wide assortment of sea life frequents the area.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLD THE DATE - Miami Lionfish Derby Series

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

08MAY2020: 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

09MAY2020: 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 – 2nd Annual Key West Lionfish Derby

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

22MAY2020: Friday 6:30pm: Key West: 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

23MAY2020: Saturday Sunrise thru 5pm: Key West: 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: 10th Annual Woody Foundation Lionfish Bash

WEBSITE: info@woodyfoundation.org

ABOUT: The 10th Annual Woody Foundation Lionfish Bash is back in action in Coconut Grove! The Woody Foundation is hosting their ninth annual Lionfish Bash fishing tournament at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove on June 22nd. The main purpose for the Lionfish Bash is to raise funds and awareness for the spinal cord injured community as well as Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital. The Lionfish Bash tournament is a family event hosted in Coconut Grove with an aim is to clean up the reefs by getting rid of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish. This species has made a new home all over South Florida. Over the past five years, the Lionfish Bash has removed more than 2,000 lionfish from the waters and reefs, while it has also raised more than $145,000 for The Woody Foundation.

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

19JUNE2020: Friday 5:30pm: Coconut Grove: Monty’s in the Coconut Grove

ADDRESS: 2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133

     5:30pm: Event Starts/ Bar Opens

     6:30pm: Welcome and Thank You Run Down

     6:45pm: Lionfish Safety Tutorial

     7:00pm: Door prize raffle

DERBY DAY

20JUNE2020: Saturday: Sunrise: Coconut Grove: Coral Reef Yacht Club

ADDRESS: 2484 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133

     Diving: Sunrise-5pm, All over Biscayne Bay

     Weigh in: 3:00-5pm at Coral Reef Yacht Club

     Cocktail Hour: starts at 7pm, Coral Reef Yacht Club

     Awards Dinner: starts at 7:45pm, Coral Reef Yacht Club

     Awards Dinner afterparty: 11pm, Location: Monty’s in Coconut Grove

 

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLD THE DATE - Miami Lionfish Derby Series

WEBSITE: Adventure Scuba

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

26JUNE2020: 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

27JUNE2020: 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: REEF 's 9th Annual Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby

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

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

17JULY2020: 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

18JULY2020 THRU 19JULY2020: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Islamorada: Founder’s Park

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

     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

14AUGUST2020: 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

15AUGUST2020: 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: REEF 's 11th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival & 2020 Series Finale

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

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

11SEPTEMBER2020: Friday 6:30pm: Islamorada: Postcard Inn Resort & Marina

ADDRESS: 84001 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

12SEPTEMBER2020 THRU 13SEPTEMBER2020: Saturday Sunrise thru Sunday 5pm: Islamorada: Postcard Inn Resort & Marina

ADDRESS: 84001 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