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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: Random Silliness

11APRIL2024: Sunday 1:00pm: Miami: Ace Divers

PHONE NUMBER: 786-241-3194

ADDRESS: 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, 33132

WEBSITE: ace-diving.com

DIVE #1: NEPTUNE WRECK TREK (80’ PLUS) With the help of a scooter (DPV), up to six shipwrecks on the Key Biscayne Wreck Trek may be executed in one recreational dive or a single decompression technical dive. The South Seas (75’), Princess Brittney (85’), Paraiso (70’), Rio Miami (70’), DEMA Trader (70’) and the Proteus (75’) await your adventure! Extended Range Divers might add Sheri-Lyn (110’), Ophelia Brian (110’) and/or the Biscayne (60’). The Tekkies could head due east of Princess Brittney to the Tacoma (135’) and/or further east to the Operation Riverwalk Wreck Trek made up of the M/V Etoile de Mer (135’), M/V Miguana (140’) and the M/V Brandywine (145’), but an underwater diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) is essential. This area is full of amazing animal encounters including Goliath Groupers, sea turtles, stingrays, and in the distance a lurking bull shark. Some of the wrecks in this line up were sunk some time ago so they are covered in corals and sponges which create beautiful habitat for fish and photos.

DIVE #2: CAPTAIN'S CHOICE

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DIVE PLAN: Random Silliness

10APRIL2024: Sunday 9:00am: Key Biscayne: Diver’s Paradise

PHONE NUMBER: 305-361-3483

ADDRESS: 4000 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

WEBSITE: keydivers.com

DIVE #1: 

DIVE #2: CAPTAIN'S CHOICE

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DIVE PLAN: Random Silliness

22JANUARY2024: Saturday 8:30am: Boynton Beach: ScubaTyme

PHONE NUMBER: 954-708-4780

ADDRESS: Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

WEBSITE: southfloridadiving.com

DIVE #1: 

DIVE #2: CAPTAIN'S CHOICE

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DIVE PLAN: Technical Decompression Dive x1 (Private Charter)

06JULY2021: Saturday 8:30am: Miami: Biscayne Charters

PHONE NUMBER: 305-769-8236

ADDRESS: 9 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

WEBSITE: biscaynecharters.com

DIVE #1: 

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DIVE PLAN: Technical Decompression Dive x1 (Private Charter) 

19APRIL2022: Saturday 9:00am: Pompano Beach: DH Scuba

PHONE NUMBER: 954-294-5600

ADDRESS: 840 SE 22nd Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

WEBSITE: dhscuba.com

DIVE #1: 

DIVE #2: 

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DIVE PLAN: Shark Dive x3

23JUNE2021: Wednesday 8:30am: Jupiter: Emerald Charters

PHONE NUMBER: 561-248-8332

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.

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DIVE PLAN: USS Spiegel Grove x2

11DECEMBER2022: Saturday 9:00am: Key Largo: Horizon Divers

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’)

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DIVE PLAN: USNS Vandenberg x2

10SEPTEMBER2022: Saturday 8:30am: Key West: Captain’s Corner

PHONE NUMBER: 305-296-8865

ADDRESS: 631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040

WEBSITE: captainscorner.com

DIVE #1: USNS GENERAL HOYT S VANDENBERG (145’) She is a 522’ retired Air Force missile-tracking ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef off Key West in May 2009. The bottom of the ship's hull rests on sand in depths that average 145’ but the ship is so massive that the superstructure begins about 45 feet below the surface. Last used by the U.S. Air Force to track missiles and spacecraft became the world's second largest intentionally sunk artificial reef. Preparation for sinking had taken months of inspections and cleanup to remove contaminants. Workers hauled off more than a million feet of wire, 1,500 vent gaskets, dozens of watertight steel doors, 81 bags of asbestos, 193 tons of potentially cancer-causing substances, 46 tons of garbage that could come loose and float to the surface, 300 pounds of materials containing mercury and 185 55-gallon drums of paint chips. The cleanup was performed at two Norfolk, Va., shipyards before the boat made the 1,100-mile voyage, arriving in Key West on April 22. Permitting was required from 18 local, state and federal agencies. The Vandenberg began as the Gen. Harry Taylor and was later commissioned by the Army as a transport vessel, ferrying troops and supplies from San Francisco to island bases in the western Pacific Ocean in 1944. In 1945, it carried troops home from Europe near the end of World War II. It was later used by the Navy as a transport ship, and was transferred to the Air Force in 1961, when it was renamed the Vandenberg. For about 20 more years, the ship served as a missile tracker throughout the height of the Cold War and was retired in 1983. The world’s largest intentionally sunk artificial reef is the 888’ USS Oriskany, sunk in 2006 off the coast of Pensacola Beach in the Florida Panhandle. The sinking of the 522’ USNS Vandenberg moves the 510’ Spiegel Grove off Key Largo to third on this impressive list.

DIVE #2: USNS GENERAL HOYT S VANDENBERG (145’)

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DIVE PLAN: 

22OCTOBER2021: Saturday 8:30am: Islamorada: Conch Republic Divers

PHONE NUMBER: 305-852-1655

ADDRESS: 90800 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070

WEBSITE: conchrepublicdivers.com

DIVE #1:

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DIVE PLAN: Lazy Drift Dives
25SEPTEMBER2021: Saturday 10:00am: Jupiter: Kyalami Charters
PHONE NUMBER: 855-575-3483
ADDRESS: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter, FL 33477
WEBSITE: jupiterscubadiving.com
DIVE #1: DRIFT DIVE (80’)
DIVE #2: DRIFT DIVE (80’)

The waters of Jupiter Florida offer some of the most diverse marine life in the world.  From turtle mating season in the spring, the goliath grouper aggregation during late summer, and lemon shark migration in the winter, Jupiter boasts large aquatic life encounters year-round! If that wasn’t enough, don’t forget manta rays, green moray eels, southern stingrays, caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, hammerheads, mola-mola and the occasional whale shark…we’ve got those too!!

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DIVE PLAN: 

07MAY2023: Saturday 8:30am: Miami: Deco Divers
PHONE NUMBER: 305-861-6277
ADDRESS: 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139    

WEBSITE: decodiversmiami.com 

DIVE #1: 
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DIVE PLAN: Random Silliness

13JULY2024: Saturday 10:00am: Pompano Beach: DC Diver

PHONE NUMBER: 305-457-3519

ADDRESS: 3333 Port Royale Drive South, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308

WEBSITE: MyAdventureScuba.com

DIVE #1: DIVER'S CHOICE

DIVE #2: DIVER'S CHOICE

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DIVE PLAN: Randpm Silliness

25APRIL2024: Saturday 8:30am: Pompano Beach: South Florida Diving Headquarters

PHONE NUMBER: 954-783-2299

ADDRESS: 101 North Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

WEBSITE: southfloridadiving.com

DIVE #1: 

DIVE #2: CAPTAIN'S CHOICE

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DIVE PLAN: Technical Decompression Dive x1

11OCTOBER2022: Sunday 9:00am: Stuart: Stuart Scuba 

PHONE NUMBER: 772-600-8288

ADDRESS: Manatee Park Port Salerno, 4358 SE Bayview St, Stuart, FL 34997

WEBSITE: stuartscuba.com

DIVE #1:

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DIVE PLAN: Technical Decompression Dive x1

08JUNE2022: Thursday 8:00am: Pensacola: Dayo Scuba

PHONE NUMBER: 321-662-3090

ADDRESS: 723 Executive Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789

WEBSITE: Dayo Scuba

DIVE #1: USS ORISKANY (210’) A one-of-a-kind diving experience, this sunken aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is the largest artificial reef in the world. In 2006 a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team detonated 500 pounds of C-4 explosive charges strategically placed on 22 sea connection pipes in various machinery spaces. The ship sank stern first 37 minutes after detonation into the Gulf of Mexico. As was intended, the ship came to rest lying upright. Built shortly after World War II, the “Mighty O” served primarily in the Pacific, earning two battle stars for service in the Korean War and ten battle stars for service in the Vietnam War. USS Oriskany was sunk in 2006, 22 miles south of Pensacola in more than 200 feet of water. Nicknamed “the Great Carrier Reef,” the site is one of the most popular diving destinations in the United States. With a myriad of pelagic and sedentary marine life, opportunities for underwater video and photography are superb. Water depth to the top of the ship is 80 feet, and the flight deck is at 145 feet. There’s plenty of ship to explore above 100 feet, making this a unique dive for a variety of skill levels.

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