2006 - E-Mail

16-Apr-06 Anyone for a Sunday West Palm Dive with the Irishman? Irishman@Sprynet.com

13-16 April [ This Weekend ] - Key Largo, 2 Dive Trips, Overnight for $250!!
Leaving Cocoa Beach 9am Thurs. Arrive at Port Largo Villas condos around 2pm. Spending 2 nites.
Thurs 2:30 to 3:30 Touring " Reef Foundation " Central station
4 to 5 Touring NOAA's Aquarius Ground Station
Fri 9 to 11 Dive Jules Lagoon with the underwater hotel
12:30 to 5:30 Ocean Divers Reef dive, 2 tanks
Sat 7:30 to 12:30 Ocean Divers Reef dive, 2 tanks
Cost $250 includes accommodations, dives, tanks, air and weights
Other plans can be made if I know by noon Thurs which includes more dives, additional days wreck dives etc (wreck dives must AOW) at additional costs
Joe Bartoszek (cudachaser), 321-783-8070, 321-537-9751 (cell)

21-23 April Fri Sun OceanFest in Lauderdale http://www.oceanfest.com
All kinds of dive equipment, trips and prizes!
22 April Sat E-Divers morning dive on Narcosis in West Palm
divergirl4u@yahoo.com or make reservations on Narcosis at 866 627-2674
23 April Sun Irishman's going to OceanFest

30 April Sun EARTHDAY AND BEACH DIVE CLEANUP at Pepper Park
The Coral Reef Alliance Earth Day http://www.coralreefalliance.org/divein/Organizing the Beach Dive Reef Cleanup:
http://www.coral.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=166
Meet at Pepper Park in Ft Pierce [ next to the UDT Seal Museum Assn Inc 3300 N Highway A1a, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 ] which is about 55 miles south of Eau Gallie and A1A on A1A.
Meet at 8:00 am, hit the water by 9:00 am, one tank dive, bring your lunch for Party Afterwards
There's a nice beach with rest rooms and life guards , so family's are invited.
2005 Dive Trip Report: http://www.irishmansoftware.com/apr23-05_BD_PP.htm
2005 Pepper Park Pictures: http://www.irishmansoftware.com/apr23-05_BD_PP_pics.htm
1ST Beach Dive of the Season WE NEED A GOOD TURNOUT AT THIS CLEANUP / DIVE
I'll bring my Dive Kayak for playing with.

19-21 May Fri Sun Key Largo Wreck & Reef Dives
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/key_largo_wreck_dives.htm
Friday and Saturday nights at Ocean Point: http://www.oceanpointesuites.com/
Dive with Conch Republic http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com/
Wrecks may include the Speigle Grove, Duane and the Eagle.
Advanced Cert and/or recent dives to 80 ft required.
Call Brenda at Conch Republic at 800) 274-DIVE(3483)Toll Free for details

14-16 July Fri Sun Key Largo Wreck Diving
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/key_largo_wreck_dives.htm
Friday and Saturday nights at Ocean Point: http://www.oceanpointesuites.com/
Dive with Conch Republic http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com/
http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com/ScubaBoardConchRepublic/SBCRD.htm
Wrecks may include the Speigle Grove, Duane and the Eagle.
Advanced Cert and/or recent dives to 80 ft required.
Call Brenda at Conch Republic at 800) 274-DIVE(3483)Toll Free for details

Associated Dive Shops and Links

Hatts Dive Shop, 2006 Front St, Melbourne, 321-676-1330, HattsDiving@cfl.rr.com

Sea Level Scuba , 1701 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, 321-255-1825
April 21, 22, 23 Spiegal Grove , 4 dives, 1 night, $249 / $289
April 29 - 30, South Beach, 4 dives inc air, 1 night, $170, 2 Sat afternoon, 2 Sun morn
May 19 - 21, Key West, 4 morning dives, 2 nights, air,$289
June 3 - 10 , Belize , $1785 + 0-15% Gratuity, Depart tax $35, NITORX $15 per, party $15

SeaDragons Dive Shop , 265 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, 321-639-9233, Titusville 264-2961
Saturday, April 15th 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters West Palm Beach
Saturday, April 15th 6:30pm Night Dive Narcosis Dive Charters West Palm Beach
These are all two tank trips. The cost is $45 (equipment rental and tanks extra).

E-Divers, Yahoo go to Groups, go to E-Divers . This is a Great Group of Experienced Divers mostly between West Palm and Miami that dive many times a week!

The KSC Barracudas also has a Nekton Pilot trip . We're going out July 8th-15th. We have 3 spaces left-one for a single guy and two for whoever wants to pair up in a cabin. Cost is $1716-and possibly less if you fill our trip, since we get one free with the 10th person and we split that up among the group. We are diving the Northwest Bahamas (Mt.Olympus and the Gingerbreads) and leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, so no air is involved. If interested, email Beth Shaffer (bbshaffr@aol.com) or call me at 453-6522. Beth

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To Dive or Not To Dive - Look at the winds:
Wind...
E 10- 15. .. not pleasant
N 10- 15 ... kinda bumpy
NE 10- 15 ... downright snotty
S 10- 15 ... may be tolerable
W 10- 15 ... TIME TO GET WET!!

Hope this helps...

A 15 knot East wind will generate 6 ft waves in West Palm and a "Good" Dive Boat will not go out! Wind Forecast at NOAA at: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS52.KMFL.html

The Irishman Software's, West Melbourne, Florida

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