2006 - E-Mail

BEACH DIVE AND CLEANUP AT PEPPER PARK THIS SUNDAY!
Beach Dive Pepper Park: The Coral Reef Alliance Earth Day 2006 Earth Day Week .
Note: There will be several clubs diving on these weekends including the Bacardi Limon Beach Dive Team at Pepper Park
The Bacardi Limon Beach Dive Team / Earth Day will attempt a Beach Dive at a Beach Dive / Snorkel and reef cleanup at Pepper Park on Sunday, April 30, meeting at 8:00 am [ meet at 8:00, enter water at 9:00 am ]. 2005 Dive Trip Report , 2005 Pics .
Bring a lunch, picnic [ and rum toast ] to follow. This is a FAMILY EVENT, there's a nice beach, life guards, showers and rest rooms! Bring your beach blanket, umbrella and other toys! [ no motorized boats allowed ]

Due to the prediction of Easterly Winds , it is doubtful that we will be able to dive. I will still be there on the beach [ Look for the Irish Flag ] with my dive gear and kayak. Your still welcome to come down to help with the beach cleanup and / or to sit on the beach, swim, sip some rum, relax, get some rays etc. If by chance the conditions are good for diving, I will keep with the 9:00 am water entry. E-Mail me at Irishman@Sprynet.com for my cell number if you'd like a current status. Carpooling is available, I can take several in my Van leaving from I-95 and Eau Gallie.

NOAA Winds Prediction from:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS52.KMFL.html

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS NEAR SHORE
AND UP TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

And as you'll remember: To Dive or Not To Dive - Look at the winds:

[ For Boat Diving ] Wind...
N 10- 15 ... kinda bumpy
NE 10- 15 ... downright snotty
E 10- 15. .. not pleasant
SE 10 - 15 not pleasant
S 10 - 15 ... may be tolerable
W 10 - 15 ... TIME TO GET WET!!

[ For Beach Diving ] Wind...
N 5 - ... Maybe *
NE 5 - ... Don't Go, Zero Vis, Dangerous Entry/Exit
E 5 -. .. Don't Go, Zero Vis, Dangerous Entry/Exit
SE 5 - Don't Go, Zero Vis, Dangerous Entry/Exit
S 5 - ... Maybe *
W 10 - 15 ... TIME TO GET WET!!
Maybe * = Look at the Jupiter CAM at: http://www.jupiterflorida.com/
If you see any waves, don't go Beach Diving!

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!

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Upcoming Meetings:

3-May, 1st Wednesday of the month: Space Coast Descender's Dive Club, Bunkies Raw Bar, on A1A in Satellite Beach, 7:00 PM, Side Room. Come on over and see the "New" Bunkies, sip a brew, have some wings and talk diving! Info at 321-951-5163 or Irishman@Sprynet.com.

9-May, 2nd Tuesday of the month: Palm Beach County Reef Research Team, West Palm [PBCRRT], http://www.pbcrrt.org/

16-May, 3rd Tuesday of the month: Barracudas Dive Club, Tues, 15-Nov, 7:00 PM, Merritt Island Public Library, Courtney Parkway in Merritt Island. http://kscbarracudas.org/

16-May, 3rd Tuesday of the month: Water-loggers Dive Club meets at Beef O'Bradys in Melbourne, at Wickham and Lake Washington at 6:30 PM. Water-loggers is associated with Sea Level Scuba Dive Shop in Melbourne

17-May, 3rd Wed of the month, Space Coast Paddler's - your local kayak club, Eau Gallie Public Library [ Eau Gallie and the River in Melbourne, side room, 7:00 PM. - see their newsletterat http://www.spacecoastpaddlers.org

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Upcoming Events:

See the Year 2006 Events at:
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/divecal6.htm

19->21-May-2006 Fri-Sun
Key Largo Wreck and Reef Dives with Conch Republic.
Sponsored by E-Divers, but all are welcome. Overnight at Ocean Point Suites.
The Deep [ 110 130' ] Wreck Dives of Key Largo:
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/key_largo_wreck_dives.htm
There will be some shallow Reef Dives Friday and Saturday nights at Ocean Point:
http://www.oceanpointesuites.com/
Dive with Conch Republic
http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com/
Wrecks may include the Spiegel 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) for details or e-mail Kim at [divergirl4u@yahoo.com]

14->16-Juy-2006 Fri-Sun
Key Largo Deep Wreck Dives with Conch Republic and Scuba Board.
All are welcome. Overnight at Ocean Point Suites.
The Deep [ 110 130' ] Wreck Dives of Key Largo
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 Spiegel 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) for details

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Dive for Life

It's dive time! I am planning a single-day dive trip as a fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training (TNT). It will be a 2-tank pleasure dive. A portion of the cost of each dive will be donated to TNT! Come out and help make this a special event.

Date: Saturday May 6, 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Boat: Diving Solutions.
Price for dive: $55 ($65 with 2 tanks included)
Check-in Time at dock: 12:15pm
Departure: 12:45pm

Schott and Karen at Sea Level Scuba have graciously offered to donate the full price of any equipment rentals for the event to TNT! Be sure to stop in and check out the newest dive shop in Brevard.

The boats we will be using are through Diving Solutions. I have used them before and they are an excellent outfit. Check them out at: http://www.divingsolutions.com/index.htm for more detailed information on the boats.

Come have some fun and support a great cause at the same time!

If you are interested, you can email me or contact Sea Level Scuba to sign up.

Thank you for your support,
John Noll
jnoll@cfl.rr.com
(321) 258-5764

P.S. If you are a diver and would be interested in participating another time but can't make it this time, drop me an email. If I get enough interested I may schedule another day. .

Sea Level Scuba & Massage
1701 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, Fl 32935
321-255-1825 Dive Shop
Email: Info@sealevelscuba.com
http://www.sealevelscuba.com

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Past Dive Trips:

April 21-23, OceanFest and West Palm Beach Narcosis dive
Pics at: http://www.irishmansoftware.com/edivers_23-apr-06.htm
Dive Trip Report: http://www.irishmansoftware.com/edivers_23-apr-06_dr.htm

April 16, Narcosis - West Palm Beach - La La Dive Season.
Capt Bob from the Rampage shows up for the dive http://www.irishmansoftware.com/apr16_06_CaptBob.htm
We dove Juno Ledges and South Jupite r - FAST Drive Dives - Awesome.
Dive Trip Report: http://www.irishmansoftware.com/apr16_06.htm

April 9, Narcosis - West Palm Beach - La La Dive Season.
We dove Paul's Reef and Horse Shoe
Dive Trip http://www.irishmansoftware.com/apr09_06.htm

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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
http://www.sealevelscuba.com

SeaDragons Dive Shop, 265 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, 321-639-9233, Titusville 264-2961
http://www.seadragonsdiveshop.com/

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!

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