2006 - E-Mail

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Diving In Florida:

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Year 2006 goals are:

BUG Diving out of Stuart for the many bugs that Iíve gotten in the past years
La-La Diving in West Palm on Narcosis
Deep Wreck Diving in Key Largo [ Eagle, Bibb, Duane, Speigle Grove ] Upcoming Trip in July
One Out-Of-The-USA Dive
Summer Beach Diving on the Urca and Boiler Wrecks among others.

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2 Important Note:

Space Coast Descenderís Dive Club, has moved from Bunkies Raw Bar in Satellite Beach to Chowders Seafood Grill, 6485 S US 1, in Rockledge. Were encouraging divers to come on over , grab a bite to eat, sip some brew or vino and talk diving. There are no dues, no membership requirements. First Wednesday of the month [ June 7 ] at 7:3 PM. Irishman@Sprynet.com for more info.
THIS WEDNESDAY - CHOWDERS, WERE TRYING TO GET A GREAT ATTENDENCE

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3 Upcoming Meetings:

7-June, 1st Wednesday of the month: Space Coast Descenderís Dive Club, 7:30 PM New Location At Chowders Seafood Grill, 6485 S US 1, 321-757-7200. Itís a mile or so north of the Pineda Cswy in the East Side of the road. Come on over, sip a brew, have some wings or seafood and talk diving!

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

20-June, 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/

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

21-June, 3rd Wed of the month, Space Coast Paddlerís - your local kayak club, Eau Gallie Public Library [ Eau Gallie and the River in Melbourne, side room, 7:00 PM. - see their newsletter at http://www.spacecoastpaddlers.org

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4 Upcoming Events:

Tentative Beach Dive June Dates [pending good weather Ė wind out of the west for 3 days, etc):
Saturday June - 11, 18, 25
Friday June 9, 16, 30
This would be a meet at Pepper Park, Ft. Pierce around 8:00 Ė 9:00 am. Pepper Park is on A1A and is 48.2 miles south of Eau Gallie and A1A. Iím working on a better direction and map. E-Mail me at Irishman@Sprynet.com if youíre interested in these dives. If conditions are not good for Beach Diving, I'll probably head to West Palm for a Narcosis Dive - riders welcome!

West Palm Beach, Narcosis , afternoon, June 24th for the Waterloggers Dive Club [ others are welcome ]. At the last Waterloggers meeting, I had volunteered to set up a club dive for June. Unfortunately, my favorite dive operation Narcosis out of Riveria Beach Marina in West Palm is pretty much booked for June and I was not able to get the discussed Sunday morning booking. So I booked it for Saturday Afternoon June 24th. Ė not what the club wanted, but it was about the only Narcosis Dive Slots available. Iíd switch to Jupiter, but I donít think I could come up with a boat that weíd all like! Going further south from West Palm would be hard for a Sunday Morning Dive. So hereís an available date for June 24, boarding at 12:30, leave at 1:00. Iíve got reservations for 12 divers. If we canít fill it, Iíll cancel it 2 weeks before. The cost of $45 is a VERY GOOD price and there are no freebie divers Ė Iím paying also! I just want to promote diving. E-Mail me at Irishman@Sprynet.com if your interested in this dive

SeaDragons Dive Shop Dive Trips, Mike, (321)639-9233
Here is a list of our upcoming dive trips. Space, as always, is limited so sign up soon!
June 3rd, Saturday, 1:00pm Starfish Enterprise, Boynton Beach
June 4th, Sunday, 8:00am American Dream, Ft. Lauderdale
June 10th, Saturday, 1:00pm Jupiter Dive Center, Jupiter
June 11th, Sunday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
June 17th, Saturday, 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
June 17th, Saturday, 6:30pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB ***Night Dive***
June 18th, Sunday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
June 18th, Sunday, 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
June 24th, Saturday, 6:30pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB ***Night Dive***
July 8th, Saturday, 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
July 9th, Sunday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
July 14th, Friday, 6:30pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB ***Night Dive***
July 15th, Saturday, 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
July 16th, Sunday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
*********MINI SEASON*************
July 26th, Wednesday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
July 27th, Thursday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
*********MINI SEASON ENDS***********
August 5th, Saturday, 1:00pm Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB
********LOBSTER SEASON BEGINS**********
August 6th, Sunday, 8:00am Narcosis Dive Charters, WPB

Scubaboard / Conch Republic Key Largo / Tavanier Deep Wreck Dive Weekend, July 14 Ė 16.
http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com/ScubaBoardConchRepublic/SBCRD.htm

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6 Past Dive Trips:

And our Beach Dive at Pepper Park on Sunday, May 28th. These pics were taken with my "New" Olympus SP-350 8 Meg Pix Underwater Camera [ hopefully, now the quality of my underwater pics will improve ]. You can note the quality difference by the first pic of the NEW Lifeguard Stand at Pepper Park. This is a cropped, NOT-Inhanced Pic and there still is a lot of detail. It was a GREAT Dive - Vis 30 ft!
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/May28_06p.htm

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7 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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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 - ... Donít Go, Zero Vis, Dangerous Entry/Exit
E 5 -. .. Donít Go, Zero Vis, Dangerous Entry/Exit
SE 5 - Donít 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, donít go Beach Diving!
Hope this helps...
A 15 knot East wind will generate 6 ft waves in West Palm and a ďGoodĒ Dive Boat will not go out!

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FIGHT NON- MOTORIZED VESSEL REGISTRATION
Do you oppose canoe & kayak registration? In other words, fees and yearly registration stickers for each non-motorized boat you own? To sign a petition against this movement (largely by the power boating industry) go to:
http://www.paddleflausa.com/Members/canoekayakregis.htm
Let your legislators know how you feel. Let the legislators who paddle know how you feel. If possible, develop a personal relationship with your legislators and invite them to come paddle! Keep your ear on the ground about any legislation or rumors of any legislation that might effect us. The rumor is that although MIAF (Marine Industries) says they won't pursue registration this year, they definitely will try in 2007 but the smoke signals are that they are trying this year. The registration will probably be attached to some unrelated, obscure bill so we miss it. We all need to get familiar with the legislative workings of our government. Email FWC (specifically Paul Oulette) with our feelings but I have heard from him and he does not want all the e-mails. I gave him the website address so he can keep going there and checking how many are opposed to registration. Numbers count! We need to get the sailing folks involved too as this will effect many of them. Anyone with any sail contacts please pass the info on to them. Let's start getting the media involved so contact your local media people!

The Irishman
http://www.IrishmanSoftware.com
Diving and Flying in Florida

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