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Old 11-23-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Attention certified divers. AA dive trip Fl Keys...........

Maybe in Jan or Fed., make it a long weekend kinda thing. Just putting the feelers out to see if anyone would be interested. Snorkelers can come too. Dive ops in Key Largo run snorkel trips to Pennecamp State park as well.
Anyone interested respond here and we can see what happens.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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Sounds cool!! Wish I were certified to dive.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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There is time, could do your certification dives there. Get you classroom done locally. Lots of folks do their checkout dive at resorts. It would sure beat the 44 degree quarry that I did mine in. 8O
Or snorkel, nice snorkeling in the keys.
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i've got my open water final written exam on thurs, then the open water dives on 4/5th of december... thats right i am from the uk!!! and YES it was snowing on the wkend!!!
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My problem is the same as it's always been, when I have the time, I don't have the money, and when I have the money, I don't have the time. This time of year...I don't have either.
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im in but think its better diving farther down marathon or so
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perhaps move it to the summer? I will not be able to do any training or diving for the next several months. or go in January and then again in the summer!
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summers alot cheaper and less crowded for sure ! last year we went a bit north of marathon. about 10 of us and stayed at the state park and pitched tents ! was sooo much fun ! also if and when it happens my brother just bought a new boat down there ! we would be able to take out a few at a time on it think it 24' ! all ya need is to rent gear which was like $50 for all the gear and 2 tanks for 24 hours ! whats nice about the camp site is ya can walk off the camp site right to the boat and head out i know alot of people not into camping but alot of hotels around as well ! just food for thought
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KOA campground, did that about 10 years ago. Its on Fiesta Key just south of the 7 mile bridge...cool place. Camped in Aug...hotter than hell.
We can do a summer trip, but its harder for me. Besides the fact that we are going to Cozumel again for 2 weeks in July, we are busier then.
Marathon would be cool. Just a few miles south is Looe Key, done some nice dives there. There is the Thunderbolt wreck(nice dive) and its a little quieter that Largo. I would be in for Marathon, just a bit longer of a trip from Miami.
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Like I told RR, do you classroom up north and your checkout dive down there. Most ops will do them for you.

Just though a break from the cold would be nice for some. I know I woudl like that and Jan is the slowest month for me at work.
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would love to try the rebreather
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