Another great day of diving today. Traveled to Little Cayman to dive “Bloody Bay Wall”. It is a very healthy reef with beautiful corals and sponges teeming with schooling fish. We saw sharks, squids, turtles, rays, and big schools of fish. The weather was cooperative today with a high of 89 degrees. Water temps were 84 to 86 degrees. The “End of Island” dive was the afternoon dive where there was a gigantic pillar coral. Our last two dives are Friday so you will get one more report. If you ever get to Cayman Brac ask for Paul, Beccy, and Helen to guide you on your dives. They have been great as well as the entire Reef Divers Staff. This Dive Resort is top notch. It is fun to be pampered. They offer valet dive service on the boat which is sit down and let them bring the tank to you, take it off of you and get your next tank ready.
All are having a great time. The weather has been fantastic so far. We are all on one boat which makes diving as a group easy. The water temp. is 84 degrees. Sunday we saw large groupers, a barge with a real gigantic barracuda, green morays, spotted morays, big lobsters and many schools of fish. There have been no currents to speak of so easy diving. The resort is beautiful, pictures later, the food is great. So far, 20 very happy travelers. We will keep you posted daily on what we see and do above and below the water.
July 22: Waves, Tides Currents
SSI Specialty Course: Waves, Tides & Currents
|“Have you ever dreamed of gliding with the current and watching sharks or dolphins at the same time?”Adequate training in current diving is the key to this kind of experience and therefore WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS is a must for any ambitious diver.Anybody who wants to dive on vacation at the top spots should understand and know how to handle water movements. This can be the waves when entering from shore, or the rip current in a channel next to an island, or just the current on a dive.There are many things to learn about currents such as:If the current is blowing against the diver, how much current can a diver deal with? How does the diver move effectively in the current? How can somebody determine the strength of a current and plan the dive accordingly? WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS can help you answer all of these questions. It is taught in conjunction with a minimum of 2 open water dives.
- Equipment for Waves, Tides and Currents
- Basics of Waves, Tides and Currents
- Procedures for Shore Dives
- Procedures for Boat Dives
The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.
|Join Brett Galambos, this Sunday at 9:00 AM. The location is 419 Broadway Point Pleasant, NJ. 08742 GULL ISLAND STATE PARK which is across the street from
the 7 eleven. There is a parking lot at the park by the railroad bridge.
Call Scuba Venture to Register!
Scuba Venture Day Luau/Picnic
The SV Luau/Picnic is scheduled for Saturday August 11, at Dutch Springs. The Day will be filled with fun, games and FREE food. The u/w scavenger hunt will start at 10:00 AM, and food will be around 12:00 Noon. Various games will be occuring throughout the day. We hope some of our reps. will show up to let you try their line of equipment. This is a great opportunity to be with SV staff and meet other divers. Bring your family out for a day of fun! While you are diving, any non-diving family members can enjoy the boats and aqua park. You must pre-register at SV starting today. Discount coupons can be picked up at the store upon registering.
The first official meeting will be held on July 10 at 7:00 PM, at Scuba Venture. Presently, we are working on membership cards, By Laws, and Membership Forms. Once a member, you can take advantage of club discounts and various diving activities planned by the club.
Adventure Dive Club Mission Statement:
“We welcome all divers, from novice to experienced, to develop an appreciation of diving and an awareness of the aquatic environment, while encouraging our members to expand their diving horizons, through learning, fun, and friendship.”.
New Jersey Ocean Dive
We will be diving on the in-shore wreck of the Delaware on June 16. Shawn Kane will be leading the trip. The depth of the wreck is 80 ft. This will be a great dive for new and experienced divers. Artifacts, fish life, photo opportunities, and lobster. This will be a great dive for first timers due to the depth and being inshore. Don’t forget that you can do up to three dives this day and lunch is included all for $100. Sign up now….we only have a few spaces left!
The Delaware was a 250′ long Clyde Line steamer. She was built in 1880, by Birely, Hill & Streaker, in Philadelphia and displaced 1,646 gross tons.
On July 9, 1898, the Delaware, was steaming five miles offshore. At 10 PM, the captain received a report of a fire in her hold. The crew tried to contain the blaze, but it was soon out of control. Captain Ingram gave the order to abandon ship. His crew of 38 and all 35 passengers calmly boarded lifeboats. Captain Ingram was the last to leave the sinking ship. Aside from a few burns, there were no serious injuries.
Today, the wreck sits in 70 feet of water. Her broken down charred remains hold many interesting artifacts. The Delaware is rumored to have been carrying $250,000 in gold boullion. To date no gold has been found but divers can always find a few indian head pennies and artifacts ranging from china and silverware to bottles and brass fittings. One of the most interesting artifacts retrieved is a tomb stone that Captain George Hoffman found on the wreck. The head stone which was egraved ‘Captain John Smith’ was part of the Delaware’s cargo being transported to Florida. The Bell was recovered in 2010.
Hope you can join us!