from the Jacksonville Scubanauts Dive Club!
most recent newsletter in Adobe PDF format. (If you cannot
read Adobe's PDF format, get the reader here).
meetings are normally held the second Wednesday in each
note: Update, due to technical difficulties tonight's
Zoom meeting is canceled. We'll meet next month in our
normal hybrid manner. Sorry for the mixed messages as we
tried to work through the issues.
club's divers had a great time during July 2022's
club trip to CocoView Resort in Roatan. Among others, It
turned out that our entire Board of Officers was on the
trip! (Maybe we could just start holding our club meetings
ways to get Offshore Jax! While out at Divers
Supply getting some equipment serviced
we saw notices for two different 6-pack dive boat outfits
that are now operating in this area: Florida Man Fishing
Charters and Due East Chartering Services.
We have not yet dove either
operation so we can't provide any informed opinon on these
could be great news for local divers without access to
a private boat. (Without such access it's been very
Capt. Dan Lindley's "Diamond Diver" dive boat ceased
operation). See our Jacksonville
Area Diving page for more information on these new
season is open now and runs through September 24th. Full
lobster season this year is also running now.
We do need a couple
of smaller trips throughout 2022.
suggestions we've been kicking around:
consider running a club trip; it is fun diving with your
friends! Be thinking about what trip destinations you'd
like to see in the coming year. At our last meeting, members
had tentatively volunteered to organize trips to Palm Beach
and the northern Florida Keys, but it is too early for
anything specific regarding those destinations. See
information on all Scubanauts activities! Don't
let the best of club diving pass you by!
- West Palm Beach—easy to get to and there is always
a Blue Heron Bridge
- Pompano beach
- Keys with Florida Keys Dive Center?
- Kayaking trip
Photo Gallery has portfolios from members as
well as photos from our contests and arties. We're still
for more material for the Photo
out the submissions so far! Members, send
in some for your own page.
are still some Scubanauts logo shirts and caps
left from our last order. So if you didn't get want you
with Scott to see what stock remains.
Golden Copralite award is being held by Bill "CrawDaddy"
Crawford. Please pass word of any future discretion
he can help others experience the pleasure of
find no offshore Jax dive reports recent enough
to be of value.
members who like to spearfish, there is important
news. The group "Our
Florida Reefs" is pushing very hard to
near totally prohibit all spearfishing while on
scuba. (The sole exception is to hunt lionfish).
This proposal is very near being passed into formal
regulation. So any members who have a strong opinion
on this need to get involved very quickly and let
your state representatives know how you feel. Click here to
see a .PDF of their draft proposed regulation.
all been following the OCEARCH Great White
Shark satellite radio tagging
program which has been operating in the waters offshore
Jax periodically for some time now. News reports are
saying that the Jacksonville's Mayport docks will
become the home port for their research boat. The
city will build new docks for their vessel and will provide
two historic buildings that will become the organization's
honor of this decision, a great white recently
tagged 40 miles off Mayport was given the name
"Miss May" in the Ocearch registry.
follow Katherine's - or any other tracked
shark's - travels:
If you want to follow
one of the specific tagged sharks which has been
in the local news
here is the procedure. This example is for following "Katherine",
the large female that has been sighted multiple times
recently by divers off the Florida Keys; including being
by a dive team off the wreck of the Duane offshore Key
her satellite tracker's last "ping" was
near the edge of the Continental Shelf east of the
border between North and South Carolina.
- Open your
web browser and point to the OCEARCH Global Tracker website
the shark's name (“Katherine”) into
the field titled “Sharks” in
the filter box to the left
- Click the blue “Update” button
where Katherine is in realtime
Newcomers, come check
pages to find out more about joining the Scubanauts!
If you have any ideas for speakers, please
let your officers know. We always need new ideas!
Missed the last meeting? See the minutes of
last month's meeting.