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Please be thinking about other dive destinations to which you'd like the club to run trips this year. We can always use new trip ideas and new trip leaders!

Roatan, Honduras - May 15-22, 2021

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan May 15-22, 2021. (This is the rescheduling of our trip originally scheduled for July 4-11, 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Some of our members have already completed their 10th trip; after which CoCoView rewards them with a free one!. Almost none that have made the trip once have not also returned.

Deposits will only be $50 for 2020 to hold your 2021 spot and favorite room! Rates for Cabanas and Bungalows are $1704.76 PP. Our beach house peeps already have their rates! I will have flyers at the meeting with the specs! (Note… rates are up a little due to how they calculate the taxes and discounts now)

Trip insurance is strongly suggested.

Airfare is separate as we are not booking a group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights. It's too soon for us to post typical airfare rates.

The trip cost will vary depending upon what type of accommodations you want.

The accommodation options will be:

  • Cabanas and Bungalows $1675.04
  • Beach House (3 divers) $TBD
  • Oceanfront $1567.94 - $200 single supplement < />

The 8-day, 7-Night Dive Package Includes:

  • All meals
  • Two 2-tank boat dives a day: each trip including 1 tank at the selected site and an optional drop-off dive on return to the resort, for up to 4 tanks daily from the boat
  • Unlimited shore diving any time day or night
  • Tanks, weights, and belts
  • Free use of ocean kayaks and paddleboards
  • Upgrading to unlimited Nitrox for the trip adds approximately $125 per week.

Optional all-day and remote destination trips may be offered during the week at an additional cost. The above prices do not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort.

If you want to arrive early or depart late and wish to purchase additional room and meals, this can be usually be worked out. But please let us know well in advance.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Contact Nica for more information or to make arrangements for early or late departure or arrival.

Wakatobi Dive Resort - June 3rd-14th, 2019

The Scubanauts will dive Wakatobi Dive Resort on Tomea Island in Indonesia.

Non-refundable deposits are already due and paid. Balance on 2/14/19. Dates are June 3rd—June 14th 2019 with at least 2 –3 days travel on either side!

This is not our typical resort destination. Wakatobi is a "bucket list" style, 5-star resort. Want proof? Some of the accommodations include your own butler!

Contact Vicki Tyde for more information including costs and to get on the list for updates as things become more well defined.

Roatan, Honduras - July 14th-21st, 2018

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan July 14th-21st, 2018.

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Some of our members are planning their 10th trip. Almost none that have made the trip have not also retruned.

Deposits of $50 per person are due now. Final payment will be due at the April 2018 meeting.

Trip insurance is strongly suggested.

We are not booking a group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights. It's too soon for us to post typical airfare rates.

The trip cost will vary depending upon what type of accommodations you want.

The accommodation options will be:

  • Cabanas and Mango suites
  • Beach House (3 divers)
  • Oceanfront (1 diver)

The above prices do not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort. The cost includes 7 nights, 8 days, all meals, two 2-tank boat dives a day, and unlimited shore diving any time day or night. Unlimited Nitrox is approximately $125 per week.

If you want to arrive early or depart late and wish to purchase additional room and meals, this can be usually be worked out. But please let us know well in advance.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Contact Nica for more information or to make arrangements for early or late departure or arrival.

Shark Tooth Diving 2018 - May 5th-6th, Venice, FL

Nica is running our first return Venice Shark Tooth Dive in a few years. The trip is from May 5th—May 6th,

We'll be diving with Florida West Scuba. www.dive@megalodoncharters.com Arrive at boat at 0700; we load and go!!

We are planning 2-tank dives each morning. Cost is $89.88 per diver for boat, weights, tanks, and air. Due to mixed preferences, the hotel is not included this time but we'll have a flyer at our meetings for options.

Please bring a $50 deposit by the March meeting. The balance is due at the April meeting.

Here's an example picture from Florida Web Scuba's web site. Some of the teeth really ARE this big!

Florida West Scuba is located at 509B Tamiami Trail, North Venice, FL. Their phone is 941-486-1400.

One option for hotel that we've used before is the Best Western Ambassador Suites at 400 Commercial Court just outside of Venice, FL. This is right behind the Holiday Inn Express where we stayed last year. The room includes pool, cable, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee makers in suite and also comes with a complimentary breakfast. The cost would be $117.99 / room. Phone is 841-480-9898.

Another is the Ramada Inn at 425 US 41 Bypass N. in Venice. The cost would be $109.65 / room (with the Fl. West discount since we're diving with them). Phone there is 888-738-0327.

Contact Nica or one of your officers for more information

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 9th, 2017

Our 2017 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 9, 2016. jThe start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years. The prices for this year have not yet been finalized, but to get a feel, here are last year's prices:

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Associate Members: $30.00
Guest: $35.00
Members For Joan’s Cut Prime Rib entrée: $32.00
Members under 18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, a number of entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

Roatan, Honduras - June 3rd - 10th, 2017

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan June 3-10, 2017.

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Some of our members are planning their 10th trip. Almost none that have made the trip have not also retruned.

Deposits of $50 per person are due by the March 2017 meeting and the balance will be due at the January 2017 meeting.

Trip insurance is strongly suggested.

We are not booking a group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights. It's too soon for us to post typical airfare rates.

The trip cost will vary depending upon what type of accommodations you want.

The accommodation options and requisite trip prices will be:

  • Cabanas and Mango suites (double occupancy) $1567.94
  • Beach House (3 divers) - not yet provided
  • Oceanfront (1 diver) $1567.94

The above prices do not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort. The cost includes 7 nights, 8 days, all meals, two 2-tank boat dives a day, and unlimited shore diving any time day or night. Unlimited Nitrox is approximately $125 per week.

If you want to arrive early or depart late and wish to purchase additional room and meals, this can be usually be worked out. But please let us know well in advance.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Contact Nica for more information or to make arrangements for early or late departure or arrival.

West Palm Beach - April 21-23, 2017

The Scubanauts will dive offshore West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd on the Little Deeper dive boat out of Phil Foster Park.

Dives are Saturday and Sunday morning. This is a mix-and-match dive trip where you can opt for how many dives on which days. The base cost is $65 plus tax per 2 tank dive not including tanks and tips.. So the total for both days is $137.80.

Tanks are available for rent but are not included in the base cost. Fills for your own tanks are $10 for air, $15 for nitrox.

You can visit the operation's website at: www.littledeepercharters.com. The boat is located at Lake Harbor Marina in Phil Foster Park at the Blue Heron Bridge.

You choose your own hotel and make your own reservations. Scubanauts who recently made this trip recommended Super 8 North Palm Beach on PGA Blvd Phone; contact (561) 848-1424. Price for this trip is $65 / night. (The hotel cost went up to $70 per diver as of April 1st, but they are honoring their previous cost for this trip)..

Directions: 757 US 1, PGA Blvd to US 1 South, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 US.

For those using a GPS to get to the hotel, make sure you enter the hotel address into your Nav system as North Palm Beach; not West Palm Beach. There is an identical address to the Super 8's in West Palm; but it's several miles further south and, of course, nothing but a wasted trip.

That hotel has a pool and offers a refrigerator and microwave in each room. It's minutes from Marina. There is a complimentary breakfast. Rates there have started at $64.00/ night

Florida and Local 2017 Dive Trips 2017

Our usual Offshore Jax and other Florida dive trips for 2017 are not yet scheduled. We have several members current gathering information of potential trips to Venice, FL, Offshore Jax, and West Palm Beach.

Preliminary work is also being done on a 2017 club kayaking trip.

If you have suggestions for 2017 activities, please see one of the club officers.

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 10th, 2016

Our 2016 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 10, 2016. The start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Associate Members: $30.00
Guest: $35.00
Members and Guests: For Joan’s Cut Prime Rib entrée: add $12.00
Members under 18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, a number of entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

Kayak Ripple Effect Marineland Eco Tour - June 11, 2016

The Scubanuts will join the Kayak Ripple Effect Marineland Eco Tour on June 11, 2016.June 11, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

The cost is $50.00 per person.,. The price includes a general admission ticket to Marineland- you do not have to use it the same day. They supply all equipment.

Please bring: sun protection, sunblock, water to drink, bug spray (not usually needed), binoculars, camera, and water shoes (not required)…..a BIG smile and Positive vibes!!!!! Oh, a hat would be good.

Directions:

Ripple Effect Ecotours' headquarters is at the Town of Marineland Marina which is directly across A1A from the Marineland Dolphin Adventure - 18 miles south of St. Augustine or 8 miles north of Palm Coast. - Town of Marineland Marina
101 Tolstoy Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32080

GPS and other devices may mix-up the address if they have not been recently updated.

Driving south on I-95 take exit 305 to Crescent Beach and then south on A1A for 7 miles.

Driving south on A1A into the Town of Marineland, then turn right just before the signs for the Town of Marineland Marina and Ripple Effect Ecotours.

Drive back about 200 yards and you will see the Ripple Effect Ecotours’ office on the north side of the marina at the dock master’s office.

If anyone is interested we can plan to have a late lunch or early dinner somewhere in the area.

Please plan to sign up and bring payment by the May Meeting. We have to have a head count by the end of the May.

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 5th, 2015

Our 2015 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 5, 2015. The start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Associate Members: $30.00
Guest: $35.00
Members and Guests: For Joan’s Cut Prime Rib entrée: add $12.00
Members under18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, a number of entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

West Palm Beach - August 29-30, 2015

The Scubanauts will dive offshore West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday August 29th and Sunday August 30th on on the Little Deeper dive boat out of Phil Foster Park.

All dives are 2 tanks. The cost will be $58.30 per person (incl 6% tax) whcih is $175 for the three dive trips over the two days. This cost does not include tips for the crew which should be handled separately by each dive team. (The cost is based on taking 10 divers and may change slightly up or down if the number going warrants).

Tanks are not included in the base price but can be rented for $10.60 each (air) and $15.90 each (nitrox). You'll need 6 tanks for all three dives.

You can visit the operation's website at: www.littledeepercharters.com. The boat is located at Lake Harbor Marina in Phil Foster Park at the Blue Heron Bridge.

You choose your own hotel and make your own reservations. Scubanauts who recently made this trip recommended Super 8 North Palm Beach on PGA Blvd Phone; contact (561) 848-1424.

Directions: 757 US 1, PGA Blvd to US 1 South, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 US.

For those using a GPS to get to the hotel, make sure you enter the hotel address into your Nav system as North Palm Beach; not West Palm Beach. There is an identical address to the Super 8's in West Palm; but it's several miles further south and, of course, nothing but a wasted trip.

That hotel has a pool and offers a refrigerator and microwave in each room. It's minutes from Marina. There is a complimentary breakfast. Rates start at $64.00/ night

Roatan, Honduras - May 30th - June 6th, 2015

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan May 30th thru June 6th, 2015.

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Some of our members are planning their 10th trip. Almost none that have made the trip have not also retruned.

We are not booking a group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights. It's too soon for us to post typical airfare rates.

The trip cost will vary depending upon what type of accommodations you want.

The accommodation options and requisite trip prices will be:

  • Cabanas and Mango suites (double occupancy) $1594.72
  • Beach House (3 divers) $1451.26
  • Oceanfront (1 diver) $1755.37

The above prices do not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort. The cost includes 7 nights, 8 days, all meals, two 2-tank boat dives a day, and unlimited shore diving any time day or night. Unlimited Nitrox is approximately $125 per week.

If you want to arrive early or depart late and wish to purchase additional room and meals, this can be usually be worked out. But please let us know well in advance.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Contact Nica for more information or to make arrangements for early or late departure or arrival.

Super Bowl Party - February 1st, 2015

Tailgating and football pool begins at 5:00 with kick-off at 6:00 p.m.

Come join your fellow Scubanauts for a riotous night of fun, food and football! Bob and Nica’s house, directions at the meeting. Sign up or call Bob to RSVP so we can have enough wine, beer, mixers and main dish. Please bring a covered dish!

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 6th, 2014

Our 2014 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 6, 2014. The start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Date: Friday, December 6
Location: Clark’s Fish Camp

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Guest: $27.00
Members and Guests: For Joan’s Cut Prime Rib entrée: add $10.00
Members under18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, 13 entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

West Palm Beach - August 30 - September 1, 2014

The Scubanauts will dive offshore West Palm Beach, FL on Labor Day weekend, 2014.

The plan is to dive Saturday thru Monday on the Little Deeper.

All dives are 2 tanks. This trip will be a la carte based on the number of days / trips you dive. Hotel will not be included. There will be additional cost if you need air ($10 each tank) or nitrox ($15 each) tanks. That preliminary pricing is based on 10 divers and may change slightly based on the number of club members who sign up.

You can visit the operation's website at: www.littledeepercharters.com. The boat is located at Lake Harbor Marina

You choose your own hotel and make your own reservations. Scubanauts who recently made this trip recommended Super 8 North Palm Beach on PGA Blvd Phone; contact (561) 848-1424.

Directions: 757 US 1, PGA Blvd to US 1 South, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 US.

That hotel has a pool and offers a refrigerator and microwave in each room. It's minutes from Marina. There is a complimentary breakfast. Rates start at $64.00/ night

Offshore Jacksonville - August 23, 2014

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville August 23rd, 2014.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters on the boat Diamond Divert docked at Morningstar Marina. Please note this is not where it used to be on the NW side of the cut at 9954 Heckscher Drive. Morningstar bought what used to be the old Mayport Marine marina at 4852 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. For a while, they owned both locations, but now apparently have sold the Hecksher Drive side location to an outfit from Georgia.

So Diamond Diver is now docked close to directly across the river from its old location; just a couple of hundred yards towards NAS from the Ferry landing / Singleton's Restaurant / etc. The slip is right next to where Native Diver used to dock for so many years at (then) Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the June club meeting. Cancellations must be made prior to 72 hours out unless your spot can be filled.

The boat provides water, soft drinks and snacks. You'll need to provide your own tanks.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Shark Tooth Diving 2014 - July 11-13, Venice, FL

Nica is running this year's Shark Tooth Hunting trip to Venice, Florida. This trip is the new dates rescheduled from our original May 16-18 plans due to storms, rough seas, and the resulting bad 'vis. We'll be diving with Florida West Scuba and Megalodon Charters. We'll be diving on their boat "Hammerhead".

Florida West Scuba is located at 509B Tamiami Trail, North Venice, FL. Their phone is 941-486-1400.

Here's an example picture from Florida Web Scuba's web site . Some of the teeth really ARE this big!

Trip accommodations are at Best Western Ambassador Suites at 400 Commercial Court just outside of Venice, FL. This is right behind the Holiday Inn Express where we stayed last year. The room includes pool, cable, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee makers in suite and also comes with a complimentary breakfast.

The price is $300 per person, which includes 2 nights double occupancy ($400 if you want a single) hotel room, 2 days of diving, all taxes, and gratutity for the dive master. A $50 deposit is due at the February meeting to hold your spot. FInaly payment of the balance is due by April 30th.

Please see Nica to get answers to any questions!

Offshore Jacksonville - June 7, 2014

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville June 7th, 2014.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters on the boat Diamond Divert docked at Morningstar Marina. Please note this is not where it used to be on the NW side of the cut at 9954 Heckscher Drive. Morningstar bought what used to be the old Mayport Marine marina at 4852 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. For a while, they owned both locations, but now apparently have sold the Hecksher Drive side location to an outfit from Georgia.

So Diamond Diver is now docked close to directly across the river from its old location; just a couple of hundred yards towards NAS from the Ferry landing / Singleton's Restaurant / etc. The slip is right next to where Native Diver used to dock for so many years at (then) Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the June club meeting. Cancellations must be made prior to 72 hours out unless your spot can be filled.

The boat provides water, soft drinks and snacks. You'll need to provide your own tanks.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Super Bowl Party - February 2nd, 2014

Tailgating and football pool begins at 5:00 with kick-off at 6:00 p.m.

Come join your fellow Scubanauts for a riotous night of fun, food and football! Bob Riddle’s house, directions at the meeting. Sign up or call Bob to RSVP so we can have enough wine, beer, mixers and main dish. Please bring a covered dish!

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 6th, 2013

Our 2013 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 6, 2013. The start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Date: Friday, December 6
Location: Clark’s Fish Camp

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Members For Joan’s Cut entrée: $25.00
Guest: $27.00
Members under18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, 13 entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

Offshore Jacksonville - September 21st, 2013

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville September 21st.

(This is the revised date for the club dive originally scheduled for August 24th. That trip was postponed due to a schedule conflict for the boat)..

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the June club meeting. Cancellations must be made prior to 72 hours out unless your spot can be filled.

The boat provides water, soft drinks and snacks. You'll need to provide your own tanks.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

West Palm Beach - September 14th, 2013

The Scubanauts will dive offshore West Palm Beach, FL on September 14th.

The plan is to dive Saturday afternoon, September 14, 2013 with a 1330 (aka. "1:30pm") departure on the Little Deeper.

All dives are 2 tanks. The dive Sunday morning, September 15, will have an 0800 departure (Military time via Capt Tyde). The cost will be $58.50 / person + 6% tax or approximately $124.00 for the two days diving. There will be additional cost if you need air ($10 each tank) or nitrox ($15 each) tanks. That preliminary pricing is based on 10 divers and may change slightly based on the number of club members who sign up.

You can visit the operation's website at: www.littledeepercharters.com. The boat is located at Lake Harbor Marina

You choose your own hotel and make your own reservations. Scubanauts who recently made this trip recommended Super 8 North Palm Beach on PGA Blvd Phone; contact (561) 848-1424.

Directions: 757 US 1, PGA Blvd to US 1 South, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 US.

That hotel has a pool and offers a refrigerator and microwave in each room. It's minutes from Marina. There is a complimentary breakfast. Rates start at $64.00/ night

Roatan, Honduras - July 13-20, 2013

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan July 13 through July 20, 2013. We have 16 Scubanauts currently signed up.

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Some of our members are planning their 10th trip. Almost none that have made the trip have not also retruned.

We are not booking any group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights. The good - no great! - news is that airfare right now for that trip is just over half of what it was last year. Members booking in the last month for this trip in 2013 have gotten deals from both Delta and United/Continental for under $600.

The trip cost of $1,259 (plus airfare) does not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort. The cost includes 7 nights, 8 days, all meals, two 2-tank boat dives a day, and unlimited shore diving any time day or night. Unlimited Nitrox is approximately $125 per week.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, island flight tour in a light floatplane, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Offshore Jacksonville - June 22, 2013

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville June 22, 2013.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. We plan to go no further than around 20 miles offshore, so dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the June club meeting. Cancellations must be made prior to 72 hours out unless your spot can be filled.

The boat provides water, soft drinks and snacks. You'll need to provide your own tanks.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 7th, 2012

Our 2012 annual club Christmas Party will be on December 7, 2012. The start time is 6:00pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Date: Friday, December 7
Location: Clark’s Fish Camp

Members: $20.00 for all entreés except Joan's Cut Prime Rib
Members For Joan’s Cut entrée: $25.00
Guest: $27.00
Members under18: $15.00  

Price includes appetizers, 13 entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. This is on a "bring-a-wrapped-gift, pick-a-wrapped-gift basis". If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range).

Offshore Jacksonville - October 20, 2012

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville October 20th.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the club meeting prior to the dive. See Nica for the cancellation policy.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Offshore Jacksonville - July 28, 2012

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville July 28th.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver ..A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the club meeting prior to the dive. See Nica for the cancellation policy.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Pompano, Florida Dive Weekend Trip - July 6-8, 2012

We'll be diving Pompano, Florida 4th of July weekend. The trip can be tailored by those who only want to do part of the dives, so here is the scoop for each piece.

Hotel accommodations will be at the Comfort Inn, Oceanside located at 50 Southeast 20th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL. The hotel contact number is (954) 428-0650

The Scubanauts have run this trip 3 years in a row now, with good reviews upon our members' return. Water temps are expected in the low to mid 80's. The operator runs two large, nice power catamarans that are Coast Guard certified for up to 35 divers.:

Rental tanks will be available or you can bring your own. Contact Tony Flaris at 210-4550 for further information

Shark Tooth Diving 2012 - Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, Venice, FL

Pam Kurtz is running our annual Memorial Day Shark Tooth Dives. The trip is from May 25th—May 28, 3 nights at the hotel and 3 days of diving.

You can mix and match this trip to accommodate your arrival, departure and dive days..

Please contact Pam for any additional information! If you haven't seen the kind of artifacts Pam's dives produce, you're in for a treat! Here's an example picture from Florida Web Scuba's web site. Some of the teeth really ARE this big!

Florida West Scuba is located at 509B Tamiami Trail, North Venice, FL. Their phone is 941-486-1400.

Trip accommodations are at Best Western Ambassador Suites at 400 Commercial Court just outside of Venice, FL. This is right behind the Holiday Inn Express where we stayed last year. The room includes pool, cable, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee makers in suite and also comes with a complimentary breakfast. We have a late checkout at 1:00pm.

Contact Pam Kurtz or one of your officers for more information

Kayaking Trip - Saturday May 5th, 2012

Diane is running a kayak trip to Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR). It's on Sat. May 5th. The cost is $45 due at this meeting

. We'll meet at GTM NERR at 8:45 AM for an approximately 2 hr. kayak guided tour of the Guana river. When we get back we'll tour the Exhibit Hall of the nature center (maybe even behind the scenes). We can then go to Cap's or Miss Kate's for lunch and drinks for those that want to make a day of it.

Deadline for pictures for 2011 Scubanauts Photo Contest - December 31, 2011.

The deadline to take pictures for submission for our annual Photography Contest for the 2011 year is December, 31, 2011.

The actual deadline for submission is January 12th, 2012.

You can review the rules for the photo contest in our Members' Interest section here.

Annual Scubanauts Christmas Party - Dec. 9th, 2011

Our 2011 club Christmas Party will be on December 10, 2010 and will start at 6:30pm.

By popular demand it will again be at Clark's Fish Camp, who has done a great job of hosting us the past several years.

Date: Friday, December 9

Location: Clark’s Fish Camp

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • $20 Members
  • $27 Guests
  • $15 Youth
  • $5 extra for Joan’s cut

Price includes appetizers, 13 entrée choices with 2 sides, beer, wine, dessert, doorprizes, and lots of holiday cheer! This year more menu selections have been added to please almost every palate.

We will have our usual Gift exchange for those who want to participate. If you'd like to take part, bring a wrapped gift and get a gift/ ($10.00- $15.00 price range),

If you haven’t already done so, sign up beginning at the October meeting. If you can’t make the meeting and are planning on attending, please Email Lynda and let her know.

Offshore Jacksonville - September 17, 2011

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville September 17th.

The trip is with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Dive plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver. The cost includes chips and drinks provided by the boat.A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the club meeting prior to the dive. See Nica for the cancellation policy.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Offshore Jacksonville - August 13th, 2011

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville August 13th.

We're diving with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three-tank dive day. Plan for depths in the 75 to 100 foot range.

The cost will be $100 per diver. The cost includes chips and drinks provided by the boat.A deposit of $50 will hold your spot with the balance due at the club meeting prior to the dive. See Nica for the cancellation policy.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 6:30am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am sharp.

Roatan, June 11-18, 2011

The Scubanauts will dive Roatan June 11 through June 18, 2011. We have a dozen Scubanauts currently signed up.

We've made club trips to this resort many times; always with great satisfaction. Many of our members have returned again and again.

We are not booking any group airfare. You can use the CoCo View's travel agency (see their web site), or can instead opt to use your own frequent flier miles or book your own flights.

The trip cost of $1,170 (plus airfare) does not include alcohol, departure taxes, gratuities, or any side trips. We will be staying at CoCo View Resort. The cost includes 7 nights, 8 days, all meals, two 2-tank boat dives a day, and unlimited shore diving any time day or night. Unlimited Nitrox is approximately $100 per week.

Passports will be required. US dollars are accepted on the island. Bring small denominations.

Some of the available, extra-cost, off-site activities include: dolphin encounters and shark dives, canopy tour, zip-lining through the trees, a Pico Bonito rain forest tour, a Copan tour - ancient Mayan ruins, a Roatan island tour, whitewater rafting, a Roatan Eco Tour, wildlife observation, history, island flight tour in a light floatplane, native cultures observation, deep sea & flats fishing, visiting botanical gardens, and a trip to an Iguana preserve.

Super Bowl Party - February 7th, 2010

Tailgating and football pool begins at 5:00 with kick-off at 6:00 p.m.

Come join your fellow Scubanauts for a riotous night of fun, food and football! Bob Riddle’s house, directions at the meeting. Sign up or call Bob to RSVP so we can have enough wine, beer, mixers and main dish. Please bring a covered dish!

Shark Tooth Diving 2010 Trip One - Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, Venice, FL

Pam is running more of her very popular shark tooth diving trips off of Venice, This first trip is 3 days of diving over Memorial Day Weekend. These trips are being made with Florida West Scuba. The trip is currently full, so if you're not booked you'll have to hope someone bows out. If you haven't seen the kind of artifacts Pam's dives produce, you're in for a treat! Here's an example picture from Florida Web Scuba's web site. Some of the teeth really ARE this big!

Florida West Scuba is located at 509B Tamiami Trail, North Venice, FL. Their phone is 941-486-1400.

The Scubanauts have the whole boat. The trip includes expert tips from retired Archeologist (and Captain) Steve Thacker. (You WILL find something to take home). The hotel rooms are booked starting Friday night. Since Monday is Memorial Day, we're diving Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Trip accommodations are at Best Western Ambassador Suites at 400 Commercial Court just outside of Venice, FL. This is right behind the Holiday Inn Express where we stayed last year. The room includes pool, cable, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee makers in suite and also comes with a complimentary breakfast. We have a late checkout at 1:00pm.

Contact Pam Kurtz or one of your officers for more information

Pompano, Florida Dive Weekend Trip - July 3-4, 2010

We'll be diving Pompano, Florida 4th of July weekend. The trip can be tailored by those who only want to do part of the dives, so here is the scoop for each piece.

There will be two hotel options:

  • Best Western Deerfield Beach at 1050 E Newport Center Dr Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442. Cost is $88.85 Double occupancy/night. This hotel is newer than The Sands Harbor, but is approximately 5 miles from the boat docks and west of the imtercoastal. It also does have a more friendly cancelation policy than The Sands.
  • Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina at 125 N Riverside Dr Pompano Beach, F,. 33062. Cost is $80.00 Double occupancy/night. The advantage to using this location is that it is very close to either docks that South Florida Diving uses as well as being walking distance to the beach for Fire Works. The hotel management is not giving us a ton of flexibility. So the best package we've negotiated only allows us to cancel a week from out first night stay. The hotel is aging which is another disadvantage of this location.

The schedule will be:

  • Friday PM · Arrive and check in.
  • Saturday AM South Florida Diving (www.southfloridadiving.com) · 8AM 2 tank Dive ($55.00). One wreck dive; one drift dive.
  • Saturday PM · 1PM 2 tank Dive ($55.00) One wreck dive; one drift dive.
  • Saturday Night · 6PM 2 tank Dive ($55.00) One wreck dive; one drift dive.
  • Sunday AM · 8AM 2 tank Dive ($55.00) One wreck dive; one drift dive.
  • Sunday afternoon · Return to Jacksonville

Rental tanks will be available at $8.00/per tank for air or $12.00/per tank for Nitrox or you can bring your own. Contact Tony Flaris at 210-4550 for further information

Offshore Jacksonville - July 25th, 2010

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville July 25th. We're booking with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a two-tank dive day. The cost will be $80 per diver. Plan for depths in the 75 to 89 foot range.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots. Be at the dock by 7:00am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:30am.

Scubanauts Beach-Side Party - August 28th, 2010

The Scubanauts have a beach-side deck party on Saturday, August 28th. It will be at Gordi and Dianne's condo on Crescent Beach south of St. Augustine. Contact any club officer for directions!

The party is free and BYOB. Just bring some kind of food contribution. The club will pick up hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, etc. It will start at 2:30pm and as long as we like.

Several .of our members are planning to bring fishing equipment and test the fishing off the beach next to the party deck.

Come and have a great time! Come wet a line and enjoy the food and the company!

 

 

Offshore Jacksonville - September 18th, 2010

The Scubanauts will dive offshore Jacksonville on September 18th. We're again booking with Offshore Dive Charters from their boat docked at Morningstar Marina at 9954 Heckscher Drive. (It's a hundred yards or so away from the Sand Dollar restaurant; directly across the river from Mayport Marine.

This will be a three -tank dive day. The cost will be $100 per diver.

The boat is 46-foot Newton with a 16-foot beam. It's capable of 30 knots.

Be at the dock by 6:30 am. The boat will depart promptly at 7:00am.

Please pass word of any diving indiscretions to Nadine Norton.

As the current holder of the coveted Golden Copralite award, she's ready to pass it on to our next honoree ... (er, victim).


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