Wednesday Sept 14, 2011
Please register/pay for the dive by Saturday 9/10/11
1800 – Briefing and Waivers 6 pm
1900 – Boat Departs 7 pm
2330 – Boat Returns 11:30 pm
2400 – Debrief and lunch 12 pm
Dive charter & Location
3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 851.8180 or (305) 807.2857
How to get there:
Approximate Number of Proposed Divers
Required Diving Qualification
Advanced Open Water Certification/ Nitrox preferred but not required if your buddy is also diving air!
Princess Britney Wreck and reef.
The 165-foot freighter, Princess Britney, was donated by Customs and Border Protection to the Miami-Dade Artificial Reef Program and now lies 90 feet below the surface of the water. She lies about 3.5 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne. This ship was seized in 2002 during Operation River Walk when more than 70 kilograms of cocaine were found hidden inside. The expected value of these drugs was $1.3 million. This is a new wreck which was sunk in 2003 and has not had much time to form a reef. However, sea life immediately found this wreck and made it their new home. Barracudas in large numbers and giant basket stars are a couple of the organisms that are often seen by divers who explore this site.
Feel free to recover trash, catch lobster, and eliminate lionfish.
Lionfish tamer/lobster tickle stick available for club members upon request.
For Nitrox 32
Nitrox 32 is recommended for the wreck followed by Nitrox 21 (air) for the reef
If you desire nitrox, you will need to rent a tank from a dive shop. I am currently getting a club quote from Underwater Unlimited. More information TBA.
Boat Description and Amenities
They will provide fresh fruit, sandwiches, water, and juices pauches!
There is pleanty of space under each seat to store your dive bags!
They have a U.S.Coast Guard approved vessel.
All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equipment including: Mask, Fins, Snorkle, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Computer Device, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights.
The first 2 members to sign up (that need it) will use our clubs free regulator rentals.
Special Scuba Cat Member Rate
39.99$/diver for charter (includes tax and tip!)
56.99$/ diver for charter & tanks (includes tax and tip!)
These rates are through the club ONLY made possible by the memberships! Contact the CLUB for any questions.
Scuba Cats, if you own your own tanks, you can fill them for free before or after the dive at Fill Express or at Underwater Unlimited (contact your president to arrange this)
Please register by Saturday 9/10/11
Decompression status and repetitive dive plans
All dives are planned for no decompression
Special Safety procedures
Arrangement of dive buddies. No club member can dive alone.
Dive buddy checks
Recompression Chamber: Click here to see the list
Hospital & police: 911
Divers Alert Network: 1-919-684-9111
Any hazardous conditions anticipated
All divers will adhere to the Clubs Safe Diving Practices. Emergency oxygen for first aid will be available aboard the boat, and on shore dives.