EROJACKS Beach Dive

EROJACKS BEACH DIVE (DANIA BEACH)

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Saturday 03/30/2013

Day’s schedule

8:30 Am: We are planned to meet to check conditions and plan the dive.

9:00 Am: If everything goes as planned, we should be entering thewater.

Dive Location

John U Lloyd State Park
6503 N. Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
(954) 923-2833
 
PARKING:
Admission Fee: (carpooling is encouraged!)$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

MEETING POINT WILL BE PARKING LOT #1

A few hundred yards north of Dania pier andalmost two miles south of the Port Everglades Inlet lay hundreds of concreteErojacks placed as an artificial reef in very shallow water. This makes a greatsnorkeling or diving location as the depths run from 20ft in the sand to 10’ to12’ on top of the Erojacks. The structures run east and west terminating into ashallow (12ft) reef that runs north and south. Many bottom dwellers lay underthe Erojacks and larger schooling fish hide when chased by predators among itsnooks and crannies.

Once we arrive at the location, we will determine how to enterbased on the current and waves condition. Depth will not exceed 25 feet with amax bottom time of 130 min. Make sure you bring sufficient weights consideringwe are diving on Salt water, especially if you are going to be wearing awetsuit.

From I-95 go East on Griffin to US1 South toDania Beach Blvd go over bridge and veer right exit the circle ramp into thepublic beach parking lot. Drive north to the end of the lot and drop off yourgear and buddy and go back to park in the metered parking spots. Enter thewater at the sign that says diving area and swim diagonally NE to the Erojacksand follow them east to the natural N/S running reef. LAT/LONG 26 03.774 N& 80 06.489 W

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers 15

Dive Profile

Dive 1

40 minutes dive with a Max depth of 30ft.

Sit Time: approximately 3:00hrs “we will be enjoying a great BBQ, with club member present”

Dive 2 (Optional)

40 minutes dive with a Max depth of 30ft.

Debriefing, and Account all member out of water and safe

Required Diving Qualification Open Water, certified to 60 ft

Dive Site

Dive Site is Erojacks

Tank Mixture Air, 21% Oxygen.

Equipment All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their ownequipment including: Mask, Fins, snorkel, BC, Regulator with Pressure and DepthGauge, a timing device, tanks, wetsuit, and weights.

Our club has equipment for members, please check with us foravailability.

Weather:

East winds 9 to 14 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.

 

Please take the time to clompete form to get updates and for emergency purpose (Only if You are Diving)

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