Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Dive #1

 Memorial Day Dive!

French reef is a beautiful reef, we saw NO lionfish or trash that needed to be removed! 

Dive pictures

The Official Club Photographer

Monday 5/30/2011

Last day to sign up for this dive is Wednesday 5/25/2011 at 2 pm

7:00 Am Arrival
8:00 Am Boat departure (boat departs with or without you)
11:30 Am Approx boat return
12:30 pm we could get lunch at big Chill

Dive boat Location
Pirate Island Divers
103800 Overseas Highway
MM 103.8 Bayside in Key Largo
In the Marriot Hotel

Total Number of Divers

Required Diving Qualification
Open Water, certified to 60 ft. A Certification Card is Required to Dive, do not forget it!

Dive Site
REEFS! Dive site locations determined daily by the captain based on conditions and requests. They visit the world famous Molasses Reef as well as French Reef, the Elbow, and Key Largo Dry Rocks.

We went to two different sites in the French Reef!

Reef Sites 20-45 ft. depth.

 Dive Profile

Tank Mixture
Air, 21% Oxygen
(your two tanks are included in the price, we/you did not save money by bringing our own tanks)


East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas beyond the reef 2 to 4 feet. Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.

Charter Service
Pirate Island Divers
They operates our 45′ Corinthian Catamaran “Sea Star”

Boat Description and Amenities
Free sodas & Candy!
Marine head (bathroom)
Dry cooler for storage
Fresh water shower
Camera & Mask rinse buckets
Great Music selection while on the move
US Coast Guard Approved Vessel

All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equiptment including: Mask, Fins, Snorkle, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Timing Device,and weights.


Tanks will be provided with the cost of the charter.

Special Scuba Cat Member Rate

Regular cost= 85$ plus tax  http://www.pirateislanddivers.com/rates.htm

Scuba Cats dove for 46.29$/diver (tip included)
for charter including 2 air tanks (not equiptment)
Renting BCD/Regulator from this dive shop =20$ (10$ savings)

This Dive is now fully booked, See you in the water!!!

These rates are only through the club! Contact the club to set it up. 

Decompression status and repetitive dive plans
All dives are planned for no decompression

Special Safety procedures
Predive Briefing
Arrangement of dive buddies. No club member can dive alone.
Dive buddy checks

Emergency Contacts

Recompression Chamber: TBA
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 if shore dive.

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