Key West Vandenburg Dive, dive #4!!

Fathers Day Dive!

Sunday   June 19, 2011
8:00 Am

0700 Light Breakfast
0730 Meet at dive shop for Group picture with flag and military personnel with flag
0800 Dive Check-in
0830 Boat departure
1300 Boat Returns
1500 Stop for food and debrief (optional)
1700 Return to Miami

(All times are Approx.)

Dive Location

Key West

Subtropic Dive Center Key west
1605 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers

Required Diving Qualification
Advanced & Nitrox certified to 130 ft.

Dive Site

Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg

The Ship that now carries the name, Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, has a long and unique history spanning two generations in service to her country.

The U.S.N.S. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was first commissioned as the troop transport U.S.N.S. Gen. Harry Taylor. The ship saw service in WWII, post-war immigration, the Hungarian Revolution, and the Cold War. After decommissioning, it even starred in a popular motion picture. As an artificial reef, the ship is not only a recreational resource for divers and fishermen, but will serve as an underwater classroom for the Florida Keys Community College, and be a platform for ground-breaking research in reef monitoring as mandated by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan.

The ship’s distinguished history will continue in its final disposition as a recreational, educational and scientific resource

Dive Profile

Double deep on the vandenburg

two -100ft  dives


East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas beyond the reef 2 to 3 feet. Seas inside the reef around 1 foot.

Tank Mixture
Nitrox, 32% Oxygen

Charter Service
Subtropic Divers
Special Rates on tanks

Boat Description and Amenities

Starfish Enterprise II:

42′ Burpee and can carry 26 divers comfortably.

They carry fruit drinks, bottled water and ice on every trip for you

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, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights. Do not forget your certification card, ID, and towel to keep you dry and warm.

Special Scuba Cat Member Rate
Charter Only – $40.00 /diver
Charter & Nitrox Tanks- $61.00 /diver

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

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: Florida Keys Community College
Hospital & Police :911
Divers Alert Network: 1-919-684-9111

Any hazardous conditions anticipated
Mild-strong current
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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