Biscayne Wreck & Reef Dive

Date
Sunday May 19, 2013

You MUST register/pay for the dive before Tuesday  05/1/12 at 12:00PM

 Time Schedule
0800 – Briefing and Waivers
0830 – Boat Departs
1230 – Boat Returns
0100 – Debrief and lunch
Dive charter & Location

Aquatic Explorers
3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 851.8180 or (305) 807.2857

How to get there:

Map it

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers
10

Required Diving Qualification
Open Water Certification

Dive Site

Biscayne Wreck

The Biscayne Wreck is located 4.5 miles east of Key Biscayne and was a well-kept fisherman’s secret from 1974 to 1980.  This 120-foot ship was often referred to as the “Banana Freighter” because it was used to transport bananas between the Caribbean Islands and from Central America.  It was later confiscated for financial reasons and bought by fisherman who desired to sink it for themselves 250-feet down.  When it was being towed, strong winds blew this vessel and landed it in only 55 feet of water.

Because of this shallow sinking, this site became a great location for divers.  Because of depth and the coral covered hull, this is a great location for night diving.  Penetration can be done in the cargo hold where bait fish often reside.  The picturesque colors and variety of sea life make this a great site for photography.  The stern and starboard sections of the wreck have collapsed.  However, the decades of growth leave this site fully inhabited with sea life and a great dive for beginning wreck divers or slightly more advanced divers.

Dive Profile

Dive #1

Depth 50ft – 60min

SIT: 1hr.

Dive#2

Depth 40ft – 60min

Dive will be more likely limited by air consomption rather than by time.

Tank Mixture
AIR, 21% Oxygen Nitrox

Weather

TBA

Boat Description and Amenities

They will provide fresh fruit, sandwiches, water, and juice pouches!
There is plenty of space  under each seat to store your dive bags!
They have a U.S.Coast Guard approved vessel.
Miami Scuba Diving Charters Aquatic Explorers New Launch of boat Explorer I

Equipment
All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equipment including: Mask, Fins, snorkel, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Computer or timing device, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights. Most importantly, your SCUBA CERTIFICATION CARD!

The club does have some equipment to rent at a very low rate, please contact a club officer to arrange. Availability is on a first come first come basis.

The week of the dive, we will provide you with detailed information for places you can go rent your equipment at a discounted rate if you need it.

Special Scuba Cat Member Rate

 35$/diver for charter (includes any tax and crew tip!)
50$/ diver for charter & tanks (includes any tax and crew tip!)

These rates do not exist, they are ONLY available through the club made possible by the club membership fees!  Contact the club for any questions.

 50$/ Guest diver for charter (includes any tax and crew tip!)
70$/ Guest diver for charter & tanks (includes any tax and crew tip!)

Must register before 5/1/12

Not a member? Sign up Now! Click here.
Not an FIU student, faculty or Alumni? Friends of the scuba cats can participate in all of our dives if spots on the boat are available after our club divers sign 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: 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 theboat, and on shore dives.

 

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