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Key Largo Labor Day Weekend
September 3, 2021 - September 6, 2021
Have you ever wanted to see some of the most beautiful wrecks and reefs in the U.S. in warm, 80-degree water? Have you ever seen the ocean at night and all of the creatures who sleep during the day?
We’re headed to the Keys for a long weekend for an experience most people won’t get to see in a lifetime! Please reach out for more information email@example.com or 813-832-6669.
The cost of the ENTIRE trip including hotel (based on double-occupancy, one suite per 4 people – each suite has two bedrooms) is $999. Dives include two Nitrox – Enriched Air 32% tanks and weights per trip.
This trip includes: ELEVEN 11 dives including one night dive and several reef and wreck dives – hopefully to see the Spiegel Grove, The Eagle and the Duane, weather permitting.
You must be Advanced and Nitrox certified for this trip. Pair this trip with your Advanced and Nitrox course! Advanced is highly discounted!
We will arrive Friday evening in Tavernier, Florida. We have blocked off some rooms and should all be together. Hotel is per person based on double occupancy and one suite with two bedrooms. Each room has its own bathroom and each suite shares a kitchen and a living room.
We will start off the weekend with a morning on the Spiegel and many beautiful reef dives throughout the weekend.
Enjoy many dive sites along the main reef line from Pennekamp Park all the way down to Alligator Light. Some of these reefs include Mollasses Reef, Pickles Reef, Conch Reef, Davis Reef, Crocker Reef, Victory Reef and many others accessible anywhere from 20 to 50 minutes from the dock.
On Saturday evening, we are headed out for a NIGHT DIVE! This dive is the only optional dive but well worth it! We are thinking near Molasses Reef for this one!
Molasses Reef is a coral reef located just east of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. It is located within a protected reef sanctuary, with roughly 40 permanent mooring buoys surrounding the reef. Near the edge of the reef, lies a drop-off area, giving home to not only beautiful corals, vibrant fish and colorful parrotfish and eels but also to pelagic fish, sharks including nurse sharks, Goliath grouper, sea turtles and eagle rays! At night, there is plentiful marine wildlife in this area.
Wreck Diving in Key Largo:
Sunk in 2002, the USS Spiegel Grove is a sunken dock landing ship. The ship was commissioned in June of 1956 and decommissioned in October of 1989. The vessel was named after the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes’ home and estate, named Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. The ship lies in 45 to 130-foot water, perfect for either recreational or technical diving. The ship is 510 feet by 84 feet and the deck is located 60 feet below the surface. The vessel’s hull is as much as 135 feet under water and technical divers can discover the labyrinth that is inside. Due to its size, others say that no matter how many times you dive this wreck, you never see the same thing.
The U.S.C.G.C. Duane was a cutter in the U.S. Coastguard, named after William J. Duane, Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson. When the vessel first launched, it served as a search and rescue ship. In 1939 the Duane was operated jointly with the U.S. Navy as part of a destroyer squadron assisting with shipping in the North Atlantic. The ship lies in 70 to 120 feet of water with the main deck lying at 100 feet. This wreck has been considered the jewel of Islamorada diving!
The 287-foot freighter, The Eagle was built in 1962, starting off with Danish ship owners. The ship was bought and sold a few times and eventually bought by the Eagle tire company. on 19 December 1985 the ship was bought by the Florida Keys Artificial Reef Association and renamed Eagle. This wreck lies at at a maximum depth of 110 feet adorned with a photogenic crow’s-nest and forward cargo boom, perfect for snapping a photo or two! Keep an eye out for schooled blue runners, greater barracuda, Goliath grouper, sawfish, sharks and more!
Class Pairings and Gear:
Pair this trip with your advanced, your Nitrox certification, or a Project AWARE class! Discounts are available for those who pair this trip with a course. Advanced will be offered for $425, normally $475 and Nitrox is normally a $175 course will be offered for $150.
If you need to rent gear, we are offering gear packages for this trip. Please arrange with the shop ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 813-832-6669.
Cancellation policy: We understand that your family and your health come first. If you must cancel your trip, please call Adventure Outfitters at 813-832-6669 or email us at info@adventuretampa to let us know as soon as possible. All spots are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot.