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2016-07 (July) YMCA SCUBA Checkout Dives

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:16 AM by Mark Butler   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 12:02 PM by Mark Butler ]


2016-07 ‎‎(Jul)‎‎ YMCA Checkouts



July 2016 NAUI SCUBA Course at the YMCA Checkout Dives.

Over two days, we dove Rainbow River in Dunnellon followed by a ledge in the Gulf of Mexico called Grove Ledge.  We really missed Sabrina and Christina and our Dive Master-in-Training Josh, but had some great dives.  Congratulations to Jennifer, BJ, Caleb, and Michael for becoming the latest addition to the EcoDivers family and the world of SCUBA.  Thanks again to Jack Farrell at Fun Travel & Dive for taking us out Sunday!





 

2016-05 (May) YMCA Checkouts

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:15 AM by Mark Butler   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 12:17 PM by Mark Butler ]


2016-05 ‎‎‎(May)‎‎‎ YMCA Checkouts



May 2016 NAUI SCUBA Course at the YMCA Checkout Dives.

Way to go Devin, Kyle, Amy,  and Johnathan. For our checkouts, we dove the beautiful Rainbow River and Hudson Grotto.  Most would agree, two completely different environments.  Thank you Josh Weaver for your assistance!





 


2016-04 (Apr) NAUI SCUBA Checkouts

posted May 1, 2016, 9:28 AM by Mark Butler


2016-04 ‎(Apr)‎ YMCA Checkouts



April 2016 NAUI SCUBA Course Checkout Dives.

Congrats to Tyler, Zach, and James for completing your course.  It's official, you are now a certified NAUI SCUBA diver.  Our dives took us to Rainbow River in Dunnellon followed by a ledge in the Gulf of Mexico called Grove Ledge.





 


2015-10 (Oct) YMCA Checkout Dives

posted Nov 6, 2015, 5:06 AM by Mark Butler   [ updated Nov 6, 2015, 5:19 AM ]



2015-10 ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(Oct)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives


Oct 2015 (NAUI Openwater Checkout Dives)-YMCA Class


Saturday we went to Jack's Hole in the Gulf of Mexico.  This sandy depression is surrounded by sea grass and critters. We were forced to stay inshore again on Sunday and revisited Jack's Hole.  Got to see a scorpion fish among some other amazing little creatures.  Congratulations to Jojo & Cat!




2015-10 ‎‎‎‎(Oct)‎‎‎‎ ‎‎‎‎ Squid at Jack's Hole






2015-10 ‎‎‎‎(Oct)‎‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives - Jack's Hole


2015-08 (Aug) YMCA Checkout Dives

posted Aug 26, 2015, 6:44 PM by Mark Butler   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 6:45 PM ]

2015-08 ‎‎‎‎‎‎(Aug)‎‎‎‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives




Aug 2015 (NAUI Openwater Checkout Dives)-YMCA Class


Saturday we went to Jack's Hole in the Gulf of Mexico.  This sandy depression is surrounded by sea grass and critters. Sunday, we dove Grove Ledge.  Vis was better and we were engulfed by schools of bait fish.  Congratulations to Doug, Joanne, & Sherry!




2015-08 ‎‎‎(Aug)‎‎‎ ‎‎‎‎ Grove Ledge Tour






2015-08 ‎‎‎(Aug)‎‎‎ Grove Ledge



2015-08 ‎‎‎(Aug)‎‎‎ Grove Ledge 2

2015-08 ‎‎‎‎(Aug)‎‎‎‎ Grove Ledge Grouper

2015-05 (May) YMCA Checkouts

posted May 28, 2015, 8:25 PM by Mark Butler   [ updated May 28, 2015, 8:52 PM ]


2015-05 ‎‎‎‎‎(May)‎‎‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives




May 2015 (NAUI Openwater Checkout Dives)-YMCA Class


Saturday we went to Rainbow River and conducted the majority of our skills followed by a beautiful snorkel back to KP Hole. Sunday, we explored Hudson Grotto and discovered a new boat sunk by ScubaWest.  Congratulations to Josh, Jason, Heather, Ernie, & Janet!




2015-05 ‎(May)‎ ‎‎‎‎ Rainbow River 1






2015-05 ‎‎(May)‎‎ Rainbow River Dive 2



2015-05 ‎‎(May)‎‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Rainbow River 3

2015-03 (Mar) YMCA Checkouts

posted May 28, 2015, 8:24 PM by Mark Butler


2014-10 (Oct) Adv & Nitrox Course Dives

posted Nov 12, 2014, 8:42 PM by Mark Butler   [ updated Nov 12, 2014, 8:51 PM ]


2014-10 ‎‎‎‎‎‎(Oct)‎‎‎‎‎‎ Adv & Nitrox Dives




October 2014 (NAUI Advanced Scuba & Nitrox Checkout Dives)


Our first dives were at Hudson Grotto.  There we completed our Navigation dives, our Search & Recovery dives where students used lift bags.  On our night dive we visited the newly sunken boat at then descended to 60ft were we explored the white limestone face of the Grotto!

Our next dives took us to the Gulf of Mexico where we ventured to the resting place of the Sheridan.  This 150ft tug is situated almost upright in 85 ft of water and on this day was loaded with barracuda.  We followed that dive up with one to the Clearwater Wreck site where we were engulfed by thousands of juvenile tomtate grunt and other pelagic planktivores.  Great job to Josh Weaver and Rob Ellis and thank you Steve Casel for joining us.  We used Narcosis Scuba and always the crew and Capt Mike took awesome care of us!




2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan 1






2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan 2



2014-10 ‎(Oct)‎ Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan 3



2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan 4



2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan 5


2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Sheridan WheelHouse


2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Clearwater Wreck

2014-10 ‎(Oct)‎ Advanced/Nitrox Class Clearwater Wreck 2

2014-10 ‎(Oct)‎ Advanced/Nitrox Class Clearwater Wreck 3

2014-10 (Oct) Advanced/Nitrox Class Clearwater Wreck Nurse Shark

2014-07 (Jul) YMCA Checkout Dives

posted Aug 3, 2014, 7:40 PM by Mark Butler


2014-07 ‎‎‎‎(Jul)‎‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives




July 2014 (NAUI Openwater Checkout Dives)-YMCA Class


Friday we went to Rainbow River and conducted the majority of our skills followed by a beautiful snorkel back to KP Hole. Sunday, Captain Jack took us to Grove Ledge in the Gulf of Mexico off of Hudson, Florida.  Beautiful sites and plenty of life.  Congratulations to Becca, Josh, Riley, and Ryan on getting certified and thanks Jaclynn for joining us!




2014-07 (Jul) ‎‎‎‎ Rainbow River Day 1






2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Rainbow River Dive 2



2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Day 2 Grove Ledge



2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Day 2 Grove Ledge Remora



2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Day 2 Grove Ledge Baitfish School


2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Day 2 Grove Ledge Pan


2014-07 ‎(Jul)‎ Ymca Checkout Dives Day 2 Grove Ledge Lookdown

2014-06 (Jun) YMCA Checkout Dives

posted Jun 22, 2014, 10:11 AM by Mark Butler


2014-04 ‎‎‎(June)‎‎‎ YMCA Checkout Dives




June 2014 (NAUI Openwater Checkout Dives)-YMCA Class


Friday we went to Rainbow River and conducted the majority of our skills followed by a beautiful snorkel back to KP Hole. Saturday afternoon we hit the Hernando Tanks followed by a visit to a secret spot near Bayport.  Congratulations to Lizzy (AKA Lizard), Rob E, Rob A., Ben, and Hope.  You guys did an amazing job on your checkouts.  I look forward to diving with you in the future!




2014-06 ‎‎‎(Jun)‎‎‎ Rainbow River Day 1






2014-06 (Jun) Rainbow River Snorkel



2014 Into the Cave



2014-06 (Jun) Bendickson Tank Reef w/ Hope, Lizzy, & Rob



2014-06 ‎(Jun)‎ Bendickson Tank Reef w/ Hope, Lizzy, & Rob



2014-06 ‎(Jun)‎ Bendickson Tank Reef w/ Rob & Ben

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