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ScubaBoard Fallfest MegaDive 2019

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ROXANNE, Aug 14, 2019.

Which is your favorite ScubaBoard MegaDive Event, The Spring or Fall?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2019.
  1. Spring

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. Fall

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  1. SandyRobinson

    SandyRobinson Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    892
    293
    63
    I am intrigued by the Venice trip and schedule permitting, I will attend. It has been on my to do list for a while.
     
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  2. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    28,634
    13,311
    113
    Dang I was afraid of this news.. But, those that have been going for years have seen the writing on the wall.. Too bad for Ginnie. They will lose a lot of business. Their loss.

    As far as diving LBTS, BHB, keys, Venice, etc. is there is that thing called weather. We've talked about it for years, an alternative to Ginnie even with all their rules, but every where else had bigger issues... I'd LOVE to see us dive down here, but geesh, the weather. wind..
     
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  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    60,220
    28,602
    113
    There's always a %100 chance of weather... :D :D :D
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    60,220
    28,602
    113
    I have sent a link of this discussion to Ginnie. No, they probably don't care, but I still feel we should give them a heads up of how we feel.
     
  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    28,634
    13,311
    113
    Dang! Was hoping nobody knew!:D :D

    Seriously though, it's happened so many times, we plan an event then no diving because the weather didn't want to play nice..
    Bowling for Scouts? :rofl3:
     
  6. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,974
    2,480
    113
    Some of you may not have seen this,
    as I am receiving requests for the Spring Megadive Date.

    It is with a sad heart that we will be canceling the ScubaBoard Spring Megadive.
    At this time with Ginnie Spring's new rules in place, we can't support the event.
    :(:(:(:(


    In the spirit of diving social, we love to create events that keep everyone diving
    and bring the new divers into the community.
    So we are planning a Venice Beach Bash to help to fill the void.
    Details will hopefully be announced within a week.
    :clearmask::grouphug2::clearmask:
     
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  7. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,974
    2,480
    113
  8. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    6,700
    3,817
    113
    I heard from some folks in the cave diving community that they are also being chased out of Ginnie. Apparently there was a large group of cave divers that have an annual event on one of the holiday weekends each year. They've also been made aware that they were unwelcome just like we were. The impression that group had was that Ginnie preferred tubers/college kids etc.

    I only post it because it made me feel a little better to know our group wasn't specifically targeted. Maybe it will make some of you feel better as well.

    Hopefully Ginnie will eventually realize that turning away money is not a good business decision and they'll take steps to reclaim divers as customers.

    Edit:

    Or maybe someone with nearby property can dig another cavern/cave entrance and set up as a dive location.
     
    jsisemore, cardzard and ROXANNE like this.
  9. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    1,581
    1,384
    113
    The cave is on public property. Anyone can take a boat up the river and dive the cave.
     
  10. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    6,700
    3,817
    113
    Yeah, that's the same situation Hospital Hole is in. Occasionally people dive hospital hole, but it's a pain in the butt so most people do not.
     

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