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ScubaBoard's 2017 Fool's Spring Megadive

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ROXANNE, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. leoparddog

    leoparddog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Marietta GA
    Made the list, checked it twice. Did some repair on the tent, tomorrow night is packing night. Can't wait to see everyone. The fire is calling me, I think I may have to dance
    Scuba_Jenny, ROXANNE and cardzard like this.
  2. cardzard

    cardzard ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
    :chicken:YEAH BABY 1 MORE DAY TO GO:chicken:

    ROXANNE likes this.

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Just a reminder when checking in at Ginnie Springs
    to let them know your with the ScubaBoard megadive group
    to receive your 10% discount!

    See most of you up there tomorrow!
  4. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ocala, Florida
    Do you have room for one more to come out for the day Saturday?
    I did not get to make the last gathering so I'd like to come meet and great. ...with perhaps a dive or two :wink:
    ROXANNE likes this.

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Absolutely, you're more than welcome to join us! I'm going to repost both the rundown of the weekend and those attending and food list next. See you there!

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    All are welcome for a weekend
    Diving, Camping and Camaraderie!

    2017 Fool's Spring Megadive

    Mark your calendars for
    March 31st - April 2, 2017

    Our friends from Dive Rite
    will be hosting a DEMO Day on Saturday!

    Come for 1 day or the whole weekend.

    All are welcome. This event is open to ALL dive levels, newbie, OW,
    all the way to full cave certification.
    If you don't have a buddy, don't worry, there are a bunch of us
    and there's always someone ready for a dive!
    Diving is set at your own pace, when and where you want in between eating and sleeping.
    The only dive that is a scheduled dive will be the galaxy dive around dusk on Sat. evening.
    As it is a family event, there are plenty of non divers and kids too.

    Ginnie Springs has a full service dive shop and a pretty nice little store.
    They also rent canoes, kayaks and tubes for use on the river or bring your own.
    Check out their website below for further info, park maps and directions.
    Florida Staycation vacation place for scuba diving & Florida ecotourism
    Or give them a call at Ginnie Springs Outdoors 1-386-454-7188
    You can even download and fill out your dive release forms in advance.

    When you get to Ginnie Springs, you'll need to check in the Main Office.
    Please tell them your with the ScubaBoard Megadive group
    as we get a 10% discount on camping and diving!

    If you check in on Friday and won't be diving until Sat.,
    go ahead and pay for your diving then and get your wrist bands.
    It can get really busy on Sat. and you don't want to waste your time waiting in line again.
    Sometimes we do a sunrise dive before the shop opens and
    you don't want to miss one of the best dives of the day!
    We have the whole Turkey Roost area reserved from the road back.
    Most of us will be tent camping.
    There are separate sites for RV's and I do recommend reserving your spot if you are bringing yours.
    Some though do stay in town at the motel, but you'll miss a lot of the fun...
    There isn't electricity where we're tent camping, but

    there is electricity at the pavilion and bathrooms w/showers are a short walk away.
    Don't forget to bring chairs for around the fire and bug spray if the bugs like you.
    No need to make reservations (unless you're bringing an RV), just sign up on this thread.

    Let us know how many are attending in your party
    and what you'll be bringing to pitch in for the group dinner and 2 breakfasts.
    And please, would you be willing to help prepare or clean up for the meals.

    If we all pitch in and take a task, it makes for a fun weekend for everyone.
    Once a week up until the event, I'll update who's attending, the food list and volunteers.
    Check for the latest list for ideas on what to bring and what's still needed.
    If your traveling a ways to join us, why not add an extra day or 2 on to make it worth your time.

    So come join us for a weekend of Fun!

    Here the basic rundown for weekend...

    All meals will be on your own. Some will go out to dinner;
    some will cook at the campsite. It's up to you.
    A little smores, a little music, a little singing, a little drinking(BYOB) or not,
    keeping it mild in anticipation of the big day of diving on Sat.


    Mega Omelettes, group buffet style. Not to be missed...
    On your own.
    Group buffet style somewhere around 5:00. Bring something to share...
    Let's keep the grill items to hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and chicken breasts.
    Galaxy Dive
    Around dusk. Not to be missed...
    A lot of music, a lot of singing, a lot of drinking(BYOB) or not.
    If you're musically inclined, bring your instruments. Just lots of fun! Not to be missed...


    Mega Omelettes group style.

    Hope you join us for this fun bi-annual
    (Spring and Fall) Diving Social Event!

    And if that doesn't convince you...
    Check out the movie trailer from Oct. 2011

    And some fun from 2015!

    :):D:cool: See you there! :cool::D:)

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Thanks to those who have checked in!

    Megadiver's Attending and Food List
    Post that your attending, any guests with you, what you would like to bring,
    and if you can help out with some of the chores it would be appreciated.
    I'll add your name to the list at the end of the week.
    Hope this helps! :)

    Cardzard (Dennis) and Roxanne - A cooler full of water, diet and non diet sodas for the group dinner. Then for brkft, 18ct eggs, precooked bacon, sausage and ham, and some asst veggies for the omelettes. And last but not least, Glow sticks for the galaxy dive.
    scubafool (David), Dawn, John and Helen - Firewood, propane and cook pots for mega omelets.
    Jill Germain (Jill) - I will bring chicken, muffins and fruit.
    mermaid0sea (Mara) - I will make some cookies and bring hot dogs, buns and pre cooked bacon.
    UCF SCUBA Club - We will be bringing lots of eggs, chopped veggies for breakfast, cheese for breakfast, Bubba Burgers for dinner, cookies, and chips!
    kelemvor (Aaron) and JSweat (Jennifer) - We will bring cutlery, a case of soda, a crock or two of.... undecided content. They'll be side or dessert dishes.
    leoparddog (Max), Lilyan and Karen -
    I'll bring a few pounds of venison bacon burger and fixins (buns, lettuce, cheese tomatoes) for those so inclined; we can label it for the sensitive souls to avoid. A bag of charcoal, 2 dozen eggs and muffins for breakfast.
    aquacat8 (Meg), Alisa, and Duion -
    The Chairman (Pete) and Mselenaous (Elena) -
    jeandiver (Jean)
    - The usual chips , dips etc...
    OWIC647 (Bryan) - I'll be there Saturday / Sunday displaying the Argonaut Kraken and a few other items. I'll bring paper goods and some giveaways for the group.
    UT ScubaSnorkel Club - Will bring eggs, chips, soda, water, napkins, and paper plates.
    country punkin (Randy) - I'm bringing firewood.

    For those who always ask what to bring. Here are some ideas...
    Meat items for the grill
    (We're trying to keep it simple so it doesn't take forever to cook for the group)
    (Please keep it to Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken breast and premade items like pulled beef/pork, meatballs and shish kabobs. Don't forget the buns for items like hamburgers and hot dogs. If you have something else you were thinking about and want to cook that yourself, that's great! Some have brought fryers or smokers and added to the meat items that way.)
    (We never seem to have enough.)
    Items for the omelettes (additional meats, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, salsa, wraps, cheese, etc.)
    Items for Breakfast (Juices, fruit, muffins, coffee, creamer, etc.)
    Charcoal (self starting)
    Condiments (cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, BBQ sauce etc.)
    Paper towels and napkins
    Heavy duty Paper Plates
    (no Styrofoam please) and desert plates.
    Plastic silverware
    Bottled water
    Side dishes
    (casseroles, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, chips and dips/salsa, fruit salad, green salads w/dressing, veggie tray w/dip, etc.)
    Deserts (Oh please don't forget the deserts!)
    Tiki torches and fuel (for around the fire)
    FIRE WOOD FOR THE CAMP FIRE (Any amount would be appreciated!)

    We also need volunteers to help out during meals for the weekend. THANKS!!!!

    If we all pitch in and take a task, it makes for a fun weekend for everyone.
    Sat. Breakfast -
    Cook - scubafool, leoparddog
    Food Prep and set up (2-3) UCF SCUBA Club
    Egg cracker (1-2) UCF SCUBA Club
    Clean up (1) UCF SCUBA Club
    Sat. Dinner -

    Cook (2-3) - Roxanne
    Tables and food set up (2) UT ScubaSnorkel Club
    Clean up (2) aquacat8, UT ScubaSnorkel Club
    Sun. Breakfast -

    Cook - scubafool, leoparddog
    Food Prep and set up (2) leoparddog
    Egg cracker (1-2) Jill Germain and mermaid0sea
    Clean up (1-2)

    If someone needs ICE on the way in,
    there is a self-serve ICE machine when you leave High Springs
    to turn on the road to go to Ginnie.
    In addition to Ginnie's Springs store and dive shop,
    Air Fills: Cave Country Diving - Home in High Springs where Salvo used to be.
    (US Hwy 441)
    There is a Winn-Dixie in High Springs, open 7 AM to 10 PM every day.
    Also a Publix closer to the Interstate 75.
    There is also a CVS Pharmacy right next to the Hardees.

    If you have any questions, just ask. One of us will respond.
  8. cardzard

    cardzard ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL

    Their Friends Are Welcome!!!

    Our friends from Dive Rite
    will be hosting a DEMO Day on Saturday!

    Gotta love playing with new gear

    I cannot wait to see everyone
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  9. Jesse Johnson

    Jesse Johnson Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Arkansas
    Awesome, anybody diving Friday am?? Looking for a buddy.
  10. cjburban

    cjburban Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: hudson florida
    Looks like I'll be there Friday. Can't wait. It's been to long getting wet. Will bring some brats and maybe something else.
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