This post is going to be a little longer then usual because there’s so many new things going on. First off we still have two spots open for the Cat Ppalu trip July 14-20, 2012. Two people cancelling has provided us the opportunity to offer the trip at a reduced rate for two lucky divers. Call 985-641-988 for the reduced price as it is so low I won’t advertise it here.
The iSea 4 is almost here. Starting the first week of July we will be carrying a housing to shoot underwater video on your iPhone 4 and 4S. The housing comes with a tray and handles for a slick video package that shoots true 1080p and will retail for about $350. To see a video shot with this housing click this link.
Coral Reef Dive Shop put down a very popular item about 8 years ago on the Black Bart wreck off of Panama City Beach. Nicknamed Bones, he was the center of numerous stories as to how he got there and provided many divers with a thrill when they saw him in the wheelhouse. We have been asked to do it again, but this time they want us to put down three skeletons, two on the Bart and one on the Red Sea. Co sponsored by Billy’s Restaurant, we are looking for Advanced Open Water students and Search and Recovery students to assist us. Each time one is put down the assisting divers photo will appear in Billy’s and on Coral Reefs webpage. Each diver will receive a commemorative T- shirt for his efforts.
The Empire Mica is one of my favorite wreck dives. A natural wreck with lots of history, it has become a magnate for large fish, turtles and rays. The past several years very few boats have been making the trip out to dive her. That changes on Friday June 22 when Coral Reef Dive Shop will take a group of divers out for two dives on this 463ft. long British Oil Tanker sunk by the German submarine U67 on June 29, 1942. The link above is to a very good website about the Mica. On the way back in we’ll do another dive on the Chippewa, Accokeek or Putnam. Saturday we’ll do a three tank 8hr and Sunday a two tank 6hr. Dive one two or all three days. All inclusive price for the three day trip is $759. The price for Friday and Saturday is $643. Ala Carte is available.