Sunday

Memorial Day Weekend Dive Report


Wow, what an adventuresome weekend!
We started off Friday with a Two Tank Dive Trip visiting Atlantis Bridge Collumns and a Second Dive at Southwind Barge.


Saturday we found 40' to 50' viz on The Navy Tug and Bryan and Joe found some sweet Sandbar Sharks while Riding around in the DPV Pilot Course.


Sunday we rocked a double dip on the USS Oriskany
It could have Been Sunnier.
Still an awesome wreck.

What a great Weekend.

Oh yeah Water Temp was in the 70s and Viz was all over the place ranging from 10' to 60'
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Local Divers in Belize


Some of our local divers headed south to on of our favorite Dive destinations, Belize! Check out Scott and Tinsley's Pictures.


If you are looking for an adventure check out our upcoming trips or contact us today today to setup your own. http://www.downunderdiveshop.com/travel.asp

Saturday

Sweet Dives on the USS Oriskany May 5th 2010


We set out early Friday morning with our new friends Barry, Jim, Mark, Carl,Oliver, Jeff, Mick, Tim, Penny, Roger, Dan, Hathie, Kirk and Maynard.
Seas were favourable and the sun was shining.
We enjoyed two sweet dives on the "Mighty O" reaching a max depth of 130'.
Congrats to Kirk on Completing the PADI Wreck Diver Course.
Water temps ranged from 73-69 degrees and viz was 50' -75'

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Thursday

FIJI LIVE ABOARD March 19-26


Throughout the week aboard the Island Dancer II, an intimate 10 passenger yacht, guests will depart Suva to explore the reefs, bommies and walls of Nigali Pass, Wakaya, Koro and Namenalala Islands. Known as the soft coral capital, the brilliant colors on display will dazzle even the most experienced divers and photographers. Drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers are also on the itinerary.


Clownfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and a multitude of nudibranchs bring smiles to every dive! With direct flights from several major cities worldwide, it is an easy destination to add to your dive log.

To top off the exiting diving and experience some of Fiji’s local culture, a visit to a Fijian village on one of the remote islands is arranged including a Kava ceremony and warrior dance. All guests are required to wear a traditional sulu (sarong or wrap) so either bring your own or we will gladly provide one for you!

The Island Dancer II appeals to those discriminating divers who prefer a smaller group and is perfectly suited for Fiji and the diving itinerary. All indoor areas are air-conditioned and each of the guest cabins feature ensuite facilities. The beautifully appointed salon has ample room for divers to view their photos and videos or to enjoy a movie on the entertainment system. The sundeck features covered and uncovered lounging and is a perfect place to relax with a book during surface intervals.

$2800 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy

$1300 Due Upon Sign Up (Non Refundable)

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BP Oil Spill - Myths & Rumors


BP Oil Spill - Myths & Rumors
May 5, 2010 - Orange Beach, AL - As usual, the media, in their efforts to attract readers and viewers, are sensationalizing the tragic story about the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Orange Beach Community Website is dedicated to dispelling the myths and rumors about the BP Oil Slick as they relate to our community.

Following is a list of rumors being reported in the media that simply are not true...
Oil is on the beach in Orange Beach - FALSE - Based on the latest satellite photos, the oil slick is about 50 miles south-southwest of Orange Beach. No oil has been found on any Alabama Beaches as of this writing.

There is an odor of oil in Orange Beach - FALSE - The only odors in Orange Beach are the fresh salt air and suntan lotion.

Oil covered birds are coming ashore in Orange Beach - FALSE - Rumor is that oil soaked birds are being found in Orange Beach. While we aren't sure about other areas along the Gulf of Mexico, we can say without debate, no oil stained birds have been found in Orange Beach.

Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast has been shut down - FALSE - NOAA has closed areas in the Gulf of Mexico to fishing; however, fishing offshore even in federal waters south of Orange Beach is still open and productive. All of the near shore and inshore fishing areas along the Alabama Gulf Coast are open.

Wednesday

We are still diving. Officials say that the oil is staying pretty far from our coast for the time being.



The Alabama coastline on Monday got another day's reprieve from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with officials saying no oil will come ashore anytime soon.

If you want to help here is the contact info.
•Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information:
(866)-448-5816
•Submit alternative response technology, services or products:
(281) 366-5511
•Submit your vessel as a vessel of opportunity skimming system:
(281) 366-5511