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Dive trip to Ponce de Leon
Event Date Thu, January 1, 2009
Event Location Ponce de Leon, FL
Event Price See Vortex webpage

Gidds - View Member Calendar
Category: Dive Trip
Comments: 8
Sober-Up Dive at Vortex Springs!

What better way to start the New Year than with a dive in a clear, 68 degree Florida spring?

Come join diving friends new and old starting at 8am Thursday January 1, 2009 for an informal gathering!

According to the Vortex Springs webpage ( :
"We will also be closed New Years Day. For those of you that would like to dive during this holiday season you must register prior to close of business the day before in order to dive Christmas or New Years day. If you wish to fax or email the registration please call for details."


Last time I checked SCUBA diver admission was $19 and freediver (swimmer) admission was $8.

BYOB- Bring Your Own Buddy, especially if you are a cavern diver. You may or may not be able to find a buddy there.

BYOF-Bring Your Own Food, unless you want to bring something to share like snacks, finger foods, or desserts.

BAYS-Bring All Your Stuff, the dive shop will be closed so you won’t be able to rent stuff or buy back-ups of whatever.

Other notes: if you were partaking in "festivities" the night before please stay home or stay on shore and be safe, "sober-up" is a figure of speech, not a literal purpose of the dive. Vortex Springs is now a "dry", family-friendly establishment so leave your mimosas at home, thanks!


Gidds - 12/31/2008 5:40 PM
Me-veggie & dip platter, pepperoni & cheese platter
oceanbound-sausage, a pound cake and potato chips
flaski-bring whatever you want, some cocktail toothpicks would be helpful since I forgot them today in the store.
oceanbound - 12/31/2008 4:20 PM
I am bringing some sausage, a pound cake and potato chips.
Gidds - 12/31/2008 8:50 AM
Who is bringing what food?

Me-finger foods i.e. pepperoni & cheese platter, veggie & dip platter chips

Anybody else?
oceanbound - 12/27/2008 8:18 PM
I’ll bring something, what about some type of snack? maybe something sweet
Gidds - 12/25/2008 11:17 AM
Ok they are now open from 10-5 so you can get fills and stuff.

flaski wants to make cajun food to feed the hungry masses. I will make cornbread to help put the fire out after you eat the cajun food. Anybody else want to bring something?
oceanbound - 12/17/2008 7:26 PM
will do :)
oceanbound - 12/17/2008 5:04 PM
ok, just to be clear, Vortex is officially closed that day, so no tanks/air, right? and we need to call them to tell them we are coming or have you taken care of that? I have a tank but I just wanted to be sure to get filled before hand if I need to
Gidds - 12/17/2008 12:01 PM
Attending so far:

Me & my buddy Nik
DiveGirlFWB and buddy
one of my buddies from another board-maybe