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#230
Blue Groto (Labor day weekend)
Nitrojunki - 8/03/2009 12:47 AM
Category: Event
Replies: 14



Hi everyone,


I was wondering if anyone has planned a dive weekend on Labor day yet around Ginnie or Blue Groto? So far I have been able to round up a half dozen people. It would be nice to see more people show up for this party. Been a while since Iv seen everyone. Please let me know if you are intrested.


Plan is to stay at Blue Groto or Ginnie Springs. Try to get there on friday in time for a night dive, then spend the day diving Ginnie on sat. Hit Blue Groto on sunday morning then run over to Troy for a quick drop on the wreck there. Should be fun.
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DeepAddiction - 8/03/2009 8:47 AM


Let me know your plans, I would be interested in meeting up for Blue Grotto and Ginnie. I live locally, so it would be easy for me to plan it.


Dan


 
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OcalaJim - 8/03/2009 11:32 AM
I’m right there with DeepAddiction - I live local and could do Ginnie and Blue Grotto
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tjdiving - 8/03/2009 2:05 PM
Just a bit of advice, you may want to contact the dive shop at Ginnie and ask them if Labor Day Weekend is anything like Memorial Day Weekend. There’s literally 15,000 drunk kids that camp there over that weekend. It’s mayhem. We went there a couple of years ago and the people in the dive shop told us we were nuts for trying to dive there. It was crazy! Blue Grotto on the other hand was dead. It was great. We were the only divers there.
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Nitrojunki - 8/04/2009 6:58 PM


Hi Dan,


I will be driving down from Myrtle Beach on fri. I am hoping to make Ginnie in time for a night dive say around 8 or 9 pm. I am tentivly staying at a Hilton in Ocala. Saturday I want to hit Blue Groto. Mabe catch a couple dives there. Then I may want to jump across the street to devils den if there is anough time. Sunday I plan to hit Ginnie all day. There are others intrested in this itenerary so if you would like to join in please let me know. we would love to have you along.


Gary


nitrojunki [ at ] hotmail.com


843 222 6661
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Nitrojunki - 8/04/2009 6:59 PM


Hi Jim


I will be driving down from Myrtle Beach on fri. I am hoping to make Ginnie in time for a night dive say around 8 or 9 pm. I am tentivly staying at a Hilton in Ocala. Saturday I want to hit Blue Groto. Mabe catch a couple dives there. Then I may want to jump across the street to devils den if there is anough time. Sunday I plan to hit Ginnie all day. There are others intrested in this itenerary so if you would like to join in please let me know. we would love to have you along.


Gary


nitrojunki [ at ] hotmail.com


843 222 6661
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Nitrojunki - 8/04/2009 7:02 PM


Thank you for that advice. Good idea


I plan to stay in Ocala so Im good there. Blue Groto is my main intrest so we should be good there to. May even catch Devils Den and Im sure there is no swimming alowed there.
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OcalaJim - 8/05/2009 8:30 PM
there’s no swimming in Blue Grotto or Devil’s Den makes it better for the dives! Ginnie Springs gets real crazy on holidays
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scubalarry54 - 8/05/2009 8:38 PM
I’m up for Blue Grotto or Devils on Sunday. Will drive up early on Sunday morning (from Davenport) as I have to work (diving for Disney) on Saturday. Post the details and where everyone will meet and I’ll plan around that. 
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DeepAddiction - 8/05/2009 9:09 PM


I’m up for Saturday and Sunday both. I can’t make a Friday night dive but I am good for the weekend stuff. You can get me at dan [ at ] joshenpaper.com or my cell 352-804-8533. On a plane in the morning, and heading to Key West in the afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you and your others.
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Nitrojunki - 8/06/2009 1:33 PM
Yea I know, I been there before on a holiday weekend and it does get crazy but its allways nice and quiet at 20 feet lol
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Nitrojunki - 8/06/2009 1:35 PM
If you can make it to Ginnie on sunday that would be great. Im thinking thats where we will be. Too bad you cant make it to Groto on saturday.
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Nitrojunki - 8/06/2009 1:37 PM
Ok Dan, I will post a firm schedule by the 31st. Look forward in meeting you.
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DeepAddiction - 8/06/2009 3:04 PM


OcalaJim is going to come too. Don’t know if you guys are PM’ing. How many are in your group?
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Nitrojunki - 8/31/2009 9:32 PM
Devils Den Fri Sept 4th
I certainly Hope everyone can make it. I look forward in meeting you all. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call me or email me.
Gary C
Myrtle Beach SC
nitrojunki [ at ] hotmail.com
843 222 6661