Springfest "V" 2012 - April 27 to 29

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  1. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So what are the dates?!!?!

    What works better for everyone?

    April 20th - April 22nd

    or

    April 27th - April 29th
     
  2. Tom Smedley

    Tom Smedley Tommy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The weekend of April 20 - 22 the tides are not right for jetty diving. On April 27 to 29 high tide is in early afternoon.

    Fr 27 High 1:12 PM 1.4
    Sa 28 Low 12:34 AM -0.1
    HIgh 2:00 PM 1.3
    Su 29 Low 1:06 AM 0.0
    29 High 2:58 PM 1.2

    Historically that is an important consideration in date selection.... Also we don't have classes that weekend so we can come relaxed and ready to play.....

    Another important question - Do we want entertainment or just enjoy a quiet evening......
     
  3. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Then my vote is the 27th through 29th. I definitely want to go to St Andrews on Saturday. And I like the timing of the tides. I am not a morning person. :D
    I would love to have entertainment, but I also enjoy sitting around a campfire.
     
  4. snepdiver

    snepdiver Great White

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    I thought you were the entertainment.

    I like both weekends. I CAN NOT miss this one. Either works for me. We just can not go any longer without seeing all of you guys.

    Entertainment I can take or leave. So no vote on that from me. I seem very undecided lately.

    See everyone soon.
     
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  5. cardzard

    cardzard Surface Interval Member

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    We are a definite maybe!!! ;)
     
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  6. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wooo Hooo!!! Awesome you guys are coming!! I can't wait to see ya'll. I can entertain or be entertained. ;)
     
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  7. jhayes75

    jhayes75 Photographer

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    It will be good to see you guys again.
     
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  8. Tessunderwater

    Tessunderwater Barracuda

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    Hopefully i'm off the 27-29 and can go.
     
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  9. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Kraken

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    too soon to say for sure, but I will try my best to make this one. I would prefer the better tides as I might not be able to afford boat dives this time.
     
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  10. moondog75

    moondog75 Single Diver

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    Last weekend of April works for me...it will be great seeing everyone again!!!! :blinking:
     
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  11. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like everyone who has voted is happy with April 27th through 29th! If none oppose, I'll ask a mod to change the title to include the dates so that everyone can mark their calendars. :D
     
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  12. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So April 27th - 29th it is!!
     
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  13. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Surface Interval Member

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    Would love to attend. Talking with Wayward Son, Mike_S and Jax about attending too. I'm commited to the Fools Megadive March 30, but hopefully can get to this event too.

    Is there some Who, What, When, Where info available for noobs so we don't get lost and confused beyond recovery?
     
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  14. irishsquid

    irishsquid Humbolt Squid

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    As usual, I am planning to attend. I don't want to miss seeing Clay and Kathy; it's been too long! I've missed y'all these past couple years.
     
  15. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Kraken

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    850-836-4979 is the number I have for vortex. they have a web site as well.

    camping was $25 per night (doesn't include diving) and I think cabins were about $60.

    I'm in if at all possible. Right now I see no reason that I can't make it.

    What's the possibility of a night dive either friday or saturday night at vortex?
     
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  16. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Kraken

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    and what's up with DJ Johnny & Tammy, I think is her name? Are they available & are we planning on taking up funds or what?
     
  17. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Kraken

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  18. Tessunderwater

    Tessunderwater Barracuda

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    What about camping at St. Andrews and doing some night dives there? I'm working that weekend but I may be able to swap with someone.
     
  19. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Some people arrive on Friday and some on Saturday. We all usually camp or get a bunk room at Vortex Springs for the weekend. You can contact them and make your reservations with the link provided above. Some people stay in local hotels as well. We usually dive Morrison Springs on Friday and St Andrews Jetties in Panama City on Saturday. Some like to rent or bring canoes and canoe to Cypress Springs. There is no charge for any of this diving. There is a small fee per vehicle to get into St Andrews State Park. You can also dive at Vortex Springs but there is a per day fee for this. We usually go out to eat at a local restaurant on Friday night or some grill at the campsite and on Saturday night there is a community grill where everyone brings items to grill and sides for everyone to share and then we sit around the camp fire. We have also had a DJ on Saturday nights with karaoke. Other meals are on your own but we can plan for a community breakfast on Sunday morning if enough people are interested.
    Just like the Megadive at Ginnie, you have groups who pick and choose which dives they want to do but there will be buddies available for everyone and we all join together for the food and socializing. :)
     
  20. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Surface Interval Member

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    Thanks, Denise. I look forward to seeing you again. I think I'll try the jetties on Saturday and maybe a fresh water dive to follow as a rinse. :D
     
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