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2015 Fool's Spring Megadive

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ROXANNE, Feb 7, 2015.


    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    All are welcome for a weekend of diving and camping fun!

    We have reservations for the
    2015 Fool's Spring Megadive
    Mark your calendars for
    April 10th - 12th

    Marking our 11th Year for the Event!

    Come for 1 day or the whole weekend.

    All are welcome. This event is open to all dive levels, newbie OW, all the way to full cave certification. If you don't have a buddy, don't worry, there are a bunch of us and there's always someone ready for a dive! Diving is set at your own pace, when and where you want in between eating and sleeping. The only dive that is a scheduled dive will be the galaxy dive around dusk on Sat. evening. As it is a family event, there are plenty of non divers and kids too.

    Ginnie Springs has a full service dive shop and a pretty nice little store.
    They also rent canoes, kayaks and tubes for use on the river.
    Check out their website below for further info, park maps and directions.
    Florida Staycation vacation place for scuba diving & Florida ecotourism
    Or give them a call at Ginnie Springs Outdoors 1-386-454-7188

    When you get to Ginnie Springs, you'll need to check in the Main Office, tell them you are with the ScubaBoard group as we get a 10% discount. If you check in on Friday and won't be diving until Sat., go ahead and pay for your diving then and get your wrist bands. It can get really busy on Sat. and you don't want to waste your time waiting in line again. Sometimes we do a sunrise dive before the shop opens and you don't want to miss one of the best dives of the day!
    We have the Turkey Roost area reserved. Most of us will be tent camping. Some though do stay in town at the motel, but you'll miss a lot of the fun...
    There isn't electricity where we're camping, but the are several taps with running water and grills. There is electricity at the pavilion
    and bathrooms w/showers are a short walk away.
    Don't forget to bring chairs for around the fire and bug spray if the bugs like you.
    No need to make reservations, but sign up on this thread and let us know how many are attending in your party and what you'll be bringing to pitch in for the group dinner and breakfast or if you would be willing
    to help prepare and clean up for the meals.
    Once a week up until the event, I'll update the food list, helpers and who's attending.
    Check for the latest list for ideas on what to bring and what's still needed.
    So come join us for a weekend of Fun!

    Here is a rundown of the weekend...

    Friday- All meals will be on your own. Some will go out to dinner; some will cook at the campsite. It's up to you.
    Campfire - a little smores, a little music, a little singing, a little drinking(BYOB) or not, keeping it mild in anticipation of the big day of diving on Sat.


    Brekky - MegaOmlettes, group buffet style. Not to be missed...
    Lunch- On your own.
    Dinner - Group buffet style somewhere around 5:00. Bring something to share..
    Let's keep the grill items to hamburgers, hotdogs, brats and chicken breasts.
    Galaxy Dive - Around dusk. Not to be missed...
    Campfire - Megadive 10th birthday celebration! A lot of music, a lot of singing, a lot of drinking(BYOB) or not. Bring a Halloween costume if you like. If your musically inclined, bring you instruments. Just lots of fun! Not to be missed...


    MegaOmlettes group style.

    Hope you join us for this diving social event!
    And if that doesn't convince you...
    Check out the movie trailer from Oct. 2011

    See you there! :wavey:

    Okay here's the first group list ...

    Megadiver's Attending and Food List
    Post that your attending, any guests with you, what you would like to bring,
    and if you can help out with some of the chores.
    I'll add your name to the list at the end of the week.
    Hope this helps!

    Cardzard and Roxanne - A cooler full of water, diet and non diet sodas, and juices for the kids for the group dinner. Then for brkft, 18ct eggs, precooked bacon, sausage and ham, and some asst veggies for the omlettes. And last but not least, Glow sticks for the galaxy dive.

    For those who always ask what to bring. Here are some ideas...
    Meat items for the grill (let's keep it to Hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, and chicken breast and buns) (We're trying to keep it simple so it doesn't take forever to cook for the group) (If you have something else you were thinking about and want to cook that yourself, that's great! Some have brought friers or smokers and added to the meat items that way.)
    Eggs (We never seem to have enough.)
    Items for the omlettes (additional meats, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, salsa, wraps, cheese, etc.)
    Items for Breakfast (Juices, fruit, muffins, coffee, creamer, etc.)
    Charcoal (self starting)
    Condiments (cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, BBQ sauce etc.)
    Aluminum Foil Serving Pans (to hold the cooked meat)
    Paper towels and napkins
    Heavy duty Paper Plates
    (no Styrofoam please) and desert plates.
    We have plenty of plastic silverware left over so that item is not needed.
    Bottled water
    Side dishes (casseroles, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, chips and dips/salsa, fruit salad, green salads w/dressing, veggie tray w/dip, etc.)
    Deserts (Oh please don’t forget the deserts!)
    Tiki torches and fuel (for around the fire)
    Fire wood for the camp fire.

    We also need volunteers to help out during for the weekend. THANKS!!!!
    If we all pitch in and take a task, it makes for a fun weekend for everyone.
    Sat. Breakfast -
    Cook - Food Prep and set up (2)
    Egg cracker (1)
    Clean up (1)
    Sat. Dinner -
    Cook (2-3) - Roxanne
    Tables and food set up (2)
    Clean up (2)
    Sun. Breakfast -
    Cook - Food Prep and set up (2)
    Egg cracker (1)
    Clean up (1)
    If someone needs ICE on the way in,
    there is a self-serve ICE machine when you leave High Springs to turn on the road to go to Ginnie.
    In addition to Ginnie's Springs store and dive shop,
    Air Fills:
    Cave Country Diving - Home in High Springs where Salvo used to be.
    (US Hwy 441)
    There is a Winn-Dixie in High Springs , open 7 AM to 10 PM every day.
    There is also a CVS Pharmacy right next to the Hardees.

    If you have any questions, just ask. One of us will respond.

  2. jeandiver

    jeandiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I'm IN.
    Chips , brats , mustard , buns , and BEANOs , of course :D


    P.S.. Actually , going to Ginnie today.
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  3. scubafool

    scubafool Solo Diver

    Be there with bells on :dance3:
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  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    I'm in! Not sure if Ashley will want to go this time or not.
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  5. jsisemore

    jsisemore ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sunny Florida
    The Sisemores (3) are going to try to make it. We'll bring some Tennessee stuff like GooGoo Clusters, Moon Pies and Jack Daniels. :) I'm also up for any cleanup/food set up. You just don't want me cooking anything.
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    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Good, then we'll be able to keep track of you.

    Ok, we stand fore warned.:rofl3:
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  7. mermaid0sea

    mermaid0sea Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fla
    Can't live without my megadive! I don't know about a Halloween costume or not... But I'm gonna go. I think this time I will bring some hamburger and hamburger buns and some cheese and eggs for breakfast. AND OF COURSE some cookies. If anyone is interested in trying a frangelico chocolate cake shot let me know...

    And I'll bring my fiddle. Just got back from a fabulous Celtic Jam weekend, now inspired to learn a few more jigs and reels :)

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
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    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Oh YES please! Opps, I forgot to take the Halloween costume out of the post. Oh well, we'll see what that brings, :D
  9. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
    Mike and I are in! :D
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  10. soccerrefjason

    soccerrefjason Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Near Daytona Beach Florida
    I think I'll bring my family of four out... I'll bring eggs and fixings for breakfast. And some special marinated chicken breast tenderloins and fixings for chicken tacos at dinner... I will also bring along a few djembes for campfire fun... How are you set regarding firewood?
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