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Discussion in 'Tyndall Dive Flight' started by newfldiver, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Our next dive meeting in September will have a representative from Gulf World to give a 20 to 30 presentation. This presentation will consist of local rescue programs and a short history of Gulf World. Hope to see everyone there.

    Club shirts and hats have been ordered. Since the cost of adding a second logo to the silk screen was minimum, we will be going with Logo 1 and Logo 3. The logo on the front will not have the gauge hanging from the diver. Items should be in within the next 10 days.
     

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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  2. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Our club meeting for September was rather interesting with the speakers from Gulf World-- They discussed their steps for recovery and rescue of marine life and how the process works in general. A majority of their rescues are turtles and it's due to either cold or entanglement in monofilament, some even having to have amputations due to the severity of the entanglement. They even talked about some dolphins & whales they've worked to rehabilitate due to attacks by cookie cutter sharks. The presentation seemed to hold interest of all attending & the speakers seemed to enjoy the time they spent with our group, even through the Q & A session at the end. We thanked them and showed our appreciation by giving each of them a club t-shirt for their time and effort.
     
  3. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    It has been brought to the executive members attention that the dive locker has again been used without individuals logging air fills and not correctly shutting down equipment. The reason for the dive log is a matter of safety for not only yourself, but everyone using this system. If a bad air sample were to be recorded, or an individual become sick from contaminated air, this log book is the only means of identifying individuals that have been contaminated. This log book also validates how active the club is and justifies having a compressor by evidence of use if in question by the services squadron. Please be responsible and log your activities (to include ice and gear washing) appropriately in the log book.
     
  4. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    September TDF Meeting


    Old Business



    - Trip with Dive Locker cancelled due to weather. Discussed a reschedule for the 26th of September. No one showed an interest. Item is closed.

    - 50 Shirts purchased, 42 sold total.

    - Discussed Oyster night. Addressed a concern for volunteers and also discussed the profits from the donations.



    New Business



    - 60 shirts and 20 hats were put on order. Will be ready by the 19 of Sept.

    - Discussed winter hours and club meeting location. Everyone voted to continue the meetings at the Marina. Need to notify Sherrie

    - Discussed finances for the month. The TDF has $ 500.00 remaining after purchasing a new compressor part and club shirts. A vote was put in to buy filters for the air compressor before the money is dissolved due to the end of the fiscal year. Vote passed to purchase filters. Closed item.

    - Discussed the purchase of an AED at the start of the fiscal year or discuss with Wing Safety about getting an AED for club to check out for club dives. Also discussed the purchase of O2 to check out for club dives. Item is still open for discussion.

    - Announced Scubaboard is up and going.

    - All members will need to sign the annual release forms starting in October.
     
  5. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Club shirts are now available. The hats should be available by Wed. of this week. Shirts and hats will sell for $12.00 each unless it was a special order item. (Long sleeve shirt, or shirt with pocket) Two different logos were used on the back of the shirts. See previous post above for sample. If you would like a shirt, or have any questions, please contact me.
     
  6. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Just a quick reminder that this Friday is Oyster shucking night. Shucking starts between 1700 and 1730. A few of us are doing a night dive along the wall at the marina afterward. If you are new to diving or night diving, it’s a great place to get your feet wet. It’s approximately 25’ deep, most of your dive will be around 15 to 17’ for the best visibility and can last around an hour and a half to make the complete lap around the wall. Things to look for are, extremely large banded coral shrimp, common shrimp, bulb tunicates, giant hermit crabs large enough to use a Florida horse conch shell as a home, orange file fish, ocellated box crabs, decorator crabs, arrow crabs, octopus, flounder, snapper, and all your typical grouper. This is a short list of what we have seen, so bring your gear out and join us.

    Also Our new shirts will be available for purchase on oyster night.
     
  7. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    I have been in contact with the active duty coast guard out of Mobile, Alabama. Our next club meeting will have a representative giving a 30 to 40 minute presentation on safety and also clear up any myths about the CG.
    In the short time speaking with the Capt, I discovered the coast guard boats do not carry AED’s on board nor do they have EMT’s on their boats. EMT’s are only available during airlift operations. This is some of what he will go over and he will also cover radio use versus 911 calls on the water. Logistics of the meeting are still being worked out, but an individual will probably drive down from Mobile to do the presentation.
    This meeting will not only benefit dive club members, but anyone who goes out on the water. Please take this opportunity to invite friends and family to take part in this presentation and help educate the public. Again this individual may drive over from Mobile, so please make every effort to come out and show your support.
     
  8. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Don't forget to attend the meeting tonight. We have a representative from the local Active Duty Coast Guard coming out. We also have alot of new items up for discussion. (Ice maker, operating instructions, elections, and weekend dive) See everyone there.
     
  9. newfldiver

    newfldiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Florida
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    Just a quick reminder that oyster shucking will be this Friday at Beacon Beach Marina. Show time will be 1730. If you are not trigger treating, please come out and have some fun.
     
  10. Deep VI

    Deep VI Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tucson, AZ
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    Would that be another term for spearing? I like it!
     

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