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ScubaBoard FallFest MegaDive 2018

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ROXANNE, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. mermaid0sea

    mermaid0sea Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fla
    I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. Wifeifafool lol I am bringing abuelita!!! Also I don't know if I need to bring it but someone gave me a gallon of Tito's vodka for my birthday. ... A gallon? I guess they think I drink alot. But the truth is only when I camp :)

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  2. Jay G

    Jay G Contributor

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Alabama River Region
    Lots of limes and tonic water :yeahbaby::stirpot:
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  3. chaco6053

    chaco6053 Registered

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Weston FL
    Just wanna update how many of us are going. Some friends want to join so we'll be 4 adults and 3 kids.
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  4. J322Y

    J322Y Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Deland, Florida
    Hi all. I really enjoyed the spring gathering and have been planning on this one since. Unfortunately I don't think I'll make it. Been on the road working for six months and won't be back in time...:tired:

    Be fun and have safe!
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    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Maybe next time then...

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    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 it would be appreciated.
    I'll add your name to the list at the end of the week.
    Hope this helps! :)

    @cardzard (Dennis) and @ROXANNE - A cooler full of water, diet and diet sodas for the group dinner. Then for brkft, 18ct eggs, precooked bacon, sausage and ham, and some asst veggies for the omelets. And last but not least, Glow sticks for the galaxy dive.
    @The Chairman (Pete)- 4 dozen eggs and some homegrown firewood.
    @jeandiver - plastic-silverware, Brats too...Oh , and a couple of self-starting burning thingies.... (I.E. Charcoal) NOT to be confused with Ol Blue Fins... (eek)
    @Jay G and Monica - Charcoal, brats. Bacon for breakfast.
    @Rob Bibber - A main dish and a side dish that I know I can have.
    @chaco6053 (Two adults and two kids) - Paper plates, condiments.
    @mermaid0sea (Mara) - Shredded cheese in the AM and some mini donuts. I will bring some hot dogs and buns. The fiddle, libations, and my paddle board if I can fit it.
    @subsonicsoul (Mark) - Charcoal, eggs, omelet fixings, hobo packs, dump cakes, firewood.
    @UCF SCUBA - Eggs, chopped veggies for breakfast, cheese for breakfast, Bubba Burgers and buns for dinner, cookies, and chips!
    @UofTampa Scuba/Snorkel (20 +) - Dinner and breakfast items.
    @Jill Otter - Eggs, pam spray. turkey burgers, maybe dessert.
    Matt and friend - a case of water and some eggs.
    @Allie Stinson and USF Scuba Club (15-20) Eggs and veggies for breakfast and chips/snacks for the dinner. We will help out with breakfast and/or dinner wherever needed!
    @Greg7373 and Florida Sea Base with 4 staff. We are bringing 288 hot dogs, buns, condiments and coolers of gatorade and lemonade for dinner. Also about 10 dozen eggs.
    @Reeceh11 and husband - We will bring napkins, pasta salad and a desert.
    @wifeofafool - Firewood, propane tanks, megapot, mega sink, charcoal, some food items,citronella fuel and torches, etc. And of course Halloween costumes, decorations, glow stuff, and chocolate. I have lots of cool LED light up stuff, and also a few other cool things.
    @mermaid0sea -
    - 4 adults and 3 kids

    For those who always ask what to bring. Here are some ideas...
    Meat items for the grill
    (We're trying to keep it simple so it doesn't take forever to cook for the group)
    (Please keep it to Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken breast and premade items like pulled beef/pork, meatballs, and shish kabobs. If you have something else you were thinking about and want to cook that yourself, that's great! Some have brought fryers or smokers and added to the meat items that way.) Don't forget the buns for items like hamburgers and hot dogs.

    Eggs (We never seem to have enough.)
    Items for the omelets (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.)
    Paper towels and napkins
    Heavy-duty Paper Plates
    (no Styrofoam please) and dessert plates.
    Plastic silverware (We are only in need of spoons this time.)
    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)
    FIREWOOD FOR THE CAMPFIRE (Any amount would be appreciated!)

    We also need volunteers to help out during meals for the weekend. THANKS!!!!

    If we all pitch in and take a task, it makes for a fun weekend for everyone.
    Sat. Breakfast -
    Cook - scubafool
    Food Prep and set up (2-3) UCF SCUBA
    Egg cracker (2) - Jill Otter
    Clean up (1)
    Sat. Dinner -
    Cook (2-3) - Roxanne
    Tables and food set up (2)
    Clean up (6) - UT Scuba
    Sun. Breakfast -

    Cook - scubafool
    Food Prep and set up (2) - USF Scuba Club
    Egg cracker (2) - USF Scuba Club
    Clean up (1-2) - UT Scuba

    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.
    Also a Publix close to the Interstate 75.
    There is also a CVS Pharmacy right next to the Hardees.

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

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    All are welcome for a weekend
    Diving, Camping, and Camaraderie!

    Fallfest MegaDive 2018

    Mark your calendars for
    Oct 26th - 28th, 2018

    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, paddleboards, and tubes for use on the river or bring your own.
    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
    You can even download and fill out your dive release forms in advance.

    When you get to Ginnie Springs, you'll need to check in the Main Office.
    Please tell them you're with the ScubaBoard Megadive group
    as we get a 10% discount on camping and diving!

    If you check in on Friday and won't be diving until Sat.,
    go ahead and pay for your diving then to get your wristbands.
    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 whole Turkey Roost area reserved from the road back.
    Most of us will be tent camping.
    There are separate sites for RV's and I do recommend reserving your spot if you are bringing yours.
    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 tent camping,
    but 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 (unless you're bringing an RV), just sign up here on this thread.
    Let us know how many are attending in your party
    and what you'll be bringing to pitch in for the group dinner and 2 breakfasts.
    And please, would you be willing to help prepare or clean up for the meals.

    If we all pitch in and take a task, it makes for a fun weekend for everyone.
    Once a week up until the event, I'll update who's attending, the food list and volunteers.
    Check for the latest list of ideas on what to bring and what's still needed.
    If you're traveling a long distance to join us, why not add an extra day
    or 2 on to make it worth your time.

    Here the basic rundown for the weekend...

    All meals will be on your own. Some will go out to dinner;
    some will cook at the campsite. It's up to you.
    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.


    Mega Omelettes, group buffet style. Not to be missed...
    On your own.
    Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
    1:00 to prep pumpkins, then jump in to do the carving.
    (Bring your own pumpkins and utensils)
    Group buffet style somewhere around 5:00. Bring something to share...
    Let's keep the grill items to hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and chicken breasts.
    Galaxy Dive
    Around dusk. Not to be missed...
    A lot of music, a lot of singing, a lot of drinking(BYOB) or not.
    If you're musically inclined, bring your instruments.
    Bring a costume if you like, some will be in the holiday spirit!
    Just lots of fun! Not to be missed...


    Mega Omelettes group style.

    Hope you join us for this fun bi-annual
    (Spring and Fall) Diving Social Event!

    :):D:cool: See you there! :cool::D:)
  8. cjburban

    cjburban Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: hudson florida
    Look's like i'll be Friday to camp out. I'll bring charcoal brat and burger. Also what firewood I can. Debby will be coming up Saturday. Looking forward to diving and chill'in.
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  9. cjburban

    cjburban Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: hudson florida
    I meant burger's and brat's also some egg's
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  10. Caverns&Taverns

    Caverns&Taverns Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Savannah
    We three are planning to join up again. Aquacat has her own tent, and D and I have the big tent still. Rolling in late-ish Friday.

    We'll bring eggs and dinner meat, not sure what else. Suggest open items!
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