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ScubaBoard Fallfest MegaDive 2019

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ROXANNE, Aug 14, 2019.

Which is your favorite ScubaBoard MegaDive Event, The Spring or Fall?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2019.
  1. Spring

    5 vote(s)
  2. Fall

    8 vote(s)

    ROXANNE Artist

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

    Fallfest MegaDive 2019

    Mark your calendars for
    October 25th - 27th, 2019

    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.
    Ginnie Springs Or give them a call at Ginnie Springs Outdoors 1-386-454-7188
    Dive Release Waiver

    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 at that time 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.

    Park map and rules
    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 an RV.
    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.
    Bring a costume if you like (It's Halloween Time).
    We'll also be having an Underwater pumpkin carving contest! So bring your pumpkins!
    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 are 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!

    Starting around Noon at the Turkey Roost Pavillion
    Group buffet-style somewhere around 5:00 at the Turkey Roost Pavilion.
    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 (It's Halloween Time)
    Just lots of fun! Not to be missed...


    Mega Omelettes group style.

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

    :):D:cool: See you there! :cool::D:)

    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. 1-2 meat items for the grill and buns. And last but not least, Glow sticks for the galaxy dive.
    @The Chairman -

    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 (I'll need several big bags of self-starting for the large grill)
    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
    Bottled water
    Side dishes (casseroles, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, 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 (3-4)
    Egg cracker (2)
    Clean up (2)
    Sat. Dinner -
    Cook (3-4) - Roxanne
    Tables and food set up (2-3)
    Clean up (2-3)
    Sun. Breakfast -
    Cook - scubafool
    Food Prep and set up (2)
    Egg cracker (2)
    Clean up (2-3)
    Sun. morning -
    Campfire Clean up - (6)

    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.

    :grouphug2:See you all there!:grouphug2:
    oceanbound likes this.
  3. jeandiver

    jeandiver Loggerhead Turtle

    Oh boy ... I am in.
    The usual....brats and chips .... oh maybe cookies
    IF I am feeling well enough , I will AID with setup and tear-down of Sat eve meal etc.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
    ROXANNE likes this.
  4. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    yeah!!!!! so excited to see this pop up. Sad that summer is nearing its end, but LOVE the fall megadive.
    Jay G and ROXANNE like this.
  5. Greg Damianakes

    Greg Damianakes Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hudson, Fl.
    See y'all there!!! I'll bring some Brats, Burgers, Buns and Chips!!
    ROXANNE likes this.
  6. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

    Sounds interesting -- what kind of water temps do they have that time of year?
    ROXANNE likes this.

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Year-round 72-74
    Rob9876 likes this.
  8. Jay G

    Jay G Angel Fish

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Alabama River Region
    Put us down for charcoal, sausage for Saturday night; tortilla shells and bacon for breakfasts and probably some cookies
    Scuba_Jenny and ROXANNE like this.
  9. warf rat

    warf rat Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: spring hill fl
    Wish we could make it but unfortunately,that's the weekend Myra an I have our big fundraising event at gill dawgs.that's also a 3day event,music,food,an drinks.maybe we can make the spring event.
    ROXANNE likes this.

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    You'll make it one of these times!

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