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    Upcoming Trip: Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip 09/08/2007

    UnderwaterJournal.com is organizing a rebreather only day to dive the Hole-in-the-wall off Jupiter, Florida September 8th, 2007

    We will be diving with Emerald Diver (Emerald Charters - http://www.emeraldcharters.com) for a fun day out to dive with the goliath groupers at Jupiter’s famed Hole-in-the-Wall (depth 140 feet).

    This dive will be followed by dives at both the Esso Bonaire wreck (in 90 feet) and the MG-111 wreck (60 feet). Like the Hole-in-the-Wall, these two wreck sites are goliath grouper spawning ground sites where you will have the opportunity to see many as 45 of the immense groupers assembled together at one time per site.

    To see what these events can look like go (if you haven’t already done so) to www.underwaterjournal.com and download Issue 3 with the feature on goliath groupers. Several of the images where taken at all three of these sites. The last week of August to mid September is the peak of the goliath grouper’s spawning season on Florida’s East Coast.

    The boat is a 42-foot USCG certified for 22 divers, docked at Seagate Marina located on US1 3 miles North of Indiantown Road. Boat leaves the dock at 9:00 am with our return at 4:00 pm. The only thing really dictating bottom time duration will be our return time back at the dock.

    This trip is only going to be for those with CCR’s and SCR’s with space for 9 divers max.

    On board will be me (Walt Stearns) and Douglas Ebersole.

    Costs is $100 per diver – which includes a box lunch (the sandwiches are good) and soft drinks.

    In addition lots of goliath groupers - being that it is the middle of their spawning season where a single aggregation at each of these sites can exceed 40 individuals weighing 200 to 350 pounds each, you stand a good chance of seeing sharks (reef, bulls and hammerhead) and sea turtles. And that’s just the big stuff.

    If you would to go, pm me here send an e-mail to info@uwjournal.com
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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    Any SCRUBs want to do this one? :)

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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    WOW!!! Walt those shots are amazing! I want to come dive.

    It was great to finally meet you. I can't wait to see the shots!!!

    I talked to Mark at Fill Express about the new Dive Rite units...what is their deal? Any thoughts on them?


    Cheers,

    Jillian

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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    If there is still space, I'm in. I just left Randy a voicemail.

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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    Walt:

    The photos are great! It looks like you're getting a lot of interest. Don't forget to hold me a spot!!! :)

    Doug

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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDadMiami  View Original Post
    Any SCRUBs want to do this one? :)
    PM sent..
    If there's space left I'll love to go..

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    Re: Upcoming Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    oh, now I see...

    It's the day before I get back from dving in Michigan

    Next time for sure!!

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    Re: Upcoming Trip: Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    It sounds like Dartagnansmith, PadiPro and I are interested in this one. Marc is out of town until the 15th or so, but I bet he would be interested.

    MemPilot?
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    Re: Upcoming Trip: Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    We are a party of 2 and would like to join this trip as well. PM sent.
    Thanks

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    Re: Upcoming Trip: Jupiter Goliath Grouper CCR Trip

    Counting myself and Doug, we have the following for Sept 8th :
    • Ryan
    • Steve
    • ScubaDadMiami
    • Dartagansmith
    • Padipro
    • Eanxdiver, plus 0ne
    There is space for one more.

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