Considering the “frost advisory” for tonight (brrr!), I think it’s safe to say that summer is officially over and winter is on its way. But that doesn’t mean the only options are hanging up our fins or huddling around a fire just trying to stay warm between dives at the local quarry! Why not just board a plane and head down to Ft. Lauderdale with us?! We’re headed down to sunny Florida for some diving over the holiday weekends in January and February. We’ve put together a base package of just $425 for the weekend for diving, accommodation, and taxes, and we can add afternoon dives, night dives, and/or additional nights. Family doesn’t dive? No problem – there’s tons for them to do in Ft. Lauderdale while you’re diving.
What’s the diving like?
Ft. Lauderdale boasts an incredible number of wrecks that were sunk as part of an artificial reef program. There is a lot of growth and marine life on all of the wrecks, which range in depth from 30-130+ feet. My personal favorite is Tenneco Towers, an old oil platform that makes up about 3 different dive sites. The shallow reefs are also great for newer divers to gain experience, or for photographers to get a lot of bottom time for that perfect shot. There’s a lot of schooling fish and other marine life to enjoy on all of the shallow reefs, but the site that stands out in my mind is Fisherman’s Pedestal. Maybe we can make some special requests…
Do training or experience dives with a Submerged/UTD instructor
We have a couple of instructors on these trips too, so you can also conduct training dives on both of these trips. There are already a couple of open water students signed up to do their open water dives in Florida. For tech students, we will be offering “experience dives” on some of the deeper wrecks.
What else is there to do?
We will be right across the street from the beautiful Ft. Lauderdale beaches, and within a short walking distance of the plentiful restaurants, bars, and shops. Most importantly, though, we won’t be here in the D.C. area in the middle of January and February freezing at the quarry!
For more information, view the Ft. Lauderdale dive trip flyer here give us a call at Submerged (301-881-2831) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . For information about other upcoming trips, visit our Travel page.