Chuck Tenge and I are planning on doing some diving in some of the lovely Florida Springs over the weekend of March 20-21 or 27-28. I will have an exact date soon. He knows the area much better than I do and he is my tour guide. I understand we are going to be Diving in the springs around the Orange City area, Blue Springs, Alexander Springs etc. We would love to meet and dive with any and all of you that can join us. Nothing formal or fancy just a good ole diving and bs trip. We will definately be diving the double hosers!! I'll be using a Fenzy and my Duckfeet. Chuck is using similar equip. Please E-mail me for details and I'll try and keep everyone posted as plans progress
Post by Update on TripOrange City on Jan 20, 2004 9:03:40 GMT -8
I'm not that famaliar with this area of Florida so bear with me I will be arriving on Friday March 19th and dive Blue Springs that day and all day on Saturday. On Sunday we will be going to Alexander Springs. Air and rental gear is available close by. If you want more info please E-mail me directly!
Post by Jack Wilhelm on Jan 20, 2004 17:42:55 GMT -8
Hi guys, you said you were going to go dive Alexander Springs. I was there no too long ago and they had closed the spring off to diving. Be sure to call the park office first to see if diving is allowed, Jack.
I was to alexander, Jan 2, 04. The spring was open, and lovely as usual. My wife and I dove there. We need somebody in the area to check if the spring is open. If it is closed during our vintage dive, we could do two days at "Blue", or head to another spot, but to keep it close to Orange city, Alexander spring is nearest. I have dove blue over a 30 year span. I suppose if you never have dived it before, 2 days would be okay. Theres air, just 20 minutes away in the shopping center. Plenty of cheap motels nearby too. Wanna chat, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks, Chuck
Post by UPdate on the trip on Feb 1, 2004 19:14:23 GMT -8
I'll be arriving at Orlando International around noon on Friday the 19th. and after finding my way to the rental car place I'll be on my way to Orange City to meet up with Chuck and whomever else can join us. I will be staying at the Days Inn in Orange City.
We are going to try and dive Blue Springs late on Friday and definatley all day Saturday and then head over to Alexander Springs for some Sunday Diving. Here is a link to a great site regarding the springs we will be diving in.
Hi Guys and Gals! The Orlando vintage dive will take place at Blue Springs State Park, at Orange City Florida. Orange city is about 40 minutes north of Orlando. I have dove there over a 30 year period, and the diving is spectacular. World class! The florida folks all know about "Blue" but those who come for the first time will always remember a super dive. Blue is 120 feet deep, with warm clear fresh water. The spring feeds a little creek, that is full of fish, and turtles, and a few manatees in the colder seasons. A great place to get some air through your two hoser,over the head, tin can, or double hose whatever you call it! There are two swell little motels in Orange city 5 minutes from the spring. Also a great little dive shop in the shopping center with all you will need, including air. If you need more info, email me at email@example.com Ill be glad to help you. Also theres Alexander springs on Sunday. Another super dive, just 35 miles away from blue. We will meet in the parking lot nearest the concession stand, at 10:A.M. on Saturday morning. After diving, we will go to a swell seafood restraunt a few minutes away for some great eats, and fun! Im bringing my 1954 Broxton, and my royal. Bring your favorite, and well see you there! Chucko
Post by Jack Wilhelm on Feb 21, 2004 9:07:37 GMT -8
Hi guys, Chuck, I read your email and will try to come up on that weekend. Would really like to do this. I'm currently bidding on that beautiful Voit 50 Fathom reg on Ebay and am currently the high bidder at $400 (just met the reserve price). Yes, I know this is very high but would really like to get this reg and use that weekend. Hope my bid get it. I'll stay in touch. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care Jack.
Vintage Scuba Gear Divers get ready!! So far I belive we have 8 divers for our little adventure to Blue and Alexander Springs. I have confirmed with several people in the Orange City area that Alexander Springs is open for business. They said there was a bit of renovation going on but the park was open! I'll be flying in from KC on Friday the 19th and I should be in Orange City by 4 or 5. Chuck and I are planning on getting together Friday evening and stuffing ourselves with seafood at a nearby restaurant. If anyone is in the area or arriving duirng that time please join us!! We plan on meeting around 10:00 hours on Saturday near the snack bar area in Blue Springs park. Shine up your Duckfeet and Double hoses and come join us! All divers and spectators are welcome. Please E-mail me if you would like more details and information.
Here is what I know so far......Next Friday, Chuck Tenge, Tom Madere and I are meeting up at the Days Inn in Orange City Florida. From the sounds of it we will be meeting a few other divers for our great diving adventure to Blue and Alexander Springs. If anyone needs more information please E-mail me. It's still not too late to go!!!