US Coast Guard Stability Test

On April 18th the US Coast Guard Marine Inspector Roger Fisk was at Florida Keys Dive Center measuring and doing calculations for a stability test on our two charter boats.

Why the need for a stability test? A recent census showed that the average person weighs about 185lbs. The Orion and Big Dipper’s original stability tests were based on the average person weighing 160lbs. The good news is both boats passed with flying colors! We even used 195lbs. as the weight per passenger. Therefore both boats are now licensed to carry 49 passengers and 6 crew members.
Our 46′ Newton dive boats are some of the most stable dive vessels in the Keys(:

Easter Egg Hunt!!!

EASTER EGG HUNT!!! Join us Saturday, April 7th for an Easter Egg hunt on the reef. We will have a raffle ($10) for the chance to win some prizes! All proceeds go to the Coral Reef Restoration Foundation – http://www.coralrestoration.org/CRF/index.php
Please call us in advance to book your space, there will be an easter egg hunt on both morning and afternoon trips. Want a picture on the reef with the Easter Bunny? We’re doing that too! Must reserve in advance. call us 305-852-4599 or email us scuba@mykeysdiving.com to make reservations.

Reefs

We took a trip out to “Spankey’s” and Capt. Pete’s Reef yesterday. What an amazing afternoon of diving! Great visibility and tons of life. 7 nurse sharks on Pete’s and some beautiful life at “Spankey’s”. The grunts were so heavy at Pete’s you could barely see parts of the reefs. Congratulations to Joe B. from Canada on earning his PADI Open Water certification.