The Diving Rebels Scuba Club Invites you on a Trip to Curacao!

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The Diving Rebels Scuba Club has organized a group trip to Curasao.  The trip dates are June 27 - July 4, 2015.

 

Chosen as one of the Top 10 Destinations for 2012 by Frommer's, the island of Curacao is a paradise for scuba drivers and nature lovers alike. Its ruggedly beautiful landscape provides endless opportunities for fun. Immerse yourself in mysterious and colorful underwater worlds at more than 60 diving locations.  Including some popular wreck dives, most notably, the Superior Producer at a maximum depth of 30 meters.  The Tugboat is also very popularcuracao3 as it is in shallow water at 5 meters and is excellent for photography.  Also, there is The Airplane Wreck, which is a shore dive and the location is marked on the surface with a buoy.  The best dives are the Mushroom Forest and Alice in Wonderland where there are copious amounts of star coral. 

 

 

 

 

Where are we staying?

 SunScape Beach Resort - A Breezes Resort!

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The Diving Rebels Scuba Club Invites you on a Trip to Belize!

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The Diving Rebels Scuba Club has organized a group trip to Ramon's Village on Ambergris Caye in Belize

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Located on the picturesque island of Ambergris Caye, you'll step back in time to the Caribbean of yesteryear.Belize.  The trip dates are July 2 - July 9, 2016.

At Ramon's Village, you will be greeted by your legendary host, Mr. Ramon Nunez. Ramon was born in San Pedro and is one of the neatest guys you'll ever want to meet. If you really get to know him during your stay, there'll be tears shed when you have to leave.

Splash in the cerulean waters of the Western Caribbean from the sparkling white sand beach and view the second largest barrier reef on earth just 400 yards from the resort. Experience the bountiful hospitality of the people of Belize and see why so many guests return year after year to stay at Ramon's Village Resort. You'll be ready to come back too!

Refresh yourself in the eighty foot lagoon-style pool surrounded by the gorgeous flora and fauna native to Belize.

42Experience San Pedro and Ambergris Caye unlike ever before while serenely relaxing at the premier of Belize resorts. Tranquil waters, calm breezes, gently rolling surf whirl you into savoring calm, eliminating the complexities of daily life. Intoxicated with the perfume of tropical flowers mingled with refreshing sea air, your senses will be rejuvenated like never before. Come to appreciate perfection. Discover paradise... Discover relaxation...

Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, the cabanas (cabins) were built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships.

Ramon's Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora. Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded settlers to this Caribbean paradise.

Diving Ramon's

Dive two rare and breathtaking atolls, plus Jacques Cousteau's famous Blue Hole, aboard the Pro 42 dive boat The Miss Gina. Enjoy snorkeling with nurse sharks and stingrays at Shark Ray Alley, explore the ancient Mayan ruins, discover the amazingbluehole beauty of the jungle while navigating a stunning river or choose an afternoon of fly fishing for tarpon or deep sea fishing for marlin or sailfish.

Belize attracts divers from around the world because of its spectacular dive sites and the Ramon's Village Divers dock is the perfect launching point for any underwater excursion. From exploring Jacques Cousteau's world-famous Blue Hole to the enjoyment of the undersea wonders of Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef, to the incredible beauty of Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the unforgettable heart-pounding adventure of "swimming with the sharks" at Shark Ray Alley, you'll never see anything like this again. There truly is an extraordinary collection of God's spectacular trophies in His underwater showcase of wonderful things in Belize.

Double occupancy prices at Ramon's Village start at $1486* for divers and includes:

  • 7 Nights’ accommodations and taxes
  • Breakfastshark_frenzy
  • All airport Transfers
  • 6 days of 2 tank boat dives

Options include:

  • Add an afternoon 1 tank Boat Dive -  $ 34.00
  • 3 Tank Blue Hole/Long Caye          -  $243.00
  • 3 Tank Turneffe Elbow                    -  $175.00
  • You can add daily lunch and dinner to your trip.  Pricing is on the pricing and option page, but this is not recommended as there are a number of restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk of Ramon's.

Please check with Danny for information on additional accommodation types and available options. Your choice of accommodation can be secured for a deposit of $300.00

Not included:

  • Airfare to and from Belize
  • Rental and retail charges
  • Gratuities
  • D.A.N. or Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Taxi fees or sundry expenses

Advance SSI & PADI Certifications and Specialties will be offered.  If interested in taking certifications and/or specialties, you will need to sign up in advance for the particular specialty or certification so class and/or pool work may be completed as needed before the trip.

Contact Danny Bouska with any questions of for more information

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Diving Rebels Scuba Club
Saturday, March 24th
Dive Outing & Memorial Placement for Susan Maree Banda
Blue Lagoon – Huntsville, Texas

Our Diving Rebel March outing will be in honor of our late member Susan Banda, who passed away on September 24, 2011.  Susan was an active member of the club whose first dive outing with the Diving Rebels was at Blue Lagoon in October of 2010.  Ironically her last dive with the club before her passing was at Blue Lagoon in August of 2011, where she and dive partner Sandra Playle won the Navigation Competition.

The club has created a memorial tank with a plaque that will be placed underwater for everyone to see who will dive Blue Lagoon.  Notes to Susan will be collected at both the February and March meeting to be sealed into the tank permanently. We will have blank sheets that you can use or you are encouraged to bring your own to the meeting to be placed in the tank. If you are not sure you will make either meeting you are welcome to email your note for Susan to Kelly Barentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be printed it off, sealed it up and placed it in the memorial tank.

The Blue Lagoon is hidden away in the piney woods north of Huntsville, Texas off I-45. For over twenty years the lagoon has served the divers of Texas with aqua blue bodies of water, training platforms, sunken boats and miscellaneous items. There is primitive camping and an onsite air station and concessions which include hot sandwiches, sodas, water, various sport drinks and an assortment of candy bars and chips.

The entrance fee for divers and non-divers is $16.00 per day. Non Divers must be accompanied by a C-card holder. There is no charge for children under 10 and non-diving parents accompanying minors during diving lessons. 

The Blue Lagoon opens at 8am on Saturday, March 24th. Come any time after that and spend the day or the weekend, campout under the stars in the piney woods (club has 2 sites reserved), or grab a hotel room (listed below) in nearby Huntsville. The dive to place the Memorial Tank will be approximately 2:30pm.

• If you wish to camp, your entry fee allows you to camp overnight but there is a two day minimum fee so if you come in Saturday and leave Sunday the fee is $32.00.

• Air fills are $8.00, rental tanks are $12.00. If you need other gear: Regs $20.00, BCD $20.00, Wetsuits $20.00, Weights $10.00

• The Blue Lagoon does not allow pets.

• There are Port-a-Potties scattered throughout the property.

• This outing will be a meal share for Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner. If you would like to be a meal coordinator for either of those meals please contact Kelly Barentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her cell at 817-676-4936. You are responsible for your own drinks. Outing Coordinator is Kelly Barentine.

We need to know if you’re coming! Sign Up sheets will be available at the February 1st and March 7th meeting to assure we have plenty of food for Saturday lunch & dinner.

If responding via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) please include: When you will be arriving, how many people in your group,  if you are camping, staying in Huntsville or just making a day trip, and in which meals you will be participating.

Directions:

Take I45 south from Dallas/Ft Worth toward Houston. Take Exit 123 approximately 7 miles north of Huntsville and turn left (east) at Farm to Market Rd 1696/Pinedale Rd.  Continue to follow Pinedale Rd for approximately 2.9 miles. The Blue Lagoon entrance will be on the left.

Hey Hey Hey! Say Chere, crawfish
dem crawfish be coming…. 


Wat a great way to pass de time and welcome in summer! De Diving Rebels will be cooking some crawfish and shrimp on May 19, 2013 at de VFW Post 8561, 3221 Howell St, Arlington, Texas 76010.

We gonna be havin’ boiled crawfish wit all de fixins’. Wat’s dis I hear? Some folks don’ like de bugs & shrimp? Okay, well since we want as many as youse guys & gals to come have fun wit us, we’ll have some utter vittles too.  We’ll all be de guest of de good folks at de VFW and will have use of dere CASH BAR at de post wit all your favorite beer & mixed drinks and plenty of cold pop wit de foam on top to quench de tirst.   But we can’t b ring our own, non – dat be against de local jardarme’s and we don’t want to be in trouble wit Mr. John Brown!!

De festivities start at 3:00pm on Sunday May 19, 2013 and go on till you be too tired to peel dem crawfish or dey be all gone! To get to de VFW exit Abrams St off of HWY 360 and go east for ‘bout a mile – turn right on Peewee Street and go past de water tower to Howell St and turn left – de VFW is on de left about 500 yards or about ten shakes of de ole gator tail! If you get to Great

Southwest Parkway well you done gone too far so turn right on Great Southwest Parkway and brought yourself down to Sherman and turn right, den de VFW will be on de right. It’s easy to find! If you got one of those GPS tings, jus’ plug in de address and listen to de pretty woman, she’ll brought you dere jus’ fine!! Or you can visit dere website at www.vfwpost8561.org and get yourself a map.

Tickets are only $20.00 a head and can be bought at any of de next Diving Rebels meetings before de event, or online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For chilluns under 12—well dat’s only $5.00. All you need to bring is your camp chairs, and maybe one of dose pop-up tings if you got one and want to! Oh, and we’ll be havin one of dem silent auctions and probably a 50/50 in de good ole Rebels style. Come on out and pass a good time wit your friends!!

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September 2017 - Restaurant of the Month

 

Where:           Good Day Café

Address:        6204 S. Cooper St., Ste. 132, Arlington, TX 76001

When:            Friday, September 15, 7:00 pm

Phone:           (817) 375-8662

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Email:            Cathy McWilliams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our last Restaurant of the Month (RoM) outing took us to David’s Barbecue in Pantego on August 11, where nine of us gathered for fun and grub and a taste of summer!

Summer was hot, but we’ve been having some unseasonal rains with Hurricane Harvey to the south of us, so comfort food might be in order for our RoM for September. On Friday, September 15, at 7:00 pm, we’ll congregate at Good Day Café located at 6204 S. Cooper St., Ste. 132, Arlington, TX 76001. The café has been serving great breakfasts and lunches for years, but the owners have recently expanded their hours to include the dinner crowd. Their menu is a fusion of American and Mexican favorites. Cathy had to check it out for herself, and it was so good that she took her kids there a few days later for breakfast. She picked up some coupons that we can use when we visit, and she'll  bring them to the membership meeting on September 6 so you can pick up one there. 

Please let us know that you’re planning to attend the September RoM by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 13. Just respond by signing up for the event at the September membership meeting, accepting your invitation to the RoM on the club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/96073813073/), or contacting Cathy directly by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We look forward to seeing you there!

Bon appétit!