North Texas Scuba Retailers Association Fun Day

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Clear Springs SCUBA Park
Terrell, TX

Gates Open:  8:00am

$20 Divers / $10 Non Divers

Festivities Start:  10:00am

Treasure Hunt:  12:00 noon

The Rebels will be selling drinks and chips and recruiting new members.
Let's have a good representation of our membership participate and wear your Rebel Wear!

 

http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/

Diving Rebels Scuba Olympics I March 23, 2013 Have you ever aspired to stand on the gold medal platform at the Olympics? Well, now is your chance! If you are still shivering from the cold water at Lake Murray, come join your fellow Rebel divers in a HEATED indoor pool for some fun-filled scuba competitions. Place: Kirby Creek Natatorium, 3201 Corn Valley Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Would suggest that you arrive at 6:00 p.m. to begin putting your gear together. We may not enter the water until 6:30, but the competitions will begin as soon as possible after that time. Bring: Your scuba and snorkel gear, personal beverages (no alcohol), and finger-foods to share! Cost: $5 – Tickets on sale at the March Member Meeting Certainly bragging rights are on the line, but we will also have some great prizes for our overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Points will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each event, so you are encouraged to enter as many events as you dare! 10 points are awarded for each 1st place finish, 7 points for 2nd place, and 5 points for 3rd place. Sign-up sheets for the events will be available at the March member meeting. You can always enter at the last minute, but signing up ahead of time helps us with scheduling our time at the pool more effectively. If you don’t want to compete, but want to help judge the events, we need your help too! Please sign up to be a judge at the March meeting. Please note that you may still need to be on scuba to judge these events. Since this will be happening over the dinner hour, the club will be providing a snack table with sandwiches, chips and cookies. Tickets for the meal are $5, and can be purchased at the March member meeting. Please purchase your tickets early so that we can ensure we have enough food for everyone! We would also encourage members to bring your favorite finger foods to share, along with the beverages of your choice. Please note that this is school property, so alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not permitted! Scuba Olympic Events 1. Lift Bag Balloon Blow Out – Buddy teams are issued a mesh bag that is tied to a 5 lb. lead weight, and 10 balloons. Buddy teams must successfully lift their mesh bag using balloons that they have inflated underwater to the surface. This is a timed event. 2. Hula-Hoop Scuba Slalom – Individual divers will begin at one end of the pool, and scuba through a slalom course of hula-hoops to reach the other end of the pool. This is a timed event, and 5 seconds are deducted for each touch (including gear) of the hula-hoop. 3. Bail Out! – Individual divers will place all of their gear (including mask, weights, tank, etc.) into the deep end of the pool. The diver must descend and put on all gear correctly, and then do a proper ascent to the surface. This is a timed event. Divers will be disqualified if they do not complete the exercise. 4. Buddy Gear Swap – Buddy teams swim from the shallow end to the deep end, and switch all gear except wetsuits, and then return to the shallow end. This is a timed event. 5. Underwater Communication – One buddy from each buddy team is at the shallow end of the pool, and the other buddy is underwater at the deep end. A phrase is given to all of the shallow team members. They must swim underwater to their buddy at the deep end and ‘communicate’ the phrase, without writing on a tablet, to their buddy. When the buddy team chooses, they can return together to the shallow end. The deep-end buddy must repeat the phrase without help from their buddy. This will be a timed event, and 5 seconds will be deducted for each word in the phrase that is incorrect. 6. Hover – Individual divers go underwater in the deep end and sit still. Each diver has 10 seconds to get buoyant. Must hover above the pool bottom, and not ascend to the surface without moving their arms or their legs. If a judge determines that a diver has moved their arms/legs, then they are immediately finished at that time and must surface. 10 points are awarded for each diver that can complete 5 minutes. 7 points are awarded for 3 minutes. 4 points are awarded for 1 minute. 7. Buddy Check! - A scuba rig is assembled incorrectly on the pool deck. This is a timed event for individual divers to determine everything that is wrong with the rig, and submit their answers in writing. 1 minute is added for each incorrect answer submitted. NOTE: The Decisions and Rulings of our Esteemed Judges are Final!!
Ramon's Village, Ambergris Caye, Belizeramons

Join the Diving Rebels Scuba Club on a trip to Ramon's Village, located on the picturesque island of Ambergris Caye Belize, you'll step back in time to the Caribbean of yesteryear.   Ramon's Village 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.   See below for pricing. 

Room Type Single Double
Diver Non-Diver Diver Non-Diver

Jungle Deluxe (2 available)**
 

(1) Double, (3) King and (1) Family King.  These units are all individual cabanas formerly called Gardenview. They feature a private bath withshower, and table and chairs for two. French Panel Door units open onto your own private verandah. The Double provides (2) Full Size Beds and Sleeps up to 4 People - The King provides (1) King Bed - Sleeps (2) People and the Family Roomprovides (1) King and (2) Twin beds - Sleeps up to 4 people 

  $2,239

$1,799

 $1,486  $1049

Seaside Standard (2 available)**
 

$2,089 $1,649 $1,419 $ 979

Seaside Deluxe (2 available)**

The Seaside Deluxe Units provide many upgrades over the Standard Rooms. The buildings have been arranged to provide increased privacy and better views of the water. The unit size has been 
increased by about 15%. They provide Queen beds rather than Full, larger showers with bench, larger vanities with granite counter tops, increased luggage and clothes hanging area, in room refreshment center, upholstered bamboo chairs with table and updated finishes throughout the room. The first floor room
has a mixed Belizean Hardwood ceiling with recessed lighting. Queen room provides (2) beds.  Sleeps (4)  People—King Room Has (1) Bed - Sleeps (2) People. 
First floor unit is a two-story building with one room on each floor.

$2,359 $1,919 $1,549 $1,109

Poolside Deluxe (1 available)**

Offers all the upgrades of the Seaside Deluxe and Premier rooms with the addition of gorgeous views
of the pool area

$2,439 $1,999 $1,589 $1,149

Poolside Premier King Room (1 available)**

Offers all the upgrades of the Seaside Deluxe and Premier rooms with the addition of gorgeous views
of the pool area

$2,659 $2,219 $1,699 $1,259

Beachfront (1 available)**

Located directly on the beach 40 to 80 feet from the water's edge these rooms offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef. Choose
from Individual Cabanas or Rooms and Suites in our two-story cabanas.

$2,589 $2,149 $1,659 $1,219
** Contact Danny for room type availablility, information about triple and/or quad pricing as well as Suites and other rooming options

PRICE INCLUDES:  7 nights accommodations, taxes, rt air transfers from Belize City to Ambergris Caye, island transfers, breakfast, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives

NOT INCLUDED:  Round trip air to and from the USA and Belize City, Rental & retail charges, Gratuities, D.A.N or Trip insurance, taxi fees or sundry expenses 

DEPOSITS and PAYMENTS:  A $300 deposit will hold your spot with the balance due by May 15, 2016.  Payment is by cash or check.  Credit Cards are accepted through PayPal and are subject to a 3% service fee.   Payment plans which suite your needs are available. Please contact Danny for details.

OPTIONS:  Options with an * are payable at the resort & checking the box is for securing spaces for the event.

$  118.14 - Daily lunch at resort - Sunday thru Friday - ($17.50 + 12.5% tax = $19.69 per day )
$  295.33 - Daily dinner at resort - Saturday thru Friday - ($37.50 + 12.5% tax = $42.19 per day)
$ *242.50 - Blue Hole day trip   (180.00 + 12.5% tax + $40 Blue Hole Park fee, paid at the resort)
$ *174.38 - Turneffe Elbow day trip  ($155 + 12.5% tax, paid at the resort)
$    33.75 - Per day, add a 3rd boat dive ($30 + 12.5% tax per day, sign up and pay at the resort)
$    11.25 - Enriched Air - per tank

Trip Cancellation and D.A.N Insurance is highly recommended and information is available upon request

Advance SSI·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.

Curacao

A $250 deposit will hold your spot with the balance due by May 22nd. See below for pricing. 

Room Type

Single

Double

Triple

Diver

Non-Diver

Diver

Non-Diver

Diver

Non-Diver

Deluxe Room, Gardenview

$     1,863

$     1,455

$     1,457

$     1,049

$     1,446

$     1,039

Deluxe Room, Oceanview

$     1,957

$     1,549

$     1,551

$     1,143

$     1,540

$     1,132

Premium Deluxe Room, Oceanfront

$     2,201

$     1,793

$     1,794

$     1,387

$     1,784

$     1,377

Preferred Club Jr. Suite, Oceanview

$     3,176

$     2,768

$     1,838

$     1,430

Preferred Club Jr. Suite Oceanfront

$     3,375

$     2,968

$     1,938

$     1,530

Prices includes:

- 7 nights accommodations and taxes
- Airport transfers
- All meals at five restaurants located at the resort (Seafood, Steak/Rib, Italian, Japanese Hibachi, buffet and a café)
- Unlimited fruit juices, soft drinks and premium domestic and international beverages at any of the six lounges and bars
- In-room mini-bar refreshed daily with bottled water, beers, fruit juices & soft drinks
- Four swimming pools including a main pool with a swim-up bar,  an activities pool, a quiet pool and a children’s pool as well
  as an outdoor adults-only Jacuzzi
- Explorer's Club for children ages 3 to 12 and Core Zone for teens ages 13 to 17
- Live shows and nightly entertainment
- 24-hour fitness center
- Many different daily activities including windsurfing, kayaks, beach volleyball, rock climbing wall, two lit tennis courts and much more!

Not included:
- Airfare to and from Curacao
- Meals or drinks except where specified
- Rental and retail charges
- Gratuities
- D.A.N and/or Trip Cancellation Insurance
- Taxi fees and sundry expenses

Additional Options:·· (Options are payable at the dive center, but counts are needed to arrange options with the dive operator)

$··· 109.00 - Enriched Air for 10 boat dives ($10.90 per tank for shore diving)
$·· ·· 60.00 - Mushroom Forest, 2 tank (All day boat trip on Thursday, July 2nd)
$··· 264.00 - Open Water, Dolphin Boat Dive (Morning dive on Friday, July 3rd)

Advance SSI·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 with any questions:

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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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