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Bonne Terre Mine trips: Eight of us made three fantastic dives March 12-13.  Let us know if you are interested in going soon.  Possible weekends: April 9 or 23.

With the weather warming up we will soon be ready for some spring diving.  The first opportunity will be a long weekend on Bull Shoals Lake May 13-16.  We have one of the deluxe houseboats reserved for this trip.   Cost is $190 based on ten divers.  It includes 3 days and nights on the boat, all meals on the boat, all airfills, waterskiing, and a great time.  Visibility is best at this time of the year.  Open Water, Advanced, Drysuit , and other certifications can be completed on these trips.  Can complete 7 or more dives.

Memorial Day weekend Bull Shoals trip:  May 22-25, Memorial Day weekend.  $275 for the 60 foot deluxe houseboat.  Price will drop with the addition of a 50 foot houseboat.

July 8-11, Treasure Hunt trip.  Besides all the above we will have our annual Treasure Hunt where you are guaranteed to win.$185 for three days and nights. Include all the above.  Last year’s top prize was a Mares regulator.



August trip to be scheduled as well as a later trip in the Fall!





Summer trip to Cozumel: Join us for a week at the Occidental Grand $1190 for this all inclusive resort.  All meals, all drinks, all nonmotorized sports, two boat dives per day, free Nitrox.  Transportation and tips not included.  July 16 – 23, 2016.  And/or August trip!

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Tentative May 12 or 19, Thursday, at Haigh Quarry.  3 dives during this all day trip.  Water is the clearer and less busy on Thursday. Check for earlier dates.

Tentative May 14 or 21, Saturday, at Haigh Quarry.  Need 4 students to schedule these trips.  Additional weekends or weekdays in June as needed.


Purchase Sealife 1400 Camera, bag , and strobe for $599. 

Sealife Micro HD+ now only $449, Micro HD for $399.  Great upgrade from a GoPro camera.    Video light with bracket can be added for less than $300.

Aqualung BC, regulator, octo, and dive computer starting at $969.

Remember Open Water students you have a credit towards the purchase of snorkeling equipment.


Open Water classes starting:   March 21, Monday evening; Saturday morning, March 26; April 16-17, weekend class; Saturday morning, June 4; June 6, Monday evening.  Additional classes scheduled as needed

Advanced Classes starting:  April 18, Monday evening or Saturday morning, April 23


This is a new book that is just coming out, retails for $29.95.  If I get at least 5 orders the price will be $19.95.    Should include places we are familiar with but also give you an opportunity to find what else is available in the Midwest.

We had our first local dives of the year in Bonne Terre and 31 of us all looking forward to our trip to Anthony’s Key, Roatan, in less than 2 weeks.  Will look forward to seeing you join us for some diving this spring and summer.


John and Aqua Diving School staff



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