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    Cave Diver's Forum 2nd Annual Social
    Date: Saturday, 5 July 2003 (for the main gathering)
    Location: Jim Hollis’s River Rendezvous
    Music, Cookout, Socializing, Evening Bonfire





    Made possible by: CA Graphics - Cave Excursions - Dayo Web Hosting - Dive Outpost - Eagles Nest Technical Divers - Exploration Design - Extended Range Foundation - Fun 2 Dive - Ginnie Springs Outdoors - Jim Hollis RR - NACD - Northeast Scuba Supply - NSS CDS - Ocean Management Systems (OMS) - Peacock Springs CSO - TDI - Street Signs USA


    North East Social. Place & Time TBD
    Contact: ptgray@comcast.net

    Missouri Social 12 July, at Roubidoux
    Contact: Slimmmy150@aol.com

    We will be gathering once again in person to celebrate another year of on-line harmony! The Rendezvous allows us the space to cook and gather and is located right on the river with a pontoon boat (water Taxi) available to us. Lodging is available there, Dive Outpost, Bill R’s, Cindy’s Motel, just to name a few in the immediate area. Peacock and Little River are very close by for cave diving. And of course Ginnie Springs who did so much for us last year. We will provide recognition and acknowledgement for any money or equipment donated for food and raffles.

    The events and donations are starting to come in and to be posted here on this page. Looks like we have something going on every day of the 3 day weekend. Very special thanks to all the cave diving businesses and organizations that are helping to make this social a success (see below for the list).
    Don't forget to RSVP and let us know you are coming! Saturday, 5 July 2003 (for the main gathering) Jim Hollis’s River Rendezvous.
    If you have any ideas for events, any time, money, or anything else to donate please contact Jay Wells (Jay@Cavediver.net)
    Events
    Ideas for Events: Shop Discounts, Gear Demos or Tryouts, Sponsored Spring Tours, Cleanups, River Cave Trips (canoe or boat), workshops, and other area groups holding a meeting that 3 day weekend. We need volunteers (organizations, shops, manufacturers, or individuals) to volunteer to do these things. Contact Jay@Cavediver.net with your ideas or suggestions.
    Cave Excursions will be doing Dive Rite Fins and Nitek HE Computer Demos/Tryouts.ALL weekend. Contact rennaker@sidemount.com for information or to put your name on their list.
    Bon/Bomb Fire, Johnson's Pasture outside of Live Oaks, 8:30pm, 4th of July! Details and directions to follow soon. Beer and Fireworks (if okay with Suwannee County) expected! Warning Fireworks, Beer and Egos make for an entertaining evening! RSVP to tj@dayo.com before 2 July.
    The Peacock Spings CSO Committee will be hosting an outing at PSSP Friday afternoon for the families attending the social. More information on this soon. Contact billjan@alltel.net for details.
    Bon/Fire, Dinner at The Dive Outpost on the evening of the 4th of July. Cathy is cooking again! Numbers limited... Please RSVP to Cathy Lesh.
    Cave Diver's Scooter Race at JHRR - Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 3:00 p.m.
    Rules: All entrants will be in full cave gear with doubles.
    Race: 2 cavers will compete beginning at the "run out" and they will follow underwater a placed line with one caver to the right of the line and the second caver to the left. The line will run in a path to the other side of the river with depths of 7 to 12 feet. Upon arrival on the other side of the river, a diver will verify their arrival and they will turn around and race on the surface where fans can cheer them on back to the start/finish line. Depending on the amount of entrants, the winner will race other winners in a process of elimination until there is only the first place and second place finisher. All entrants need to register no later than June 30th by emailing Bill at Floridacavediver@cavediver.net stating their desire to enter the competition with their full name, where they are from, any sponsor information, and type/make of scooter. Contestants with their information will be posted on this page.
    TDI will do a Tank Inspections class on Sunday the 6th, at 10:00 am, at The Dive Outpost. No charge for the class (4-6 hrs), but the participants need to have the workbook and pay for the c-card processing ($55 total). Contact Larry for details and RSVP by 20 June!
    Jim Hollis' River Rendezvous is making available his boat for some group river cave/cavern dives. Contact Cheryl at Cherhollis@aol.com or 386/294-2510 for dates, times, and details.
    The rep from Northgear Drysuits will be giving a demo on his equipment line and have test suits for divers to try out. This would be on Friday morning July 4th at Dive Outpost. He is then willing to do a follow up at a local spring during the day. Demo starts at 10a.m. on the 4th at the Dive Outpost. Interested parities please advise suit size, either for current dry-suit or wetsuit. Please RSVP with size requirement to info@DiveOutpost.com. For size chart go to www.NorthGear.info. Suits will be available for purchase as well.
    Sidemount Clinic by Duncan Price of the CDG. Saturday at JHRR, 1pm. Bring your own gear if you want. Info to dp@cavediver.net
    Convict Springs Guided/Sidemount Dive with Cindy Butler & Mike Poucher. Contact Cindy for times and availability. Requirement is that you are already an experienced sidemount diver.
    Organizations and Individuals that are endorsing the annual social: The following organizations and individuals donated door prizes and/or monies towards this social or events that weekend. We graciously extend our thanks to them. If you are an organization or individual that wants to help promote this endeavor with door prizes, sponsoring events (that weekend), or funding, contact Jay Wells at Jay@Cavediver.net .
    Ron White - Chef Steve & Stephanie Dalcher - Picnic & Food Managers
    Kathleen Seide - MC & Awards Sherry & Mark Johnson - Picnic Helpers
    Forrest Wilson - Wise Man Julie Henson, Kim White, Laura Saher, Jay Wells & Tom Johnson - Gofers
    Bill Rotella - Scooter Race Official
    British Cave Diving Group CA Graphics
    Cave Excursions Dayo Inc. Web Hosting
    Dive Outpost Eagles Nest Technical Divers
    Exploration Design Extended Range Foundation
    Fun 2 Dive Ginnie Springs Outdoors
    Jim Hollis RR NACD
    Northeast Scuba Supply NSS CDS
    Ocean Management Systems (OMS) Peacock Springs CSO
    TDI
    Donations & Door Prizes
    Cave Excursions: $500 Cash Donation for expenses, ie: food, snacks & beverages. TDI Full Cave Course (4 Day) or Cavern/Intro Course (winner's choice) $500 value
    Ocean Management Systems (OMS) - OX-ANll Oxygen Analyzer Kit - $359 Value! Includes Analyzer, Flow Meter (OX-Flow, Sampling Hose and Hardcase)
    Click here for more detail!
    Dayo Inc. $400 Cash Donation for expenses.
    Extended Range a choice of the following: 1) A 2-day survey course, with certification, or 2) A 2-day sidemount course with certification. (student must meet pre-requisites and pay all appropriate certification fees, and provide proper equipment for courses) $200 value CA's MOD Lettering
    NSS CDS Caps, Shirts, Convict Springs Maps NACD Caps, Shirts, etc
    Fun 2 Dive Cave Arrow Caps Exploration Design Studio-Xds Glitter Beanie Bears
    CDF T-shirts (mostly black ones) Chicken Thighs - 40 lbs for the barbecue - Donated by David and Cynthia Penney
    CDG manual from the British Cave Diving Group - From the 50 Hz Group with frequent flyer miles Sodas & Beverages - Jay Wells
    Street Signs USA - American Flag Decals
    Questions? Jay@Cavediver.net
    RSVP: We must know in advance if you plan to attend, so we can anticipate the number attending RSVP@Cavediver.net .




    PICTURES!
    Date: Saturday, 5 July 2003 (for the main gathering) Location: Jim Hollis’s River Rendezvous. Made possible by: CA Graphics - Cave Excursions - Dayo Web Hosting - Dive Outpost - Eagles Nest Technical Divers - Exploration Design - Extended Range Foundation - Fun 2 Dive - Ginnie Springs Outdoors - Jim Hollis RR - NACD - Northeast Scuba Supply - NSS CDS - Ocean Management Systems (OMS) - Peacock Springs CSO - TDI - Street Signs USA
    Below are some of the pictures taken at the social. Pictures taken by Laura Saher, Larry Green and Tom Johnson.
    Click on picture for a really big version.


    Moderators (put mouse over pic for names), minus David Ramael, James Hurley & Paul Gray (Webmaster)

    Two of the CDF Awards Winners (above/below)

    Art gets a new shirt for coming up with the name 'CaveKeepers.com' for the Cooperative Cave Conservation Project.

    Get ready... Go! Scooter Races!





    The Great Scooter Race
    Date: Saturday, 5 July 2003 (for the main gathering)
    Location: Jim Hollis’s River Rendezvous
    Excitement was in the air at the "First Great Scooter Race"; on the 5th of July, 2003. The first place finisher was Cristian Pittaro with his "Fast Stock Gavin"; from Argentina. Now the big question is who will bring home the trophy next year?

    The second place finisher was Ron White with his Custom Scooter. Talk about being impressed, the skill, the talent, and the hard work that went into making his sleek scooter.

    And then we had the entry of Guy Morin with his "Monster", Vector scooter. My God, I have never seen a scooter that big in my life. He claimed that he had to default, since the length of the race course was not long enough or wide enough for the monster to maneuver. Kind of makes you wonder if it wasn't lack of confidence on Guy's part...

    I also wanted to thank Scott Isberner who assisted me as a safety diver for the race.
    Next year I hope that we will have more contestants, and the condition of the "track" will be more favorable and not so tannic. Of course a caver should be used to a little or no vis every once in a while.

    So folks, you have a year to get ready for the 2nd Annual Great Scooter Race. I can guarantee that next year will be even more spectacular and challenging, with champagne spraying in the air and maybe a beautiful "Hooter Girl" (or Bubba if a female winner...) to hand over the trophy to the winner!
    Bill Rotella
    Race Official
    Date: Saturday, 5 July 2003 (for the main gathering) Location: Jim Hollis’s River Rendezvous. Made possible by: CA Graphics - Cave Excursions - Dayo Web Hosting - Dive Outpost - Eagles Nest Technical Divers - Exploration Design - Extended Range Foundation - Fun 2 Dive - Ginnie Springs Outdoors - Jim Hollis RR - NACD - Northeast Scuba Supply - NSS CDS - Ocean Management Systems (OMS) - Peacock Springs CSO - TDI - Street Signs USA


    4 July 2003
    Dive Outpost Bon Fire (Call contact for time/RSVP)
    Contact:
    info@diveoutpost.com (386) 776-1449
    Directions from Luraville Store: East on 185th (Yellow Light) about 382.3 meters on right.
    1800hrs Johnson's Pasture Bon Fire
    Contact:
    tj@dayo.com (321) 663-0203 or (386) 364-9347
    Directions from Lake City: West on Route 90, 20 miles. Take a left onto Road 49 at a Shell Station. Go about 1 mile and left onto 102 Drive. Left into pasture at Arrow Sign or Dive Flag.
    From Luraville: take Rt 51 into Live Oaks, then east on Rt 90. Just about 2 miles east of downtown', take a right onto Road 49 at the Shell station, then left onto 102 Drive. Left into pasture at Arrow Sign or Dive Flag.
    Dive Rite Fins and Nitek HE Computer Demos/Tryouts atCave Excursions. 9a.m. until ??
    Contact
    rennaker@sidemount.com (386) 776-2299
    Directions from Luraville Store: West towards bridge on Rt 51 to the Agriculture Inspection station, about 101 meters, then left onto 180th Trace. Look for sign.
    Northgear Drysuits at the Dive Outpost at 10a.m.
    Contact: info@diveoutpost.com (386) 776-1449
    Directions from Luraville Store: East on 185th (Yellow Light) about 382.3 meters on right.
    Peacock Springs Outing at the Park. Email Contact for more info
    Contact: billjan@alltel.net
    Directions from Luraville Store: East on 185th (Yellow Light) a whole lot of meters or a couple miles to park on right, marked by signs.
    River Cave/Cavern Dives by Jim Hollis' River Rendezvous.
    Contact: Cherhollis@aol.com (386) 294-2510
    Directions: See Social above
    5 July 2003
    Cave Diver's Scooter Race at JHRR - at 3:00 p.m.
    Contact: Floridacavediver@cavediver.net
    Social Picnic - 5:00pm until ??
    Contact: sdalcher@msn.com
    Awards & Drawings 6:00pm until all gone
    Contact: Jay@Cavediver.net
    Directions from Georgia: Go South on I-75 to the "Live Oak & Hwy 129" exit. Continue until you see A Hardy's Restaurant on your right. The next street is 11th Street. Turn Right and go to the next traffic light, (which is a Five point stop). Take Hwy. 51 (at 11-o-clock), in front of you toward Mayo. Aprox. 18 miles you will cross a Bridge over the Suwannee River (Hal Adams Bridge). After you cross the Bridge, turn Left on the first paved road you see, (you will see a sign on the right side of the road saying Convict Springs), this is Convict Springs Road. Go 5 miles, you will see our sign on the right side of the road. The paved road will bear right, DO NOT MAKE THE TURN ..to your left you will see a big graded dirt road.. TAKE THE GRADED DIRT ROAD ..to the Office...
    Directions from South Florida: I-75 north to Lake City. When you get into Lake City, get off at Rt 90 and go west (left). You will see a State sign (Overhead) that says TO BRANFORD. (Walgreens on Left, and Eckerds on Right at a Traffic Light). Turn Left (This is 247). Go on 247 until it dead ends aprox. 19/22 Miles. You are now in Branford, turn left to the next dead end. (Aprox. 2 Blocks). This is Hwy 27, turn right. As you turn right, you will go over a bridge that crosses the Suwannee River. When you cross the Suwannee River Bridge you are approximately 12.7 miles from our sign on the right side of the road, (Lighted sign with an American Flag on top). Turn right, go approximately 1 mile, the paved road you are on will make a sharp left turn-DO NOT MAKE THE TURN-Take the Dirt road that goes straight, continue down dirt road to Jim Hollis River Rendezvous… Lost? Call (386) 294-2510.
    Dive Rite Fins and Nitek HE Computer Demos/Tryouts atCave Excursions. 9a.m. until ??
    Contact
    rennaker@sidemount.com (386) 776-2299
    Directions from Luraville Store: West towards bridge on Rt 51 to the Agriculture Inspection station, about 101 meters, then left onto 180th Trace. Look for sign.
    Sidemount Clinic by Duncan Price of the CDG. 1pm. Bring your own gear.
    Contact: dp@cavediver.net
    Directions: See Social above
    Convict Springs Guided/Sidemount Dive with Cindy Butler & Mike Poucher.
    * Requirement is that you are already an experienced sidemount diver.
    Contact:
    cblspot@msn.com .
    Directions: See Social above
    River Cave/Cavern Dives by Jim Hollis' River Rendezvous.
    Contact: Cherhollis@aol.com (386) 294-2510
    Directions: See Social above
    6 July 2003
    Dive Rite Fins and Nitek HE Computer Demos/Tryouts atCave Excursions. 9a.m. until ??
    Contact
    rennaker@sidemount.com (386) 776-2299
    Directions from Luraville Store: West towards bridge on Rt 51 to the Agriculture Inspection station, about 101 meters, then left onto 180th Trace. Look for sign.
    TDI will do a Tank Inspections class at 10:00 am, at The Dive Outpost.
    Contact: larry@tecdivers.com
    Directions from Luraville Store: East on 185th (Yellow Light) about 382.3 meters on right.
    River Cave/Cavern Dives by Jim Hollis' River Rendezvous.
    Contact: Cherhollis@aol.com (386) 294-2510
    Directions from Georgia: Go South on I-75 to the "Live Oak & Hwy 129" exit. Continue until you see A Hardy's Restaurant on your right. The next street is 11th Street. Turn Right and go to the next traffic light, (which is a Five point stop). Take Hwy. 51 (at 11-o-clock), in front of you toward Mayo. Aprox. 18 miles you will cross a Bridge over the Suwannee River (Hal Adams Bridge). After you cross the Bridge, turn Left on the first paved road you see, (you will see a sign on the right side of the road saying Convict Springs), this is Convict Springs Road. Go 5 miles, you will see our sign on the right side of the road. The paved road will bear right, DO NOT MAKE THE TURN ..to your left you will see a big graded dirt road.. TAKE THE GRADED DIRT ROAD ..to the Office...
    Directions from South Florida: I-75 north to Lake City. When you get into Lake City, get off at Rt 90 and go west (left). You will see a State sign (Overhead) that says TO BRANFORD. (Walgreens on Left, and Eckerds on Right at a Traffic Light). Turn Left (This is 247). Go on 247 until it dead ends aprox. 19/22 Miles. You are now in Branford, turn left to the next dead end. (Aprox. 2 Blocks). This is Hwy 27, turn right. As you turn right, you will go over a bridge that crosses the Suwannee River. When you cross the Suwannee River Bridge you are approximately 12.7 miles from our sign on the right side of the road, (Lighted sign with an American Flag on top). Turn right, go approximately 1 mile, the paved road you are on will make a sharp left turn-DO NOT MAKE THE TURN-Take the Dirt road that goes straight, continue down dirt road to Jim Hollis River Rendezvous… Lost? Call (386) 294-2510.


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