Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Divers Complete Florida Keys "Wreck Trek" Challenge

Via UnderwaterTimes:

Eleven Florida divers recently became the first "Wreck Trekker" dive enthusiasts to complete nine wreck dives as part of the Florida Keys Wreck Trek Passport Program.

The dive challenge, developed by tourism
officials and area dive operators, showcases the world-class diving destination's string of sunken vessels and artificial reefs, and awards participants for completing a series of wreck dives featured in a passport-style dive logbook.

Rocky Welch, manager of a diving and adventure sports outfitting company, helped organize the Florida dive group from areas around Tampa, Clearwater and his hometown of Pinellas Park.

Theirs was a unique itinerary, planned with Tavernier-based Florida Keys Dive Center and designed to include all nine wreck dives within one vacation.

However, participants in the Florida Keys Wreck Trek Passport Program also can make multiple trips to complete the dives in their passport logbook. The program continues through Jan. 1, 2012.

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We dug around a bit and found this news flash web page describing the Wreck Trek Passport Program.

Any one up for the challenge?

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