FREEDIVE FEST

March 10th-14th Pensacola Beach

$225/Diver Tickets Limited To 20 Divers & 5 Freedive Instructors

Click Here To Book Day Pass Only Tickets $100/Diver March 11th

No Freedive Certification…No Problem

Our 4-Day Festival Ticket Includes:

4 Nights of camping at The Naval Live Oaks Group Camping (3/10-3/14)

One Day Freedive Charter With WET DREAM CHARTERS

Apnea Workshops, T-Shirt, Raffle & Cookout

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMACE BY BRIAN MUTH

Dive Charter/Saturday Only Ticket

Event Outline:

March 10th

1:00pm Check-in & Campsite Set Up

1:15pm Static Competition Sign Up

3:00pm Afternoon Shore Dive

5:00pm Apnea Float Set-Up With Chris Calloway

5:30pm GoPro Editing 101 With Ryan Rush

5:45pm U/W Photography With Mary Ann

6:00pm All About Carbons With Jeff Crutcher

6:15pm Shark Behavior & Sustainable Spearfishing With Ryan Rush

8:00pm Night Shore Dive

March 11th

10:00am-4:00pm Vortex Or Morison Springs Workshops, Statics Competition & Diving

10:00am Yoga & Visualization With Ryan Rush

Wet Workshops:

*Blackout Rescues With Chris Calloway

*Functional Residual Capacity With Ryan Rush

*Carbon Demo With Jeff Crutcher

*U/W Photos With Mary Ann

2:00pm Static Competition

3:00pm Dive Session

March 12th

8:00am-3:00pm Offshore Wreck & Line-Diving With WET DREAM CHARTERS

5 Apnea Floats & Lines Will Be Set Up With An Instructor At Each Float Going Over Their Choice Of Apnea Skill

Divers Will Be Split Into Groups Of 5 (4 Divers Per Group) & You Will Rotate To Each Float/Instructor

*If we can’t get offshore due to weather we will Dive Morrison or Vortex Springs.

6:00pm Cookout & Raffle

March 13th

11:00am Group Shore Dive

9:00pm Night Shore Dive

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMACE BY BRIAN MUTH

March 14th

10:00am Checkout

Naval Live Oaks Camping Area is located near Gulf Breeze, Florida and has direct access to Pensacola Bay for water recreation. The campsite features restrooms, outdoor showers, a picnic shelter, and campfire ring. The Naval Live Oaks Area has over 7.5 miles of trails for campers to explore. A part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore south of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Visitors enjoy the seashore for its great recreational activities, historic sites and unique white sand beaches. Bring Your Kayaks & SUPs!

Directions: From I-10, take I-110 S to Pensacola. Take U.S. Highway 98SFrom Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 onto I-110 exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East. Stay on U.S. 98 for 4.1 miles, parking for outdoor activities is available on both sides of the road. National Seashore Headquarters is located on the right.

Pensacola Shore Dive Sites

Ft. Pickens Jetties is one of the most popular shore diving sites in the Florida Panhandle. Easy entry at the north seawall steps west of the pier. Marine preserve holds a great deal of marine life including Grouper, Snapper, Flounder, Guitarfish, Sheepshead, Red Drum, Stargazer, Porcupine Puffer Fish, and many more. Serving as a nursery habitat for many species of tropical fish making an ideal site for our U/W Photography Workshop! Although considered a relatively easy dive, the site is subject to strong currents during tide changes. Conditions are usually best one hour before to one hour after the peak high tide. Just before entrance to Fort Pickens Park on Fort Pickens Road. Located in Pensacola Bay, it should be easy to spot the large pylons that mark corners of the reef area

Park West Reef consist of concrete reef balls, memorial reefs, and other concrete structures. The reef is very easy to locate because the corners of the reef are marked by large pylons which stand well above the water line. The pylons are exactly 100′ apart and make a square. Depth is roughly 8′-14′ with the reef balls sitting approximately 6′-8′ below the surface. Located in Pensacola Bay so visibility is generally in the 5-10′ range but can be 15-20′ during slack high tide. About 100 yards north of Park West Reef near Fort Pickens entrance GPS Location: Latitude 30 19.738’N Longitude 87 10.871’W

Bob Quarles Reef consist of 270 tons of concrete material from the Gulf Breeze Fishing Pier. The artificial reef is about 200-250 yards from shore directly off of the Park West Reef area near the entrance to Fort Pickens. Visibility from 5-20′ in this area depending on conditions.

Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary is located in the Gulf of Mexico 2000ft east of the fishing pier directly south of the Sea Oat pavilion (look for the dive flag on the pavilion), the furthest southeast parking area of the park. Walk east approximately 100ft from board-walk. The site is marked (on shore only) by two large posts positioned on the beach. 78 structures spaced 20ft apart and is ideal for freediving . The site is beyond the sand bar at depths from 9–15ft with tops at 6–10ft below the surface. Visibility ranges from 5–40ft. Wide variety of marine life to include turtles and stingrays.

 Perdido Key Reef built in 2014, 24 modules of artificial reef modules made in Gulf Shores, AL. The are constructed by attaching concrete disc covered with limestone to fiberglass pilings which are driven into the sand. The rows are 20′-25′ apart and extend about 280′. The depth is roughly 12′-15′ with the reef modules sitting approximately 6′-8′ below the surface. The artificial reef serves as a habitat for many species of tropical fish. Sea turtles are commonly spotted resting in the sand under and around the reef modules. Average visibility at this site is 10-20′ but varies drastically with sea conditions. When conditions are good and seas are calm upwards of 30′ visibility is common.

Dive Flag and Float Provided

Gloves Recommended

Always Dive With a Buddy

NO SPEARFISHING ALLOWED on Gulf Islands National Seashore Preserve

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