Lunarscope-June 2007 - Lunarfins Scuba Club
Lunarfins of JSC Houston – www.lunarfins.com
Next meeting: Wed., May 14
In This Issue
Classes and Trips
4-5 Pending Dive Shop Trips
5-6 Continuing Education
7 Pending Surface Interval
8 Recent Surface Intervals
Deadline for articles:
First Wednesday of each
month except December
& Website Editor
Lunarfins, a non-profit club that promotes the sport
of scuba diving.
Our speaker this month will be our President Randy
Widaman as he sets up a DVD about cave diving.
General Meeting Information
Where: Clear Lake Park; 5001 NASA Road 1, on
the South (lake) side of NASA Road One.
When: Second Wednesday of each month except
April and December at 7 p.m. Come early for a
social time at 6:30 p.m. Join us afterward at
Mario's in Seabrook for food, drink and
Fred Toole & George Clark
Club Dive Trip – Cayman Brac
BAD meeting with SOLO
Pot Luck Picnic
Gear Checkout at 288 Lake
Breakfast & BAD Market
Villa Capri Dinner
TGCC Awards Banquet
La Brisa Breakfast
JSC Health & Safety Day
and Open House @ JSC
See details on
Lunarfins Board Meetings
are held the last Tuesday each
month (except Dec.) at 6:00pm.
Tony’s BBQ 17052 Gemini
If you have an issue to bring before the board,
contact any board member to get on the
(The events without dates have been copied from
what we did previous years as examples)
Order Lunarfins embroidered shirts
We've selected a few possibilities to choose from, but you can also purchase your own
shirt and have it embroidered with the logo.
The catalog and forms will be available at the meetings.
Payment is requested with the order.
Price goes down if we get enough orders!
If members have pictures to contribute to the newsletter or our web page, you may send
to [email protected] or hand me photos, slides, negatives or digitals on a flash
drive at any local meeting of the minds. They will be returned when scanned or
downloaded. Photo credits can be added in the corner or mentioned in the description.
Pending Member Classes & Dive Trips
Bill Jones PADI Scuba Classes
** Note change of dates **
The next Open Water (Beginner & Refresher) SCUBA CLASSES:
Friday, May 23, 2014 6:00p-10:00p Lecture Chapter 1 & 2 Clear Lake/Nasa area
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:00a-Noon Knowledge Reviews & Tests
Chapters 1 & 2, Lecture Chapters 3 & 4 Clear Lake/Nasa area
Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:00p-6:30p POOL all scuba gear required Area Pool
Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:00a-4:30 Knowledge Reviews & Tests
Chapters 3, 4, & 5 and the Final Exam Clear Lake/Nasa area
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:00a-5:00p Open Water Certification
Dives 1,2, & 3 at Blue Lagoon in Huntsville
Sunday, June 1, 2014 9:00a-3:30p Open Water Certification
Dive 4 at Blue Lagoon in Huntsville
Email now if interested: [email protected]
BILL JONES 13th ANNUAL COZUMEL VACATION 2014
Staying at the fabulous Hotel Cozumel & Resort
Aug 4 for 5 Days, 4 Nights approx. $899
Aug 4 for 8 Days, 7 Nights approx $1099
Group Package Price Includes:
Air Fare, Ground Transportation, Hotel Accommodations
ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK
Including Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks, Specialty Drinks, Shots, and High Balls
All Taxes, Exit Fees, and Gratuities
DIVING AVAILABLE BUT NOT INCLUDED
Email [email protected] for details
A tree falls the way it leans.
Be careful which way you lean.
Meet a Wildlife Hero At Our Speaker Series Events!
Dr. Rachel Graham, Thursday, May 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Come to the Zoo for a FREE event where you will get the chance to meet
an expert on sharks and rays! Learn from Dr. Rachel Graham who
currently works as the Executive Director of MarAlliance.
This event is free, but you must RSVP to confirm your spot:
(Thank you again Kelly)
Upcoming Trips Offered by Local Dive Shops (etc.)
Flower Gardens - Texas Coral Reefs
May 31 - June 1, June 26-27, July 5-6, August 9-10
October 25-26 ** Rebreathers Only **
Offered by Texas Dive Center
Oriskany in Pensacola
May 23-26 and June 12-15, 2014
$360 pp for Recreational Divers $450 pp for Technical Divers
2 days of diving, 4 dives Hotel & Travel Expenses are extra.
Offered by Gigglin’ Marlin
Shoving off on the Easy Diver
Offered by Sport Divers
Our trips are generally 30 miles offshore, although longer trips or three tank dives can be
arranged. During your trip, we’ll provide soft drinks and water onboard. However, you’ll
need full scuba gear, tanks, and weights, and we strongly recommend snacks, sunscreen,
sunglasses, and a hat make it onto your checklist as well. Finally, in case of seasickness,
please bring your own medication. All we can offer you is our sympathy.
The scientific theory I like best is that
the rings of Saturn are composed entirely
of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell
Check out an article on our FYI page about Great Whites seen in
the Gulf of Mexico. It is just below the Houston Zoo event.
Upcoming Trips Offered by Local Dive Shops (etc.)
Wrecks & Springs Panama City Beach, Florida – May 23-26, 2014
The Florida Panhandle is blessed with clear blue water close to shore. With Florida’s
aggressive artificial reef structure program divers get the benefit of some cool dive sites
without a long boat ride. Add to this, some fresh water springs in the area and you have
an ideal location for a “local” trip. The offshore dive sites include wrecks, bridge spans,
concrete reef habitats and a few isolated coral reefs that nature placed there.
Offered by Oceanic Ventures
There is always this web page to check out for
Dive Vacations That Count: www.reef.org/trips
Freeport to the Rigs
Weekends that weather allows
$220 pp - $30 additional for tanks
Rig diving day trips by Captain Beard Charters
Contributed by Kelly Drinnen
SCUBA & H2O Adventure Magazine
This month's edition is full of great stories that promote the sports we love and
prove what we already know: that watersports-loving people are warm, genuine
individuals who care for the environment and each other.
SOURCE: Dive News Network
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Top 10 U.S. Dive Destinations
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is home to a healthy
coral reef that covers over half of its 56-square-mile area....
SOURCE: ONMS News Clips
Submitted by George Clark
Pacific Salmon Are Back, however…
In 2012, the British Columbia–based Native American Haida tribe
launched an effort to restore the salmon fishery that has provided much of
their livelihood for centuries. Acting collectively, the Haida voted to form
the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation, financed it with $2.5 million of
their own savings, and used it to support the efforts of American scientistentrepreneur Russ George to demonstrate the feasibility of open-sea
mariculture — in this case, the distribution of 120 tons of iron sulfate into
the northeast Pacific to stimulate a phytoplankton bloom which in turn
would provide ample food for baby salmon. The verdict is now in on this
highly controversial experiment: It worked. However...read more online:
We invite you to explore the new National Marine Sanctuaries Marine
Life collection. In the Media Library you'll find thousands of highresolution photos and videos available for download. Images and video are
from the 14 marine protected areas managed by NOAA, ranging from the
remote coral atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to the
underwater kelp forests of the Channel Islands. Next head over to
the Encyclopedia of the Sanctuaries to read about the amazing creatures
that live in our National Marine Sanctuaries.
Bay Area Divers’ Invite
Captain Randy Widaman
BAD invites Lunarfins to their May meeting:
Mario's Pizza on NASA RD1 Wednesday May 28th at 7:00pm
Recent Surface Intervals
These and more can be seen at www.lunarfins.com
Mike tries to lower
the light for the show
12 Mar 2014
Josh Greenburg and
Karen, Fred T, Fred S
Barney and Aurin