Pompano, FL " Tech Wreck-a-thon" 2019

Double Occupancy Diver

- 5 Nights Lodging at the Sands Harbor Hotel (Feb 7th thru 11th)

- Large room featuring 2 queen beds

- Flat panel TV with full cable

​- Waterfront heated pool and patio bar

- FREE High Speed Wireless Internet 

- Boat Dives with Pompano Dive Center 
- Weights 

- Hotel and Dive taxes included


**All tank rentals and gas charges are the responsibility of the diver**

$990.00 

Per Person

​Note – airfare is not included in this trip because there are many travel options available to our divers.  Local airports that service Pompano Beach include West Palm Beach International, Ft. Lauderdale International and Miami International.  For divers that wish to drive, it is an approximately 15-hour drive from the greater Washington DC area.

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Full amount of trip is due upon booking. Airfare is NOT included with this trip. Airfare is the responsibility of each participant. 

Trip fee is non-refundable unless you find someone to fill your spot (Trip Insurance!

Refunds due to extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis but it is highly recommended and very affordable to get trip insurance. Plans can be found through Divers Alert Network


Trip cancelation due to charter or dive shop fault will be refunded in full. Individual charter dives canceled due to weather will be refunded for each individual charter that was canceled upon trip completion from Southern Maryland Divers. 

Please contact the shop to arrange a deposit and or payment. 

Call us at (443) 295-3225 or 
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Ready to start the 2019 dive season a bit early; or ready to start the PADI Technical Deep syllabus (Tec 40, 45 or 50); or just want to escape the snow and cold?  Then please join Southern Maryland Divers on our second annual “Wreck-A-Thon” trip! 

We will spend 4 days of wreck diving off Pompano Beach Florida from the 8th to the 11th of February 2019.  We will be staying at the Sands Harbor Resort Pompano Beach; a sun and fun-filled hotel and marina located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach, Florida, just 1 block from the beach and sparkling, warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Large rooms featuring 2 queen beds, flat panel TV with full cable, and conveniently located next to the Pompano dive center. 


Dive Schedule:

​​Day 1 (February 8th) AM and PM will be a double dip on a wreck in the 110' depth range. This is a great "workup" day for the diving ahead. 

Day 2 (February 9th) AM  will be a double dip on the wreck of the "Lady Luck" with a depth of 104'-140'. Two lighter tech dives for OC or one longer dive for CCR.


Day 2 (February 9th) PM will be a single dive on the wreck of the Sea Emperor with a depth of 70', followed by a single reef drift dive in the range of 50' - 90'. These dives will be used for Tec students to complete required skills before their actual decompression dives.

Day 3 (February 10th) AM will be a single dive on the "Tracy Shipwreck" with a depth of 70', followed by a reef drift dive in the range of 50' - 90'. These dives will be used for Tec students to complete required skills before their actual decompression dives.


Day 3 (February 10th) PM will be a single tech dive on the "Hydro Atlantic" wreck with a depth of 170'.


​Day 4 (February 11th) AM will be a single tech dive on the "RBJ" wreck with a depth of 270'. 


Day 4 (February 11th) PM will be a single tech dive on the "Lowrance" wreck with a depth of 210'.


Note: While we will attempt to match this schedule exactly; weather and other factors out of the control of Pompano Dive Center / Southern Maryland Divers may force us to make minor changes.  If changes to the itinerary are made; wrecks of similar depth and skill factor will be substituted.**

Diver Pre-reqs and other fine print:

·  All divers are required to either be Tec certified or in a tec class with us to book the trip
. For divers that aren't tec certified but would like to dive with Southern Maryland Divers on days where the dive sites would accommodate recreational divers, please make arrangements directly with Pompano dive center to get on the charter. 

·  Divers should have recent experience in open-ocean diving conditions.  All divers should carry at least one audible (whistle etc.) and visual (SMB etc.) signal device. 

·  For divers wishing to start the PADI Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 technical certifications; these dives will make ideal training sites.  The water is typically around 72 degrees this time of year, which would be acceptable for a standard 3mm or 5mm wetsuit (choice of exposure protection is the sole responsibility of the diver, and should be based on individual tolerance for cold over repeated diving conditions).  Dry suit diving is also allowed, but please be sure you have your certification card and discuss dry suit use with your instructor for any Tec courses.

·  Wreck penetration will be expressly prohibited unless you have advanced wreck training or are conducting advanced wreck training with our staff.

·  Remember both trip insurance and diver medical insurance.  Southern Maryland Divers requires all Technical students to carry DAN (or equivalent) medical insurance

·  Remember cash for tips.  The staff of Pompano Dive Center will work hard for us, and we need to make sure we take care of them in return.  Typical tip for a 2-tank dive is $5 per tank, $10 if service is excellent.

·  All trips include boat ride and weights. Tanks, gas, and all other gear is the responsibility of the diver and available for rent from Pompano Dive Center.   For those certified, Trimix is available with 25/25 at $0.45 cubic foot, 30/30 at $0.60 cubic foot, and 21/35 at $0.60 per cubic foot.  O2 is available at $0.40 per cubic foot.

Trip Leader / OPEN CIRCUIT -Jonathan Vieley 

EMAIL -JON@SOMDDIVERS.COM

PHONE - (240) 210-6718

Trip Leader / Closed CIRCUIT -    PAUL LENHARR

EMAIL - PAUL@SOMDDIVERS.COM

PHONE - (443) 295-3225

​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

Deposit / Payment Schedule

Single Occupancy Diver 

- 5 Nights Lodging at the Sands Harbor Hotel (Feb 7th thru 11th)

- Large room featuring 2 queen beds

- Flat panel TV with full cable

​- Waterfront heated pool and patio bar

- FREE High Speed Wireless Internet 

- Boat Dives with Pompano Dive Center 
- Weights 

- Hotel and Dive taxes included


**All tank rentals and gas charges are the responsibility of the diver**


$1415.00 

​Note – airfare is not included in this trip because there are many travel options available to our divers.  Local airports that service Pompano Beach include West Palm Beach International, Ft. Lauderdale International and Miami International.  For divers that wish to drive, it is an approximately 15-hour drive from the greater Washington DC area.