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GSTA Alumni Wreck Trek 2017

This year Gold Star Teen Adventures is taking our experienced divers to the next level…wreck diving! We will be staying at the United States Army Combat Dive School in Key West Florida. While there, Gold Star teens will learn requisite skills for wreck diving. From there, Gold Star teens will be diving the best wrecks that the Florida Keys have to offer. Dive wrecks include the USCGC Duane, The Eagle, the Speigel, and the Vandenberg to name a few. This trip promises to be an exciting adventure filled with learning new skills, experiencing deeper and more technical diving, and seeing some incredible wrecks in the beautiful waters of south Florida.

This trip is for experienced GSTA divers and requires an Advanced Certification. Get ready for a diving experience you will never forget!

Itinerary

Prerequisites

FAQS

Application

June 25, Sunday – Travel Day
Arrive at Base
Get Dive Gear
Dinner

June 26, Monday
Breakfast
800 Morning Refresher at the Pool
(Academic / Gear / Pool)
Lunch
1200 Leave for Dive Boat
1300 2 Tank Wreck Dive
1700 Arrive back at Base
Dinner

June 27, Tuesday
Breakfast
800 Leave for Dve Boat
830 Morning 2 Tank Wreck Dive
Lunch
1300 Afternoon 2 Tank Wreck Dive
1700 Arrive back at Base
Dinner

June 28, Wednesday
Breakfast on Base
800 Leave for Dive Boat
830 Morning 2 Tank Wreck Dive
Lunch at the Dock
1300 Afternoon 2 Tank Wreck Dive
1700 Arrive back at Base
Dinner

June 29, Thursday
Breakfast
800 Leave for Dive Boat
830 Morning 2 Tank Wreck Dive
Lunch at the Dock
1300 Afternoon 2 Tank Wreck Dive
1700 Arrive back at Base
1800 Dinner

June 30, Friday
Breakfast
Beach day
Dinner

July 1, Saturday
Breakfast
Travel Day

  • Participants must have their Advanced Scuba Certification for this event.
  • Must be United States Special Operations Command Gold Star Youth
  • Minimum age for children: 12
  • Maximum age for youth: 19
  • This adventure has a challenge rating of 5 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most challenging. All diving will be taught and supervised by qualified professional instructors.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A VALID AND CURRENT PASSPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

SCUBA Diving

Is Scuba diving safe?

Like any adventure sport, there are potential hazards; however, all of our diving instructors are qualified and current. Our staff ensure that all industry safety guidelines are strictly adhered to.

Is it hard to learn?

Scuba diving is fun and easy to learn. Our entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development, fundamentals and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and as you demonstrate knowledge and skill. Our advanced course builds on the skills learned in the Adventure Open Water Scuba Camp.

I have had asthma and/or ear problems in the past. Can I still dive?

Unfortunately, there are certain medical issues such as asthma and ear problems that can be problematic to diving. Prior to participation in our open water diving course, there is a diving medical form that must be signed by a doctor. The bottom line is “safety first.”

Does a parent have to attend our Adventure Diving Camps with their child?

No, parents do not attend our adventures.

Is there a requirement for a passport to travel to Bonaire (Advanced course)?

Absolutely. All travelers MUST have a valid and current passport. Since a portion of this camp is on a military installation, is there a need for a DoD ID card?
It is not a requirement; however, if teens have a military ID card it would be good to bring.

  • GST Adventure Advanced Bonaire- 20 participants (2014 camp is full) (This camp typically fills from the previous year’s Scuba Open Water as that is a prerequisite for this camp.)


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