Dive Fest 2014 – Recap from Days 3, 4, & 5

The start of Day #3 sent us to our northern most dives sites on the trip.  Both on Elbow Reef, Mike’s Wreck and City of Washington are popular spots.  Mike’s Wreck is the remains of an unknown steel ship.  Contrasting that is City of Washington, which in 1898 was anchored in Havana Harbor near the USS Maine when it blew up.  The Washington was damaged by burning debris from the Maine.  After being a troop transport during the Spanish-American war, she was converted to a coal barge.  While being towed in 1917, she struck Elbow Reef and quickly sank.
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Dive Fest 2014 – Recap from Days 1 & 2

It was that time of year again.  Dive Fest time.  An annual foray to indulge in warm, clear saltwater and good times with friends.

With sandals, shorts and t-shirts ready and dive gear packed we loaded up for the drive south to Key Largo.  Spencer arrived at the crack of 10AM.  I always envy his ‘white trash’ luggage (a.k.a. laundry basket), which makes for easy packing.  After some rearranging of the truck we were off to meet up with Carol & Mike to start the caravan.  Back for their second year, they’d been a great addition to the Dive Fest crew.
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