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About Wayne

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    2017 SWFMAS Vice President
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  1. Yes our tech team member Marco will be handling all of the pop up issues. He is great for fixing computer bugs and loves to help new users. Other than that Matt is going to talk about the new forum and answering questions about the forum including how to reply to PMs.
  2. Well while everyone if the Fort Myers area got rained out we did not! We had a blast! Great snorkeling and diving. Went to new reefs that we have not been on before. Dive shop was great and I would recommend them if anyone wants to go down to snorkel or dive. Had a great dinner at Marker 88 with everyone. I did not take any pics though. We had a first timer and he did great. I think he got the bug now. Time to plan another trip for fun! I have another spider bite so I did not do any collecting on Sunday. John and Charlie went out by the hotel but was not much there. Then they drive down to the horseshoe and had better luck for critters. While on the trips we saw a few nurse sharks, a large green eel, and a large sea turtle swam by. It was great. I wish I would have had the Go Pro but if I did he would not have swam by it I would have missed it messing with the camera. The eel was out swimming around us. I am sure there will be more to come. You should not have missed this one!
  3. Last day to RSVP and get your snorkel trips booked. If you want to go but are not sure yet please post that here also. If you need any help let us know.
  4. I do not have any sand, rock or algae in my sump As it gets dirty I empty it out and use a wet vac to get the left overs. I them fill back up with fresh salt water and turn it back on. I do this only when it needs cleaned not every water change.
  5. Some of us will. Make sure you have your fishing license and educate yourself on what you are allowed to collect. We have some members that will be going that will help out. Not sure where yet but we will find a place.
  6. Should we send Matt ahead to clean the glass?
  7. Have some glass to clean?
  8. Please RSVP and pay for the snorkel trip before June 1st. Also if you have not done so get your hotel locked in. They are filling fast. If you have any issue let me know. If you need to link to pay for snorkel or dive trip it is below. https://squareup.com/store/swfmas
  9. Deadline to RSVP is June 1st. Please use our link to pay for your snorkel trip by the 1st. Also if you have not done so make hotel reservations they are filling fast.
  10. Carol and I will be there! Already made hotel reservations!
  11. I have a ton of stuff. I am trying to shutdown some tanks. If you want to swing by let me know. I am in Fort Myers. I can try to get pics but I am kind of limited right now thanks to a spider bite.
  12. I will ask the BOD and get back to you but I would try to pay soon as the dive trip has limited spots. I will be paying next week for everything.
  13. I created a new post. Please RSVP there so we know how many for the dinner. http://www.swfmas.com/forum/index.php?/topic/12794-rsvp-2017-keys-trip/
  14. Please post here your RSVPs for the 2017 SWFMAS Keys trip. We need to get a head count for the Sat night dinner. Also please post here if you are going snorkeling with us and if you have having any issues with the snorkeling pay link we have posted in the main topic. http://www.swfmas.com/forum/index.php?/topic/12708-swfmas-2017-keys-trip/ Deadline to RSVP and pay for snorkel trip is June 1st. Dinner: (11) Matt, Heather & Jared Robin and Charlie Wayne and Carol John Jeff, Frank & Mei Snorkel: (9) all paid Matt Egna Heather Lloyd Jared Lloyd Robin Lomangino Charlie Lomangino John Reynolds Wayne Topolyn Carol Keiling Jeff D'huyvetter Dive: (7) all paid Matt Heather Jared Robin Charlie Wayne Carol
  15. Hotel information. The dive shop where we are snorkeling from has room rates at 2 local hotels. 1. Bayside Inn in key Largo which offers rooms with two double beds (or one king) at $90 plus tax per night, based on availability (rates subject to change). http://www.baysidekeylargo.com/ 2. Ocean Pointe Suites in Tavernier. They have one and two bedroom suites sleeping up to four/six people (with pull out sleeper sofa queen size in living room area). A two bedroom suite at $290 plus tax per night. (rates subject to change). http://www.providentresorts.com/ocean-pointe-suites/ You need to call the dive shop for these rates. I have been talking to Yvonne there. Their number is 305-852-4599. Please call ASAP to get a room. Charlie and I will be sharing a 2 bedroom at Ocean Pointe Suites. Let us know if you if you found other hotels just in-case these fill up. I cannot wait!