Reach Reef Adventure PM Trip - Fort Lauderdale - August 1, 2009


Trip Description

Join ReachFM and Reef Ministries for a fun-filled afternoon exploring God's underwater world while raising money to support ReachFM! Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers, from kids to grandparents, the Reach Reef Adventure is an ideal Christian outdoor activity for the whole family.  

Your Christ-centered excursion starts with a presentation relating to creationism and environmental stewardship right across the street at our host hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach.  There you will also learn of God’s creation with an introduction to coral reef ecology and fish identification.  On the boat ride out to the reefs aboard the Pro Diver II, you will get a narrated tour of the famous “Venice of America” Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway.  Then, only 1/4 mile offshore in 15 feet of water, you will explore the beautiful reefs of South Florida.  You and your group may snorkel, or for those non-swimmers who wish to stay on board (riders), they may view the reef and fish through the glassbottom panels.  Snorkelers will be supplied masks, snorkels, fins and snorkeling vests.  We will even brief you on how to snorkel if you have never experienced it before.

The Pro Diver II is a spacious 60’ vessel with plenty of space for sun or shade, a galley with beverages and snacks, and two restrooms. Tickets include presentation, boat trip, in-water guide, and the use of all snorkeling equipment.


Itinerary for this AFTERNOON TRIP
12:45 p.m.    Check-in at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
1:00 p.m.      Presentation and Devotional
2:30 p.m.      Boat Departure, Tour and Snorkeling
5:00 p.m.      Boat Returns to Pro Dive

Packing List
Bathing suit
Underwater Camera (available at Pro Dive)


Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach (host hotel)
440 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Click here for website
Special Reach Reef Adventure Rate:  $99 per night
To make reservations call 1-888-821-1366 and use PROMO CODE: OVM


What will we see on the reef?

You will see many tropical reef fish indigenous to Florida and the Caribbean - parrotfish, snapper, damselfish, angelfish, stingray, wrasse, tang, etc.  These include adults and juveniles, individuals and schools. You will also see an assortment of hard and soft corals including sea fans and sponges.

Who can participate in snorkeling?
To participate in snorkeling, we ask that you know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.  This is an interpretive adventure, the more one is comfortable with the activity of snorkeling, the better the experience will be to absorb the beauty of God's underwater marine life.  Please call if you have questions regarding yours or other's abilities to snorkel.

What about motion sickness and waves?
The boat will not run snorkeling trips if the seas are even moderately rough.  The captain makes the judgment early in the morning to determine if the trip is running or not due to weather.  There are some people who are prone to getting motion sickness even in the mildest of conditions - on a boat that is called sea sickness.  There are some over-the-counter medications for motion/sea sickness, and it is always best to consult with your physician to see if that medication is right for you.

Where should we park our car?
There are many places to choose from.  First, is the free parking located at Pro Dive.  That lot tends to fill up quickly, then you may park at several neighboring beach parking pay lots.  You may also use the valet at the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach for $15

We are coming from out of town.  Where can we worship on Sunday?
As ReachFM is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale you may wish to join them for worship at either 8:00am, 10:15am or 12:30pm on Sunday.  You may even wish to attend the Saturday evening service at 6pm.

*Note: If the trip is cancelled due to weather, you may reschedule for another Reef Ministries Snorkeling Adventure.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

ProDive LogoCourtyard Marriott Ft Laud BeachChick-fil-a

Name Sales End Price Fee
Adult Snorkeler Ended $40 $
Child Snorkeler   Ended $25 $
Adult Rider Ended $35 $
Child Rider   Ended $18 $
Additional Donation to ReachFM   Ended Free

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