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Captain's Corner: Women-only divers club takes on Wrek Trek challenge

LadyGaDivers: A women-only club of serious divers read my report this summer about the Blackthorn/Sheridan Wreck Trek and was interested in spearing big grouper and snapper there, as well as the large hogfish found on gulf ledges. Six group members are diving the wrecks with me today, intent on outshooting each other and a group of guys from Jupiter who made the Wreck Trek trip in October.

Background: Since LadyGaDivers formed in 2008, more than 40 women have joined the club, which is centered around Palm Beach but has members in California and Germany. Most of the divers spearfish and lobster on scuba, and many place well competing against men in tournaments. Some of the women free dive, some tech-dive deep, and some shoot with cameras, but the majority are advanced divers, and many dive every weekend. There is no fee to join the club, whose members range in age from 20 to 60-plus. Veterans take new divers under their wings and quickly raise their levels of experience and expertise.

Chad Carney teaches scuba, freediving and spearfishing at Mac's Sports in the Tampa Bay area. Visit his Web site at floridaskindiver.com or call (727) 423-7775.

Captain's Corner: Women-only divers club takes on Wrek Trek challenge 12/11/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:56pm]
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