28 May 2005 09:52:21
Ray
Florida improvisation

If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
Ray




28 May 2005 10:18:19
Joe English
Re: Florida improvisation

Ray wrote:
> If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
> cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
> the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> Ray
>
>
west palm beach

the keys don't have much on the way of beaches, at least the upper keys
don't have much to offer.


29 May 2005 00:54:02
Doris Pfister
Re: Florida improvisation

Yes, get yourself to the East Coast of Florida: Jupiter and West Palm are
good. Stop by any dive shop and pick up a copy of Florida Scuba News. You'll
find coupons for cheap places to stay that offer diver discounts and
reasonable dive packages. Also, Pompano Beach (Ft. Lauderdale) is good. Dive
with South Florida Diving Headquarters. If you do get down to the Keys, the
diving is great. Wonderful wrecks (if you are advanced, don't miss the Duane
and Spiegel Grove), and the wife can shop or hang out at the hotel/motel.
There are plenty of Mom & Pop places with little private beaches, hammocks,
BBQ grills, etc. A few I can think of off the top of my head in Key Largo &
Tavernier: Neptune's Hideaway, Popp's Motel, Conch On Inn, Islamorada Motel.
Also, you can use the facilities (beaches, pools, tiki bars, etc.) at
Holiday Isle at MM 84. You "don't have to stay there to play there" is their
motto.
Have a great trip!
Doris Pfister
www.DivingWithDoris.com



"Ray" <rayf@chilitech.net > wrote in message
news:d79tef0186o@enews3.newsguy.com...
> If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
> cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
> the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> Ray
>




29 May 2005 00:17:04
Ron T
Re: Florida improvisation

Ft. Lauderdale...

Better diving and better beaches than WPB



In article <8559f$42988be7$ce504822$16584@allthenewsgroups.com >,
Joe English <jenglish@wisperhome.com > wrote:

> Ray wrote:
> > If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> > reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
> > cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
> > the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> > Ray
> >
> >
> west palm beach
>
> the keys don't have much on the way of beaches, at least the upper keys
> don't have much to offer.


29 May 2005 15:40:49
mike gray
Re: Florida improvisation

Ray wrote:

>
> If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
> cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
> the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> Ray
>
>
>
Boynton Beach, of course. Cheap, good beaches, and the best
diving in the US.

m



31 May 2005 20:52:43
jim frei
Re: Florida improvisation

"Ray" <rayf@chilitech.net > wrote in message
news:d79tef0186o@enews3.newsguy.com...
> If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding a
> cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach for
> the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> Ray

anywhere on the east coast south of west palm beach.




03 Jun 2005 06:11:11
Ira Rubinson
Re: Florida improvisation

I had a good time in Key Largo in Decmber 04.
I made plans but I really didn't have to.
The next town down: Isamoralda is fun too.
Pretty low key places but lots of decent diving and fishing.
I actually saw a marlin or sailfish while on the anchor line at one of the
wrecks.

"jim frei" <jdfrei@ZZearthlinkZZ.net > wrote in message
news:v84ne.11248$M36.9445@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> "Ray" <rayf@chilitech.net> wrote in message
> news:d79tef0186o@enews3.newsguy.com...
> > If you were going to just jump in your car and drive to Florida with no
> > reservations or plans to stay anywhere with a goal and a hope of finding
a
> > cheap place to stay with good diving options near by and maybe a beach
for
> > the wife, where would you go? I intend to try this in mid-June.
> > Ray
>
> anywhere on the east coast south of west palm beach.
>
>