Wednesday, July 12th
6:30 pm – 8 pm at Pura Vida Divers
Ned DeLoach and his wife Anna will share images and tales of the newly popular, out-of-this-world dive adventure—night drifting on the edge of the Gulf Stream. They will discuss the natural history behind the great oceanic orphanage where seldom-seen and little understood larval fishes and invertebrates change into some of nature’s most magical morphological wonders before settling inshore to begin their adult lives.
Ned is co-author, with Paul Humann, of numerous marine life field guides, (including a few Pura Vida Divers’ favorite fish ID books). He and Anna are renowned underwater photographers and videographers, and they have traveled the world in pursuit of their passion for SCUBA diving and marine conservation.
6:30 pm to 7 pm: Happy Hour – Enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres on us! Sip wine and beer as you chat with fellow guests, the evenings’ presenters, and the Pura Vida Crew. If you’d like to share, bring along a potluck style dish.
7 pm to 7:45 pm: Presentation by Ned & Anna DeLoach
7:45 pm to 8 pm: Questions & Raffle Drawing
Proceeds from our 50/50 raffle will be donated to a conservation oriented non-profit organization. The winner of the raffle drawing will receive a gift certificate for the value of half the proceeds raised, or they may choose to donate the entire amount.
To RSVP for the Social Night on Wed, July 12th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pura Vida Divers at 561-840-8750.
Ned and Anna DeLoach founded the Reef Environmental Education Foundation in 1990, alongside Paul Humann and Jim Dalle Pazze, with the goal of providing the SCUBA diving community with a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. REEF is now a globally-recognized non-profit organization, and their REEF Field Surveys have facilitated the development of the largest visual sighting database of fish in the world. REEF surveys provide invaluable information to scientists and conservation groups worldwide.
You can learn more about REEF and view their field guides by visiting www.reef.org.