Florida Skin Divers Association

2017 Upcoming FSDA Events

2017 Annual Banquet & Casino Night
March 18, 2017
Please join us, Saturday, March 18, 2017,  as we recognize the winners of:

* West Coast Council (WCC) Series
* The Norm Wyman-Poppa Taylor Award
* The Super Series of Spearfishing

The event begins at 6 PM at the Magnuson Inn-Marina Cove, which many of you are familiar with as the location of the St Pete Open weigh-in. Gaming tables are open from 7 to 9pm, followed by awards presentation and prize drawings for our lucky winners. Our prize table will have $1000's in prizes! 

Evening Event Schedule:
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM        Welcome / Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 PM  - 7:30 PM       Gaming tables open
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM        Casino Style Fun at the gamong tables
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM      Awards Presentations / Prize Table

Cost: $50 per person ($55 per person if purchased after 3/12/17)
(All tickets must be purchased before 3/15/17)

•Hors d'oeuvres
•Buffet style dinner (Buffet style dinner will begin at 6:30 PM and will include fresh fruit and vegetable display salad, freshly baked rolls, seasoned baked potatoes, rice pilaf, sesame broccoli, green beans Almondine, chicken Marsala and choice top round of beef at the chef carving station
•Three raffle tickets for the prize table
•5,000 points for chips to use at any of the gaming tables.

Our casino party provider will have black jack, craps and roulette tables. Their professional gaming dealers are "low stress" and willing to help you learn gaming fun.  If you run out, additional points will be available for purchase during the event. At the end of gaming hours, chips may be traded in for tickets to our prize table with a great choice of prizes. You place your tickets in selection bowls for the prize you want and prize winners will be randomly drawn from the bowls at the end of the night!

Event Location:
Magnuson Marina Cove
6800 Sunshine Lane South
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33711
2017 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge
April 12, 2017 (Kickoff Party)
April 28, 2017 (Captain's Meeting)
April 29, 2017 (Spearfishing)
April 30, 2017 (Weigh-in / Awards)
TheTampa Bay Spearfishing Club welcomes all shooters to the 2017 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge on the weekend of April 28-30th, 2017. We look forward to seeing everyone on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 12th, 7:30pm - Kickoff Party/ Early Registration at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. Early Registration ends at midnight.

Friday, April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm - Captains Meeting at Aquatic Obsessions Scuba. Last chance to register for the tournament.

Saturday, April 29th - Spearfishing from Dawn until Dusk.

Sunday, April 30th, 10:30am-4:00pm - Weigh-In & Awards Ceremony at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. Weigh-In line opens at 10:30am and all shooters must be in the line by noon (12:00pm). After all shooters are through the weigh-in line, we will conduct the raffles, awards ceremony, and give away prizes.

For more information, please visit their website at the link below
State Freedive Tournament
May 5, 2017
State Freedive Tournament
Friday, May 5, 2017
Anclote River Park
1119 Bailles Bluff Rd.
Holiday, Fl. 34691
(details soon)
Lionfish Calcutta Captain's Meeting / Lionfish Awareness Seminar
Kickoff Party for the 2017 Southern Open
May 18, 2017
Join the FSDA at Gator's Cafe & Saloon (upstairs), on John's Pass for the 2017 Lionfish Calcutta Captain's Meeting, Lionfish Awareness Seminar and Kick-off party for the 2017 Southern Open.

The evening will include last minute registration for those participating in the Lionfish Calcutta, learning all about lionfish and proper handling techniques as well as early registration for the 2017 Southern Open.

There will be raffle prizes, chicken wings and beer. The parties a great way to find a dive buddy and do a little "smack" talking before the tournaments.

Gator's Cafe & Saloon
12754 Kingfish Dr.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
2017 Lionfish Calcutta
May 20, 2017
In conjunction with Florida's Lionfish and Awareness Day, The FSDA will host the 2017 Lionfish Calcutta. The event will be held on May 20, 2017. Spearing may commence at 7:00 AM on May 18th and participants must be back to the weigh-in line by 5:00 PM on May 18th, at the Bellaire Boat Ramp.

All entry fees for this event will be distributed to the top three teams, largest lionfish and smallest lionfish winners.

Complete details soon!
2017 Southern Open
June 2 - 4, 2017
This year, the 2017 Southern Open, will be held at Gator's Cafe and Saloon, on John's Pass.

May 18, 2107 Kickoff Party
June 2, 2017 Captain's Meeting
June 3, 2017 Spearfishing
June 4, 2017 Weigh-in / Awards Ceremony

Complete details coming soon.
2017 St. Pete Open