ERIKA – fizzled out
SCOUTS – all summer adventures have concluded
CAPTAINS and SEASONAL STAFF – most are headed for home and/or school
FULL TIME STAFF – breathing a sigh of relief and preparing for their upcoming Staff Planning Conference at Northern Tier later this month
I copied this straight from the NWS graphical forecast for the Florida Sea Base:
Sunday, August 30 at 8am
Temperature: 82 °F Dewpoint: 77 °F Heat Index: 90 °F Surface Wind: SE 16mph
Sky Cover (%): 89% Precipitation Potential (%): 80% Relative Humidity (%): 85%
Rain: Occasional (80%-100%) Thunder: Likely (60%-70%)
Despite the 80%-100% chance of raining, it is not a constant rain at the Florida Sea Base proper although the Brinton Environmental Center has seen pretty significant rain most of the morning.
Captains Mike and Kelley Lucivero report that the fleet and personnel at Sea Base St. Thomas survived Erika without incident.
Tropical Storm Fred has already emerged from the African coast. However, it is likely to curve north and not threaten the Florida Sea Base.
The next event at the Florida Sea Base is the PADI Instructor Development Course that starts on 17 September. We have seven instructor candidates and three IDC Staff Instructor candidates. The Florida Sea Base is currently fortunate to have three PADI Course Directors (instructor trainers) on staff, Program Director Joe Angelo, Captain Bert Hubby and me (as a volunteer, of course).
There’s still time to submit your application for the 2015 Divemaster Academy and live the dream of being a paid PADI Divemaster at the Florida Sea for the summer of 2016. Details can be found on the Scuba Training page of this blog.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
FSB Program Director – RETIRED