HAPPY NEW YEAR! There is much gloom and doom in the news. I will leave my political views out of this. I sincerely hope that 2013 is a great year for all of us.
I apologize for not posting yesterday. It has been an active month at the Florida Sea Base. Most nights for the last two weeks I have been getting to bed at midnight. I usually get up at 05:30 to write this blog and prep for the day. A lack of sleep, plus diving, the stress of having scuba crews on base and still trying to handle my administrative duties finally caught up with me and I could not find the energy nor make the time to write a post. I will be traveling Friday through Monday, so I apologize in advance for any of those days that I can’t put together a post.
In all honesty, I have lost track; I THINK six of the Coral Reef Sailing crews go home today. Two Sea Exploring crews and another 5 or so Coral Reef Sailing crews return to base today. That leaves one loan sailing crew on the high seas aboard S/V Misty Shoals with Captain Brian. I apologize if that is inaccurate.
The Scuba Certification crew chose to not dive yesterday. The Scuba Adventure crews went to Alligator Reef under less than optimal conditions for their dives. The scuba crews will have the opportunity to make one more dive this morning before their program ends.
Sunday the DMA candidates completed two training dives in the morning at Port Antigua. In the afternoon we returned to base and worked on skills conducted in the swimming pool.
Monday morning was also spent in the pool. We were in the classroom all afternoon and again after dinner.
CIRCLE 10 UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
The DMA will conclude Wednesday evening. I have Thursday to complete all of my 2012 year end business and pack for Dallas. I leave Friday morning, attend the Circle 10 University of Scouting on Saturday (I need to be there between 06:30 and 07:00 for set-up), get Sunday off (my first day off since 11 December), and fly back to the Florida Sea Base on Monday.
I will be headed out for a deep dive and a search and recovery dive with the divemaster candidates this morning. Make it a great day!
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape