I have worked the past 20 days. I have doctors’ appointments on 04 January; that will be my next day off. Then I get to take a long working weekend in Dallas for the Circle 10 Council University of Scouting. But i will be to spend a few hours with family during that stay.
I am running very late this morning. I went to bed a little after midnight so I slept in until 0630.
The sailors were out sailing, snorkeling and fishing all day. The Scuba Adventure crew went to two dive sits yesterday; Eagle Ray and Davis Reef. I haven’t visited Eagle Ray but I understand it to be a deeper, spur and groove type reef with good relief. Davis Reef is a nice ledge reef, very similar to Alligator Reef. The Divemaster Academy spent ALL day in the pool, essentially from 0900 to 1700 (5 pm) with a break for lunch. After dinner the DMA caught up on logbooks, presented dive site briefings to the instructors for score, and received a brief counseling session and their final professionalism scores.
The Coral Reef sailors will return to the Florida Sea Base today to wind down their adventure. The Scuba Adventure crew will complete two more open water dives. The DMA candidates will do a deep dive this morning (probably at the Eagle wreck) with a reef dive or two to follow.
Have a great weekend and a safe New Years celebration.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape (and running late)