WEATHER

Today is the official start of the 2015 severe wind event season.  (We try to avoid saying the “H” word around here for fear of jinxing ourselves.)  The management of the Florida Sea Base is very experienced in dealing with these events if they should happen this summer.  The good thing about one of these storms versus a tornado is we usually have several days to prepare.  The management and staff will evacuate all of the Scouts and secure the bases in 24 hours or less.

The predictors of such storms believe 2015 will be “below average” in the number of named storms, hurricanes (oops, I said it) and major hurricanes.  However, it only takes one major hurricane to decimate an otherwise perfect summer.  I always encourage our participants to consider trip insurance.  It is usually cheap, but you need to buy it now.  The companies will suspend the sale of insurance once weather is brewing.

Locally, we woke to scattered showers yesterday.

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But the marine weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Key West is looking better than yesterday.

.MONDAY…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FSB TIP OF THE DAY

We do not allow NITROX or any gas mixtures other than compressed air at the Florida Sea Base. I am a big fan of nitrox. I think it has many benefits. I wish we had it. But we don’t and we cannot allow you to import it. We dive on air.

I am just about out of tips.  Please feel free to send a comment or an email if you have a suggestion for a tip or if you have a question.

STAFF

Cory Lancaster completed his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor exams yesterday.  Congratulations Cory!

Captain Christy Costa and her husband, former FSB captain Scott Costa, hope to close on a condo in New Jersey this week.

PROGRAM

The old scuba training tanks have been replaced by a new volleyball court.

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This move was primarily to appease some of the residents adjacent to the Florida Sea Base who do not enjoy hearing the sounds of youth having wholesome fun.

Despite a few of our neighbors, the participants are having a great time. 🙂

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
FSB Program Director – RETIRED
Aboard S/V Escape

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