The BSA Explorer received two new crews yesterday.  As always with Florida Sea Base Scuba Adventure crews, we went to Alligator Reef for dive one.  The visibility was great.  There were no waves but the sea state was choppy.

In general, the summer adventures at the Florida Sea Base are running at full throttle and everyone is having a great time.

The 2015 National Camp Accreditation Program visitation (inspection) takes place next week.


All of our diving (snorkeling and scuba) is within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; this is a no touch, no take area. Please do not bring gloves (you won’t be allowed to wear them) and leave your dive knife at home too. We do not dive at any sites that pose any type of entanglement hazard.

I want to thank former Florida Sea Base Sailing Commissioner John Lincoln for sending some new tip ideas.  Today’s tip was the next to last on my list.  If you have any suggestions, click on the comment button and let me know what’s on your mind.


The rain managed to miss us yesterday.  We have a 40% chance of a scattered shower today.  (The eastern horizon looks rather ominous this morning.)  Otherwise, it is very warm, tolerable breezes and warm, clear water.

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

2 Responses to “LET’S GO DIVING”

  1. Andy Davis says:

    For all the snorkelling Scouts on the corral reef adventure…
    Do they need water shoes/booties or water socks to use with the FSB issued fins? How important isnit wear thesento prevent being rubbed raw?

    Troop 43
    Fort Worth, Texas

  2. Andy Davis says:

    What are the threemost common mistakes Scouts make when packing gear for their FSB corral reef adventure?

    Troop 43
    Fort Worth, Texas

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