The Florida Sea Base held it’s 4th PADI Instructor Development Course 17-25 September.  Five candidates completed the PADI Instructor Exam on 26-27 September.

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Standing left to right are: Will Ligon (Instructor), Tyler Burns (Instructor), Cory Wells (Instructor), Adam Hartfiel (Instructor), Scott Anderson (PADI Instructor Examiner) and Taron Soto (PADI IDC Staff Instructor).

Kneeling left to right are: Capt. Steve Willis (PADI Course Director), Capt. Bert Hubby (PADI Course Director) and Rich Goldman (PADI IDC Staff Instructor).

Not pictured are: Joe Angelo (PADI Course Director), Capt. Brenda Mallory (PADI IDC Staff Instructor) and Bo Bussler (IDC candidate who was called away prior to the completion of the course).

According to PADI Instructor Examiner Scott Anderson, this was a historic class.  Scott said that in his 35+ years in the business he has never had all candidates from a single dive center score perfect 5s on all open water components of the exam.

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Florida Sea Base Scuba Program Director Joe Angelo is currently considering hosting PADI IDCs in May and September of 2016.  More details can be found on the ScubaTraining page of this blog or by emailing or

There are still limited openings for the 2015 Divemaster Academy.  Details can be found on the ScubaTraining page on this blog.  This is your chance to become a PADI professional at a very reasonable cost and to join the 2016 Florida Sea Base scuba staff.

ALSO, I am still in need of one PADI OWSI or higher to staff the 2015 DMA.

Capt. Steve Willis
FSB Program Director – RETIRED
Professional Scuba Bum™

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