I am very aware that I talk about the weather far more than some think I should on this blog.  But the weather is king at the Florida Sea Base.  Weather is the major reason that we are not able to provide crews with detailed itineraries.  The speed and even direction of the wind dictates – in large part – the days activities.  A different way to look at it is the weather conditions may limit or increase our options for activities on any given day.

Scuba diving is impacted even more than the other programs by the weather.  Most mornings the participants are asking where we’re diving today.  That is always a little amusing to me, because regardless of the dive site, they still don’t know where it is or what it looks like.  We can tell them where we HOPE to dive that day (based on current weather conditions), but until we are on site and can check the visibility and current we just don’t know for sure.

With that said, another blustery weather system has passed.  The wind finally clocked to the north between 22:00 (10pm) and 23:00 (11pm) last night.


The Scouting U conference ended at the Florida Sea Base yesterday.  The Brinton Environmental Center is currently hosting a week long training session for Ortho Biotics, a company that manufactures probiotics. The Florida Sea Base will be hosting a Scouting Works conference this week along with a “corporate engagement” for which I have no details.

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

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