The last of the summer participants will be gone before lunch today. With the conclusion of the 2011 summer program season at the Florida Sea Base, our attention is turning to other matters. We have about a week to conclude our 2012 budget process. My team has about $21k of scuba gear to sell as quickly as possible, about 150 regulators to overhaul, and as soon as I get a green light to order them, about 80 regulators and BCs to assemble. My focus is turning to budget, equipment orders, the Divemaster Academy and courses required for me to qualify for the PADI Course Director Training Course.
Applications for the 2011 Divemaster Academy are arriving daily. If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, in attending the DMA this winter, you need to submit an application ASAP. A flyer and application are available by going to the LINKS page on this blog and scrolling to the bottom of the page. For those of you who have already applied, I have communicated with many of you. If your application arrived in the last 10 days I may not have contacted you yet, but you should hear from me this coming week.
As applicants are accepted and become candidates, I will again contact them, individually and/or in groups, with further instructions. PLEASE watch your junk email box and do whatever is needed on your end to insure that my emails get directed to your inbox. You should also check this blog frequently for additional information.
Want to be a real life super hero? Ask Florida Sea Base Divemaster Steven Raymond; becoming a PADI Divemaster can get you onto the right path.
I spent the vast majority of yesterday reviewing DMA applications. I hope to assemble several equipment orders today. I may get to sleep in tomorrow.
Capt. Steve Willis
Aboard S/V Escape