There were no crew arrivals at the Florida Sea Base Friday.  The Scuba Liveaboard crew returned to base for luau and will go home to snow this morning.

Captain Rich Beliveau, Captain Dave Muensel (S/V New Horizon) and I spent about an hour and a half with Senior Marine Weather Forecaster Chip Kasper of the National Weather Service yesterday morning.  It was a very productive meeting and I am very grateful for Chip’s time.

Last night I attended the orientation for today’s tests.  This morning I’ll be heading to Key Largo to take the PADI Standards and Procedures exam.  This is one of a long list of prerequisites for the PADI Course Director Training Course which I hope to attend later this year.

A new Scuba Liveaboard crew will arrive this afternoon.  One Coral Reef Sailing crew and one Sea Exploring crew will return to the base for their luau this afternoon.

Marine weather synopsis, courtesy of the national Weather Service:

LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING…WILL TURN NORTHEAST TO EAST AND INCREASE ACROSS THE KEYS COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES EASTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. MODERATE TO FRESH EASTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE EARLY AND MIDDLE PORTIONS OF NEXT WEEK.

Here’s our NWS forecast for the coming week:

Today: A slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Friday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

I hope you have a pleasant weekend.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

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