Monday may have been a bad day world-wide.  My wife had a very bad day, Dr. Ellen, Captain Paul Beal, Captain Rich Beliveau, Cheryl, Nancy, almost everyone I dealt with seemed to be having a miserable day.  Sunday’s Daytona 500 was postponed because of rain and was supposed to start at noon yesterday.  Then it was postponed until 1900 (7 pm).  I turned on the TV just as Jimmie Johnson was getting t-boned on the driver’s side by David Ragan.  I hope your day went well.

Florida Sea Base Director of Program Rob Kolb is back after being away for a week.

For those of you who are summer scuba staff hopefuls, I spent as much time reviewing applications as I possibly could yesterday.  The issue most responsible for the slow progress is the time required to follow-up with your references.  I will try to send an email out Friday for those who have been hired.  HOWEVER, if you don’t get an email Friday, don’t freak out, and please don’t swamp me with emails and phone calls.  That will only further delay the process.  I am actually ahead of schedule and moving forward as quickly as I can.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!  The Florida Sea Base has a pathetic internet capacity.  Many leaders are scanning and emailing their scuba crew medicals.  Yesterday, the whole computer network at the Florida Sea Base shut down from data overload.  Please fax the medicals to 305-664-5632 or mail them to Florida Sea Base, PO Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036.  If you must send them electronically, consider copying them onto a CD and mail that to us.  Or, email the medicals ONE PARTICIPANT AT A TIME.  We are hopeful that General Manager Captain Paul Beal will consider our plight and add another internet feed (or two).

The participant dorms, General Manager’s residence and Quarterdeck were all “tented” yesterday for termite treatments.  I will post some photos tomorrow.

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


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