The first crew to arrive for the Florida Sea Base 2012 summer season, a Scuba Liveaboard crew from the Boston, Massachusetts area, checked in yesterday afternoon. Divemaster Kevin Schmidt was assigned to the first crew. The crew will be aboard S/V Silent Harmony with Captain Mike Lucivero and S/V Endeavour with Captain Kelly Stickney-Lucivero. Office Manager Sue Mahoney survived her first crew check-in. Another Scuba Liveaboard crew will arrive today. On Sunday, Sue will be SLAMMED by a full compliment of crew arrivals.
Invest 94L has made it all the way to the Carolina coast and has intensified to become Subtropical Storm Beryl. Our marine forecast looks pretty good for the next several days.
Synopsis…SUBTROPICAL STORM BERYL WILL MOVE WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC TOWARD SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA AND NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE PRESENCE OF BERYL IN THIS AREA WILL MAINTAIN A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS…WITH LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES RANGING FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTH. BREEZES WILL TURN FROM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AND FRESHEN BY MONDAY NIGHT AS BERYL MOVES NORTHEASTWARD.
The staff was very busy yesterday with more training and season preparations. Today is the last official day of staff training and the final round of Captain’s training; busy, busy day.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape