“Today’s the day”. That phrase was made popular in the Keys and with many scuba divers by Mel Fisher who lead the expedition that found the remains of the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de Atocha off Key West in 1985. There is a brief Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_ship_Nuestra_Señora_de_Atocha_(1620).
Today is the day that the 2011 Florida Sea Base registration lottery opened. The computerized lottery will continue through 15 February. This is the opportunity to reserve your preferred dates for attending the Florida Sea Base in 2011. After 15 February, all remaining openings will be posted. The registration site can be accessed via the official Florida Sea Base website, www.bsaseabase.org. You have to establish an account for your Troop / Crew. If you have any problems, you can contact the Florida Sea Base Registrar at Nancy.Wells@scouting.org or 305-664-5616 or contact the Director of Program at Robert.Kolb@scouting.org or 305-664-5614.
There are still openings for most programs for the spring of 2010. There may be a few openings remaining for summer 2010 as well. Please visit the Florida Sea Base website or contact Nancy Wells at the above email or phone number for details.