It is trying to warm up at the Florida Sea Base.  We MAY have broken 70 yesterday.  The wind clocked to the east earlier than expected (not good for the divers) and continued blowing in the 18 knot range.  We are hoping for a high in the upper 70s today and around 80 for the rest of the week.  The wind should be less intense for the next two days.


The Scuba Liveaboard crew loaded provisions and dive gear at the Florida Sea Base and headed to Stock Island yesterday morning to begin their adventure aboard the Schooner Conch Pearl.  The Scuba Adventure crew spent the morning in the pool completing a scuba review and went diving at Alligator Reef in the afternoon.  Captain Christy Clemenson reported good visibility, 3 to 4 foot waves, and “some pukers”.  (Captain Christy can be SO sympathetic.)


All of the sailing crews were on the water Monday.  To the best of my knowledge there were no negative incidents.  The wind was great for sailing.


I want to thank Florida Sea Base Administrative Assistant Cheryl Ferreri for coming into work yesterday, an official BSA holiday.  We found ourselves in a bit of a bind on some very time sensitive documents and she came in to bail us out.  Thanks Cheryl.

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


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