The Galley at the Florida Sea Base underwent a major remodel last fall. The project is probably 95% complete. The coolest new toy in the Galley is a bidet for the dishes.
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Florida Sea Base Divemaster Academy graduate Jenna Burton was kind enough to show me how the contraption works.
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The Volunteer Development Conference seems to be a big success. Everyone seems to be having a good time and soaking up the training.
The General Manager of the Florida Sea Base hosted two interviews for the position being vacated by Captain Rich.
Here are the comments I received regarding Captain Rich’s departure:
What an amazing man Capt. Rich is, he will be sorely missed. The Sea Base Alumni & Friends Association cannot thank Rich enough for all of the help he has given our organization in getting started.
Good Luck Rich & Carol, thank you for everything you have done. (Dan Gill, President, Sea Base Alumni and Friends Association)
Rich and Carol,
I wish you both best wishes and good luck in your new endeavaors! I am very sorry I won’t get to see you before ya’ll leave. Thank you both for being good friends and support to Steve. I know he is going to miss you both. I know/hope you will be talking and corresponding often.
Again, good luck, God speed and congratulations!
Sue (Willis) from the Mother Country
I wish you all the best in your new job in North Carolina. I believe you will do a great job there as you did in Seabase! Thanks also for giving me chance to work in Seabase as a coral reef mate. Thanks for the trust, support, help which you gave me and not only me, but to all mates in Seabase! I appreciate it a lot!
I was hoping one day in my future I will go for a vacation to USA to the keys and stop in Base to say you HI, but dont worry I will go find you in North Carolina. Thanks again for everything!!!!!! You are great person!!! Miss you.
Valerie from Slovakia
Thank you Captain Rich. Your leadership and influence will be missed. Also a personal thanks for the help and guidance you’ve given so freely while I was at SeaBase. You will be missed.
So many thanks to Captain Rich for the time and effort that he has not only spent with all the participates at Sea Base but on a personal note for the 8 months he has spent mentoring my son while he worked at Sea Base. My son just arrived home and all he can speak of is the friendship and guidance that Capt Rich gave to him.
Congrats to him and his family and wishing them safe travels.
I for one will miss our morning meetings with Captain Rich being there. Captain Steve and Captain Rich were a good dog and pony act. Much luck to both Captain Rich and Captain Carol on their new beginning.
Speaking of vacancies, I am still accepting applications for Scuba Commissioner for 2013. Interested persons should call me at 305-393-7373 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Volunteer Development Conference is still ongoing. They have today off and many are going to explore Key West.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape