Scuba Marco News http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:34:42 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Jeff's Journal: Dive Club Thursday & 20 year anniversary!?? http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6963 <span>I'm fairly certain we will reach that number, which should&nbsp;happen August 23rd of 2018. The question is: will it take place in the&nbsp;original and only dive shop where&nbsp;we've had the previous 19 anniversary celebrations? I could try to tell myself that I'm not emotionally attached to this old house and the sacred Indian-spirited parcel of earth in what is still known as Old Marco. But that would be a lie. A big fat lie! Jessi and I spend more awake time in our little scuba shack that's huddled underneath the shade of the big Guana Costa tree (that perhaps Thomas Edison planted), than we do at our own house. By far!</span><br /><br /><span>I cried like a little baby the first time I stepped foot into the structure now known as Scuba Marco. That cry was over the realization of all the prep work it was going to take to turn a hideous, filthy old paint and wallpaper store into a Dive Shop. There were layers of soggy mildewed carpet, rotting food strewn about, and no shortage of dead rat carcasses in the drop ceiling. But then a friend had a good idea: 'there's no smell that plenty of fresh cut rough cedar won't cover up'. Hmmm I thought, and I rolled up my sleeves. My cry upon departure from this little second home will be much different in nature. Hopefully that will be later rather than sooner.</span><br /><br /><span>I started my business relationship with Dennis and the owners of the Snook Inn and Old Marco Properties (my landlord) with a handshake. We went more than 15 years before we signed our first paper lease. Congratulations to them, their nest egg hatched last week with the sale of the business and buildings. I've known the new owners for almost 20 years also. They dropped in the shop a few days ago to chat and I was assured (with solid eye contact) that 'nothing's going to change'. To which I replied, "Everything is changing all the time." Like Neil says, "Changes aren't permanent but change is." I feel like I'm trapped in a maze of clich&eacute;s, but only time will tell.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>So let's gather and be thankful for the first 20 years, it's been quite a plunge! I still love to be underwater, that hasn't changed! When I can't be diving, being around good-hearted people and talking about diving is the next best thing. I hope you can be here Thursday but regardless, Take Care &amp;&nbsp;</span><span>LIVE LOVE DIVE!!! &nbsp;-Jeff&nbsp;</span> Jeff's Journal: Life on Marco post hurricane Irma http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6875 <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">Hello from the dive shop that withstood Irma's direct hit!&nbsp; Tough lumber in this old house known as Scuba Marco. We will gather to celebrate still being here, diving (destinations) and life in general this Thursday the 26th at 7ish. We will be throwing down pizza pie at the shop from Sammies which is steadily becoming one of my favorite restaurants.&nbsp; If you're allergic to rum beer or wine; BYOB.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">Irma huffed and puffed but thankfully didn't turn Marco into Atlantis. Our huge Guanna Costa tree in the front lost its leaves but not it's limbs.&nbsp; The massive Sapodilla tree behind the shop broke off and crashed down just a couple of feet away from the compressor shed. The avocado tree I planted from a seed taken from a tree felled by hurricane Wilma rolled over and lost over 200 avocados a few weeks shy of being ripe. We pulled her upright as best we could and tied her down. She's doing nicely and is expected to make a full recovery!</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">That seems to be the theme of hurricane I(ka)rma. My sample size is getting large; good karma people suffered very minimal damage. Same was true for our house: no roof damage, trees falling the right direction and Irma did me a favor by taking down our beat up screened enclosure. She could've done a better job of stacking the frame though. I'm not saying that if you suffered hurricane damage you have bad karma. It may be time for some introspection though. What do you guys think about my theory?</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">SCUBA PRO AT SCUBA MARCO!!! That's right we became a dealer this August. I couldn't be happier with the company and their products. Their new Hydros BC is made out of a patented material called monoprene. It's a space age rubber on steroids. It dries immediately and is neutrally buoyant. I'm kicking their Sea Wing Nova fins. They are magical,,, I'm happy to not have to hide my jealousy any longer!&nbsp; The G2 is my first wrist computer. It's not only easy to see it's easy to use.&nbsp; Come check out some of their design innovations this Thursday!</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">P.R. PLEASE REPLY if you would like to continue to receive our blasts. This will be my last Gmail mailing. I will make sure you are on our Mail Chimp list for new and improved newsletters in the future.&nbsp;If you receive this same mailing tomorrow (sorry), you're already on it.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;">Hope to see you Thursday!&nbsp; Until then, we get to endure our first cold front of the season. Yeah! Most locals enjoy the cooler temperatures.,, not thermally challenged addicted divers though!</span> <div style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; line-height: normal;"></div> <span style="line-height: normal;">Live, Love, Dive! &nbsp;-Jeff</span> <div class="yj6qo ajU"> <div id=":r1" class="ajR" role="button" tabindex="0" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content"><img class="ajT" src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" alt="" /></div> </div> Jeff's Journal: Hurricane Irma http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6697 <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Hurricane Irma: What I'm doing right now</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">The potential for catastrophe in South Florida is real depending on Irma's Eye wall, and if it reaches within 100 miles of shore. Many friends and 'acquaintances' which are really "friends light" living in our area that haven't experienced this kind of weather phenomenon are very concerned&hellip; understandably so!</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Don't panic it's time to prepare for the worst and hope and pray for the best. At this point God only knows exactly where the center will be as it approaches South Florida, but we will certainly be affected. Tomorrow morning I am going to secure any loose objects outside the house that could fly around in the wind and cause damage.</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Next, I would secure my property to ensure its maximum storm threat potential. If I didn't have any real concerns for the prosperity of pets, live stock, or personal business interests/obligations (things impossible to evacuate with) I would head out of the state. TODAY! (Wednesday, September 6, 2017).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">On Thursday, if the situation is appearing more ominous I would batten down all hatches and start to head out. Consult electronic media information such as the Waze app for which routes are open.</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">On Friday, if you have deep obligations to still be here or are just realizing this drunken hurricane party may be a bad idea... IF the worst case scenario is unfolding and the eye is approaching our immediate area...</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">The direction I would take to evacuate would depend on what is appearing to be three scenarios for Irma's path setting up:</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">I love meteorological terminology, and I believe it was a 'short wave trough' settling from the north which will be the major player in the direction that Irma takes after two to three days (Friday-Saturday). As of now there is uncertainty there...</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">We must consider speed and wind intensity of course. Note: Since my writing the latest models have her tracking farther east so scenario 1 is less likely.</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">1) If the storm remains major and meanders or slows significantly for a short period to the west of us, the storm surge could be catastrophic. Head for the hills and try to be with loved ones if that sets up! Even consider taking back roads (tracking to the northeast via SR 29 and 27) and evacuating up the East Coast if you're still here. Check electronic resources before you set out for the best routes.</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">2) If it looks like the storm is going to split Florida in half, it could be too late to evacuate. You should be prepared to ride it out and endure the consequences at that point. If you flee, consult electronic media for the best routes. Storm surge is hard to determine in this scenario depending upon many variables.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">3) If the trough settles south, turning the storm north and then Northeast, Irma could miss the entire state which is where my prayers are! Wind and storm surge would be of tropical storm force comparisons, i.e.: a rainy windy day or two with really high tides. NO DIVING FOR YOU! For a week or so, and that would be a blessed best case scenario!</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Play it safe if you can. Play it smart if you need to hang close. If you plan on staying close and you don't have necessary provisions already... switch your plans to evacuation! The lines are getting long!!!</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">- Jeff Dawson</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><em><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -moz-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Much love, prayers and good thoughts from all of us here at Scuba Marco. Stay safe &amp; dry, so we can all go diving again once Irma is gone!</span></em><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><em><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -moz-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">&ldquo;No hurries, no worries and no troubles, just bubbles!&rdquo;</span></em> Jeff's Journal: Great dives, Challenging viz, and Jayden's refusal to apologize... http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6353 <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Despite a dreary overcast sky yesterday we climbed aboard the boat for Family Dive Day! Jayce needs to do Navigation and complete her Advanced Certification before heading to Sea Camp. Our first dive site was Ben's barge just 3 miles offshore and 28 feet of depth with the water temperature being a lovely 85&deg; on the bottom.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">I dropped the anchor about 30 feet away from the medium sized wreck. Being that the outgoing current was increasing and we could only see about 7 feet, a little navigation was required to find the site (perfect). So I clipped my finger reel to the anchor chain and off we went. About 20 feet out I spotted a couple Sheepshead which usually forage very close to the hiding spot (ie: the wreck). Then our party of six was totally engulfed in a massive school of bright silver Snook that barely parted for us. It was instantly surreal which is always cool! "Every one of these fish look like they're perfect slot size," I thought to myself. Then I almost head butted a 400 pound Goliath grouper. I love adrenaline rushes! &nbsp;</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">There were actually several of them and they looked irritated and agitated that we were there, but they just slowly turned and swam away. Sweet, time to do a head count: 1 2 3 4... no 5. Slower more intent head count, where is that 5th diver? &nbsp;1, 2, 3, 4... looking up, looking down and all around where is #5? WHO is #5? &nbsp;Aubree, Jake, Rich, Jayce...</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Jayden! &nbsp;My thirteen year old was M.I.A. &nbsp;Slightly unsettling but not nerve-racking to me, I'd like to think he received good training and knew what to do. So I hand the reel to Rich and signal the four "good" divers to huddle up and stay together while I go wrangle in Jayden. Jessi spotted his bubbles about 15 feet into the now significant current. I finally catch up to his bubbles, quickly deflate and swim downward. One set of bubbles come up, where's his next exhale? &nbsp;Was that it way over there into the current?? I lost him. Then I got an ear squeeze and the anger set in.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Back at the surface I'm yelling and cussing about him not following simple dive protocol (separated divers should search underwater for no more than one minute then ascend). Jessi re-spotted his bubbles well up current from me, and of course moving further away. Damn, I'm really not in the mood for this impromptu work out! &nbsp;At least he's swimming into the current (trying to muster something positive out of this situation).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">His exhales were coming up at least 10 feet away from the previous bubble burst. Swimming swiftly down and into the current thinking this is like real life connect the dots, finally he's in sight below me. What is he doing? &nbsp;Nothing but swimming, picking up shells and sticking his hands in the sand. Like a pig in slop he was content and happy.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">I startled him when I grabbed him, but really scared him when he looked into my mask and saw my scowl. I think I started yelling through my regulator before we actually got to the surface. I was using words that I try really really hard not to use directed at anyone, let alone my child. I sent him back to the boat and located the good four's bubbles.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">After my 10 minute plus absence, Rich decides to reel the group back to the anchor so they were on the move too as I started down. Much slower and less challenging though, we were quickly reunited and set off for the barge again! &nbsp;My blood pressure immediately returned to normal when I spotted and played with the beautiful blue decorator crab.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">On my slow ascent I started thinking about the Jayden situation and I was disappointed with myself over losing my cool with him. Yes he made a bad choice and violated a rule but my anger didn't teach him anything in that moment. I will take him to the bow when I get back on the boat and we will talk this through, was my decision.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">So we did. I told him about the increased risk of diving by yourself. It's different when it's planned and anticipated by everyone. I made sure to make him think about how his actions impacted everybody else in the group. Four divers missed 15 minutes on the dive site and I exhausted myself. He needs to feel a little bit of remorse for that.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">"So those are all the reasons you shouldn't do what you did son." "Yep" was his reply. Now at no point had he offered even one smidgen of an apology during this whole episode, I thought to myself. So we locked eyes and I said, "RIGHT?"&nbsp; <br />"Right dad." <br />Hmmm, "GOT IT??"&nbsp; <br />"Got it dad," his eyes never leaving mine. <br />"I'm kind of looking for you to apologize son."&nbsp; <br />"Dad I can't apologize, it was SO AWESOME!"</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">I knew exactly how he felt and I left it at that.<br /><br />-Jeff<br /><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;"></span> 2017 Kids' Camp http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6339 <br /><img width="837" height="1084" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/837x1084_2017_summer_kids_camp_final_page_001jpeg.jpeg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br /><img width="851" height="1101" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/851x1101_2017_summer_kids_camp_final_page_002jpeg.jpeg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Dive club meeting: June 1 http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6338 <img width="834" height="1080" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/834x1080_2017_june_dive_club_meeting_flyer_copy_page_001jpeg.jpeg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> UPDATE: Dive Club Meeting, 1 April 2017 http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6190 <img width="957" height="1238" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/957x1238_dive_club_meeting_april_2017_page_001jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Congrats to Max! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6186 Our latest student, Maxwell, finally finished his last 2 checkout dives. Good job Max! Have fun with all your new gear now that you're an officially certified PADI Open Water Diver. Welcome to the Scuba Marco family! ~ Scuba Ty<img width="1000" height="563" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/1000x563_20170318_183734jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Dive Club Meeting! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6141 Hey everyone, the next dive club meeting is on April 1st! More info to follow soon... 2 more new scuba divers! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6140 These two powered through their scuba lessons with ease! Congrats Beth &amp; Mike on getting your PADI Open Water certs. Beth even invented her own underwater hand sign that means, "I'm fabulous." Can't wait to dive again with you both in the future! <br /><img width="1228" height="691" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/1228x691_20170311_171238jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br /><img width="1221" height="1194" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/1221x1194_20170311_151122jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br /><img width="1216" height="684" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/1216x684_20170311_1511310jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Friday on the water! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6139 We had a nice day of diving on Friday. Hit up 2 dive sites: the 9 mile ledge and the Sheriff shrimp boat wreck. We saw lots of turtles! If you're in Florida on Spring Break, get in touch and go for a dive!<br /><img width="496" height="372" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/496x372_img_0188_20170314130143jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Scuba couple: Mike & Meg! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6124 Congratulations to Megan for getting her PADI Open Water certification. Now you can watch Mike's back when he's spearfishing. Have a good time in Costa Rica and send us some scuba pictures!<img width="724" height="724" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/724x724_17212278_659866204193223_1156043314503784980_ojpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Congratulations Lauren & Kaitlin! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6057 Two more motivated students received their PADI Open Water certificates. Congratulations ladies, and well done! We're looking forward to helping you with your future specialties (and eventual Advanced Certs). <br /><img width="800" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/800x800_lauren_h_kaitlin_kjpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> New PADI Open Water Diver! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5911 Our latest graduate braved frigid* winter waters and challenging conditions to get his PADI Open Water Certification. Good job Allister! Congratulations and welcome to the Scuba Marco family!<br /><br />* Editor's note: "Frigid" for Floridians is anything colder than 70F :)<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/661x988_allister_gibbons_scuba_picjpg.jpg" alt="" width="661" height="988" align="" /> New PADI Open Water Diver! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5884 Congratulations to Kelly for getting her PADI Open Water certification. Now she and her dad, Dan, can go diving anywhere in the world. Welcome to the Scuba Marco family!<img width="822" height="462" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/822x462_kelly_and_dan_detmerjpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Dive Club Meeting: Come celebrate the holidays with us! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5882 December 2 will be our annual holiday dive club meeting. Bring a friend, some drinks or a dish and meet new divers! We'll talk about the trips we took in 2016, and what's coming up in 2017. Also, we'll introduce new products and holiday sales. Festivities start at 6:30 here at the shop! Dive Club Meeting! http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5640 It's time for yet another dive club meeting! Meet Saturday, August 20th, from 7-9pm here at the dive shop. You don't have to be a diver to join us, just bring along a good attitude and love for the water. Some food and drinks will be provided, but contributions are always welcome. Turks & Caicos Dive Vacation http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5450 Ready for a week of diving on an island in the Caribbean? October 15th-22nd we will be heading to Turks &amp; Caicos for a week of sun, sand and scuba! Contact us if you're interested. Availability is limited and this trip is filling up fast, so contact us soon if you're interested. Click&nbsp;<a href="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/turks_and_caicos_2016_flyer_15_22oct_20160513100232.pdf">HERE</a> for more info.<a href="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/turks_and_caicos_2016_flyer_15_22oct_20160513100232.pdf"><br /></a> Ultimate Getaway Liveaboard Spearfishing trip http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5449 This year we have not one, but TWO spearfishing live-aboard trips to the Dry Tortugas: August 28th-31st &amp; Sept 29th-Oct 2nd. Act fast if you're interested, spaces are limited and filling up quickly! Click&nbsp;<a href="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/dry_tortugas_ultimate_getaway_2016_final_20160513100230.pdf">HERE</a> for more info. <br /><img width="400" height="250" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/400x250_29jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> <img width="400" height="250" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/400x250_30jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /> Summer Kids' Camp http://www.scubamarco.comhttp://www.scubamarco.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5448 Don't know what to do now that school is out for the summer? Come get scuba certified and then you can spend your summer underwater! We have three scuba camps scheduled for June 8-10th, 13-15th and 16-18th. Click&nbsp;<a href="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5464/summer_kids_camp_20160513100232.pdf">HERE</a> for more info!