October Trip Report

October Trip Report

October 11, 2011

Our certification trip for October turned out to be a very good one, but at first I had some real concerns. Friday at Vortex Spring went well despite the poor visibility even though there weren’t that many people diving. When we got down to Panama City Beach the weather had changed dramatically and the wind was blowing a steady 20knts. Even though Panama City Dive Center said we were going to be able to get out the next day I didn’t quite believe it. Sure enough as we road along the beach to the All America Grill for breakfast the wind looked like it had picked up a few knots. I didn’t get any calls the trip was cancelled and when we arrived at the dock the boat was ready to take us out. The Island Diver was a little crowded with 26 divers but I was happy to have the bigger boat for what I expected was going to be rough seas. Captain Michael Grubbs gave me a choice of three dive sites we could hit and not get beat up. We decided on B & B Barge and completed two dives there in conditions that were suitable for Open Water students. Sunday we finished up our Advanced diver at LOSS Pontoon. We had 13 divers altogether for the trip and four, Reagan Carlson, Steve Wortman, Chris Nelson and Elliott Jackson are now certified as Open Water Divers. Congratulations also to Andrew Failla who completed his Adanced Diver certification.

Bonaire the shore diving capital of the world is our trip for April 2012. Check it out here.

On a different note we still have 3 spots open on the Cat Ppalu. We have room for one couple and a single. For more information please go here and please remember that the second payment is due
for those who have already reserved a spot.

We also have openings on our Blackbeard’s Cruise click here.