We took a trip out to “Spankey’s” and Capt. Pete’s Reef yesterday. What an amazing afternoon of diving! Great visibility and tons of life. 7 nurse sharks on Pete’s and some beautiful life at “Spankey’s”. The grunts were so heavy at Pete’s you could barely see parts of the reefs. Congratulations to Joe B. from Canada on earning his PADI Open Water certification.
We had a wonderful past weekend with a group of divers from Divers Supply in Jacksonville, FL. The weather was beautiful and the diving was nothing other than fun! Thank you to everyone for coming down and joining us!
A customer came by our shop the other day to share some great pictures. Thank you David Laporte from Clinton Township, Michigan for stoping by and sharing. Tom and Pam Timmerman certified David as a PADI Open Water Diver back in 1982, the year before Florida Keys Dive Center opened. Does anyone remember the name of the shop they were with that year? Check out Tom’s Beard!
Completed open water certification with Joe and Sara as instructors. I found both instructors to be exceptionally competent in their knowledge and instruction. Sara is great at instilling the confidence you need as you move along with your skills and Joe is a good teacher – making sure you get what you need in order to be competent in the water. Can’t wait to get back to the FKDC and dive in again!
Thank you to Joe and Erin. My son Richard and I completed our Open Water Certification under their supervision and guidance. They are thoroughly professional, excellent instructors. who demonstrated enthusiasm for the sport, excellent group leadership and teaching skills, and safety awareness. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and came away with new skills, excitement and confidence for our first recreational dives.
Wanted to provided a quick thank you especially to Captain Greg and John (mate and divemaster) for a very professional job well done. We had 8 dives over 2 days with you folks and of all the dive experiences I’ve had in the Keys, this was the best. From the dive shop personnel, the reasonable prices, the flexibility in the dive sites, to the first class dive boats (the 46′ size really helped when the seas were 5-7′ at the Duane) top shelf operation. Highly recommend them to any and all. We saw first hand how John handled the Advanced class on the Duane, and a newbie doing her checkout dives. He’s very good. I learned quite a lot from Captain Greg on reef formation and what the weather and wave action has done to the various sites over the years. Not sure how he gets to all those sites without GPS, but with 27 yrs on the water, he knows them quite well.
Hope to use them again soon, because there is no reason to go anywhere else.
Carsten Huppertz teaching a Visual Inspection Procedures today, it's been giggles and laughter we've been hearing all afternoon - who knew tanks and valves could be such much fun? Derron Price got a little distracted there for a while though by his flashy new neoprene... Congrats to Molly and Derron on their achievement today! ...