Sunday, March 29, 2009

This Weekend was a Good Weekend

This weekend was a good weekend. It started out with a fun Friday working at the Dive Center and it was a good day. The excitement of the Quarry Opening for the summer combined with the warm sunshine made for a fun start to the day. The rest of the day was busy, and we had a couple of Guests at Divers Incorporated. Natalie and Olivia Spent a couple of hours in the store while Mommy made a side trip that they couldn't join her on.

Saturday was IMAX at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. Had a great turnout and we Really enjoyed the movie. Under the Sea 3D was a cool experience that was so awesome you thought you needed to log it in your logbook after it was over. Lunch at Chelis Chili in Dearborn was a fantastic finish to the event.

Afterwards I got a text from Jill that she needed me to come get the twins from the Bridal shower... then it tured into getting all the cousins from the shower.... DADDY DAYCARE was what the afternoon turned into. What fun!

After I was able to get Natalie and Olivia to myself, we had ice cream for dinner, their real dinner for desert and a fun time playing until thier bedtime.

The Public Safety Diver Day at the Quarry was a good day... the morning started out warmer than usual, a promising start to the day. When the teams showed up we gave them the opportunity to participate in a scenario... one team wanted to the scenario and the rest their own thing. The day was a good time. The DI guys put out a bunch of the buoys and we enjoyed the associated dives. The highlight was when Bronson and I went for a Sail. One of the rafts had broken free of its moorings when the ice melted off the quarry and ended up on the other side by the beach. With a prevailing westerly wind that was gusting pretty strong at times I thought we could do it. Except for the wind being a little lighter than expected on the other side... a little patience and shaping the "sail" we got a pretty good speed on the platform. Mission accomplished and it was fun too.

I am REALLY looking forward to the quarry opening on Wednesday... more then!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scubafest 2009

This weekend was Scubafest 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. A show of sorts with lots of scuba workshops, scuba and travel displays and lots of fun. This weekend I had an opportunity to reconnect with a whole lot of friends from diving. John Chatterton was one of them, Bernie Chowdry another. I had a great time meeting people in person who I had met online. That was really cool. On Friday I was able to have dinner with John Chatterton, and 8 of my facebook friends and dive buddies. Saturday I also had dinner with great people... lots of old friends and new.

The diving community is awesome. There seemed to be little time past in the commununications between dive buddies. It is like the long winter has dissapated away and the last time we talked we were diving together. I REALLY Enjoyed the weekend. I was also super surprised by the amount of divers who had NEVER Dived at White Star Quarry. It made this years Scubafest a fabulous opportunity to promote White Star and at the same time meet new people to dive with.

I have really enjoyed this weekend and I look forward to Scubafest 2010. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Columbus, Ohio on March 19 -21, 2010. Hope you can make it.

Diving in a little over a week at the Quarry... Hope you can make the April 1 Opening Day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Getting Anxious for Summer to Get here

The weather for the past few days has been spectacular. I swear that on Monday I almost wished that I was wearing shorts. With the spectacular weather and the great temperatures it is no wonder the past three days have been a little slower than normal. If I had the time I would have been cleaning out my garage, getting ready for my next dive, sleeping on a lawn chair in the sun... or spending time with my family. If I am this stir crazy the rest of the world should be too.

Spring time is almost here... just a couple of days until the official start. It is time to get ready. I pulled a lot of my own personal dive gear out today.. mostly to be able to talk about it in classes and upcoming presentations at Scubafest. I am ready for diving.

Diving is looking more and more spectacular for the summer... and I know there are more people out there just as ready as I am. This summer we have a lot of trips that are sold out so we will have big gangs as we head out on our adventures. I know that I am just waiting, hoping and praying for good weather and a lot of people who want to get out and dive. Looking forward to the opening day at White Star Quarry April 1, Scubafest this weekend, diving in the Cooper River in three weeks and the amazing diving in a month at the Bonne Terre Mine. I hope more people start coming in to the Dive Center soon to learn how to dive. I really want to show people how cool it all is.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is Coming! Are you Ready for it?

Spent the weekend at the quarry this weekend... the weather on Saturday was fantastic and the weather on Sunday was Awful but the ICE IS ALMOST GONE off of the quarry. I am SO ready for summer... I loved having the warmer weather this weekend even if there were not that many people to share it with this time.

It was great! Only a few more weeks and the Quarry opens every day for diving. I Cant wait!