Capt. John, the Captain formerly known as handsome. Greetings from Capt. John, Tampa Florida 
February 2003 Circulation 2,369
 
 
Current Conditions Gulf of Mexico
 
Big Gag! Cold, Cold, Cold. Gulf temps have dropped to 52 to 58 degrees in shallow, 60 degrees well offshore. Be sure to pack a wet suit.

Line fisherman have reported little luck inshore as the bite is off due to the cold.

Offshore in warmer waters 370', big gags in the 60 and 90 pound class are being taken.

Vis is good depending on the wind, so let's go diving!

Additional info at: www.scubatampa.com/faqsgdive.html

 
 
Crystal River
 
Glenica's Manatee!

It's Good to be the Captain!

Manatees are everywhere! On Thursday 1/23/2003 the students of Mills Springs Academy. Alpharetta, Georgia and Capt. John visited the manatees at Crystal River. There were over 100 manatees at Three Sisters Spring. The kids had a blast diving and snorkeling and took lots of priceless photos.

The cold weather has brought a record number on manatees in. The colder the day the more manatee you will see. After the dives a dip in the old hot tub is just the ticket. Glenica (sugar), the Capt. and Michelle (honey).

Additional info on manatees at:
www.scubatampa.com/manatee.html and www.scubatampa.com/manateefacts.html
 
 
Calendar
 
Valentine, I see your face when I'm dreaming... that is why I wake up screaming! February 15th, 2003 Valentines 2 for 1 special! Buy one open water class at $250.00 and get another free! The catch, both student must buy snorkeling combo at $159.95 each.

Regular Open Water courses available most weekends in February to April. Go to: www.scubatampa.com/classes.html

Coming in March 2003 Keys Trip Camping/Diving (3/7 to 3/13/03). Coming in June Cozumel Mexico.

See www.scubatampa.com/calendar.html for March and April 2003.

 
 
MarchMarch Keys Trip 03/07 to 03/17/2003
 

Knights Key Campground

Come camp and dive with Capt. John, Capt. Ben Pitta and Capt. Joe Barwick at Marathon Key in March.

We will be diving everyday and most nights. Sites we'll be visiting: Spiegel Grove Wreck, Thunderbolt Wreck, Sombrero Reef and a host of others. Fishing, spear fishing and lobstering daily! Campsites are $28.00 to $35.00. Diving $25.00 to $35.00

Dive for the day or for the week. Certification and specialty courses are available! Info on Knights Key go to:
http://www.keysdirectory.com/knightskeycampground/

 
 
Training/Safety
 
Capt. John's
5 Rules of
Diving -

Things to Remember!
Never Dive Too Deep!
Never Stay Too Long!
Don't Ascend Too Fast!
Don't Hold Your Breath!
If that little voice in your head starts speaking to you, listen to it
before it starts screaming!

Remember, if you are going to be stupid, you'd better be tough!
 
 
Ocean Worlds
 
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4" Ocean World

SELF CONTAINED ECOSYSTEM AND BIOSPHERE

4" inch and 6" Saltwater Snow Globes with Coral, Beach Sand, Shells, Algae, Pacific Red Shrimp. A self contained ecosystem and living biosphere…the perfect educational and entertaining pet! The Ocean World is a self sustaining living aquatic community, where nothing leaves or enters except sunlight. This miniature ecosystem demonstrates the fundamental principles that allow life to exist on the planet Earth. Life expectancy of Pacific Red Shrimp 3 to 5 years (the normal lifespan of Pacific R
ed Shrimp) 4" Globe $49.95 add $ 20.00 for shipping. 6" Globe $99.95 add $20.00 for shipping (Brookstone sells them for $60.00 and $250.00) (shipping LIVE $20.00 overnight). Perfect gift or advertising tool! Dealer Inquiries Welcome! See: Ocean Worlds
 
 
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