“That gives you opportunities for more things with more people…” I love that quote. Who said that? The diver I’m going to introduce you to today. Jennifer Marsh happens to be a “newer” diver. I say newer because she’s been certified for just a year. So I think you could agree, that’s newer, right? But that “gives you opportunities for more things…” The thing about SCUBA Diving is you meet a lot of different people with a lot of different backgrounds and we all just “fit” together as one big happy family. It’s the coolest thing! So without further ado, let me introduce you to Jennifer. Let’s all encourage her to dive with us more! She’s a lot of fun!!
Let’s keep it in the family today! Today, we’re going to have another diver interview, but this time it will be an adult versus a junior diver. And by keeping it in the family, I mean, let’s meet Logan Bruce‘s mom Sherri Bruce.
Now some fun things here is I’ve apparently known Sherri for years because I used to work with her at my old job. She was even good friends with one of my friends. But earlier this year when we had a Try it for the Boy Scouts I kept looking at her thinking, gosh I know her and at first, having a difficult time placing a name with a face. Then all the sudden it hit me like a freight train as to who she was. Now please, tell me I’m not the only one who has those moments…
It’s always fun when you can make these connections and have these friends in multiple different settings. So without further ado, let’s meet Sherri Bruce!
p.s. it’s so much easier when you go to add pictures if you add the correct ones to a blog post. haha.
Today is a good day to meet one of our new Junior Divers. Meet Fred Fish… aka O-Ring… aka Logan Bruce. Poor kid may not know his name when he’s around all of us. We all have our nicknames for him. I met Logan earlier this year when the Boy Scouts came to 5Mile for a Try it session. His mom, Sherri said he’s quite the water fish and she couldn’t get him out of the water, now it’s even worse. When he tried SCUBA back in January, he was hooked.
Memorial Day weekend he and his mom finished up their certification. I kept jokingly calling him Fred which soon turned into Fred Fish or Fred the Fish. Take your pick. It was back and forth the whole time. During Safari Hunt Weekend I heard his nickname also became O-Ring. I guess he blew a few so he got that nickname. Like I said, so many nicknames he probably doesn’t know his real name… haha.
But today is the perfect day to introduce to the rest of you
Fred Fish… O-Ring… Logan Bruce.
And just like that, another month has come and gone. Welcome July and a much-needed rain! If you were at the lake during the Safari Hunt, did you notice how far the lake was down? We need rain! I woke up to that thunder rolling and then the pounding rain on the roof. I did a little happy dance!
The end of the month means another month’s blog recap! I’ll quit gabbing and get to the point! :). Continue reading
And just like that, the 2018 Annual Underwater Safari Hunt is in the history books. Wow! All the hype leading up to it and the animal introductions and the stories, and then it is all over for another year. Man, where does the time go?
Let’s just mention though, this Safari Hunt didn’t get underway without its fun little stories and anecdotes, like Sisco, chasing a bowling ball, a bowling ball not sinking, Dan in the lake in his clothes, and a monkey finding Justin Walkinshaw. Don’t worry, if those stories aren’t covered in this post, trust me, they will be! They are all part of what makes up the fun both with our Extreme Sports SCUBA family and our Extreme Sports SCUBA events. And without the people and the sense of humor that we have, it might be boring, but with us, it’s NEVER boring! Mark my words!
The Annual Underwater Safari Hunt
So I had someone mention that they didn’t know that this was a fundraising event. We have a fishbowl drawing, $1/ticket for prizes. The money that is collected through the fishbowl drawing goes to help fund the Newton County Rescue and Recovery team. Now don’t worry, we plan on doing a whole post on them to make them known to the public, but for right now check out their Facebook. Thanks to everyone, we were able to raise $1,040 for NCRR. Thank you! Continue reading
Here is your Safari Hunt Class of 2018
- Blue monkey: April
- Brown monkey: George
- Tiger: LEO
- Zebra: Martha
- Pink monkey: Moe
- Yellow monkey: Molly
- Giraffe: Myles
- Panda bear: Roger
- Black Gorilla: Sally
- White Gorilla: Samantha
Introducing… Your brand New Safari Hunt High School Class of 2018!!!
Class president; April May… blue monkey: “We have had a great year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our future! I would like to thank my mom, my dad, my boyfriend Moe, and everyone that has helped me through these tough years.”
Speaker: “Now introducing our class valedictorian!! Continue reading
It’s that time of year again… No, I’m not talking about Father’s Day, although don’t forget that June 17, 2018, is Father’s Day. This time though I’m talking about The Annual Safari Hunt!
Yes, it’s time for the Annual Safari Hunt. Make sure your calendars are marked for June 23, 2018.
- Start time: 1:30
- Location: Indian Creek Campground on Beaver Lake in Arkansas.
- Entry fee: None, but please bring proof of SCUBA certification and you’ll sign a waiver
- Other details: There will be a fishbowl drawing. Chances are $1 a piece. Proceeds benefit Newton County Rescue and Recovery.
So… what exactly is the Safari Hunt?
You and your dive buddy go SCUBA hunting for animals no deeper than 30 feet. Once you find an animal, you come up and register your number. Then you win a prize. Continue reading
Guys, some days you have a Dive Club Meeting and other days you just have fun! Both ways are just as much fun as the other!! I would say this meeting was all about the fun and comroderee. Two dates to make sure you mark on your calendar:
- June 23, 2018 – Annual Underwater Safari Hunt
- July 5, 2018 – July Extreme Dive Club Meeting
Otherwise, if you want to update your calendar, refer back to the May Extreme Dive Club Meeting Minutes!
Now, let the fun begin!
Good Wednesday to you! Today, we thought we might do something a little different here on the ol’ blog. Be sure to let us know if you like it!!
We’re going to have a Gab session. Basically, it’s like we’re sitting down here having a coffee date or something, except this morning I’m not drinking coffee. I’m drinking a Diet Limeade with Cranberry. I blame Drake for this… last summer he got us liking Cranberry Limeades. I figured if I went diet, I could cut a few calories, right? Haha. So grab your drink of choice and let’s chat!
First things first, I want to remind you that tomorrow, Thursday, June 7, is Dive club meeting. The weather is going to be perfect! As of right now, because you know in Missouri the weather can change at the drop of a hat, we’re looking at a high of 92˚F with a low of 70˚F. Perfect evening for the Extreme Dive Club Meeting held at Deb and Grady’s house. The cuisine will be Hamburgers and Hot dogs, bring a side or dessert or come as you are. We just want you there!
I’m currently working on cooking something here at the dive shop for tomorrow’s meeting. I may or may not have had a boilover and it might smell a little like burnt marshmallow here. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have anything to do with Marshmallows. By the way, saying that, hold on, I need to go stir it!
Okay, back! By the way, I’m in the process of making Dulce de Leche for a dessert. I introduced those of you who were able to join us at the lake over Memorial Day Weekend to this indulgent stuff. I had a lot of people ask me what Dulce de Leche is. So, googled it… It’s an Argentinian dessert that is a lot like caramel. It is sugar that has been caramelized in milk. If you can’t buy store bought, there are 2 ways to make it. Check out this blog post, she goes into details about how to make this beautiful stuff! Continue reading