The weekend of October 5th and 6th Extreme Sports Scuba had eight new open-water divers successfully complete the program.
Deb Weston and Dan La Due helped eight new students through their classroom work, pool classes, and finally successfully taking them through the open-water at the lake. Due to the government shutdown, at the last minute, lake classes were moved to Stockton Lake thanks to the Stockton Lake Park Ranger.
Saturday’s weather was less than favorable conditions due to the high temperature that day coming in at 73 degrees as well as rain and wind. Normally you can dive in rainy conditions however the first day of lake classes got delayed due to lightening. Once they got going though, other than the wind making the water choppy, classes went well.
Sunday morning’s classes had a quicker start to the day. The weather was partially cloudy but calm but only reached a high of 59 degrees. The students were able to start right away and were finished up by around 11 am, just in time for the newly certified divers to partake in the 16th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving if they so chose.
Congratulations to the newest set of Open-Water Certified Divers: Larry Benning, Jeff Boyd, Brantly Duncan, Dennis Duncan, Heather Duncan, Bethany Graves, Lee Mense, and Jeff Whitehill.
Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a great new adventure!!
But those weren’t the only certifications earned during the weekend. Three students went through the Dry Suit certification. Dry Suit certification involves a classroom, a pool night, and a lake day. Congratulate Kim Brungard, Dan Hayworth, and Lee Lake for completing their Dry Suit certification.