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President's Message

Hello fellow Barracudas! I hope everyone is getting excited about the dive season quickly approaching. I know I am! As we begin this dive season, we need to be aware of how delicate the environment is. It is our responsibility to do our part to protect it. How many of you have heard of the Ban the Bottle movement to reduce plastic

Chris Dorris

individual use bottles that have a tendency to end up in our oceans? Maybe we can try to personally use less or stop using them altogether.

Dive safe and dive often!


Data Services

(Editor's note: the following announcement was sent out recently to the Lockheed Martin Dive Club membership, and was then forwarded to us by our own Terry Keeney. Our thanks to Mike Parrish and Terry!)

Hello Martin Dive Club members,

It’s official! The Guinness World Records organization has formally recognized our very own Grace and Phil Hampton as the World’s Oldest Married Couple to SCUBA Dive!

As you may know, this has been an effort underway for well over a year, with their first record attempt in December 2016 unverified due to a paperwork issue. They once again made a formal attempt on July 4, 2017 while diving off

Bill Little

Cayman Brac. After submitting sworn statements from multiple professional instructors who were present, plus photos, video and many follow-on communications with Guinness, the official confirmation finally arrived last week. Check it out here:

Hamptons and MCleskeys

Congratulations to Grace and Phil!

Dive Coordination

The KSC Barracudas are happy to offer the following Bonaire 2018 SCUBA trip to its members and other participating dive clubs:

September 15 to September 29: 15 days / 14 nights:
Four spots are still available.
Cost is $2,700.00 per person, double occupancy if trip does not fill. If the trip fills, the cost will be $2,575.00 PPDO.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Remaining four spots can be modified to one week leaving on September 15 and returning on September 22. Prices are:

Two week package:
-- Two bedroom apartment with four people for two weeks: $2575.00

One week package:
-- two bedroom apartment with four people: $1675.00 per person
-- one bedroom apartment with two people: $1830.00 per person.
-- one1 bedroom studio with two people: $1750.00

Prices include round trip air fare from MCO via Delta plus the benefits described below.

TRIP COORDINATOR: MAX FARLEY. If you are interested in this trip, contact Max at 321-452-1435 or 31-223-5294(cell), or email at Mail dive reservation forms to Max at 735 Avocado Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32953. All checks MUST be made out to KSC Barracudas SCUBA Diving Club. Dive reservation forms can be downloaded here. From the “destinations” drop down menu select the Bonaire trip. If the Bonaire trip is not in the menu, type in “Bonaire 2018” and your desired dates.

John Lawlor

The above prices include round trip air fare from Orlando, FL to Bonaire via Delta. Air fare prices are subject to fluctuation. Therefore, do not assume that prices are firm. At this time the group airfare rate is $675.00 each. If we can get 12 commitments immediately, Delta will lock the rates without the tickets being paid for in full. If we cannot get the 12 commitments immediately, we will need to pay for the tickets in full to lock the $675.00 rate.

Deposits to reserve a spot on this trip are $500.00 per person. Final payment is due July 1, 2018. Price of the trip does not include the Bonaire Marine Park diving fee of $25.00.

This trip is priced with housing based on quad units with four persons per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, two persons per bedroom. Bedrooms can be configured with two twin beds or one king bed.

The trip package includes the benefits of Buddy's Dive Package described below. Also, each diver will receive three additional boat dives per week and a $75.00 Food Credit per person per week at the pool bar restaurant.

• 15 days and 14 nights in selected accommodations
• 14 days rental vehicle (double cabin pick-up truck)
• 12 days of unlimited air or Nitrox fills
• Six one tank boat dives
• Tanks and Weights
• American style breakfast buffet daily
• Welcome drink/"Manager's Rum Punch Party"
• Airport transfers
• All government taxes
• Free WiFi
• Round trip air fare from Orlando