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Sea Base Trip Spring Break 2014

SM T. Sutterfield, T.241, has 4 spots remaining for a Live Aboard Scuba Adventure starting at Sea Base. The trip is from March 16th thru 23rd, 2014.

Below is Mr. Sutterfield’s email. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Sutterfield.

Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts,


Now that many of you have been SCUBA certified, or are in the process of being certified, we have the opportunity to do a Sea Base diving and sailing trip!!   If you are not yet certified we will be putting another PADI class together before the trip,


This is part of the BSA High Adventure Program at Sea Base in the Florida Keys.  It is a Live-Aboard Scuba Adventure with up to 15 dives (weather permitting), including 3 night dives over a 8 day trip on a sail boat.  I spoke with the Sea Base staff today and we do have a reservation, pending our deposits.  The trip will be during your Spring Break next year, March 16th thru March 23rd, 2014.


The cost is fixed for the crew so it will be very important that we fill all 12 spots to keep the cost down.  We would have minimal travel cost, just gas money to get to the Keys and a few other incidental cost.  Based on a FULL crew of 12, I would estimate the cost per person to be $1,100.00.




Payment Schedule






$       100.00

Half Payment Due:


$       500.00

Full Payment Due:


$       500.00


 $   1,100.00


Please read the details below and let me know who is interested as soon as possible.


Yours in Scouting

Tom Sutterfield

Committee Chair

Boy Scout Troop 241

(561) 239-4011



Live-Aboard Scuba Adventure

We have combined sailing and SCUBA diving programs for one incredible adventure. On this adventure you will be spending your days not only SCUBA diving, but sailing on a tall-masted schooner in the Florida Keys.


Here are the specifics

§  8 day adventure (8 days, 7 nights). First and last nights are on land in the Sea Base sailing dorms.

§  A participant crew size of 10 to 12 (including adults)

§   Includes all scuba equipment: mask, fins, snorkel, BCD, regulator, tanks

§  Crewed by a Captain, 1st Mate, and a Scuba Divemaster

§  Sailing and diving is on a USCG inspected 57-foot schooner or 2 40-foot Morgans.

§  Between dives your tanks will be filled by an on-board compressor.

§  Up to 15 dives (weather permitting), including 3 night dives.

§  Once on board, every day is a diving day; no side trips to Key West. This is a trip for hard-core divers.

Live Aboard Diving



Crew Size: 

10 Minimum – 12 Maximum


Age 13 by the date of the adventure.


Fall / Spring / Summer / Winter


For the Spring season ONLY (February-April arrival dates) a Scout who would be eligible to attend in the Summer (May-August) IS eligible to attend.  (For example 13 and IN the 8th grade or turning 14 during the summer.)

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