They call me on the phone a week before they are to arrive. Unfortunately, I will be in DEMA in Orlando that weekâ€¦ You sayâ€¦ â€œno big dealâ€â€¦ Actually it isâ€¦ I could definitely be the head of the â€œbig boatâ€ fan club for this planet. I have been on boats and lived on boats and worked with boats and slept and ate and designed and builtâ€¦ hellâ€¦ even my great grandfather designed and built the giant wooden sailing ships for the Culver Military Academy way back whenâ€¦ I was even in the Coast Guard back, â€œwhen the ships were made of woodâ€¦ and the men were made of steelâ€¦â€ â€¦ Still you say, â€œso what?â€â€¦ It happens that this yacht is the worldâ€™s largestâ€¦ 411 feet with a permanent crew of 60.
They wanted a local guide to show them some of the best diving on the planetâ€¦ Yep, woulda been meâ€¦ I would have paid them, just to hang with them for the 4 days or so of divingâ€¦
SOâ€¦. literallyâ€¦. my ship came in and I wasnâ€™t aroundâ€¦. I hooked them up with the best guys that I know. What else could I do. I want them to come back, so Iâ€™ve made sure the guys will show them the best of the best. Hopefully the customers can handle the diving. There will probably be some healthy currents in some of the places, but the underwater life will be way past worth it. We donâ€™t get a chance to go out and dive the outer stuff where all the big fish live that often. I wish they would have been here in February for the whale sharks or July for the humpbacksâ€¦ Oh well, they will see more than they can believe with just thisâ€¦ After diving here, theyâ€™ll be back.
After this, DEMA just wonâ€™t be as goodâ€¦