Summer of 2023 brings another season of high adventure in the Florida Keys! I will be working as captain on a dive boat for the Boy Scouts. This year, we got a place for me to live and for April to visit. If anybody wants to visit, please do so – the water toys are at the ready. It’s ours for the summer, and then some.

May 21, 2023 photos from the Sea Base Training Dive

HI it’s Ernie, I’m a funologist trying to squeeze as much fun out of life as I can. I am thankful that my wife April puts up with my shenanigans!

The summer of 2023 brings high adventure at BSA Sea Base camp, I’m captain on a dive boat for the scouts.

I work at Florida High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida Keys. Sea Base trains scouts in SCUBA certification. I run the BSA Burglar, which is used for the student’s first open water dive in the ocean, after practicing in the training facility. My Blog Page lists notes, images and links to photo albums about Sea Base as well as other adventures in my life.

April Cathy & Ernie in Islamorada

Have a look at a cool time lapse video of Captain Mike coming in to Sea Base ahead of a storm one June 2022 evening!

Random Adventures

Moon-rise over Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale,
where I anchored after my 5 day sailing trip to the Keys

BSA Adventure

Summer 2021 brought a job in the Florida Keys for me. Daughter Jessica lives in Key Largo and I would love to visit the area with my wife April someday soon. Earlier this summer I was doing a bit of “recon” around the town of Islamorada and came across an opportunity to run a dive boat with the Boy Scouts of America. I started out on Sea Scout, a 47′ Newton dive boat. Pictured at left is Adventure – a sister-ship of Sea Scout. I am now on the Burglar, a single engine Newton dive boat.

Divers in the Water
The divers have jumped in the water leaving me and the mate on board. We wait.