Just got back from Monterey Bay where I participated in a survey of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with REEF. We just launched their brand new invertebrate monitoring program and it was VERY cool seeing a lot of the same inverts that we have, but also different ones!
I'm getting the photos uploaded to my smugmug site:
OK, so on to the topic at hand...the invert class you guys want to schedule!
It would appear that we simply don't have enough folks to do the class - Saturday afternoon or Sunday dives won't work for our schedule unfortunately. :(
So, let me toss out a few alternatives:
1. I am teaching the invertebrates (and fish) at the Seattle Aquarium on June 10th. Although these classes don't have associated dives with them, they do cover the same invertebrates we'd do in class. Fish will be in the morning, Invertebrates in the afternoon. AND THE CLASSES ARE FREE. (thanks to a sponsorship from the SeaDoc Society)
2. If you take the classroom portion at the Aquarium, we can arrange to meet another time for 2 dives so you can get the PADI specialty card. I would charge you $75 for the dives and the certification. (Good towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating)
3. Another option is that I will be teaching the Fish class again (this time with boat dives) up on Orcas Island on Friday June 24th, and the invertebrates on Saturday, June 25th. Class in the morning, boat dives in the afternoon. The classroom part is free once again thanks to the SeaDoc Society, but the boat dives will cost - not sure how much for the two dives.
Any of these ideas strike your fancy?
- Janna :)