Dear Diver. 27 May, 2021
I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last update! Time and our lives are quickly moving along. Just hope we’re all making the best of our time! In an effort to take some personal time off this season, if you need to speak to me personally, I will not be in the shop on Sunday afternoons nor one day during the week. I’ll also be Captain on the boat Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please call/e mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) first, if you need ME.
For the first time in many years, just about all of our Basic Open Water courses have been full through 10 July! So full that I had to add another date (12 June) to our June schedule to handle the demand! Seems like many families have plans to fly out of here once school’s out for the summer. All that pent up desire to get away is now a reality! Good for everyone!
Now that our Basic Open Water classes are well underway and filling fast, if interested in signing up, please contact us ASAP and we’ll try to find a spot for you. Classes will continue to be offered every two weeks. Don’t forget we also offer a pool
Refresher program. For just $75.00 you can join our regular Open Water class and review your basic skills. We’ll even sign your log to validate you completed a 3-4 hour pool refresher program! For more information and future dates, please go to:
Many of those that are signing up for classes are also signing up for their local Open Water dives. We still have all dates available, but some charters are already full. If you’re planning on taking a class with us this spring/summer, please sign up early to insure a spot in our classes and on our boats.
As usual, we will offer trips to our local wreck sites as long as we have enough interest. Our local diving will begin the weekend of 5 June.
For those of you looking to buy more gear, note that we will meet or beat any online seller! Buy local so we can stay in business. Lose us and you not only lose a compressor to fill your tanks (if you dive local), but you also lose local training, local boat dives, local organized group travel, equipment advise and most importantly, my smiling face! So, please, give us a consideration for your business!
As the world continues to re-open, many more of you will be traveling. Unless things change, our next trip will be our annual August trip to dive the WWII wrecks in North Carolina. This trip is for Advanced divers only. That will be followed by our trip to the Banda Sea (Indonesia) in October, Turks & Caicos in November, Cozumel & Playa del Carmen in December! And that’s just for this year! Info on all these trips and more are listed below. Note that our Banda Sea and Turks & Caicos trips are full with a wait list of names. Cozumel and all other trips are wide open, so please contact me as soon as you decide to join us on any of the listed trips.
I am continuing to teach Nitrox and First Aid (PADI EFR) programs as needed. Please let me know if interested in either of these courses. We’ll begin our Rescue classes 17 June and 20 August. Advanced, June through October. Divemaster will begin in September.
Now that spring is here and people are traveling again, we’re staying busy selling everything from wet suits and wet suit accessories, to dive computers and full scuba sets of gear! It’s encouraging to see divers, fishermen and metal detecting enthusiasts still passionate about getting back to the sports they love and are buying more gear! What’s nice to hear is that many prefer to deal locally than from online sellers. We can match or beat online sellers, so please, give us a try, before you buy elsewhere!
If you’re not a “Friend” on my FB page (Noel Voroba, Orbit Dive Center or Orbit Marine Sports) you haven’t seen the pictures/videos I’ve been posting from past trips and local charters. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to sign on to one of our future trips listed below. Also, if you enjoyed our local diving or had a positive experience dealing with us, please say so on Google or Yelp. Since social media is so important these days, every little bit of positive feedback helps us survive. If you didn’t have a good experience with us, I’d like to hear about it!
Once again, I’m happy to introduce Sydney O’Brien and Roberta (“Bert”) Reynolds to our shop staff! Sydney comes to us after completing her PADI Instructor course in Roatan. Bert comes to us after over 30 years of diving experiences all over the world! Along with Bob Dulka and me, we have a fantastic shop staff worthy of your business!
“Capt. Noel’s Diventures!”
DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND!
“I’M GOIN’ WITH OR WITHOUT YOU!”
Here’s our present dive trip schedule for this year and beyond! Of course, dates and prices subject to change!!
2021 TRIPS UPDATE!
North Carolina!..August 15-20, 2021..Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/northcarolina.html.
Banda Sea, Indonesia! October 20-28, 2021 Aboard the new “MY Velocean!” Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/bandasea.html. ALREADY FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
Turks & Caicos! November 13-20, 2021, Live-aboard! Maybe one spot open! Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/turks&caicos.html.
Cozumel 2-6 Dec & Playa del Carmen!..6-9 December, 2021. Reefs & Cavern & Bull shark diving! Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/cozumel.html.
Hotels are beginning to fill and flight prices are soring quickly as the world opens. Please let me know ASAP if interested in any of our trips!
2022 TRIPS UPDATE!
Bonaire!..January 8-15, 2022. Info at www.orbitmarine.com/bonaire.html.
Cayman Brac! Feb 12-19, 2022. Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/caymanbrac.html.
Roatan! March 12-19, 2022 Info at: www.orbitmarine.com/roatan.html
North Carolina!..August 2022 Info soon!
Florida Keys! OCTOBER 27-31, 2022 Long weekend! Info soon!
Maldives! NOVEMBER 12-19, 2022 Info soon!
Cozumel! December 1-5, 2022. Info Soon!
MORE TRIPS COMING! STAY TUNED!
Next Basic Open Water Classes:
WE’RE NOW ABLE TO TEACH OUR BASIC OPEN WATER CLASSES! PLEASE GO TO: www.orbitmarine.com/classes.html FOR INFO ON FUTURE CLASS DATES.
CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE
Nitrox and EFR (Emergency First Response) classes on request!
Rescue Diver 17 June & 27 August. for more info: www.orbitmarine.com/rescue.html
Advanced June thru October. Ask us about specialties offered this summer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE DEALERS FOR GARMIN AND SHEARWATER COMPUTERS!
ABOVE & BELOW WATER
NOW AT ORBIT MARINE! STARTING AT JUST $189.00!
UNDERWATER METAL DETECTING ONLY CHARTERS PLANNED THIS SUMMER!
CALL UF FOR INFO!
Thank you for reading this! Please stay safe & healthy! Better days are HERE!
NOTE THAT WE’RE NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM NOW THROUGH OCTOBER!
Capt. Noel Voroba/President