ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – Volunteer diver David Martin passed away last week at a hospice in Pennsylvania, he will be missed by many, especially his dive team at the Aquarium. David completed 298 GYA dives in support of the Aquarium’s dive program, the last one in October of 2013, his goal was to make the 300 level. Dive Safety Officer Patrick Murphy said of David, “In my heart and too many of us who knew David, he made the 300 dives.” David was 82 years old and was selected Co-Volunteer Diver of the Year in 2010 with friend and diver Jack May.
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Roanoke Island, NC March 27, 2013 – In early March, an exceptional group of divers from northern Virginia took part in the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s popular Shark Dive program. Wounded Warriors David Weiner, Jade Sharrocks, Ron Kellogg and Ernest Spycher, representing the U.S. Army, Marines and Navy, took the plunge into the Aquarium’s 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit to the delight of spectators. Accompanying the group was their dive instructor and active duty Marine Eliseo Rodriguez and several close friends from Patriot Scuba. The group completed multiple dives during their two-day visit, assisted by Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Pat Murphy and Assistant Dive Safety Officer/Guest Dive Coordinator Jason Sheremeta. The Wounded Warriors and guests were able to […]
Whether at the beach or in one’s backyard, follow these steps to enjoy the holiday. WILMINGTON, NC, June 27, 2012 — The Independence Day Holiday is just around the corner and many people will visit the beach, enjoy fireworks, or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue. “The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a happy — and safe — Fourth of July holiday, and taking a few simple steps to stay safe can help ensure that this will be an enjoyable holiday for all,” said Vicki LaBelle, Executive Director for the Cape Fear Red Cross Chapter. BEACH SAFETY If swimming in the ocean is part of someone’s holiday plans, they should check the weather and […]
-ONGOING- Beaufort Oars Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings Sunday mornings. Join this local rowing club, for exercise, competition and fun. Sailing Lessons By appointment only. Learn how to sail! Pick from traditional boat handling, adult or family sailing lessons. Call (252) 728-2762 for prices and details; $70 – $210 – Museum members receive a discount. Watercraft Center Classes by Appointment Oar making, sail making, or lofting. Classes require a minimum number of participants. Call for date options and pricing. Diving Through History Exhibit now – Sept. 18 Go deep with a collection of SCUBA gear from the 1950s through the early 1980s. View regulators, gauges, meters and flotation devices of dives gone by. International Travel Program Friends of the N.C. Maritime […]