A little early morning sunshine by Sue Douglass , with Terry Gibbons & Bob Benson waking up in the background
The crew arrives, 4:00 a.m. Tricia & Jeff Mento getting checked in by Captain Joe
Randy Rudd sets up with Ray Graff just chuckling, and first mate Emily ready for the shenanigans to begin
Mike & Lin Gusenko asking.......do we really need to be up this early?
Bev & Butch Loggins excited to get started
Charles & Joyce Kichman, and Sue Douglass, starting the day off early
John Glodowski and the crew
So newbies, let us tell you how this is done!
Yes Charles, you are really ripping him in half
Joyce doesn't mess around, and Terry is impressed!
Modular lobsters! Or are these lobster kits - buld your own?
Not a good sign - empty lobster bucket!
Very sad lobster hunter - look at her bucket!
That's the count for the morning so far......ZERO
Practicing skills....working the tickle stick on the old guy
Maybe I can snare him, she is thinking.....
Ah...nectar of the gods......for successful lobster hunters
Sue shows how it's done
Joyce isn't going to be shown up either!
How come there's no guys unloading their bug bags in this photo?
Girls with bugs.....that's the way uh huh uh huh I like them!!
Tricia Healy/Mento, celebrating her fourth consecutive birthday with IVS hunting bugs!
That's the way to do it, uh huh, uh huh
The first haul........
Nice production for the team!
New day, Open Water Checkout Dives at Jules Undersea Lodge
Dave Valaika giving the site briefing...what is over there??
OK..that's better........stuff to dive on in this direction
Anna Rose Valaika showing her giant stride skills
Alex Valaika isn't about to be shown up!
Rob O'Donnell shows us how it's done - we especially like that “foot on the wall” technique
Jen O'Donnell....all style
Csaba Lorinczy gets them ready to descend
Cynthia Schaeffer getting into the groove
Doing a weight check at the platform
Let me hold your hand.....now exhale
Ooops..here's another 2 pounds
OK....everyone is set and ready for the first descent!
OK..how come we're still up here?
OK.......time for a little debrief then let's head out for lunch!
Finally - Girls night out!
Forty-plus IVS'ers gathering for the Lobster Fest at the Key Largo Coffee House
Forty-plus IVS'ers gathering for dinner at the Key Largo Coffee House
Yum yum.....keep the lobster coming!
The Valaika girls looking fine
Who invited the ham!