On Sunday, our trip to the Pinta with an animated group from Lancaster Scuba Center (http://www.lancasterscuba.com/) promised to provide a brief respite from the heat wave that has gripped the eastern U.S. for more than a week. If it wasn’t cooler at sea, at least the ocean breeze made it more pleasant. And for the first time since the last time, NOAA was a mile off on the marine forecast. A small craft warning! Perhaps, if your small craft were the size of a bathtub. We had lazy 3 ft rollers until the early afternoon when the breeze died and the sea flattened. But there was a mild current from the surface right down to the wreck, which added some zest to everyone’s day. A few divers liked the giant stride entry at amidship so much, they floated to the stern just so that they could re-board and do it again, this time holding the “sissy line” that prevents “float-aways.” All good fun. On the wreck, lighting was good, viz was good, and life was good. There were a lot of tog on the wreck, and one less lobster who will, no doubt, be the guest of honor at a lobster dinner. The John Jack has two dive trips going out this week and more planned for the weekends ahead. Open boats and open dates that are just waiting for you. See you at sea!