In the spring of 1981 Jeff and Rod took the YMCA scuba certification course at the Georgia State swimming pool under Bob Jackson, who was the Swim Team Coach and Scuba Instructor. Jeff at 13 was at the youngest age permitted in the course. We went down on Thursday nights for the class and then made it a tradition to go to the Varsity afterward since we were always starving after the Scuba exercises.
The Scuba check-out dives to complete our certification were scheduled for August at Marathon Key. The family went down early to visit Sherry and Dave Langley, who got us interested in Scuba in the first place. Jeff and Rod made their first dive off of Pompano Beach with Sherry and Dave.