As this crisis continues to unfold in the Gulf, the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is closely monitoring the situation. The most recent reports show that there is a possibility that some of the oil has reached the Gulf Loop Current, which would direct contaminants toward the Florida Keys. The majority of the oil plume is still to the north and west of the spill site; however, some oil is drifting toward the south. The news on May 18 noted that tarballs had washed up on shore at Key West; however, tests to see if these were from the Deepwater Horizon were inconclusive.
We are in constant contact with local civil authorities concerning the safety of persons being in and on the water. At this time there is no danger and water activities have not been curtailed in the Keys. Please know that the Florida Sea Base will close programs ONLY when directed to by local authorities or when we feel that the conditions presented are unsafe to our participants and staff. Any cancellation on our part will result in full or prorated refund of fees under the same guidelines as severe weather cancellation (please see page 28 of the Participant Guide). Should this contingency arise, we will notify crews as soon as possible.
Thank you for understanding as we diligently watch this situation. As evidenced by industry and governmental response this is a new and unknown issue. We will keep you posted as we know more.