Sealab Restoration Oyster Bash THIS SATURDAY

If you love oysters, sea-life, and the history of diving, you have to come out this weekend to the Man in the Sea Museum’s Sealab Restoration Project Oyster Bash Saturday, January 26th.  They are on a mission to restore the first underwater experimental saturation habitat.

This is from the Facebook Event Page.

Sealab Restoration Project Oyster Bash January 26, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Purchase your Man in the Sea Museum Oyster Bash Tickets and enjoy all-you-can-eat raw and steamed oysters, hot dogs, and sides. The Man in the Sea Museum is home to Sealab 1, the first underwater experimental saturation habitat, developed by the United States Navy. The knowledge acquired from the Sealab 1 Project played a vital role in shaping the worldwide commercial diving industry and we need your help in restoring and preserving this important piece of diving history.

The Bash will be located at The Dive Lab (across from Panama Jacks) 1415 Moylan Rd. Donate $25 for all-you-can-eat oysters — Hot dogs available for kids. Sponsor a table for $500 get 10 tickets and 10 beer mugs!

For more information call 850-235-4101

Oyster Bash to Restore Sealab I

The Man in the Sea Museum, local secret, is scheduled to host a fundraiser to repair the Sealab I.

What is Sealab I?

First lowered in 1964 off the coast of Bermuda, Sealab I was an underwater laboratory for U.S. Navy divers.  It was submerged 192 feet with four divers and scheduled to stay for three weeks; however, due to an approaching tropical storm it was removed after 11 days.  The Sealab I allowed for proof that saturation diving in the open ocean was viable for extended periods and provided information about habitat placement, umbilicals, humidity, and helium speech descrambling. Sealab I was tested off the waters of Panama City Beach, FL.

How Will They Raise the Money?

Man in the Sea will hold an Oyster Bash at The Dive Lab on January 20th, 2012 from 3pm-7pm.  (The Dive Lab is located at 1415 Moylan Road, across from Panama Jack’s.)  Aiming to raise $250,000 for the restoration and a structure to contain and display Sealab I, the Oyster Bash will kick-off the fundraising program.  This is the first Oyster Bash, but if the event is a success, they are hoping to make it an annual one!

Tickets are for sale online and at the museum for $25, which will cover all-you-can-eat raw and steamed oysters, cheese grits, and hot dogs.  Beer will be available at an additional cost.  Table sponsorships are available for $500; includes ten tickets and ten beer mugs that can be refilled at no additional charge.

Will you help restore Sealab I?