Local couple honored by Field and Stream Magazine

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:40 AM.

“I was always fascinated by Jacques Cousteau,” said Carol. “Once Bob got started, he was more enthusiastic about it than I was.”

The pair continued to dive around Guam with Bob eventually becoming a certified Dive Instructor, and Carol, a Dive Master.

In 1998 they were stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base after specifically asking for a Florida assignment. While on base they spotted a brochure for the MBARA and soon became members.

“While we’re here, we may as well do something to improve diving and fishing,” recalled Carol. “The military engrains volunteerism into people.”

Within a few months of joining MBARA, Carol had been elected to the position of secretary. The couple became involved with events like the annual Kingfish Tournament where Carol spent several years as the official tournament photographer.

While in Guam, the couple became fascinated with the local underwater scene and soon learned the art of underwater photography and videography.

The Cox’s praised the MBARA for its active efforts at preserving and encouraging marine life in the waters off Mexico Beach.



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