Blue Meridian: We stand on the merits of our accomplishments, the honor of our professionalism and our dedication and loyalty to our customers - our friends and dive buddies!
From everyone here at Blue Meridian we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. It has been our pleasure to serve your scuba needs this year and we have been so blessed by the new friends and dive buddies we have met. We are always thrilled to see our old friends and dive buddies walk through the door as well! : )
I want to take a moment and send a special thank you to the members of my instruction staff. We have had a very busy year and some of you have had to work very hard and more than normal, please know that I appreciate it. You just never know what a year will bring and who will be tied up doing other things and who will be able to work....so for those that stuck with me...I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
My staff are more than just people who work with me. These are my friends, my extended family. I care about them and their families. Mostly, I appreciate their sacrifice of time away from family to help not only with classes but with our Charity events. Blue Meridian is not a one man show, or in my case a one woman show, never has been. It takes each person that works for us to make this store succeed. So to each of you, my sincerest appreciation for a job well done this diving season. I look forward to working along side you in 2014!
To all our friends, may your blessings be many this Christmas and may you have a very Happy New Year!!!
13th Annual Christmas Sale
Saturday December 7th 10-2
Sunday December 8th 10-12
The Holiday season is upon us and we decided to try something different this year. For 12 years we have had a month long sale on all our merchandise. We decided this year to have a huge Open House celebration and everything will be on sale for those 2 days only! Huge discounts store wide.
If we do not have your size or color in a particular item we will allow you to special order and still receive our open house discount pricing. Special orders must be received no later than Saturday December 14 for us to have any hope of getting items in for Christmas.
We will have in store specials, door prize drawings, certification discount coupons, holiday snacks, music and a guarantee of a fun filled Christmas shopping experience our open house weekend!
Not sure what to get the diver on your list - ask them to fill out a Christmas Wish List for you. We will keep it on file and when you come out for the sale you can get exactly what your little divers heart desires!!!
In addition, throughout the remainder of the month we will allow you to draw from Santa's stocking and receive a special discount on all your purchases made in December. Also, on Saturday December 21st we will be open 10-2 for those last minute stocking stuffer items and those last minute shoppers!!
We had a great response to the Divemaster orientation program. We have decided that we will be offering a PADI Divemaster certification course. For those that expressed interest please watch the online newsletter for more information as we move forward with that training. It is our intention to get Divemaster book sets to you in December and then begin your training class in January! Right now if you haven't already confirmed it with Susie, please let her know to order your books for pickup in December. Congratulations!!!
Angel Tree Shopping Spree
Each Christmas Season, the Carl H. Oliver Scuba for Charity Foundation adopts "Angels" from the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. This year we have 9 angels under our care. On Sunday December 8th we will meet at Wal-Mart on Frederica Street at 2:00pm and shop for these children in need. We buy warm clothing, coats, shoes and socks, pjs and a toy. Depending on what the Charity events raise, we designate a certain amount per child for the purchases, usually $85 to $90 each. So you can see that we are able to get some nice things for the children. Once we finish our shopping we return to Susie's house and wrap the gifts so that they can be delivered to the Salvation Army on Monday December 9th for distribution to the families later that week.
Won't you please join us for a couple of hours and help us make a difference in the life of a child. You don't have to be good at shopping, it's just more fun when there are more people. We typically work in teams of 2 so you won't be alone in your decision making. Let us know if you would like to shop or if that's not your forte, we can definitely use a hand wrapping the gifts. Until you experience it, nobody can explain the magical feeling that sets your heart right for the holiday season after this event. I hear all the time, oh that's just not something I'm in to. Well here's my retort for that statement...explain to a 6 year old child who needs a coat, some socks and shoes this winter how you're just not in to that !! Remember the sayings: "It's better to give than to receive" and "Christmas is the season of giving"!!!!
My friends, this is a chance for you to talk the talk and walk the walk.
Turn off the TV, bring your holiday cheer and meet us at Wal-Mart and together we will change 9 lives in a couple of hours!!
Yes, it is that easy!!!!!!
Carl Oliver Scuba for Charity Donations
We are in the process of sending out all the donations to our local charities right now. We will provide a list of who and how much we distributed in the next web update after the Angel Tree shopping spree. We are donating to these charities and possibly others: Rowdy Rescue (in memory of Jim L.), Salvation Army Angel Tree program, Two Rivers Buddy Ball, Dream Riders of Kentucky, Team Karlie, Wounded Warriors Program, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Hospice of Western Kentucky and the Daviess County No Kill Animal Shelter (in memory of Jim L.). We will keep you updated on the remaining donations as we confirm those.
We are so grateful for all the divers who came out and supported one or both charity events this year. We raised approximately 6,000 this year, one of our best years to date. So on behalf of all our benefactors....thank you for your time, your generosity and your kind hearts!!
Congratulations to our awesome students on their new PADI certs!!
Emergency First Response
Lisa and Lance
Kayo, Kevin, Caleb and Jeff
Kayo, Lance, Daryl and Greg
Amber, Jansen, Chuck and Christian
Advanced Open Water
Dan, Mikko, Alex, Nolan, Jayme, Brooke and Joey
Caleb, Travis, Chelsey, Bailey and Trisha
Advanced Open Water
Nick, Greg, Blake, Danny, Brian, Sam, Zack and Adam
Bryant, Pete, Tim and Jak
Blue Meridian Students - Simply the best!!
Quote of the Week:
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stow
Our promise to you:
As always, we assure you the best destinations at the best prices and all you have to do is pack your bags...we'll take care of the rest!
At Blue Meridian it's always about you!
FREE Discover Scuba Program!
If you would be interested in a FREE Discover Scuba experience, please email us or give us a call and we'll be glad to set that up for you. We provide all equipment and it is a great way to "get your feet wet" before taking the big plunge into your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
Ask about our Discover Scuba Deluxe Program!!
Tri-States Only PADI 5-Star Dive Center
The Name Says It All
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors
People come from all over the tri-state to dive with Blue Meridian. Why? Because they know our staff loves diving and it shows in everything we do, because we teach the PADI System of Diver Education and because we are professionals at every level! Scout troops from Evansville & Owensboro, college students and law enforcement officers from Bowling Green and Tell City and families and singles from all over pick Blue Meridian for their training facility!
Because they know Blue Meridian has the tri-states most experienced and professional instruction staff. You are our priority! We are here for your enjoyment, your safety and your peace of mind! Every class we offer is an opportunity for you to get the best training the tri-state has to offer. Walk in our door as strangers and you will leave as our friends. We are your dive buddies for life...not just while you are in one of our classes.
We value each customer that comes through our door. We understand that with the economy in a strain, you have to make important choices on where you spend your hard earned money and we appreciate the opportunity to give you the best value for your dollar. Please do some homework....compare prices...there is a definite difference and unfortunately there is no added benefit for you paying almost double at other locations.
We offer you the
highest quality training
backed by the
most reputable training agency in the world
taught by the
most experienced, professional staff
most affordable prices!
So come to Blue Meridian -
where the Tri-State and more learns to Dive!
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