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Captain James "Ken" Rosemond Passing

Discussion in 'Passings' started by rlskill1, May 28, 2019.

  1. rlskill1

    rlskill1 Instructor, Scuba

    Morehead City NC dive boat Captain James Rosemond passed away this past weekend. He owned and operated Tortuga Charters. Munden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to his family. A sad loss to the Coastal NC diving community.
  2. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to his wife and children.

    I dove exclusively with Tortuga Charters and stayed in the bunk house whenever I was in Morehead.

    The captain was a generous man. He knew the water well, and on several occasions, he read the conditions so well, we were the only boat at the sites while the other boats called the day's dive.

    On one return trip, the captain woke us up to watch a humpback whale breach the water.

    He will be sorely missed.
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  3. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
    Dove with him before he started the charter business. Surprising and sad news.
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    I also done with him in the early years. I have a signed copy of his book, maybe I should get it out and reread it. Sad news.
  5. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Georgia, the state, not the country ;-)
    Wow... I was JUST reading an old thread on here last week in which he had participated (can't remember which one) ... had me thinking about some Carolina wreck diving...that led me to his website. I even read the page about "The Captain". Seemed like a great guy. Condolences to his family and friends.
  6. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    Did not have the opportunity to meet him but from his participation on SB and his reputation I had hopes of diving with him some day.

    Tortuga James
  7. macado

    macado PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salem, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
    Very sad and unexpected. I was just talking to him last week.

    I have used his charter boat exclusively for past few years in North Carolina and considered Ken (Capt James) a good friend. He will be sorely missed!

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