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Owner of Paradise Springs Passes away.

Discussion in 'Passings' started by BlueWaterDiving, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. BlueWaterDiving

    BlueWaterDiving Captain

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    It is with a sad heart that I tell you this. Curt Chappelka the owner of Paradise Springs as passed away he passed 17 May 2018. There will be a celebrate of life at 1pm 3 June 2018 at Paradise Springs.
     
  2. richied

    richied Angel Fish

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    Location: United States
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    :( . Oh no, that's terrible. I'm glad I finally went. It was quite the experience sitting with him, saying hello, watching his great video from 20 years ago on the 13" TV in garage. I had hoped to go back and see if he wanted to make an HD Update video.
     
  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    He will be missed. Now the future of that resource is in jeopardy.
     
  4. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
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    I have loved diving there. My team was going to do our annual deep dive there. :(

    And, RichieD, it wouldn't be the same if it wasn't on VHS.
    my thoughts are with the family at this time.
     
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    The good news is that the widow feels it would be Curt's wish for Paradise Spring to stay open. When you do, remember that you're supporting his widow as well. They need our support now more than ever.
     
  6. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    We visited Paradise in February. His wife and son are keeping things going. Nice people, beautiful scenery, awesome cavern dive. I agree that if you can help support them with a visit, you wont regret it and they will appreciate it.
     

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