We are pleased to officially announce that as of October 1, Any Water Sports has new owners: James Vincent (also owns Aquarius Dive Shop on Del Monte Ave) and his brother-in-law, Jamie Tabscott. After 34 years, Frank and Ginny are stepping aside to make room for all the energy and enthusiasm, as well as the experience that James and Jamie bring to the table. James, a Monterey local, has been diving and working at Aquarius since he was 18, and has been a very active PADI Master Instructor since 2011. In 2013, he purchased Aquarius Diver Shop and has done an amazing job building the business in those 5 years. Like Frank, is very involved in not only instruction and sales, but also in the repair and maintenance side of the business. Jamie, also a Monterey resident, brings 12 years of retail experience and a background in finance to the team, along with a passion for scuba. They have purchased the corporation, so the plan is to keep things as they have been – essentially the same staffing and instructors, etc – and to run the stores as sister stores. The pairing makes for a great combination! Frank and Ginny will continue working in a modified capacity during the transition through Dec 31, and after that Ginny will continue to assist with planning and running trips, and Frank will continue to do service and repairs, and teach the scuba program at SJSU. So a smooth transition of leadership is being planned. It’s exciting and bittersweet. You are invited to stop by and meet James and Jamie, and to wish Frank and Ginny well in their next adventures. A big party is being planned and will be announced soon.