I'm booking a flight to Fort Lauderdale now for ARVO 2005, and renting a car for the week also. I dunno if the department will reimburse a car rental, but I'm not about to stay a week in southern Florida in May without some wheels. I did a runthrough of the presentation schedule and found an open afternoon on Tuesday, and booked a SCUBA trip that afternoon. Booyah, 4 hours of wreck-diving. Nitrox wreck diving, actually. I need to get wet sometime between now and then, I think, otherwise they charge some kind of fee for retraining non-recent divers.. looks like I'm gonna have to take another dip in the beautiful Galveston bay boat launch, complete with motor oil sheen on top and polluted crabs& used beer cans on the bottom..