On Sunday, June 11, former Jack’s Diving Locker Captain, Bruce Pied, proposed to Advanced Open Water student, Anita Balcar, during her Deep Dive at 96ft.
Jack’s Instructor, Billy Mason set-up the moment. He explained to Anita that he wanted Bruce to participate in the dive and would have him write on his slate a question or math problem to test her cognitive abilities at a deep depth. Billy remembers, “Bruce and I joked that due to the possibility of narcosis, the proposal could go really good (euphoric) or really bad (panic). Luckily, the proposal went as planned and I got the honor of being their underwater best man.”
Bruce is a former Captain/Instructor at JDL. Currently, he is the Director of Operations for Global Exec Aviation. Anita is a marine biologist and teacher at the Scripps Birch Aquarium. In the past, Anita was also a mermaid at a marine park in Southern California. They have known each other since Anita was 13 years old. Decades later they fell in love. Congratulations to Bruce and Anita!