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Sunday Diving With Instructor Ed
PSD - 18 days ago.
My old friend and original SCUBA diving instructor, Instructor Ed, called me a few days ago wanting to dive. Ed in 2002. He is now pretty much retired, but doesn’t want to sit around and let his arteries harden. He brought a potential future student with him by the name of Jo. Sunday is usually […]...
Restore the reef off George Town
JudiHope - 20 days 5 hours ago.
Think coral reefs and one can only imagine the endless beauty that magically hypnotizes a diver. Coral reefs are very fragile and such an integral part of the marine environment.Most recently, in the clear and pristine waters off of......
Scuba diving takes on a new meaning at Sunset House
JudiHope - 9/30/2014 3:03 AM
Scuba diving in the Cayman Islands is a surreal experience that many are excited to relive again and again.If you are headed down to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands for a dream dive vacation, Sunset House is the......
Third Dive Of Opening Night (Morning)
PSD - 9/29/2014 1:47 PM
September 27, 2014 The bugs were deep and all of us were super saturated with Nitrogen. We had to try deeper places, so the Captain pulled anchor to find a similar spot. After a 20 minute boat ride and a surface interval of over an hour, we anchored in a not so secret spot – […]...
Second Dive Of Opening Night (Morning)
PSD - 9/28/2014 6:13 PM
September 27, 2014 All who had lobsters from the last dive, and even some who didn’t, went deep – we needed to off gas for at least an hour before the next dive. The boat pulled anchor from our previous spot and we slowly made our way to our next spot. We dined on pasta […]...
Opening Night Of Lobster Season! Dive #1
PSD - 9/27/2014 6:38 PM
It’s a tradition – Opening Night of California Lobster Season. This is the night where most first time lobster divers, and even experienced lobster divers, all meet to try and get their one night a year fill of bug catching. I had a spot on the same boat as I did in a couple of […]...
Volunteer tourism in Ecuador! Volunteer tourism in Ecuador!
tammer - 9/25/2014 12:31 PM
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TRAVELING WITH YOUR SCUBA GEAR – THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF TAKING YOUR OWN SCUBA GEAR WHEN TRAVELING
Diver96 - 9/23/2014 11:52 PM
By Kris Mifsud – When you are about to embark on a scuba diving vacation, one of the first things that you should plan is whether you will be renting or taking your own equipment. This guide on scuba diving travel contains tips to assist you when you are embarking on your scuba vacation. Whether you […]...
Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles
hcdiveteambrian - 9/23/2014 6:16 PM
First of all are we thinking “Bugs, Lobsters?” Many will say YES!! heading for the pot! Without a second thought, gear is always ready right? It’s the timing of the moment that comes around at precisely 12:01AM Saturday Morning after working all day Friday a piece of gear breaks or doesn’t work. Personal gear planning takes on now a different nature of what’s at stake, cost of lobster license, and the chance to get an opening night bug. Roarrrrrrrrr! Extra Rope if t...
6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit
SKubaSteve - 9/10/2014 3:23 AM
Duct tape is handy to have in the garage, the laundry room, in your office desk or even your sock drawer but did you know that white duct tape can be a valuable addition to your SCUBA diving kit? Here are six reasons to throw a roll of duct tape … Dive in to read more!...
Under Pressurize: Your Dive Travel – eBook
SKubaSteve - 9/05/2014 4:56 PM
Hi dive Buddies, So, I did a limited release of a new eBook that I’m working on to get feedback from other divers. This short eBook is designed to help recreational SCUBA divers get ready for a dive trip. It includes things to look for as you get your gear … Dive in to read more!...
Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ? Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ?
Scubabunnycr - 9/04/2014 7:43 PM
Hurdles to cross as an instructor teaching open waterI have mentioned this in the past, that as a scuba instructor its not all about the diving, and this was clearly proved over my last class. Counsellor would fall into the role here. Over the past weekend I was working with a group of 15 open water students. Now those of you that know me, are aware of the fact that I don’t normally teach too many open water classes now. The new instructors in the dive center very kindly do that, allowing me to ...
Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks
diverdown53 - 9/04/2014 4:45 PM
Adventure channels and tourism channels show glorious breathtaking visuals of blue skies and crystal clear water and people scuba diving among the fishes. The question that arises is whether we are safe, amongst a vast variety of underwater life, some of which can be extremely dangerous and in territory that is alien to humans, we are not born to swim and we cannot breathe underwater, can we? The simple answer is yes and no. It is similar to mountaineering. When Edmund Hillary was asked whether ...
How Essential are Dive Computers: Would YOU Dive Without One?
Diver96 - 8/28/2014 4:00 PM
How essential is a dive computer? When I became certified my instructor stated that all you need was a watch and that computer, “between your ears”. I still agree with this sentiment. I will also say that the deeper and more technical your dive, the more essential a dive computer can be. My computer is nice to have, […]...
Can I Dive With....... Can I Dive With.......
diverdown53 - 8/22/2014 4:43 PM
Reprinted from Scuba Diving::::: Dive doctors and operators have long lowered their own risk by limiting yours when certain medical conditions enter the picture. Asthma? Sorry, no dice … or dives. Ditto for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that increase the odds of something going wrong down below. But the tide is slowly turning. For more than two decades, the Divers Alert Network has compiled information on divers from around the globe, many who continued diving despite disqualifyin...
Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica
Scubabunnycr - 8/22/2014 1:52 AM
Pandora when not cuddling on the sofa!So after a hiatus in england for six weeks I am back in the jungle and into rainy season. Hello giant storm this morning that made my house shake. I do kinda like the storms, but, only if I am safely on a sofa or in bed. I have learnt to gage the size of the storm depending on how close Pandora (dog) wants to cuddle up. If she’s happy on the floor, its a mild storm, if she is trying to get on the sofa then we are medium gauge, and for big storms expect a hea...
Scuba Certification: Essential Items for Your First Day in the Water
Diver96 - 8/21/2014 12:43 AM
Each diving program specifies what a student needs to bring to their course. Some programs (normally resort courses) require students to bring nothing but pen, paper and an open mind. Some agencies require a student to purchase or rent everything from them. If you have any question as to what you need to bring, check with […]...
Dive into the abyss
JudiHope - 8/20/2014 1:52 AM
By now, the word has spread and dive enthusiasts have made their way down to the Florida Keys to pay a visit to one of the most educational and enlightening attractions in all of South Florida.The History of Diving......
SCUBA Diving in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – June 2014
SKubaSteve - 8/20/2014 12:25 AM
SCUBA divers know how exciting it is to discover new and exciting creatures on the reef. What’s even better is when a buddy that’s new to diving finds something fun and has the opportunity to share that with you! What’s even better than that is when your wife gets the … Dive in to read more!...
Poo Divers – Diving In Crappy Conditions
PSD - 8/19/2014 12:14 AM
Thanks to Professional Debriefer Paul for finding this article! In the local diving scene, a “Poo Diver” is someone who SCUBA dives immediately after a storm, before the runoff has had a chance to dissipate. Vice has published an article profiling an Australian Technical Diver, who literally dives in raw sewage. Photo is from the […]...