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SCUBA Diving Hand Signal Review
PSD - 3 days 4 hours ago.
I didn’t have a chance to get wet this weekend; the swell maps didn’t make conditions seem very promising, either. However, I have been looking through some of my funny diving related graphics and have decided to start sharing some. Below is a bunch of graphics from an old diving manual where the actual meanings […]...
Sharks and rays without borders
JudiHope - 4 days 5 hours ago.
Ocean advocates can now rejoice knowing that all of their hard work has paid off in infinite ways. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has adopted all 21......
Volunteer to spread the word on SFL coral reefs
JudiHope - 11 days 4 hours ago.
Do the resplendent coral reefs of South Florida put you in a tranquil state of mind? Are you passionate about making sure that the health and sustainability of the South Florida coral reef system, stretching from the Florida Keys all......
What did you forget on your last dive trip?
SKubaSteve - 17 days 12 hours ago.
During my traveling adventures as a SCUBA diver I’ve had my share of: I forgot to pack… I didn’t test… …wasn’t ready in time for the trip. Sure wish I had a spare… Even… Wow I packed WAY too much stuff… I bet you’ve been there yourself… Click HERE for a brand new … Dive in to read more!...
The Divevets Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
PSD - 25 days 3 hours ago.
October 25, 2014 This is the annual Divevets Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. It gives participants a chance to do something fun and productive when they aren’t admiring the sand and trash. The event was lightly promoted this year, and ECO Dive Center, having kicked our butts last year, did not participate this time. Participation was […]...
Dive, dive, dive pink!
JudiHope - 26 days 2 hours ago.
Countdown to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with all the numerous charitable campaigns taking place during the month of October, a cure should not be too far in the distant future. After all the results are tallied......
3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education 3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education
diverdown53 - 27 days 5 hours ago.
I’ve seen a lot of good students with bad instructors and I’ve seen a lot of good instructors with bad students. This has as much to do with the mindsets and motivations of the individuals involved as it has to do with their actual abilities. I find the following three major factors work against both students and instructors in the dive industry: 1. Certification vs Education When you show up for any level of scuba training, whether it is an open water certification or a technical diving course,...
Palos Verdes Diving Conditions Report
PSD - 10/20/2014 6:39 AM
I woke up this morning to a dismal swell map… However, sometimes the swell map is not so accurate. I’ve called dives after seeing similar maps, only to be told afterwards that conditions and visibility were great. I drove to Palos Verdes for a look, and hopefully a dive. I arrived at 8:03 AM; three […]...
Sunday Diving With Instructor Ed
PSD - 10/13/2014 6:48 AM
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 - 10/11/2014 1:31 AM
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 ...