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The Five Links Every Diver Should Bookmark
Diver96 - 1 day 12 hours ago.
If you are like me, you are always looking for resources to help you plan your next dive. The Divers Reference page has been updated with several planning tools that divers can utilize in planning their next dive. I have also included Five Links to Sites that every diver should bookmark. The Diver’s Resource page provides tools and links to […]...
Diving The Ruby E Wreck
PSD - 8 days 3 hours ago.
July 12, 2014 Back on the boat from my first dive, I took off my BCD and sat down. I started to get a little sick – like dizzy – and it felt like my dry suit was constricting. Then I figured out, yes, my dry suit is constricting because the release valve is open […]...
The Key to Successfully Buying Used SCUBA Tanks
Diver96 - 8 days 12 hours ago.
The time eventually comes when every serious diver decides to get their own tanks. Tanks are usually the last item on the list for a diver to purchase. They are expensive to buy new and used ones can have their own problems (more on that shortly). It’s hard to beat having a couple tanks out […]...
My Worth Case Scenario…
Scubablog - 9 days 4 hours ago.
After checking in with the shop, an independent instructor checked in with me at the boat along with the rest of the customers. I asked one of our regular instructors what the other independent instructor was doing that day with his student and he stated he was just doing some Master Scuba Diver Training. The first dive was a drift dive on a reef with depths ranging from 50 to 90 feet. After the first dive, the instructor and his student returned to the boat with a couple of lobster in a mesh ba...
Buying a Used Scuba Tank or Cylinder (eBay, Craigslist, Garage Sale) Buying a Used Scuba Tank or Cylinder (eBay, Craigslist, Garage Sale)
Greg - 9 days 13 hours ago.
When buying a used scuba tank (aka: cylinder or bottle)...whether online from eBay or Craigslist, or from a Garage Sale or Swap Meet/Flea Market...be sure to consider the following: Does the air tank need a hydro? Check out the markings on the scuba tank to determine if the most recent hydrostatic pressure test date is within the last 5 years. You are taking a risk in buying a tank that needs hydro. Consider the cost of a hydro inspection ($25-$40) when negotiating the purchase price. Ask the se...
Self Sufficient Diving
brokenogre - 10 days 9 hours ago.
It’s never a good thing to go diving by yourself. Although there is a speciality under most sanctioning bodies for solo diving; if you can help it, dive with a buddy. Now, I’m not saying that you and your dive buddy have to be attached to each other’s hips, but it’s smart to dive with […]...
Diving The Yukon Off The Pacific Swann
PSD - 10 days 14 hours ago.
July 12, 2014 I was offered a deal that I could not refuse – the last spot on a six-pack diving boat on a trip to the Yukon and Ruby E wrecks. Financing and a ride to San Diego was arranged thanks to Mean Bob of Divevets. Bob was due to pick me up at […]...
Kayak Diving in South Florida Kayak Diving in South Florida
kayakdan - 12 days 21 hours ago.
A kayak can help you reach dive sites as far as 2 miles offshore. They also are great exercise and expand the adventure of diving. Most dive sites in Broward County are within a 30 minute paddle of a kayak launch point. Necessary equipment includes the kayak (about $500), a paddle (about $45) and a coastguard-approved life vest (as cheap as $8). You will also need a dive flag mounted to the kayak ($10) and a lead line ($15 to $30) to pull the kayak along with you during your dive. Optional equip...
How To Choose The Right Dive Boat In 4 Steps
Scubablog - 13 days 2 hours ago.
Dive boats often sway the choice of which dive company I go fun diving with. If you haven’t done much boat diving before, and would like to know more, then join me in taking a closer look at some things you should consider. When choosing a dive center at a new destination, I always look at their dive boats. Over the years, I have come up with a personal checklist that I run through. It is important that the dive boat is well equipped and safely operated. The key factors I look at are: Safe...
Congratulations to our PADI Instructor candidates - onwards into July! Congratulations to our PADI Instructor candidates - onwards into July!
Scubabunnycr - 13 days 13 hours ago.
The June PADI IDC finished with a large celebration at Gran Escape once again. It was a Georgia/Georgia party in Manuel Antonio. With examiner Georgia Hausserman coming down and visiting our humble little dive center the heat was on as the three instructor candidates set about completing the examination. After 10 days of preparation, exams, confined water work, dives and more everyone was ready, and with the world cup first round games playing in the background, we sat down for the exams. A day ...
Living by the Rule - Are You Fit to Dive?
Diver96 - 13 days 23 hours ago.
I am SCUBA Diver. I am also an avid motorcyclist. Both of these activities involve embracing a certain level of risk. I suppose if you are inclined to one risky activity, you are inclined to another. I also enjoy a number of other “adventure” oriented activities. I will try just about anything twice. For years I have been meeting up with my “adventure” riding buddies for long rides to destinations out west or in Canada. We jump on our Triumph Tigers and take off for a long weekend or more, to a ...
Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving? Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving?
diverdown53 - 14 days 22 hours ago.
Reprinted from Enzine Articles We are always told we should learn sports when we are young, when our bodies are more resilient to the bruises and bumps which can be afflicted on us when we learn a new sport. This is true to a certain extent. Take for example, my experience learning wind surfing. I learnt the sport when I was 26. If I were to learn this sport now at age 42, chances are I would not go far and would probably give up after 1 or 2 tries. Learning wind surfing was like battling with a...
SCUBA Diving with the Shine From Misfit Wearables – Update
SKubaSteve - 15 days 5 hours ago.
In Episode 001 of the Under Pressure Divecast I introduced the Shine fitness monitor from Misfit Wearables. At that time I hadn’t yet been able to dive with it and today I’m happy to report that after three dive locations the verdict is in and the Shine… well… it shines! … Dive in to read more!...
DEMA reveals the latest recipients of the Reaching Out award 2014
JudiHope - 16 days 1 hour ago.
Anyone with a major role in the dive industry is familiar with the importance of DEMA (Diving Equipment & Marketing Association) and the much anticipated upcoming dive trade show that is held annually. It takes place this year in November......
Man Bitten By Shark Off Of Manhattan Beach
PSD - 17 days 15 hours ago.
Apparently, a Great White shark was hooked by an angler off the Manhattan Beach Pier, wiggled free and was so pissed, the shark bit a nearby swimmer as payback. Here’s some local coverage: July 5, 2014 MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A male swimmer was attacked by a Great White Shark Saturday off Manhattan Beach. After […]...
The True Cost of Diving.
Diver96 - 21 days 12 hours ago.
There are a lot of excuses for not becoming a diver. Number one on list is the time required to get certified. The second runner-up is that diving is expensive. These are common objections that I often run into. Cost seems to be the major sticking point, or is it? Diving is not cheap, but […]...
Cave Diving Gear Updated!
Diver96 - 24 days 10 hours ago.
Divers- The Cave Diving Page has been updated! I am always looking for additions to make the Diving Gear Guide’s pages more comprehensive. If you have a recommendation for an addition, send me a message. Thanks. Ty- TDGG...
The True Cost of Scuba Diving The True Cost of Scuba Diving
Diver96 - 24 days 11 hours ago.
There are a lot of excuses for not becoming a diver. Number one on list is the time required to get certified. The second runner-up is that diving is expensive. These are common objections that I often run into. Cost seems to be the major sticking point, or is it? Diving is not cheap, but most adventure pursuits are not. In many places diving has taken on a status more in-line with "yachting" or "sky diving" than a something just about anyone participate in. Is this perception keeping potential ...
Sunday Services SCUBA Dive Report
PSD - 25 days 3 hours ago.
The weather was overcast, but warm; diving reports from Wednesday from Veterans Park were of dismal conditions, including large rolling waves. I was really thinking about staying home, but I had good feelings about today. I got to Terranea Resort about 20 minutes late, but parking was no problem. Reverend Al, Steve and Donna the […]...
Rejoice for ’Our Florida Reefs’
JudiHope - 27 days 1 hour ago.
The Florida Reefs are getting some much needed attention this summer and far beyond 2014. With the release of the 'Our Florida Reefs' campaign, May of 2014 marked the month that public service announcements are rallying to increase......