After the group arrived for the first week, they did some shore dives to do weight checks and get comfortable with their equipment before heading out on the boat the next day. Continue reading
After the group arrived for the first week, they did some shore dives to do weight checks and get comfortable with their equipment before heading out on the boat the next day. Continue reading→
I became a certified SCUBA Diver in 1990 as I have shared many times throughout the blog. That means that I have been a certified SCUBA diver for 28 years this year. In that time, I have had the opportunity to dive with multiple different dive gear combinations. Last year we did a feature of our favorite SCUBA Products. One of my favorites was my Black Twin Jet Fins.
A few years ago when the Seawing Nova fins were offered in purple, Nicole bought a pair. Around that time, I started thinking I needed to try them again. They had recently been redesigned, so it was time to give them a try again. Eventually, I bought myself a pair in white. After using those Twin Jet Fins for over 10 years, it is really hard to use a different pair of fins.
As many of you may know, we just returned from a 15-day dive trip to Cozumel in early March. Before I left, I decided to take the White Seawing Nova Fins to try as well as my trusty Black Twin Jet Fins. Continue reading→
Be considerate to other divers as well as boat personnel by following these suggestions:
You are getting certified to SCUBA Dive, the question is, what SCUBA gear should you buy first? Dive Boots, Wet Suit, Computer, Mask, etc. It can all be so overwhelming and there is so much out there on the market, how do you know what you want? First things first. Sign up for your open-water SCUBA certification classes with Extreme Sports SCUBA.
Now, that you are signed up for classes, we can help! Our recommendation is always to try as much dive gear as you can before you buy. There are a few things though that you should buy first. Here is what we recommend as your first pieces of dive gear, in the order you should consider them.
You want to become SCUBA certified, now what? As a dive instructor, the thing that I most enjoy is seeing new divers come out of the water with a mile long smile, realizing what they have just accomplished. But the question is,
First, you must sign up for the class. Come by Extreme Sports SCUBA to sign up for the course and fill out waivers and file folder. While you are here, you will set-up classroom and pool schedule. Don’t let that word “classroom” scare you off! At the time of sign-up, you are given “homework,” an open-water manual and knowledge questions to take home and read and answer at your own convenience. Again, don’t let that word homework scare you off. It’s not scary, promise.
There are five chapters,
After this is complete, you will come in for 2 classroom sessions. Each of these sessions are about 3 hours in length. Then, time for your 2 pool sessions. However, we will schedule more sessions if needed, and don’t feel bad if you feel you need more time in the pool. We want you to feel comfortable and we want you to succeed. The pool sessions take about 2 1/2 hours.
Drake Weston turns 18 today, Happy Birthday to you.
And today’s blog post is about Drake.
When you have a family that is in the SCUBA business, you end up at one time or another teaching another family member to SCUBA dive.
Drake, grandson of Grady and I, grew up around SCUBA. With a father and grandparents as instructors, it was known that eventually, he would learn to dive as well. He started out using a Sassy (surface assisted youth unit) when he was around 5 years old. He even got to use it in Cozumel. Continue reading→
You may have heard me talk about diving in Cozumel a lot, that’s because Grady and I have been to Cozumel around fifty times. Yes, that’s a 5 and a 0. It is still one of my favorite dive destinations. When people ask me where they should go for their first destination dive trip, Cozumel is always my first answer.
One of the big pros about Cozumel is you can do deep dives as well as nice shallow dives. There is always lots of fish life and the water always has at least 100′ of visibility. While some people certify while in the ocean, I suggest getting certified in the lake. Why? Well, because you’ll appreciate the visibility that much more.
One of the best reasons to dive is to see what other’s can’t see on land. What do you see? Turtles, nurse sharks, moray eels, angel fish, parrot fish, and sometimes even seahorses. And yes, I said sharks. Don’t let those sharks scare you. Sharks are an amazing creature and the sharks we dive with are very docile.