- Week 1 (Feb 22-March 1)
- Week 2 (March 1-March 8)
- Full 2-week trip (Feb 22-March 1)
- Cozumel Trip-Summer
I caught Justin a few weeks ago at work and ambushed him telling him that it was his turn to answer questions. I must admit he knew it was coming but I didn’t give him any other warning than it was coming so I think I kind of stumped him with questions but he came up with answers so it worked out great. Besides, sometimes it is fun to catch people off guard because you get fun answers… lol. So up next in the Instructor Interview sessions is Justin Weston.
How did you get started diving?
I went everywhere with dad and his dive partner and the dive instructor. I have always wanted to because I’ve always been fascinated with wrecks.
How long have you been diving?
Since I was 12 Continue reading→
Small business Saturday
We would like to give everyone a big thank you for helping us have a great day! We also want to give a big congratulation to Steve Gregg for being the winner of the Turquoise Bay Resort Vacation!
Now that you are Scuba Certified, what can you do next? Well, we have just the information for you! In this post you’re going to learn about the Specialty Scuba Certifications that you can partake in.
Scuba Diving from boats is an everyday occurrence. Whether on a private vessel or one of the many charter dive boats available worldwide, divers are frequently not aware of the special procedures and etiquette used when boat diving. The SDI Boat Diver course will introduce you to some different types of boat diving and the skills needed to plan and conduct a boat dive with maximum safety. The list of skills and knowledge you will obtain during this course is long and includes Continue reading→
With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, remember to take time to remember what you’re thankful for. Extreme Sports Scuba wants you to know to that we are very Thankful for all of you. We hope that you have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.
Keep in mind that Saturday is Small Business Saturday and we’re celebrating you. Please stop and see us.
And a few Quick reminders:
December 5th is the Dive Club Meeting
December 10th is a Try it Tuesday
A few times now in different posts I have referred to Try it Tuesday. Plus the instructors always mention that it is best to try out scuba diving in a controlled environment. So just what is a Try it Tuesday you ask? Well you’re in for a treat.
Try it Tuesday is an opportunity for an individual who is thinking about giving scuba diving a try to come into a swimming pool environment, strap on the gear, and “give it a try.”
If you missed the November Dive club meeting, again, you missed a great meeting. As I’ve said before, we know how to eat and we know how to eat well. This month’s meeting started off with dinner from Gringo’s.
Tuesday November 12,2013, there will be a Try it Tuesday at Five Mile Camp. If you know someone who is considering diving and would like to try it, this is definitely the place and time to give it a try. If you have any questions, please contact the Dive Shop.
December Dive Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. A suggestion was made to do a bake sale to help raise money for Christmas for Kids. If you have any suggestions or ideas, let the Dive Shop know.
Kayaks: Extreme Sports Scuba is working on getting new Kayak rentals for 2014. That means that soon the 2013 rentals will be cleaned up and up for sale. Keep your eyes open if you’re interested!
New Website: The website has been under construction for a few months know. You should check it out and definitely take the “SCUBA Quiz.” Check back regularly for new and improved items on the great new website!
Photo Contest is still going on over on the Facebook Site. If you are interested in adding your photo or if you haven’t voted yet, please head over now and sign up/vote! Remember the winning photo will be displayed on the outdoor sign where a photo of Deb & Grady currently resides.
Now that we are all coming off of our sugar high from Halloween and finally made it into the month of November, we’re all waiting for that turkey. Here’s to the tryptophan-induced coma that comes at the end of the month.
I’m sure most everyone has walked into a store these days and noticed the Christmas displays that have been haunting the aisles for over a month now. We definitely don’t want to jump holidays and forget about Thanksgiving, but Saturday, November 2, 2013, we made an exception.
Saturday night was the first ever Newton County Christmas for Kids Bonfire and Chili Cook-off. The event was created as a way to raise funds for the kids of Newton County. Deb & Grady Weston hosted the fundraising event at their house. Chili cook-off contestants made a pot of their best chili, paid $10 to enter their chili in the cook-off and let the judges do their job.
I caught Grady at the Dive club meeting in October but Deb was a little busy so I told her I’d catch her another time. Sunday October 20, 2013, while tailgating at the KC Chiefs game, Deb was sitting in a chair next to me and I figured that was as good of time as any to hit her up with the interview questions. I asked her if she minded and she said absolutely not, she was game.
How did you get started diving?
Grady’s classes were bought at an auction. His instructor kept bugging me and bugging me to come try it out so I did an intro to prove I could do it. Then I found out I loved it.
How long have you been diving?
Fall is in the air. Not only does fall bring with it cooler temperatures, holidays, and shorter days, but it brings on Football Season. I was raised up that there were 2 teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and anyone who could beat the Oakland Raiders. Although Dan La Due pointed out to me this weekend there are times when you hope Oakland wins a game.
Along with Scuba Diving, there are other elements that make us up as individuals. I have noticed in the short time I’ve been able to hang out with the Extreme Sport Scuba divers that there are a lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans. In fact, the Weston’s and La Due’s are season ticket holders. Dan is a Red Coater and Grady will receive his Red Coat in December.
You might be asking what a Red Coater is, well get ready to be wowed. The Kansas City Chief Red Coaters is a community-service based organization that for 50 years has served the city, surrounding communities, the region and of course the KC Chiefs. They also get to be on the field to express their support on game day by holding flags as the Chief players enter the field at Arrowhead Stadium.
This weekend Mark and I had the opportunity to experience a Kansas City Chiefs game Extreme Sports Style.
Prior to kick off there was a lot of tailgating fans. Dan walked us around and introduced us to a lot of the fans. There were all kinds of party buses and even hearses that had caskets made into bar-b-q grills. These people know how to get down and have a good time.