October 12 – Christmas for Kids Chili Cookoff (We will also have a toy box set up in the store for donations)
In the past, you’ve probably seen this photo…
We have tossed around multiple ideas on what to blog about today. Today, do you know what today’s date is? September 11. 9/11. Do you remember where you were this day 18 years ago? Our older generations of divers were there. This is another one of those days that will have significant meaning in our lives, forever.
It will fall in line with
- December 7, 1941, the bombing at Pearl Harbor.
- D-Day (June 6, 1944) the Storming of Normandy. A turning point in WWII
- JFK’s assassination (November 22, 1963)
- April 19, 1995 – OKC Bombing
And these are to only name a few. These dates had significant impacts on our lives. And when 9/11/01 happened, the world has never been the same. Continue reading
Let me restate that… Stories Galore. Seriously! I know we’ve mentioned this before, but if you hang with us, you’ll have stories. I can’t stress this enough. This year proved to be no different. In fact, we might have had enough stories for 2 years.
If you have ever thought of going on a group trip, I highly recommend it. Say you’re sitting on the fence trying to decide, go or no. Just GO! Then you will be first hand on the stories.
Yes, Lance, we were on the money here. Quick trigger finger. See… there’s a story. Continue reading
When asked to put together a blog post this week I didn’t hesitate at all. I started diving last November. Yes, I’m crazy to start as soon as the water is getting cold. I have a pretty strong aquatics background so scuba diving was always an interest of mine. It finally took a bit of pushing from my friend Chuck and an introduction to Grady at an NCRR breakfast to get me down to the dive shop to start my journey.
💥 A quick message to all divers 💥
The Magnehelic gauge is a unique device and tool used for testing and tuning your regulator. This tool displays the inhalation effort that a diver performs by taking a normal breath via inches of water.
Posted below are two photos showing the difference between one of Scubapro’s LOWER end regulator compared to another very POPULAR branded regulator (that we will not mention).
<— The left photo is Scubapro @ 1.2in
The right photo is the other @ 3.9in —>
This means that Scubapro’s LOWER end regulator takes 1/3 the effort to take a breath.
Why dive with 90’s SCUBA technology in 2019 when the technology is here that allows your dive to be more enjoyable and non-restrictive?
There is a new dive computer that SCUBAPRO has released, it is called The HUD (Heads Up Display). This is a Hands-Free computer that mounts on your mask. It works like the G2 computer by SCUBAPRO that was released a couple of years ago. The HUD mounts to your mask just above your right eye.
Our last trip to Cozumel in July 2019, I had the opportunity to try the new HUD dive computer. I had it installed on a SCUBAPRO Solara Mask. Before ever trying this, I was very skeptical.
- Would I be able to see it?
- Would it bother me on the dive? It is constantly in view after all.
Here we are, it’s back to school time. So today we’re going to talk about instructors… sound like a good idea? Think back to school… some of us will have to think back further than others, obviously, but think back to school. We all had those teachers we absolutely loved and some that we were okay when we were out of those classes. Even the most studious student had teachers they weren’t totally happy with. It’s just life.
Now apply that to SCUBA diving. Each instructor teaches differently. They all teach the same material, but maybe in a different way. Or maybe they focus on one part more than another. While I personally have my Master Diver certification, which means I’ve taken many classes… this summer has been where I have really seen the difference in instructor teachings. Continue reading
Hello from the beautiful island of Cozumel. I wish that I could tell you that we had a great day of diving, but today is the day that we return home. (Always the worst part of a trip to Cozumel.) I can tell you that we had great weather and some great diving.
How was the weather in Cozumel in July, you ask?
While our cellular phones are getting bigger and bigger, Dive computers are getting smaller and smaller. And the latest innovation by SCUBAPRO is a smaller dive computer. This new dive computer is a SCUBAPRO Galileo HUD (Heads Up Display) Hands-free dive computer. This newly designed dive computer is to allow you to be fully immersed in your dive. You will experience more freedom. This dive computer attaches directly to your mask. It uses an intuitive push-wheel knob to allow you to quickly navigate your customizable menu. The placement of the screen allows your essential dive information to stay right in front of you. The screen conveniently tilts up and out of the way before and after a dive.