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→
Let’s play a little game… It’s called Have you Met Dan?
But this year, we actually got him!
January 17th is Dan’s Birthday. Mark your calendars!! And this year he turned the big 6-0. He told Carlene he didn’t want any surprises on his birthday, no birthday party, no big fuss. And… he thought he got by with it… That is until……
Jump forward a little over a month and he and Carlene had plans to go on the first week trip to Cozumel. So plans were made to have a surprise birthday party for him while in Cozumel. Carlene hit Deb up for help and the plans moved forward.
Now, Deb and her entourage stood in front of the banner and had people “sneak” over to sign the card. They stood in front of the card like they were having a good conversation so as to keep Dan out of the loop. Continue reading→
If you’re keeping track, we’ve now finished the month of February. Gosh, where is the year going? Before you know it we’ll be bringing in the New Year. Time, please do us all a favor and SLOW DOWN! If you remember in January we did a Post Recap, mainly because we had 31 blog posts for the month. However, we thought it might be fun to track our posts throughout this year.
Here we are, doing a blog recap for February, that way if you missed a post, they are all right here at your fingertips! Now, compared to last month, we had considerably less blog posts. For one… there are only 28 days in February, but for two we didn’t blog every day. This month we had 5 blog posts with 2 reposts to Facebook. Links to all 7 posts are below. Click on the picture to read them in case you missed out!
As most of you know (and if not I’m letting you in on a secret) we still have a group trip going on in Cozumel right now. Who is jealous? Especially of those who went for 2 weeks and missed out on the nasty cold weather last week. Since we still have a group in Cozumel, I thought it might be fun to do another post on Cozumel.
Today we’re going to feature the Statues that are underwater just to the right of Cozumel Marine World.
Last year when we had a group down there, Deb and I were diving off the shore from the Cozumel Marine World Pier. That day we had a couple different groups go out. Everyone kind of dispersed in multiple directions. Deb and I went right. Not too far from the pier, we came across three statues. We knew one was Jacques Cousteau, but the other two were a mystery. Once we were back, I started doing some research and we found out that the woman statue was Sylvia Earl and the other male statue was Ramón Bravo. So the question is, just who are these people? I’m so glad you guys ask these questions ;). Today let’s focus on Jacques Cousteau.
Jacques Cousteau is kind of known as the Father of SCUBA Diving. Continue reading→
Hello from beautiful Cozumel. We’re sitting in the lobby of Hotel Cozumel. We hear a rumor that you may have ice back home. Don’t worry we have ice here too, in our drinks.
Our trip started with a 5 am flight out of Tulsa. After arriving in Cozumel, and getting through the airport and immigration, we took a short bus ride to the hotel. We checked in, grabbed a bite of lunch, and then headed to the swim beach to do our checkout dive and maybe another dive or two. Then back to the room to unpack, clean up, and off to dinner. After a wonderful and exhausting day, it was time to head off to the room to get some much need sleep.
Up early the next morning for a 6:30 am breakfast, then to meet the dive boat at the dock at 7:45 to get loaded and off before 8:00 to Cozumel’s world-famous dive sites. Continue reading→
Since there is a group of people getting ready to leave the country and head to Mexico, today is the perfect time to address some of the most commonly forgotten items.
Never Leave Home Without It! Okay, that might be a bit extreme, but if you are going on a dive trip, this is your ticket between getting to dive and not getting to dive. So maybe that should be restated to say, never leave home on a dive trip without it.
One good backup plan is to get yourself registered online through SDI so that you can download a digital copy. Remember, this card is the difference between giant striding off that boat and sitting there riding the waves. Continue reading→
I’m not sure about you but I feel like January came and went like a whirlwind. It seems like we were just announcing the January plan and BAM! It’s gone. I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who helped me out by writing guest posts…
Without the help of these wonderful people, my 31 days of blogging might have been a little sparce. We all collaborated, discussed, and started writing. I set a deadline that I needed all blog posts submitted to me by December 1, 2017. I knew that deadline wouldn’t stick, but it gave us something to work toward. By mid December I had 17 of those posts up and ready to go for January 1. WOW! I was amazed and I need to say thank you to everyone who helped me with that.
I had the last post in my possession as of January 19th. So… we didn’t meet my deadline but I’m telling you… this was a major accomplishment! I’m in shock that my people love me that much! Okay okay, so maybe my people love you that much since you are the reader of the blog and we did this for you!
Next comes the interesting part… to Deb and me at least… Continue reading→
February 7 & 9 – Five Mile Pool reserved for Refreshers & Intros
February 8 – Computer Nitrox Class, 5:30 p.m.
February 17-24 and/or February 24-March 3 – Group trip to Cozumel
March 1 – Extreme Dive Club Meeting
March 16 & 17 – Nevada Home & Leisure Show
April 5 – Extreme Dive Club Meeting
April 10, 12, 17, & 19 – Open Water SCUBA Class
April 21 & 22 – Trails for Kids
April 27 & 28 – Annual Sale Continue reading→
February 18 a group of 20 set off on a grand adventure for Cozumel Mexico. What am I talking about… this is the yearly, get out of the fly over states crummy weather! The funny part of the whole thing was, they didn’t leave us in snow this year. We were only about 10 degrees cooler in Missouri than they were in Cozumel. The big difference was the evenings.
This year on the dive boat we had 3 dive masters. This is George. We’ve had him before… he’s not new.
This Jimi. He was new for us. I’m sure we left him scratching his head a few times but we sure liked him. He’s welcome back on our boat anytime!!
Finally we had Jeremiah. He said he remembers us. Is that a good thing or a bad thing… you be the judge! Remember a few years ago there was a cab driver that recognized Deb. Just saying. Anyway, we liked him really well also so he’s welcome aboard our boat again too.
This is Jimi again. Doesn’t he have gorgeous hair? He told us it was for the girls.
Hi, So I’ve been telling you about all this gear, and maybe even trying to fit into some of it… don’t ask, just read the blog post…. Trust me! Anyway I think it is fun to see all the combinations that our divers choose in dive gear. Remember that all dive gear is a personal choice, and if you have any questions about any of the dive gear you see listed here or in any of our blog posts, come in and talk to us, we’re happy to help answer questions. And if you see one of our staff divers diving with a piece of equipment that you are curious about, ask them, they’re always willing to tell you why they chose what they did. With that said, let’s find out how Chuck Beaver dives.
What I wear:
SCUBAPRO, is there any other way? I’m saying that because I’ve been able to find what feels good, and believe me, I’ve had on other
Twin Jet fins with springs. Once you have the spring straps you’ll go no other way. For keeping all together, I go with a Knighthawk BC. I get the stability I need and the comfort. How about keeping warm? The hooded vest helps keep me warm. Hard sole boots also help with warmth but make it so the rocks don’t hurt as well. I dive a 7/5 semi dry suit to keep me cozy most of the cool or colder days.
All this is good, but what about keeping alive? I breath off of a MK25/S600 combo and an air two does the truck. Also you need to know how much air you have so I add an Aladin 3H and a compass in the console. Because of these, I haven’t been out of air or lost in all my years of diving.
Two more things that are important to me are my mask with lenses so I can see. I dive with a Solara mask with prescription lenses so I can see it all.
I keep everything contained in my SCUBAPRO Caravan Bag. As my buddy Doug Lord would say, “Why aren’t we diving?”