Today’s blog post brought to you by Brian Head.
I have been watching as folks have mourned Grady Weston. I knew I wanted to say something but it took me a minute to process and figure out what to say. For those of you that don’t know him you probably won’t understand this post but for those of you that know Grady, you will know… Grady is a tough nut to crack. At one moment tough and unyielding and the next taking the shirt from his back to help someone he barely knew. I first got to know Grady and Deb in 2006 on a dive trip to Belize. This was my first trip and yes there are stories. That trip cemented a friendship that endured. It’s been repeated over and over but it’s not only true but remarkable, “once you were a friend you were family”. I came away from that trip knowing exactly who I wanted to dive with and spend my vacations with. 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.
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?
Hello everyone! Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend, it has several meanings for people. It is a federal holiday in the United States, observed on the last Monday in May. It commemorates the U.S. men and women who died while in military service.
For most people is it the official start of the summer season. Here at Extreme Sports SCUBA, this weekend, besides being a time to remember the people that died while in service to our country, it starts the local dive season and the start of Open Water classes open water dives at Beaver Lake. Continue reading
Blah blah blah blah. Something something something That didn’t work in high school, I don’t think my favorite blogger will like it either. For those of you out there that read Nicole’s Blog, you know she has a small cadre of mini bloggers around her that write the most wonderful and exciting stories for her to post. There are times when she decides to do a blog a day and she will ask for our assistance.
Sometimes she will have to remind us a time or two or twenty. She is always afraid she is hounding us too hard. But we all love her and don’t mind writing a blog or blogs for her. Sometimes she just needs to use that cattle prod on us. Sometimes we forget. And other times we forget what we were writing about.
I try to read every blog she posts as soon as I see they are posted. Continue reading
Goin’ Fishing, since we can’t spend all of our time underwater while on vacation. We have to find other activities to fill our time when we can’t be diving. Like many other four state divers, I grew up fishing, swimming, boating, and canoeing on the lakes, rivers, and creeks in our area. As a diver, I’ve always tried to go by the take only pictures and leave only bubbles philosophy. Though I have invited about every lobster I’ve seen while diving to dinner. But alas, none have taken me up on my offer. I get a bit of fishing fever when I see the fishing boats coming and going or the sport fishing tournaments.
There are 45 species of Seahorses. The genus name is “Hippocampus”, this comes from the ancient greek hippokampos, hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”.
Seahorses are found in shallow tropical and temperate salt water throughout the world. They live in sheltered areas such as seagrass, coral reefs, and mangroves. They range in size from a ½ inch to 14 inches and resemble a horse with their bent neck and long nose. Continue reading