Put on your seatbelt because we are quickly approaching the end of the year. For some, this time of year seems to fly by while for others it seems to drag on. Three months with 4 holidays and BAM, the cold of winter.
We’ve already passed one holiday, next up, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and to be thankful. Most people even tend to prefer Thanksgiving over Christmas. Why? Because the stress of buying presents for people is removed. It’s all about spending time with family and celebrating.
Family is an interesting thing. The dictionary definition states this:
- A group of parents and children living together in one household
- All the descendants of a common ancestor.
But we’ve all learned at one point or another that family isn’t always blood. Continue reading
I alternately wanted to title this blog post… “Daddy, are you done yet? Daddy, are you done diving yet?”
If you weren’t with us on Sunday down at Beaver Lake, I have one question for you… Why not? We had a load of fun as you might be able to tell from the alternate blog post title. I so wish this blog editor allowed for emoji’s because I want to ask this question… who wants to know what’s up the alternate title. Then I want to add the raised hand emoji. But alas, that’s not an option. Oh well.
I think you can safely say we have WAY toooooooo much fun when we’re all together. Someone may slip and fall, someone may get their camera commandeered, and better yet, someone might be yelled at by their son. You just never know what to expect around this bunch.
So alternate title story… Shawn Doty participated in the underwater pumpkin carving portion of the day. Then he and another diver were going back out to get the dive flags. His little boy kept asking, “Daddy, are you done yet?” “Daddy, are you done diving yet?” Over and over between those 2 dives. It was hilarious! See, this is why I ask why you weren’t down there with us for this fun event! 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.
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.
SCUBAPRO Galileo HUD Hands-free Dive Computer
Today we’re going to do something a little different. While I could sit here and write a blog post on how Regulators are made… SCUBAPRO has made a video. To top that, they have a video by Rene Dupre discussing the differences between Diaphram vs Piston first stage. It is always fun to learn about the pieces of equipment that allow you to see the underwater world. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back and relax. The first message is a little over 8 minutes and the second is a little over 2 minutes. So 10 minutes of relaxing while learning about regulators. Continue reading