Its Valentine’s Day. Time to celebrate with one of Dean Martins’s favorite songs, slightly modified for this dive trip.
See the valve with the black shiny thing, that’s an O-ring (O-ring)
Put your Reg on the tank and make sure it’s all tight, save an O-ring (O-ring)
You can swim you can glide but you’d rather dive on the coral (coral) Continue reading
Another day of diving in the books. Today we dove Horseshoe and Cedar Pass.
As usual, our group is on the boat at 5 minutes until 8:00 AM ready for our 8 o’clock departure. We hang around a couple of more minutes to see if anyone else is coming. If you are on our dive boat 8 o’clock means be on the boat by 5 til 8. We head back to the pier at the dive shop to pick up more divers, they load up and away we go, only to turn around a few hundred yards into our trip to pick up 1 last, late diver. She gets on board and we are heading to Horseshoe for dive #1 of the day.
Great swim throughs at Horseshoe, a bit of current, few turtles, and 1 turtle that came down from the surface straight at me. Really cool video and pics, if I would have had my camera. But lucky our friend Doug Lord has the video. Continue reading
As divers and visitors to Mexico, we like to respect and observe the local customs. The siesta is one of the easiest customs to respect.
Waking up twice a day, that’s the way it works for some of in Paradise. Whether a siesta in a hammock on the beach, or in a lounge chair by the pool, or in the cool comfort of your bed back in your room.
Your dive day in Cozumel starts by waking up maybe around 6ish in the morning. This initial wake up may not always be a full-blown wide awake. You gather your dive gear and trudge down to breakfast for your first meal of the day. Next, we take out gear down to the dock to await the dive boat. Continue reading
For those of you living under a rock, the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 54.
Anyway, It’s time for Cozumel dive trips now!
We got to Cozumel on Friday, took a lazy day on Saturday. On Sunday we headed out to dive Caves then off to Tormentos for our second dive of the day.
On our first day, we say 2 Eagle Rays, and yes, Deb Weston was happy, 2 octopuses (octopi?), 2 Splendid Toad Fish, a tiny Pipe Seahorse, and so much more. Overall just a wonderful day of diving. Continue reading
Do the winter blues have you feeling blah? Are you ready for some sun, sand, water, and fun? Well… Have you ever tried SCUBA Diving? I can’t promise the sun and the sand, but we can help you with the water and fun! How? Oh gosh, I’m so glad you asked, it makes my job easier!
Welcome to 2020. We are 8 days into the New Year and it’s already been an interesting one. But today, let’s focus on the annual New Year’s Day dive. This dive signifies the new year. It helps ensure we start the new year off correctly.
So this year we started the morning with 11 divers and 19 bystanders (on land). Kind of like 1-1-19 (the date) but it’s the wrong year. I kept hoping someone would quickly come, but by the end, we had 16 divers and 19 on land. The weather wasn’t bad for this time of year. The high came in at 54˚F. The wind was a bit chilly, but that’s pretty decent. If you remember back to 2018 we had windchills right around 0˚F. We called that year off and brought it in at the shop with food.
For the most part, we’ll let the photos do the talking. But yes, every once in a while there will be words. Enjoy!
Today officially marks 1 week until Christmas. I have to admit that it makes me a little sad. In no time flat, our Christmas decorations will be put up for another year. And then we’re stuck with January. I may not be a fan of January.
It is definitely time to make sure you’ve crossed off your Christmas Bucket List. Make sure you get all those sweets baked. Remember, when January comes it is time to go on that horrible four-letter word… diet.
Let’s not focus on January though… Let’s move back a little and talk a little more about Newton County Christmas for Kids. A while back, as in earlier this fall, we discussed Newton County Christmas for Kids, around the time of the Chili Cookoff. (Just because it snowed, it is still considered fall until December 22, 2019, based off google and the internet.)
Newton County Christmas for Kids was founded 9 years ago to make a better Christmas for the kids of Newton County (Missouri). Last year alone the organization was able to help over 800 kids in the Newton County communities + 200 Head Start Kids.