Drake Weston

Hey guys! I'm Drake, an Assistant Instructor here at Extreme Sports. Being one of the two service technicians at the dive center, some of my professional qualifications include SDI Assistant Instructor, Scubapro Service Pro Technician, TDI Nitrox Gas Blender, TDI O2 Service Technician, and I'm planning to further my professional education in the next coming years. I have a passion for travel and one day I would like to reach my goal of diving off every continent. For any questions give me a shout: drake@westonfamilycompanies.com

First Response Training International

First Response Training International is a world class organization providing training for layperson rescuers in schools, businesses, and public areas. FRTI offers cutting edge curriculums designed to prepare individuals to handle emergency situations and save lives. As of today, Extreme Sports is now offering training through FRTI. We have four new FRTI instructors qualified to …

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How to keep track of your dive gear…

it’s simple, right? Wrong. After a newly certified or advanced diver purchases some new dive gear, the hardest part about maintaining that new gear isn’t actually taking care of it properly, it is being able to locate and find it. Diving is a relatively small recreational sport with about 1% of the world’s population ever …

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Which Courses Should you Take as a NEW Diver?

advanced courses = diving experience After a newly certified Open Water SCUBA Diver finishes his/her course. They might be asking themselves what is next. As an employee of Extreme Sports, I would love to sell every new diver an advanced course right after they complete their Open Water. However, this is not the “Extremeology”,as we …

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Hose Failures – It Happens More Than You’d Think

we’re able to prevent accidents from occuring. One of the most important skills in diving is learning how to be aware of your surroundings on a dive. When it comes to a hose failure, you might have small failures that are barely noticeable; or maybe a hose that decides to ‘split’ open. Both of these …

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Identifying Yourself Underwater – For your Buddy?

fear of being lost No matter how long you’ve been SCUBA diving, we all have that fear of losing our dive buddy at the worst time. Whether this has or hasn’t happened to your group, it’s bound to happen. The best way to prevent this from happening is to identify yourself. Let’s look at a …

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5 Reasons why you Should buy your own Gear

introduction When we take on a sport like SCUBA diving, we soon may find it is not a ‘cheap’ hobby. While this may be true, it does not have to necessarily be an expensive hobby either. For some people, renting gear can be a better choice for what they’re wanting to do in diving – …

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