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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in Fiji?
Indulge in luxury this Thanksgiving in Fiji, the soft coral capital of the world. With access to two different reef systems and a house reef, your stay at Paradise Taveuni includes unlimited diving, gourmet meals and 7 nights accommodation in large lavish bures, traditional Fijian bungalows. Trip also includes all rental gear supplied by us, one core certification during the trip and a gourmet Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.
When: November 18th (departure from LAX) to the 27th Want to see all the details?
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H3 SeaBear - why is it so awesome?
So you have you have finished your open water certification and wanted to be as cool and safe as your instructor, or maybe you have been diving for a while without a computer or the computer you have been diving with does not have all the sweet new features that advances in technology has brought to the diving community. Whatever your situation is, it may be the right time for you to invest in one of the most important pieces of your diving gear - Your dive computer. Of course there is a wide variety of computers out there and an overwhelming number of choices you can pick from but let me take a moment to tell you what my recommendation is and why the Searbear H3 is such a great computer. Besides the obvious fashion element of it (as some of you may know I am a model so the fashion side of it is always important), it is just slighter larger than the apple watch, but way cooler than one. It has a bright color OLED screen that even in California's sometimes challenging visibility can be easily read. The compass is one of the best out there and has a cool tilt feature that makes it easier to read and use, you can even use it on your hikes outside of the water.
Trade Up Your Scuba Gear by Autumn Kendrick
It's the BIG SUMMER SALE going on now!
Up to 50% Store-Wide - Started Today Until June 30th 7PM
Citizen Scientist Eco-Divers
Unite The Light by Ian Wells
SCUBA Diving for me has always been a journey of discovery. My parents were both certified and
as a pre-teenage child they introduced me to the sport in our own backyard pool. Flash forward to 2004, at age 22, I went on vacation to Hawaii, and with a friends enthusiasm and my cherished memories about diving, I decided to get certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. I loved it. This was something that I worked for and earned. But, I didn't stay connected. I lived too far away and didn't reach out to other divers to continue my adventures in diving.
7 years had passed. I moved forward with other interests and curiosities, but eventually with a friends help I wondered back into another dive shop. Eco Dive Center staff and instructors were friendly and welcoming and quickly I dove back in. I took an Advanced Open Water class it was much like starting over. Everything was new to me. The gear, the boats, SCUBA techniques, I was fascinated by all of it and I didn't want to lose it again.
So I stayed involved. I attended dive club meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. Rescue Diver and Divemaster certifications quickly followed, I was hooked. Continuing my education became very important to me and I was learning a lot. What you learn at each level in the PADI curriculum builds upon it's previous courses and all of it is so much fun.
In my professional career outside of SCUBA diving you can work your whole life and never get your due. You can push yourself and stay in the same place without advancement or recognition. But with PADI, when you study and follow their structure, and perform the skills and dives necessary, you can earn that next level. You can reach further. I set my sights on becoming a Master Instructor. It's a lifetime commitment to what I love. The people I've met along the way, coupled with tons of fascinating dive experiences so far, I just can't say enough about how exciting it all has been. Teaching is the greatest responsibility and blessing I've ever felt.
Presently, I'm an instructor with Eco Dive Center and still continuing my education through online learning, shadowing other senior instructors, and staying involved in diving and dive shop operations. This is my journey. I love diving, learning from others, and giving back to fellow divers. Please remember to dive responsibly, continue your education for your own enjoyment and preparation for the future. Reach out to fellow divers to stay involved so we all can have a extra buddy out there. This is one of many experiences for our lifetime and I'm delighted I get to be a part of it on a daily basis. Thank you to all the divers out there that reached out to keep me involved.
Pacific Explorers starts
Ex-Sport Chalet Instructor Writes: Toto we're no longer in Kansas.
When notice was given that SC was to be no longer, I saw a major speed bump in my diving career. As it is often said, "When one door closes another opens." The SC door closed and the Eco Dive Center door opened. Although, during the transition period seemed like a tornado had touched down; the Eco Dive Center family led me down the proper yellow brick road.
Once accepted to the fold, I realized I was no longer in Kansas. I was in a true dive shop. What seemed to be routine was not. I was in an environment that sooth neoprene, steel, and air. Was I dreaming? Or, was I in SCUBA OZ? Did the lion become brave or did the scarecrow have a brain? No matter, the people at the shop always seem to direct me to the Emerald City.
The air tanks were full, the masks were clear, and I was going to be teaching again. The staff's knowledge was beyond basic and there were no ugly monkeys to content with. Was I happy for the tornado? I am of the opinion that Auntie M will not see Toto for a long while.
For today, I am expecting to reside within the confines of the Emerald City. Within the walls the tanks are filled and the knowledge to be gained is enormous, plus I do not expect another tornado. Hope to see you soon in green or yellow neoprene.
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Deep Diver Certification 8/27 & 28
As an Advanced Open Water Diver, you've been confined to a maximum operational depth of 100 feet. Sure there's a lot to love in that range, but 100 feet is still only scratching the surface of what diving has to offer you. There's a mystique to the deep and when you're a new diver just breaking through that 60-foot barrier feels like you're exploring to a new realm. The allure of going deep doesn't end when you've been there once. There are wrecks, unique coral and fish-sights you won't find anywhere else. Ask experienced deep divers and you'll hear the enthusiasm in their voices as well as the respect for the serious nature of deep diving.
In the Deep Diver course you'll learn about the physiology of pushing beyond the 100-foot range. Under the supervision of instructors who have the training and experience to guide you, you'll venture into the deep water and discover first hand what's there. After completing the course you will be prepared to plan deep dives down to the recreational limit of 130 feet and you'll know how to manage the special challenges of being there. Learn More
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