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  • Diving Solo: Yes or No?
    June 1, 2021

    Diving Solo: Yes or No?

    The buddy system has been at the heart of recreational scuba diving since its very beginning. Nearly all new open water divers are taught to make pre-dive safety checks, practice descents and ascents, as well as perform air-sharing skills in buddy pairs. This, however, is not the only way to dive. Solo diving has become a preferred option for many scuba divers worldwide, with some of the major training agencies now offering solo and self-reliant diver training courses. Still, the topic of solo diving remains one of the most controversial in the scuba community.

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  • Continuing Education: 5 Signs That It Is Time to Take Your Next Scuba Course
    May 31, 2021

    Continuing Education: 5 Signs That It Is Time to Take Your Next Scuba Course

    For virtually every diver, there comes a point in their diving “career” when they need to go back to the classroom. Whether you are a novice diver, not confident enough in your abilities, or a scuba pro, starting to experience a bout of aquatic apathy, enrolling in additional scuba classes might be just the cure. Continuing your scuba education is a great way to advance your diving knowledge, build confidence, gain new and perfect existing skills, expand the horizons of your diving world and unlock a fresh passion for underwater exploration.

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  • Diving Certification Agencies Overview
    May 28, 2021

    Diving Certification Agencies Overview

    Scuba diving is a great way to explore the underwater world, but before taking a plunge into the deep blue with a tank behind your back, you need to get certified. Scuba certification is designed to provide aspiring divers with proper training and knowledge required to practice scuba diving safely and responsibly. Moreover, most dive shops will not rent or sell gear without proof of certification.

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  • Wreck Dive Training and Why It’s Important
    April 16, 2021

    Wreck Dive Training and Why It’s Important

    Wreck diving is among the favorite activities for many scuba divers of different skill and experience levels. It presents a great opportunity to explore a piece of history, engage in archeology and observe the creatures living in the wreck. Certain wrecks, however, are positioned in places that require additional training, for instance, deeper than recreational depth limits or in locations with strong currents. Moreover, even relatively shallow wrecks can still contain some hazards that inexperienced divers may not be aware of.
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  • March 24, 2021

    SCUBA Certification

    The other day I realized that I've been writing these blogs talking about what divers can do after they are certified but never wrote one on the actual certification process. This is actually starting to really puzzle me as the open water course is one of my favorites to teach. Certification starts first by signing up for a course, a list can be found here.
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  • March 24, 2021

    Ice Diving Course

    If you are not trained in proper ice diving techniques you should not say I am going to go out and do this with some friends. Ice diving is one of the more challenging aspects of diving and is not for the untrained. It all starts with learning the proper techniques and proper procedures for conducting an ice dive.
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  • March 24, 2021

    Rescue Diver Course

    Today I am going to talk about the rescue diver course. A few years ago I took the rescue course and after I completed it I felt I should have taken it much sooner than when I did. In the NAUI Open water course, students are taught the basic principles of the scuba rescue, in the rescue course this simple rescue is expanded.
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  • March 24, 2021

    I'm Certified, What's Next for Me?

    Many people always ask what is there to do after they finish their open water certification class. The simple answer is a lot. The not so simple answer involves all of the many different courses that are offered after certification. The next step in anyone's progression is the advanced diver course.
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  • March 23, 2021

    Why to go PRO

    I have been a dive leader for 3 years, 2 as a divemaster and 1 as an instructor and I could not be happier about going this route. People always ask why to go into dive leadership, some people look into it for the wrong reasons while others look into it for the right reasons. Dive leadership has many different certifications but the two most commonly certified are divemaster and instructor, if you choose to go for these levels you must be ready for hard work, determination, the successes that come and the failures that come as well.
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