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Scuba Checklist

Night Before Plug in Rechargeable Light Battery / Change backup batteries Charge Scooter Battery (if you have one) Don't Forget to bring Scuba certification card (if you need gas fills) DAN Card (just in case) Dive Log & RDP Crab License Headlamp (if at night) What to Wear to the Dive Site Sweatpants Swimsuit (if in [...]

By | 2014-04-25T12:22:40-07:00 April 25th, 2014|Resources|Comments Off on Scuba Checklist

What to Expect on Open Water Night One

Typically Open Water Classes are either taught in two ways: Four Days of Classroom & Pool, 1 Weekend of Open Water Dives (e.g. Tues/Thurs, Tues/Thurs & Sat/Sun for Open Waters) Intensive: Two Full Weekends, actually starting on Friday evening. For the regular four day class, please come prepared to your first night having completed the Knowledge [...]

By | 2014-04-24T18:58:47-07:00 April 22nd, 2014|Resources|Comments Off on What to Expect on Open Water Night One

What to Expect on Your Open Water Dives

We will do Open Waters at Alki Cove 1 or Cove 2 (depending on the crowd). We'll be having LOTS of FUN, but there are a few things that will make that even more fun: Get some nice warm tea / cocoa / soup and enjoy it before you arrive BRING HOT WATER to warm yourself up [...]

By | 2014-04-24T19:02:54-07:00 April 22nd, 2014|Resources|Comments Off on What to Expect on Your Open Water Dives

Survival Swim

Objective: To keep yourself on the surface for 10 minutes. Value: This ensures that you are able comfortable in the water and able to care for yourself in the event of a minor equipment problem. Steps to Perform: Relax Tread water for 10 minutes

By | 2014-04-21T22:41:48-07:00 April 9th, 2014|Skills|Comments Off on Survival Swim

Equalize Your Ears

Objective: To safely and with NO PAIN whatsoever, equalize your ears for going underwater. Value: This skill is very important to snorkeling, skin diving and scuba diving in that it allows you to AVOID the pain of jumping into the bottom of the pool your remember as a kid. What happened there is that you [...]

By | 2014-04-21T22:41:49-07:00 April 9th, 2014|Skills|Comments Off on Equalize Your Ears