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FAQ: Children and Diving

FAQ: Children and Diving

How young is too young? This can be one of those questions with many answers. Although there are programs out there that do allow children to start some kind of Scuba as early as 8, we recommend 12 years of age is the earliest. Parents should keep in mind that 12 may be the minimum age many factors should be addressed before deciding if your child is ready for Scuba. Physically: Children need to pass the same health questionnaire as adults and may need approval by a doctor before div …
2016 Sep 12th
Technical Diving: Where to start

Technical Diving: Where to start

You've seen them at the dive site. Those divers with all the extra tanks, they spend twice as long as everyone else to plan and gear up for their dive. What the heck is all that gear for? How do I take the next step to become a "tech" diver?What is Technical diving? Still considered Recreational Diving, Technical Diving goes above and beyond the traditional Sport Diver levels. Technical diving requires more training, more practice and more gear. Most people assume that technical divers are al …
2016 May 4th

Local Dive Activities for the winter

The snow tires are on, the holiday season is over and your dive gear is collecting dust. Here are a few ideas to keep up with your diving until diving season is with us again.1. Take a refresher- A confined water refresher is a great way to get back into diving after a long break(1-5 years since your last dive). Usually 2 hours, it takes place at NAIT pool. The refresher will not only review your basic open water skills but also help you improve them. Skills focused on dive safety, hand sig …
2015 Dec 30th
​Top 10 Reasons Santa should bring me dive gear this year...

​Top 10 Reasons Santa should bring me dive gear this year...

Top 10 Reasons Santa should bring me dive gear this year... 1. It’s life support, stress-relieving equipment. 2. It’s shiny. 3. My current gear is considered antique. 4. All my dive buddies have one. 5. I’ll never be an astronaut, this is the next best thing. 6. Off-gassing is considered a good thing. 7. Need to prepare for global warming. 8. Breathing underwater is its own superpower. 9. I work better “under pressure”. 10. I can’t hear my spou …
2015 Dec 8th
Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers

Need to fill the Christmas stocking of the Scuba Diver on your list?Here is a few ideas to get you started$10 or lessSeaGold or SeaDrops Mask Defog $9Fish Id Cards $10TDO Dive Log Book $8Mini Tank key chain with o-rings $9Pewter Key-chains $9Dry Wallet $6$20 or lessFranko Dive Maps $12Reef fish identification book pocket size $15Reef Safe Sunscreen $9-$15Witz Dry case $12Travel BCD or Wetsuit Hanger $18Pewter Necklace $19.95Water activated tank marker $10-14$40 or lessScap $403-ring Log Book Bin …
2015 Nov 25th