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Nov 09, 2017

New Additions to Our Collection of Scuba Diving T-Shirts

I have been having fun steadily adding to our collection of tshirts for scuba divers. Perfect for wearing on the dive boat or while traveling to that next dive spot.

After all, you can't have too many dive shirts can you?

I hope you like them.

You can check out our full collection here.

Oct 13, 2017

Aqualung Regulator Check

Aqualung is concerned about a possible regulator gas flow failure during a dive with the Automatic Closer Device (ACD) yoke systems.

Models involved in the check are the Titan LX ACD Yoke Regulators, Core ACD Yoke Regulators and the Legend ACD or the Legend LX ACD Yoke Regulators.

According to Aqualung, for these regulators, a component of the ACD yoke system may not have been properly tightened to the recommended torque specification during manufacture.

If you have one of these regulators you should have it checked out by a qualified Aqua Lung service technician. For all the details go to aqualung.com and click on the red safety notices button on top.

Jul 07, 2017

Collapsible Water Bottle - 17 oz. Perfect For Travel And The Dive Boat

Our very own collapsible water bottle. Lightweight and made of silicone, it is perfect for travel, hiking, etc. It is also a great scuba gift idea for both the plane and the boat.

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May 20, 2017

Scuba Diving T Shirts For Men And Women - Great Gifts For The Diver In Your Life

Our original scuba diving t shirts for both males and females. We have funny tee shirts too. Show your love of diving to the world.

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May 18, 2017

Whalesharks, Sealions And Grey Whales In Mexico!

I know I have been quiet lately but I was busy in Mexico :). In all seriousness, we spent the winter in Mexico - but the beginning of that time period involved a visit to the dentist.

This was my second visit to the dentist there and I am working on 2 implants (still one more visit to go). After reading about nightmare diving stories after this type of procedure, I decided to forgo diving during this trip.

However, all was not lost! I snorkeled with whalesharks (which was high on my bucket list!), swam with sealions (on my husband's bucket list)and got up close and personal with grey whales. All spectacular outings which I highly recommend! I will write up these excursions to give you all the details - hopefully in the near future (though we know how that goes, LOL).

I am back now and in the work mode. I have a few different projects which I am working on and should be able to fill you in soon. Hope all is well and I am always here if you have any questions.

P.S. Here is a picture of the baby grey whale resting on her mother. The whales come right up to the boats and want to play. Absolutely amazing to witness.

Dec 01, 2016

Scuba Gifts For Women - Buy The Perfect Present For The Female Diver

Scuba gifts for women - Buy a unique gift for the diver in your life; presents at all price points

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Nov 29, 2016

Scuba Diving Gift Ideas For Under $10 - Buy The Perfect Present

Looking to buy an inexpensive scuba diving gift or stocking stuffer? Check out our picks for the best cheap (shh!) diver presents.

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Oct 25, 2016

10 Best Scuba Diving Websites Worth Diving Into

There are a ton of scuba diving websites out there - including our own, of course. But which ones are worth your time? Here's our pick of the top 10 best dive websites to get lost in…

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Oct 13, 2016

Scuba Diving in Bonaire

Are you planning a scuba diving trip to Bonaire? If so, I am jealous. We absolutely loved it there. The freedom of all that shore diving is wonderful - as is the diving.

We have lots of information to help you plan your trip and your dives. You can our free guide here:

Bonaire Scuba Diving Guide

Aug 03, 2016

Surviving Panic While Scuba Diving

Hello, my name is Rick. I learned to dive in the late 1980’s as part of a community college program. I have been asked to share two “war stories” about

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Jul 18, 2016

Buoyancy Control Dive Tips: Quick Video Lessons For Beginner Scuba Divers

Want to improve your buoyancy? We have some short videos with buoyancy control dive tips for new scuba divers..

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Jun 23, 2016

New Series: Quick Video Tips For Beginner Divers

I am happy to announce the first in a new series here on scuba-diving-smiles.com.

I am starting a series of quick video tips for beginner divers. These videos will be about 1-2 minutes in length so they are easily digestable and easily remembered.

That way (I hope!) there will be a better chance of the tips being implemented.

Everyone learns differently and some people prefer video. So I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.

I hope you enjoy the series. Please let me know, I would love to get your feedback.

Here is our first in the series and this tip is all about air consumption - something all new divers strive to improve upon. I hope you enjoy it!

Click on the picture or click here to watch the video.

scuba diving video tip on air consumption

Jun 10, 2016

Explain Scuba Gear - Or What The Heck Is That?

You've seen people in scuba gear that look like the creature from the deep. So could you please explain scuba gear? What does all that stuff do? It's all explained here....

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Jun 02, 2016

How Do I Handle A Panic Situation Underwater?

On dive #2 of my checkout dives, I had trouble equalizing my right ear on descent. I remembered that I should stop, ascend a little, try to equalize and

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Apr 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Earth Day today. Let's celebrate our wonderful world. But let's all be conscious of the fragile nature of our earth and do all we can to protect it.



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  1. New Additions to Our Collection of Scuba Diving T-Shirts

    Nov 09, 17 07:43 AM

    I have been having fun steadily adding to our collection of tshirts for scuba divers. Perfect for wearing on the dive boat or while traveling to that next dive spot. After all, you can't have too many…

    Read More

  2. Aqualung Regulator Check

    Oct 13, 17 06:13 AM

    Aqualung is concerned about a possible regulator gas flow failure during a dive with the Automatic Closer Device (ACD) yoke systems. Models involved in the check are the Titan LX ACD Yoke Regulators…

    Read More

  3. Collapsible Water Bottle - 17 oz. Perfect For Travel And The Dive Boat

    Jul 07, 17 01:32 PM

    Our very own collapsible water bottle. Lightweight and made of silicone, it is perfect for travel, hiking, etc. It is also a great scuba gift idea for both the plane and the boat.

    Read More

  4. Scuba Diving T Shirts For Men And Women - Great Gifts For The Diver In Your Life

    May 20, 17 04:49 PM

    Our original scuba diving t shirts for both males and females. We have funny tee shirts too. Show your love of diving to the world.

    Read More

  5. Whalesharks, Sealions And Grey Whales In Mexico!

    May 18, 17 02:28 PM

    I know I have been quiet lately but I was busy in Mexico :). In all seriousness, we spent the winter in Mexico - but the beginning of that time period involved a visit to the dentist. This was my seco…

    Read More

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