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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!

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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.

Apr 22, 2016

Back From Grenada

I hope this post finds everyone well. As you probably know, we spent the winter in Grenada and had a wonderful time. I have reached the age where I like to run away from the winter if I can.

If you haven't been to Grenada, I would highly recommend it. The island is beautiful, the beaches are even better and the people are friendly and welcoming. Oh yes, and the diving isn't too bad either.

After we came home we had to finalize the sale of my mother's house. As many of you know, she passed away about 2 years ago. With heavy hearts, we decided to sell it. It was the only home I knew growing up and it was not easy to let it go. I just have to think of one of my favorite saying at times like these: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." I have to remember how blessed I am.

So with getting the house ready for sale and getting things squared away at our home after being away for so long, I took a break from work. But now that is all behind me and I am ready to look forward. Thanks for being patient and sticking with me through this time. May you have many wonderful dives and happy memories in your future!

Feb 17, 2016

Hello From Grenada

Yes, I am still alive. Took a fairly long break from here. Enjoyed the holidays, got our regular housesitter back and took off. We are currently back in Grenada for a while and loving it! It is a beautiful island with wonderful people.

We haven't gone scuba diving this time around yet. It is pretty expensive to dive here (all in, it costs about $125 for a 2 tank dive) but we will be doing a few before we leave. The diving we have done here was pretty good.

We have satisfied ourselves with snorkeling, beaching it and wandering the island. So we have nothing to complain about.

I hope this finds everyone well and happy. And hopefully doing some diving!

Nov 30, 2015

Scuba Gift Guide: Ideas For Presents For The Male Or Female Diver

Need a present for the diver in your life? Our scuba gift guide has recommendations from budget to luxury and from practical to whimsical…

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Nov 29, 2015

Best Scuba Mask: Top Rated and Reviewed High End or Top End Dive Masks

Looking for the best scuba mask? We give you our picks for the top dive or snorkeling mask to buy in the high end or top end category. We also have less expensive diving models. Check them out here

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Nov 24, 2015

A Breathtaking Dive

The first time I ever visited Gilboa, Ohio I was a young teenager, eager to set foot into the depths of the lukewarm quarry waters. I was more excited

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

    Dec 01, 16 12:49 PM

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

    Read More

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

    Nov 29, 16 02:11 PM

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

    Read More

  3. 10 Best Scuba Diving Websites Worth Diving Into

    Oct 25, 16 02:08 PM

    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…

    Read More

  4. Scuba Diving in Bonaire

    Oct 13, 16 09:41 AM

    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…

    Read More

  5. Surviving Panic While Scuba Diving

    Aug 03, 16 06:58 AM

    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

    Read More

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