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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!

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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!



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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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