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Nov 13, 2019

Scuba Gift Ideas For Men 2019 - Buy A Present For The Male Diver

2019 scuba gift ideas for men. Check our suggestions of dive presents at all price points for the men in your life. Perfect for father, husbands, boyfriends...

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Nov 12, 2019

Scuba Diving PopSockets - Grips For Your Phone & Tablet, Phone Holder

Scuba Diving PopSockets: Love scuba diving and your phone? These scuba themed PopSockets will show your love of diving. Great gift idea for any diver.

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Nov 01, 2019

Gifts For Scuba Divers 2019: Moderately Priced Presents For Your Diver

Our 2019 picks for mid-range priced gifts for scuba divers. Whether it's a birthday, graduation or holiday such as Christmas, they are sure to love these gifts.

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Oct 23, 2019

Guide to Getting Certified

I get alot of questions from people thinking about starting scuba diving. I have a complete guide for you and it is absolutely free. Find out what it takes to get certified in scuba diving - including cost, requirements, types and more. Get your questions answered and get started on that scuba diving certification. I can't wait to see you underwater!

Click on the picture or click here to read all about scuba certification

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Oct 11, 2019

Best Womens BCD 2019: Top Buoyancy Compensator Device For Females

Our picks for best womens bcd for 2019. Females have special issues when it comes to buying a buoyancy compensator device. See our choice for the ladies here.

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Oct 04, 2019

Quick Scuba Diving Video Tip On Dive Travel

scuba diving video travel tip

This week's quick video tip is one about dive travel - or in any type of travel actually. In this case, it is a tip to help you have more room on the plane - and it won't cost you anything extra. And who doesn't want more room on a plane these days? I hope you enjoy the tip - and if it works for you, please let me know. I would love to hear. Good luck and have a great dive trip!

Click on the picture or click here to watch our quick travel video tip (it is tip #3)

Sep 27, 2019

New Scuba Diving Tshirt Designs

scuba diving t-shirts

This week I added a couple of additions to our tshirt collection. We have one for Halloween too. Have to have fun with this stuff! And what diver can have enough scuba diving shirts? None that I know of :).

Most of our tshirt designs are now also available in v-necks, tanks, raglans, sweatshirts, hoodies and zip hoodies. Hope you enjoy the designs. And if you have a particular idea you would like to see, just get in touch and I will see what I can do.

Click on the picture or click here to check out our collection of scuba diving tshirts.

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Sep 20, 2019

Free 3 Part Video Series For Beginner Divers

Do you go through your air too quickly?

Do you feel like a yo-yo underwater?

Are you nervous and/or anxious when you get on that dive boat?

I know I answered a resounding “yes” to these questions when I first started diving. I was always worried about something going wrong during the dive or looking like the “newbie” in front of the other divers.

I didn’t want to be the one that couldn’t descend, had little control over buoyancy or had to cut the dive short because I ran out of air. And I certainly didn’t want to get the dreaded “bends”.

There was so much to remember and work on, it was a bit overwhelming. Why did some divers seem so calm, cool and collected? How did they know what to do in all situations? And how did they seem to move through the water without any effort?

All reasonable questions. Since I remember what it was like and I want to help you get past that point quickly, I have put together a free 3 part video training series for beginner divers. It is straight forward user-friendly series full of tips, tricks and techniques that will help you become a safer, more confident and more skilled diver on your very next dive.

If you follow the simple steps in this series, you too will soon be acting and, more importantly, FEELING like the seasoned divers you meet on the dive boats. No one will know that you don’t have 500 dives under your (weight)belt!

So let's get diving! Click on the link below to get started.

Click here for our free 3 part video series for beginner divers.

Sep 13, 2019

Quick Scuba Diving Video Tip On Buoyancy Control - What Not To Use

scuba diving video tip on buoyancy control

This quick video tip for beginner divers is all about buoyancy control. One of the areas that gives new divers some trouble. On today's tip I talk about what not to use to control your buoyancy. Once you master this, you will be well on your way to neutral buoyancy.

Click on the picture or click here to watch this buoyancy control quick video tip (it is Video Tip #3).

Sep 06, 2019

Make Friends On the Dive Boat Following This Quick Scuba Diving Video Tip

scuba diving video tip on boat diving

In today's scuba diving video tip for beginner divers, I discuss a tip about what to do when on a dive boat. Boat diving can be intimidating but knowing what to do can make you feel more comfortable and confident on that dive boat. If you follow todays quick tip, the other divers will silently thank you for it and assume you are an experienced diver. And who wouldn't want that?

Click on the picture or click here to watch the boat diving tip video (it is Video Tip #2).

Aug 30, 2019

Quick Scuba Diving Video Tip On Air Consumption: Don't Do What I Did!

scuba diving video tip on air consumption

Air consumption is one of the most common areas of concern for beginner divers. In today's quick video tip, I address a way to reduce your air consumption when you hit a certain condition underwater - surges. As I say in the video - don't do what I did! Instead I tell you how to tackle this condition and come out with more air and more energy. It's a win win all around.

Click on the picture or click here to watch the video (it is Video Tip #3).

Aug 23, 2019

All Our Scuba Diving Tips

If you have been following me for awhile, you know I have recently been adding to our library of scuba diving tips for beginner divers - especially quick video tips.

However, I have to admit that I wasn't the best at updating all the links on the page to make sure all the tips were readily accessible in one place and easy for you to find.

This has now been remedied (insert happy dance). I have gathered all the pages I have on dive tips in one central location so it is now easy to find tips on the area where you would like a little help.

So if you are looking for some dive tips and techniques to help you with your diving you can find it all here:

Click here to see all our dive tips.



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  1. Scuba Gift Ideas For Men 2019 - Buy A Present For The Male Diver

    Nov 13, 19 12:42 PM

    2019 scuba gift ideas for men. Check our suggestions of dive presents at all price points for the men in your life. Perfect for father, husbands, boyfriends...

    Read More

  2. Scuba Diving PopSockets - Grips For Your Phone & Tablet, Phone Holder

    Nov 12, 19 03:11 PM

    Scuba Diving PopSockets: Love scuba diving and your phone? These scuba themed PopSockets will show your love of diving. Great gift idea for any diver.

    Read More

  3. Gifts For Scuba Divers 2019: Moderately Priced Presents For Your Diver

    Nov 01, 19 09:25 AM

    Our 2019 picks for mid-range priced gifts for scuba divers. Whether it's a birthday, graduation or holiday such as Christmas, they are sure to love these gifts.

    Read More

  4. Guide to Getting Certified

    Oct 23, 19 10:26 AM

    I get alot of questions from people thinking about starting scuba diving. I have a complete guide for you and it is absolutely free. Find out what it takes to get certified in scuba diving - including…

    Read More

  5. Best Womens BCD 2019: Top Buoyancy Compensator Device For Females

    Oct 11, 19 06:33 AM

    Our picks for best womens bcd for 2019. Females have special issues when it comes to buying a buoyancy compensator device. See our choice for the ladies here.

    Read More

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