SCUBA Diving in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – June 2014

Fernando our dive guide, Mrs. SKuba Steve and SKuba Steve on Vallarta Adventures #1

Fernando our dive guide, Mrs. SKuba Steve and SKuba Steve on Vallarta Adventures #1

SCUBA divers know how exciting it is to discover new and exciting creatures on the reef. What’s even better is when a buddy that’s new to diving finds something fun and has the opportunity to share that with you! What’s even better than that is when your wife gets the chance to make that discovery on a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta where we dove near Mariettas Island! I’ve included video of both dive days below as well as some thoughts about my experience shooting underwater with the GoPro.

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April 2014 HPS Open Water SCUBA Class Video!

Many thanks and congratulations to all our new Dive Buddies. You guys rocked it! I know that I speak for Alan, Todd, Dave (Homestead Crater instructor extraordinaire) and I when I say we had a great time working with you and hope you had as much fun as we did as you dove through your certification to begin your adventures as open water SCUBA divers!

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Snorkel Pros, Cons and Solutions

Why do divers carry a snorkel? Don’t they have air already?!

If you’re not a SCUBA diver this is an understandable question. Why would we have a snorkel if we’re already carrying air in a cylinder on our backs?

And, if you are a diver do you ever ask yourself this question or have you ever left your snorkel in your dive bag (you don’t have to admit it out loud… just let the voice in your head do the talking).

The answer to the first question is, of course, we do have air but there are some good reasons for carrying a snorkel as a SCUBA diver and some problems as well.

Snorkel Decisions

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Cnidariapocolypse III – The Final Rapture!

© 2011 Derek Keats. Used with permission.

Cnidariapocolypse averted… whew! Photo © 2011 Derek Keats. Used with permission.

In Cnidariapocolypse II – 2Narced/2N… well 2Narced! our daring divers averted disaster for themselves but the threat to civilization lingered.

Somewhere… in the deep dark abyss… was… the monster…

…or was there?

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