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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“Around the World Under the Sea” – Launches Indiegogo Campaign

John Lewis of Aqualife Adventures.

John Lewis of Aqualife Adventures.

Have you ever watched an underwater video and been mesmerized by the beauty and wonder of the ocean realm?

I know I have! For me, watching shows like the old episodes of Jacque Cousteau have been inspiring to me. They helped me get into diving and keep me going between dives.

As you may have noticed; however, there isn’t much content out there. If you’re a true fan of the deep you can burn through it faster than it is produced and still not watch much TV.

This is where John Lewis at Aqualife Adventures comes in.

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It’s 16 minutes into the dive… do you know where your fins are?

The fragile reef!

The fragile reef! Photo by Mika Hiltunen. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Diving changes the way that we interact with our environment. Understanding how that interaction changes is vital to getting the most out of our dives; being a good dive buddy and protecting our fragile reefs.

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