Lessons Learned From a Weekend Dive! (Plus video!)

Hi Dive Buddies!
I had a great dive on Saturday with Greg & Dave (last names withheld to protect their prospects for future political office). We had a good time diving but it also brought to light a great reason to get local diving in.

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Don’t let something as simple as a mask strap ruin your next dive!

Woeful SKuba Steve on Black

Woeful SKuba Steve on Black

Have you ever considered how you would respond if your mask strap broke underwater while you were diving? As SCUBA divers one of the skills that we are taught is to remove and replace a mask underwater and I’ve shared stories about this in earlier posts.

Being prepared to handle a problem during a SCUBA dive is obviously important. Taking care of your gear before your trip or on the surface can prevent the problem entirely – which is even better!

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4 Easy Ways to Share Your Passion for SCUBA Diving!

Share Your SCUBA

Diving is cool… not just a little bit cool… it’s REALLY cool! Having dive experience and being a part of the SCUBA community makes each of us a member of a fortunate group. The great news is that this group is always looking for new members and as ambassadors of the SCUBA community (aka – SCUBAvangelists) we enjoy drawing people into the sport,  either vicariously through our own dive stories or quite literally by introducing them to diving for themselves.

Here are 4 ways you can share your SCUBA!

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6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit

6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit

By SKuba Steve

Because duct tape isn't JUST sticky and awesome! Click the link below for the full blog post!

  • #1 Write your EAN mix on your tank

    By SKuba Steve

    By writing your EAN mix on your tank when you pick it up at the dive shop you can be sure to enter the right value into your computer or use it with your tables in dive planning.

  • #2 Don't Forget Your MOD

    By SKuba Steve

    Once you've identified the EAN mix it's a good idea to write down the Maximum Operating Depth (MOD) of the gas for planning purposes. Be sure to check out what ppO2 you're using for gas planning!

  • #3 Write your students names

    By SKuba Steve

    Customers and fellow divers appreciate it when you call them by name. It's not always easy but a little duct tape goes a long way to improving the customer experience! 

  • #4 Basic Dive Plan

    By SKuba Steve

    Write down your planned depth and time.

  • #5 Contingency Plan

    By SKuba Steve

    Just in case you break the max depth of your primary dive plan… what's your contingency plan?

  • #6 Label your gear!

    By SKuba Steve

    On a crowded dive boat it can be easy to lose track of your gear. Put your name on it! People might look at you sideways at first but you'll get the last laugh when they're asking to borrow your tape.

Duct tape is handy to have in the garage, the laundry room, in your office desk or even your sock drawer but did you know that white duct tape can be a valuable addition to your SCUBA diving kit?

Here are six reasons to throw a roll of duct tape into your kit in a cool new info-graphic (above). (driven by www.quiet.ly if you’re interested)

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