Like everything Dive Gears Express sells, DGX Gears XTRA regulators are not only a great value, but great gear. Given my experience so far, I have no hesitation recommending them to even the most demanding diver.
After two frustrating years enduring questionable “science” and outright hostility, I am thrilled to learn that Hawaii will once again be open to divers. I guess it has been for a while, if required testing and mask mandates don’t bother you. However, beginning on 3/26, that’s over.
Roatan Diving: A Week at The Reef House Resort Roatan diving is renown world-wide for it’s year-round great conditions, unspoiled reefs and diversity of marine life. The tiny island makes just about every list as a premier diving destination. My first Roatan visit was about a month ago. Roatan lies about 60 miles from mainland […]
How to travel with your diving equipment. Take everything you need without hassle and excess baggage fees. Traveling light with scuba gear is an art. Reasons for keeping your dive travel gear as compact and lightweight are obvious. In my case, I’ve been doing a good bit of teaching and writing in and about dive […]
Seven Dive Locations You Must Visit The image of the ocean-side vacation is one we all keep catalogued away—a still-frame we return to in imagination from time to time. It’s a place where your only concern is whether to go on to the next sand-dusted page of a book you’ve been too busy to start […]
Monterey Divers: Please help keep the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber in business I dive in and around Monterey fairly frequently. I have for decades and I love it there. As divers, we always have in the back of our minds, that there exists the possibility of getting bent. But, since diving injuries are rare, we tend […]
Online dive logs In the early days of dive computers, uploading dive data to a personal computer wasn’t even on the radar. My first dive computer was an Oceanic Datamax Sport, a solid computer that was compact, easy to read and simple to operate. It would store quite a few dives, but didn’t provide a […]
Mounting a GoPro to Scuba Gear recently got my hands on a GoPro Hero video camera. I honestly never gave GoPro much thought since I am in the media business and use a lot of high end video gear all the time. Underwater, I’ve been shooting with a slightly outdated Sony HD camera in a […]
I finally found 5 minutes to upload 30 seconds of video from last month’s Kona dive trip. I’ll eventually find time to put up something a little longer, but if this sequence doesn’t make you wish you were there, I don’t know what it’ll take. This was, I believe, our 5th dive. We had large […]
The first time I planned a dive trip to Hawaii, I had divers saying things like, “Well, the diving’s not that great in Hawaii,” or “Hawaii doesn’t compare to the Bahamas,” or some such criticism. So, my expectations really weren’t that high. Turns out, these divers either know about places I can only imagine, or […]
http://news.yahoo.com/scuba-divers-left-behind-florida-172315719.html Scuba divers left behind in Florida It seems like every other year or so, we read this headline about SCUBA divers somewhere in the world having been left behind by the dive boat. There they are bobbing in the abyss, waiting for someone to motor along and pluck them from Poseidon’s grasp. It amazes […]
I just finished with a PADI Altitude Specialty Course in Lake Tahoe earlier today. It was a spectacular day at the lake. The water temperature was 64 degrees and we made dives to 50 feet and 30 feet. The Altitude Specialty Course is valuable to any diver that visits high altitude lakes since the […]
Not long ago, I made a post about dive industry people not responding to customer inquiries. Specifically, I named SubGear and Jack’s diving Locker because I had recently attempted to contact both–more than once. Within a day, I was contacted by Andy Woerner of Jack’s Diving Locker who had seen my post and expressed concern that […]
In an earlier post, I indicated that I’ve used the SubGear XP10 Dive Computer with my MacBook Pro, which was true at the time; however, since my decompression software runs on PC, I have always used a NetBook for everything related to diving. That way, I only take one, much smaller and way less expensive […]
I’ve been meaning to comment on the fun dives in Monterey last weekend ever since I’ve been back. The short version is it was great. The diving was great. The weather was great. The people were fun to be around, and we all had a great time. Sierra Diving Center offers “fun dives” as an […]
I’ve been spouting off for the last few months about December’s planned dive trip to Kona. This is just one of the great things about diving in Hawaii… whales. This was actually at the end of the dive. We had finished diving for the day and were headed back to the dock when a call […]
Chamber Day 2011 Catalina Chamber Day is Wednesday, May 4. All proceeds support the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. ivermectin dosage for humans in hindi Cost is $90, plus $30 for food and air, and includes 2 dives aboard one of several area dive operators.
Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay was once the site of the Emerald Bay Resort. I believe the resort was in operation from the late 1800’s until around 1920, but I’m not sure about the exact dates. مراهنات كرة القدم اليوم When the resort was dismantled, a lot stuff was shoved into the bay, including a boat […]
When it comes to customer service, I’ve gotten pretty used to disappointment. With all that is affecting the air travel industry, I understand the diminishing level of service and the ever-increasing price of a plane ticket. I don’t like it, but I get it. Hawaiian Air really angered me a year or two ago when they […]
Diving the Kona Coast, Hawaii I’m still trying to fill two more spots on the Kona trip for December, 2011. It’s a great deal so that won’t be a problem. promectine ivermectin In the mean time, whenever I stumble across an article or other interesting piece building up to the trip, I’ll post it. what […]
This is a short video clip from a diving trip to Kona in 2007. It’s not all that sharp because I uploaded a lo-rez version that I had handy. We also encountered a manta ray on that same day! Needless to say, I have been dying to get back to Hawaii. Obviously, there are much […]
I’m starting to think seriously about organizing some dives for vintage nerds like me at beautiful Lake Tahoe this Summer. I am pretty sure that I can arrange a special room rate at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, as well as lake front dining specials nearby. Contact me (email@example.com) if you’re interested.
It’s been a few years since I was there last, but I can tell you first hand nothing satisfies quite like a frosty cold schooner at the Harbor House. Last I checked, at $2.75, this is the best deal on the island, and a favorite among the locals. It’s also just a few feet from […]
I’m working on a deal for the hotel still, but I am looking at the Kona Seaside Hotel. Basically, it’s a clean room, and very well situated within walking distance of restaurants, shops, etc. in Kailua Kona. I’ve stayed there before and think it’s great. But, if you’re the sort of person who prefers a […]