As many of our Divers know, there are plenty of great diving opportunities right along our coast. But, the closer you are to shore, the lower visibility can be, and nobody likes long surface swims. So, what’s the answer to expanding your diving locations? A kayak! Get to places you can’t easily reach from shore, and places the dive boat don’t go, by setting up a kayak for Scuba Diving. Here, we demonstrate water entry and exit off of a kayak. Stay tuned for more kayak diving fun from Channel Islands Scuba!
Hey there, Divers! Now through March 31, 2021, SSI is offering the Marine Ecology Materials for FREE! To support this offer, we’ve added a bunch of offerings of this course to our calendar in February and March. This is your opportunity to try one of the SSI Ecology programs at a big savings – the Marine Ecology course is now just $40 thanks to the free materials!Continue reading “Free SSI Marine Ecology Materials!”
… or “how can I safely extend bottom times on deep dives?”
Deep Diving. Dives deeper than 100 feet. What does that conjure up for you? Wrecks, hydro-coral, unique photo opportunities, and more? How often do you go Deep Diving? And what is it that keeps you from diving below 100 feet? Most likely, the answers are “not very often,” and “because of the limited bottom time we have in which to explore these dive locations,” respectively. Enter Extended Range (XR) Nitrox Diving.
… or, “why does my cylinder pressure change so much?”
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. We go to a shop, we get our cylinders filled, we check the Pressure, we’re happy that they’re full, we go diving, and as soon as we hit the water, we notice that there’s less Pressure in our cylinder. Why is this, and where did that Pressure go?
Dive computers have changed the world of diving, and are commonplace now. They help us extend our bottom times, track critical dive information, and, let’s face it, they’re just plain easier to use than the dive tables. But computers and smart devices also have the capability of providing us with a wealth of information to plan, execute, and track our dives. Here are a few of my favorites, and how I use them. Some of them weren’t really intended for Scuba Divers, but we won’t let that stop us from using them and having a great dive! Finally, please note that I’m not affiliated with any of these software producers. They’re just cool programs that I’ve found to improve my diving.