Posts by Diane Richards

Wow, Diving Cuba!

Nowhere in the Caribbean has WOWED us like the Gardens of the Queen. In this super-protected area off the coast of Cuba, we were treated to one of the healthiest coral reefs we have seen in years. Vibrant hard and soft corals, endless sea fans, and giant pillar coral made for a spectacular backdrop, as huge reef sharks and grouper […]

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Just Back from Palau

Rec Diving Founders Linda and Mike Kohut, current Rec Diving Instructor Barb Diefenbaker, and former Rec Diving Instructors Russel Probst and Garth Louis were all diving together in Palau the first week of February aboard the Rock Island Aggressor. They were joined by friends, old and new, for a week of diving the beautiful waters of Palau.    

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Coats for Kids

This holiday season we asked the Rec Diving community to donate winter gear to the students at Bethune Elementary-Middle School. And we could not believe the response we received! Before we knew it our donation box was overflowing. Rec Diving team member Taylor took the donations to Bethune where the City Year team set up the “Rec Diving boutique”.  Students without […]

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Cuba is a MUST

  Nowhere in the Caribbean has WOWED us like the Gardens of the Queen. In this super-protected area off the coast of Cuba, we were treated to one of the healthiest coral reefs we have seen in years. Vibrant hard and soft corals, endless sea fans, and giant pillar coral made for a spectacular backdrop, as huge reef sharks and […]

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DIA features award-winning film of one of our favorite Rec Divers

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson’s movie Do Not Resist is the winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  After screenings around the world, the thought-provoking film is featured this weekend at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and no doubt Craig’s Rec Diving buddies will be there. Pictured above with Rec Diving founder […]

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Bonaire Better than Ever!

As far as Caribbean diving and snorkeling goes, it doesn’t get much better than Bonaire.  Dive, dive, snorkel, dive, dive…ahhhh…what a GREAT way to spend Thanksgiving week.  Here are some of this year’s highlights underwater and topside!                 Walt, Pat and Lori spied this octopus on our night dive AND got up close […]

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Video of the Week: An Encounter Like No Other

Nature Up Close. An Encounter Like No Other Witnessing a moray eel hunting is a treat on any night dive. But how about in broad daylight, when the prey is a fellow eel? Incredible! More About the Moray Eel Moray eels may look very snake-like but they are in fact fish. Keeping their mouths open allows constant circulation over their […]

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Rec Diving and the world’s largest fish

Very few creatures in the sea are as awe-inspiring to divers and snorkelers as whale sharks.  These gentle giants grow to some 40-feet, but there is no reason to fear them.  Instead, we are always amazed by them!  We have been lucky enough to see them on many Rec Diving trips around the world including Indonesia, Maldives, Galapagos, off the […]

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Future Divers Discover What’s Under the Sea

Rec Diving hosted an event designed to give our little future scuba divers a peek at what’s Under the Sea. Elli, our own Rec Diving ambassador who started diving eight years ago at the age of ten, showed a short video she put together. The kids got to see some of their favorite Finding Nemo characters in a real aquatic setting. We […]

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