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Shark Week Countdown

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is fast approaching. What better time to take the opportunity to promote the species. As divers, we at Rec Diving are behind educational efforts to win protection for sharks all over the world. In Fiji, for example, seven different species of sharks frequent one dive site in Beqa Lagoon. Awesome! Aqua-Trek’s Brandon Paige is now famous […]

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You can help support the Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve

A full charter of fired up divers enjoyed some great dives with us over the weekend in the Straits of Mackinac.  We checked out the Maitland and the Sandusky on Saturday.  We explored the Young and the massive Cedarville on Sunday. It was 50-60 foot viz on Saturday, a bit less on Sunday, probably more like 30 feet. The temperatures dipped to […]

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Video of the Week: Hungry Filefish

This filefish was completely oblivious to our video camera and our bubbles.  We were close enough to touch it!  Saba’s rich, healthy coral made for a nutritious and obviously delicious lunch.  And yes, this was a BIG filefish.  It was definitely a Rec Diving critter encounter to remember!

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Scuba Rangers Summer Camp

We are happy to announce we are adding a Scuba Rangers summer camp! During this one week, half day camp, kids learn water safety, snorkeling and basic SCUBA diving skills in a fun, yet controlled environment. Knowledge and water skills are developed each day in the time-tested program for kids age 8-12 years old. If you are still struggling to find that healthy activity that "sticks" with your child, why not give Scuba Rangers a try?

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Why Do We Dive?

There are as many reasons for learning to dive as there are divers. Maybe you’re already a certified diver. If so, you understand that every diver, regardless of experience, has a subtly unique reason for journeying under water. Some activities seem to be perfect precursors for scuba diving. Avid swimmers, for example, are “naturals” at diving. Their comfort in the water makes using scuba gear a snap. People who enjoy snorkeling have an advantage. They have already seen some of the dazzling life beneath the sea. But prospective divers don’t need to spend their days swimming laps, or be competitive swimmers. People who enjoy walking, running, tennis, bicycling, golf, hunting, hiking, snow and water skiing, fishing, and even bridge seem to gravitate to diving. As the folks at Dive Training Magazine point out, with its increasing popularity, scuba has become “chic.”

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Diving the Great Lakes

Recently I was asked on behalf of Rec Diving to speak about how I approach diving a shipwreck in the Great Lakes. As I have been fortunate to have had many excellent Great Lakes diving mentors, I was happy to share. Be ready for anything and everything. That’s what I was told when I started diving the Great Lakes. Sure, I […]

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2013 Open Water Diver Challenge

Win a trip of a lifetime aboard the Dancer Fleet Liveaboard Yacht Sun Dancer. This opportunity is for new SSI divers who are open water certified in 2013 and enroll in at least one SSI Specialty class in 2013. For each Specialty you complete you will automatically be entered into the Sun Dancer Liveaboard Yacht (out of Belize) Trip Drawing to be held January 15, 2014. These specialty classes are a great way to gain experience, confidence and skills in the water. Continuing your diver education adds so much more to your dive experiences.

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