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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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Looking for unique gifts? We can help!

From the diver who needs everything to the diver who has everything. You tell us who you’re shopping for and we will give you some great ideas. Classes From a one night Try Scuba or Beginning Scuba Class to Advanced Training and Specialty Classes. What a wonderful way to share our underwater world.  Equipment No matter what your budget is we […]

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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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Tubbataha

When it comes to dive trips, does it pay to plan ahead?  We think so.  Especially if you want to dive a super protected reef like Tubbataha.  After a year of anticipation, we were blown away.  This place has it all – a reef that is so dense in diverse marine life and topside some of the most beautiful island […]

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Ringing in the New Year in Roatan

We can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year than on a dive trip.  It’s become a Rec Diving tradition and it never disappoints!  We had a week of exploring a super healthy reef with critters galore, and special encounters with sharks and dolphins.  It was a week of lots of laughs and adventures with two […]

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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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Congratulations Julia! Winner of our Bonaire Trip Giveaway

And the winner of our 40th anniversary celebration grand prize is….Julia Despres! Julia won our Bonaire Trip Giveaway for two to beautiful Bonaire. We’re so happy to be sending her to diver’s paradise! The drawing for the Bonaire Trip was held during our Customer Appreciation event held in October. We also gave away other great prizes (and some of our favorite […]

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What’s black & white and lives in the ocean? Calypso

That’s the name you picked for this very special whale shark. The spring Rec Diving group trip to the Maldives introduced us to this gentle giant and one of our favorite Rec Divers, John Koh, captured images of this whale shark with his GoPro on the Maldives trip.   He shared them on social media and the folks from whalesharks.org contacted him […]

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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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Our Top Pick for Your First Livaboard Experience

We help divers plan dive trips all the time, often making recommendations based on our awesome experiences. We know if you really want to maximize your dive time, then liveaboard dive boats offer some of the best dive vacations you’ll ever enjoy. Our pick for your first liveaboard is the Belize Aggressor III.  Why?  For ease of diving and diverse […]

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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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