Give Them the Gift They Really Want

Come into Rec Diving and pick up a gift card for the diver or snorkeler in your life. Your dive buddies always need something new and exciting before they hit the water!  Rec Diving Gift Cards are available in any denomination and they are always the right size and color for everyone on your list. Stop in and get them what they really want..a Rec Diving Gift Card!

In Search of Giants: Swimming with Whale Sharks

Wow. If you have ever been lucky enough to swim with a Whale Shark you know what we mean. If you’ve only dreamed of it, we might be able to help make that dream come true.

We had a very last minute chance to join a few other Rec Divers on a short trip to Mexico. We were hoping for a chance to swim with the Whale Sharks that congregate there in the summer for a few months. Now, we would have been happy with one or two whale sharks. What we got were dozens and dozens in every direction. Please check out our short video to get an idea of what it’s like. But believe us when we say, it’s no where near as exciting as actually being there along side one of these giant and beautiful creatures.

We found a great little Villa and Marina as well as an excellent charter boat operator. If you want an amazing experience, than join us next summer! Read more

Follow in Jacques Cousteau’s Bubbles

Cozumel Scuba Fest this December is in honor of the famous french underwater explorer who discovered the beauty of Palancar Reef in 1960. Now you can retrace his steps and dive nine of the sites.

Check out this short video and then let us know if you would like to join in on this epic journey. Read more

How Awesome is Saba & St. Kitts?

Well, we are happy to report that it’s Totally Awesome! If you are looking for your next dive adventure there are a lot of reasons to consider going here. We recommend flying into either St. Martin or St. Kitts, both are easy to get to. Then climb aboard the Caribbean Explorer II liveaboard where you only have to unpack your gear once. Now all you have to do is dive, eat, relax and repeat, it’s all inclusive. Optional island excursions are offered for those who are interested. We loved exploring the old British fort on Saba as well as the Batik art studio.

This is a great trip for all levels of divers. We can book you and your dive buddy or even your own small group. Just contact us if you want to find out more.

Great Diving here at Home – Dive Michigan

We love to travel the world for great diving. Giant mantas in Indonesia, sharks in the Bahamas, dolphins in Honduras. But it is hard to find better wreck diving than right here in our own back yard. If you’ve ever done it, then you know what we mean. And if you haven’t tried diving in the great lakes, maybe this summer is the time? Check out the video from last summers dives. Then, make sure to check out our scheduled group trips. The dive season here is short, so don’t wait too long!

Dancing with Cuttlefish, Komodo Islands

Komodo Dragons Encounter

First Reports back from Roatan

“THREE SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS!!!”

“Lots of hawksbill turtles, remoras, spotted moray, lobsters, banded shrimp and groupers. Brittle stars, conchs, huge schools of blue tangs…”

Too many things to list.

How cool is it that we can get trip reports and photos from divers while they are still on vacation? We love to hear how their trips are going and we can share this up to date information with those of you who are planning an upcoming getaway! Here are just a few of the photos from Roatan. More to come!
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Amamos Cozumel (We Love Cozumel)

These beautiful images from the cenotes were shot by Cliff Roberts. Cliff is one of our very busy instructors here at Rec Diving and he has introduced many new divers to the sport of scuba. He is an amazing photographer and we are lucky to have lots of his photographs hanging on the walls of our store to enjoy everyday.
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Greetings from Cozumel!

The Rec Diving group is having a blast in Cozumel.

The official report is that the weather is perfect, the water calm, and the diving top notch.

Many creatures have joined the divers on their underwater adventures, including many turtles, some nurse sharks and eagle rays.

These lucky divers were even fortunate enough to have a rare encounter with a hammerhead. But the sighting of the critically extinct lesser electric ray may have been the coolest critter encounter so far. Thanks to Rec Diving’s Matt Ingber for sharing these photos.
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The lakes are frozen over, its time to dive!!!!!

During the winter months here in Michigan many divers think of warm diving destinations as their only option to get wet. For those who are ready to dress for the occasion there is another option, Ice Diving!!!!!  A special certification is required to engage in Ice Diving as the overhead environment demands additional safe measures. If you’re already a certified Ice Diver or looking to take the class and join in this unique experience, contact Rec Diving today and get your name added to the list. We’ll be finalizing our plans shortly and contacting those who are interested with all the details.

For students who will just be learning about ice diving you’ll learn everything you need to know how to plan, setup and execute ice diving safely.  The course will cover all of the follow aspects of ice diving:

  • Dive Gear Considerations
  • Ice Diving Specific Safety Equipment
  • Surface Safety
  • Amanda IceSite Selection
  • Required Ice Conditions
  • Surface to Diver Communications
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Securing the Site After the Dive
  • And more….

We look forward to seeing all of you excited enough to brave the cold and surf along the side of the ice few ever see.

Sincerely,
Rec Diving Staff