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!

First Reports back from Roatan


“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!




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.


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.

Eagle Ray

Grey Angel

Nurse Shark

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year from Kona, Hawaii
where we are exploring the Pacific
with a great group
of divers and snorkelers.

For the New Year
we wish you and yours
good health, happiness
and adventure!

-Jim and Diane

(After New Years Day, we are returning to our regular store hours of Tue-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, closed Mondays.
Jim and I will be back in the store January 7, but our staff is in and ready to help this week)

Make memories with the Gift of Adventure

There is no better gift than time spent with friends and family sharing an adventure. Make a memory. Get up close and personal with the beauty of the sea on a custom adventure or join one of our group getaways. We make it easy. Just show up and let the fun begin! Here are our favorites for the coming year.

If you like what you see, contact us to secure space. Every year these trips are all first-come-first-served. Sign up before they fill up! If our group date doesn’t quite work for your schedule, contact us. Our specialty is creating the perfect adventure just for you!

Single Diver? No Problem.

The very nature of scuba diving as a buddy sport encourages making new friends, sharing experiences and common interests. So traveling alone as a diver doesn’t have to be a lonely experience.

The team at Rec Diving helps solo divers choose the right destination for them. Singles are often concerned about safety, convenience and being with other divers. We take it a step further to match accommodations to personalities and diving desires, and even more specifically, to the kind of diving you want to do.

For many, going solo is attractive for the simple fact that you are on your own to do exactly what you feel like doing. This can be very freeing and very relaxing! But when a solo diver desires some camaraderie built in, the perfect solution can be found on a Rec Diving group trip.

As “groupy” as you want them to be, these trips offer the best of both worlds. You’re on your own when you want to be, but you have plenty of “peeps” to share the fun with when you choose. You also have a group leader to go to with diving or travel questions that come up along the way. You can often save money by avoiding the single supplement that many resorts charge by rooming with another single in the group.

Hands down, the number one benefit that we find on the Rec Diving group trips is the people you meet. You’ll probably travel with others from the area who you will likely have something in common with. Maybe your kids go to school together, maybe you took your dive lessons from the same instructor, you get the idea. Bottom line, friendships are made, couples are made, dive buddies are made.

If you think a Rec Diving group trip might be right for you, click here to see what we have coming up! We’d love to dive with you.

Check Out Our New Travel Specials Page

We’ve made it easier than ever for you to keep up with the Travel Specials we offer at Rec Diving. Those of you who already enjoy our group trips and customized individual dive adventures know we work hard to offer the very best prices to the most sought after destinations. We absolutely love to get extra special deals, and even more, we love to pass them on to you!

So to stay up to date, go to (as often as you like), hover over the Adventure Travel heading and you will see the Current Travel Specials box. Check this special section of our website often, as we will add new specials as they come along.