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24
Apr

10 Reasons to Take the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Ok, so you’re a certified PADI Open Water Diver…Congratulations!

But as your Instructor probably mentioned, you’ve just started on the path to greater knowledge about scuba diving. The Open Water Diver Course is designed to teach you the basics of scuba diving – how to set up your equipment properly, how to manage simple issues that arise during a dive, and how to dive with a buddy, independent of professional supervision, in conditions equal to or better than those in which you were trained. In other words, you have a “learner’s permit” to discover more about skills, techniques and equipment for more advanced diving. So, here are my top 10 reasons for taking the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course: Read more »

23
Apr

Why corals do calisthenics – Science News

See on Scoop.itCoral Reef Ecology

Why corals do calisthenics
Science News
Like hyperactive flowers, xeniid corals open and then clench their little branched tops every few seconds much of the day and night.

Colin Zylka‘s insight:

If you’ve been diving in the ocean no doubt you’ve seen these corals flexing like little hands. 

See on www.sciencenews.org

19
Apr

Earn Your Boy Scouts Scuba Diving Merit Badge

Welcome to the World of Scuba Diving!

The popularity of scuba diving with the scouts has grown exponentially over the last several years. Much like scuba, the overall philosophy of scouting encourages the quest for adventure. It is a life changing experience that enables young men and women to embrace challenges in a whole new way. That first breath underwater; the feeling of total weightlessness as you embark into a foreign world enables you to be part of something so powerful it transforms your life. Thousands of scouts have delved into the adventure during the jamboree, local camporees, and high adventure trips. Additionally, with the recent approval of the Scuba Merit Badge there are now countless opportunities for Boy Scouts to explore the thrill of scuba.

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15
Apr

Sealife Camera and Underwater Photography Seminar

Come join us as we welcome Matt Mulryan our Sealife Camera rep for a presentation on the Sealife DC1400 camera systems, Sealife Pro Flash units, and the Sealife Pro Video light. In addition to these products, Matt will also be showing the newest accessories for the Sealife and GoPro cameras, like wide angle lenses and the new Aquapod for Gopro.

The last time we had a seminar like this it was standing room only, so be sure to RSVP and reserve a spot! We’ll be serving snacks and refreshments!
Call the Delafield store at 262-646-8283 to reserve a spot.

via Underwater Connection News http://www.uwconnection.com

12
Apr

Special Momentum Watch Showing

The midwest represenatitive for Momentum Watches will be on hand at our Delafield location to show you the latest in beautifully crafted dive and sport watches, and we’ll be serving wine and cheese to make it a relaxing and informative evening!

St. Moritz Watch Corp. designs, assembles and services high quality sports watches under the MOMENTUM® brand. Today, they are a market leader in the SCUBA diving market, with dealers and agents all over the world. Their dependable line of titanium OUTDOOR watches is becoming a staple with leading outdoor retailers everywhere. Specialty watch dealers looking for quality watches without the “prestige” pricing are also featuring MOMENTUM® watches in increasing numbers.

It’s all about:
Great, functional design; rugged reliability; real value for money.

In addition to the Momentum Watch presentation, we’ll also have some of the newest products from Atomic Aquatics..maybe even the fantastic T3 Titanium Regulator!

Please call Colin at the Delafield store 262-646-8283 to RSVP for this special event

via Underwater Connection News http://www.uwconnection.com

10
Apr

What’s The Deal With Nitrox, Anyway?

For the past several years, “nitrox” has been the big buzzword in the diving community. You've read about it in magazines, you've seen people diving with it, and maybe your buddies have tried it….but what exactly is “nitrox”? Well nitrox is the same stuff you've been breathing since the day you were born. Any mixture of nitrogen and oxygen is “nitrox”. If you have a mixture of nitrox where the percentage of oxygen is greater than 21% (which is the percentage of oxygen in air), you have “Enriched Air Nitrox”, or EANx for short.

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9
Apr

Researchers ID shipwrecks exposed by low lakes

See on Scoop.itScubaDiving

Researchers have identified three shipwrecks found exposed in West Michigan waters by lower Great Lakes levels.

See on www.hollandsentinel.com

9
Apr

New Dive Watches Arrive at Delafield

We’ve just received a nice selection of Momentum dive watches at our Delafield store…starting at only $125. Dive watches make a great gift for the graduate or for yourself. Stop by to check ’em out soon!
In addition to the in-store selection, other styles and colors are available for special orders.

via Underwater Connection News http://www.uwconnection.com

8
Apr

Dates Announced for the Summer 2013 PADI Instructor Development Course

Calling all PADI Divemasters and AIs! The dates for the summer 2013 PADI Instructor Development Course are set at our Delafield store.

July 12,13,14
August 9,10,11
September 28,29
The local PADI Instructor Exam will be in Chicago on October 12,13

Contact Colin, our PADI Course Director at 262-646-8283 for more details.

via Underwater Connection News http://www.uwconnection.com/idc.html

5
Apr

Isolated coral reef surprises scientists by healing itself

See on Scoop.itCoral Reef Ecology

By Douglas MainLiveScience Coral reefs may be more independent and resilient than previously thought.

See on science.nbcnews.com