Archive for 2011

Recreational Diving is All About Having Fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011 10:35 Comments Off

I dive because I enjoy many different aspects of the sport. The ability to swim and breathe underwater is a thrill for many people and the first time someone does it often changes their life. I enjoy looking for different life under the waves and taking their picture. This ranges from the big sharks and […]

This was posted under category: Dive Training, Dive Travel, NC diving

Making Oneself a Better Diver by Instructing

Thursday, June 23, 2011 22:00 1 Comment

I was thinking about my dive training evolution the other day. I was in the water with some students and guiding them around. As I was swimming around, trying to find different points of interest and making sure they were okay, it dawned upon me that I was becoming a safer and better diver as […]

This was posted under category: Dive Safety, Dive Training

Diving the Markham/Hyde, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011 0:20 2 Comments

Anthony and I wake up early, again, to go out diving. This time we are joined by Johanna, Anthony’s wife.  I am teaching her for her Advanced Open Water certification.  We are headed to the John D. Gill Markham/Hyde. The marine forecast is not kind to us and there are 3-5 foot swells as we […]

This was posted under category: Dive Training, NC diving

Diving the Hyde and Markham June 12, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 23:47 Comments Off

This has been a busy week of diving for me and it is only half over! My son, Anthony flew into town Saturday night straight from deployment on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) aircraft carrier where he currently works in the Navy. He is the one who got me back into diving and was […]

This was posted under category: NC diving

Boy Scouts Discover Scuba Diving

Friday, June 10, 2011 1:10 Comments Off

On Saturday, I hosted a Discover Scuba Diving session for the Boy Scouts at the YMCA. We had 6 Scouts and 2 parents sign up for the event.  It was a lot of fun to show everyone why I like scuba diving so much and what the North Carolina coast has to offer. Doing these […]

This was posted under category: Boy Scouts, Dive Training, NC diving

Diving the Hyde June 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:23 1 Comment

After we finished our cool dive on the John D. Gill on Sunday, we motored inshore a few miles to stop at the USACOE Hyde.  I have mentioned this great wreck in a previous post as being one of my favorite dives.  As usual, the Hyde did not disappoint me. The life on and around […]

This was posted under category: NC diving

Diving the John D. Gill

Monday, June 6, 2011 22:09 Comments Off

Sunday, I joined the charter to the John D. Gill and Hyde. They day started perfect for us. The sun was out, the temperature moderate and the boat was full of fun divers. We were going out on the Aquatic Safaris I, the 48′ Island Hopper which makes for a very comfortable ride in the […]

This was posted under category: NC diving

Critter Identification off the North Carolina Coast

Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:42 Comments Off

When I was growing up, I looked at, picked up and generally harassed anything moving on the beach or in the water. I was inquisitive, trying to understand as much as I could about the creatures. The poor crustaceans, molluscs and small fish who were not quick enough to avoid my grasp were subjected to […]

This was posted under category: Biology

Boy Scouts and Scuba Diving

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 16:16 Comments Off

After getting my instructor’s certification, I decided to apply my skills and knowledge to attract the youth in the area to the great scuba diving around the North Carolina coast.  As I have said in many posts, the North Carolina coast has a lot to offer to scuba divers and others who enjoy being around […]

This was posted under category: Boy Scouts, Dive Training

Dive Technologies of the Future

Monday, May 30, 2011 14:34 1 Comment

Divers, are social creatures even though there is a solitary experience when you are under water.   The seas envelop you and for the most part, your attention is focused on everything but your fellow divers.  The coral, the wrecks, the small critters, the big critters, they all work to overwhelm your senses.  All the […]

This was posted under category: Dive Equipment, Dive Training

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