Archive for the ‘Dive Training’ Category

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 […]

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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

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

How to Find Fossils at Fossil Ledge

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:39 3 Comments

I like to think that I am pretty successful when looking for shark teeth and other goodies when diving at the Fossil Ledge off the North Carolina coast. But, then again, I am still working on my collection. I haven’t found my 7″ Megalodon tooth yet (I can dream!) and I would like to find […]

This was posted under category: Dive Training

How Did I End Up Being a Scuba Instructor?

Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:27 Comments Off

I recently obtained my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) certification.  This means that I can train divers for their initial Open Water certification all the way up to Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver.  I am also allowed to teach various specialties that are offered and eventually create my own distinctive specialties.  This is not […]

This was posted under category: Biography, Dive Training

I Got Certified to ___. What, There’s More?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:34 Comments Off

When I hear that someone is a certified diver, it is usually because they had a specific goal in mind.  A couple may get certified because they are going on vacation in Cozumel and they want to be able to do a little diving while they are there.  Some young adults get certified because they […]

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Overconfidence Always Leads to Trouble

Monday, May 16, 2011 18:06 2 Comments

I know you have heard this before.  Don’t be overconfident.  You will get bit in the rear one of these days.  Overconfidence leads to intentional lapses on quality control standards and unintentional lapses with safety guidelines.  In the world of diving, avoiding overconfidence is critical to having fun and being safe.   I was headed out […]

This was posted under category: Dive Safety, Dive Training

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