Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

 Pick up a pumpkin and come and join us for a fun morning. There will be prizes / food / candy and lots of fun. One of the prizes is a Dive Master Course valued at $750.00 and a Master Divers Course value @ $899.00.

Call the store to sign-up 253.841.5666.

RULES:

  1. MUST BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN TO BE CARVED
  2. ALL CARVING MUST BE DONE UNDER WATER
  3. NO DRAWING ON THE PUMPKIN BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER
  4. NO CUTTING ON THE PUMPKING BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER
  5. MAKE SURE YOU WEIGHT YOUR PUMPKIN AND YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY. HINT THE PUMPKIN IS POSITIVE IN THE WATER.
  6. YOU WILL HAVE 50 MINUTES TO CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN UNDER WATER.
  7. PUMPKINS WILL BE JUDGED BY ALL ATTENDING THE CONTEST.

Underwater Photo Seminar with Sealife

We hope you join us for our first-ever underwater camera class & “dive”.  This program begins at 9:00am on Sunday October 12 and consists of (all times are approximate):

  • A 1.5 hour thorough classroom session where you will learn the basics of underwater photography, using a deluxe u/w camera system, supplied by us.
  • A “dive” in a pool, where you and your buddy will each take numerous pictures underwater.
  • A 1.5 hour, post-dive session where you will download (and keep) your pictures on a blank CD, provided by us.

The class is done by the SeaLife factory representative and is both enjoyable and informative.  It is designed to be done in a pool, so you can concentrate on learning the skills of U/W Photography.  It will end approximately 2:30pm.

The total cost is $20, and upon completion you will be given a $20 SeaLife gift certificate.  In addition, there will be two additional $20 SeaLife certificates raffled off at the end of the class (great odds).  You can sign up with your buddy, or come by yourself and we can match you up in the morning class.   We have enough camera systems for six buddy teams, so if you plan on attending, please register promptly.

If you have a iPad (not iPhone), you may enjoy downloading the free “book” in the iBooks section: Underwater Photography Made Easy, by Annie Crawley.  It is very well-written, an easy read and has moving video “inside” the book.

Please arrive on time and bring appropriate diving equipment for the pool session.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

We’re looking forward to your call to reserve your spot in this awesome class!

253-841-5666

 

Deep Diving Workshop

DEEP DIVING WORKSHOP

Upon completion of the workshop, you should have a fundamental understanding of: planning a deep dive and the necessary equipment and techniques.  The workshop will cover deep diving planning, special equipment, the dive and potential hazards.  A discussion of repetitive diving, the use of computers for deep diving and procedures for omitted decompression are also covered.

The goal of the workshop is to educate divers on the unique challenges of deep diving and risk management awareness.

 

COURSE CONTENTS:

  • DEEP DIVE PLANNING
  • DEEP DIVING LIMITS
  • DEEP DIVE OBJECTIVE
  • MAXIMUM DEPTH AND BOTTOM TIME
  • ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • COMMUNICATION
  • SURFACE SUPPORT
  • INCREASED HAZARDS OF DEEP DIVING
  • REPETITIVE DEEP DIVING
  • 2-3 hour workshop 9am @ Scuba SET

Note: This is a classroom workshop only and there is no charge. It is very informative and will help you in planning future deep dives. We will discuss certification as a deep diver if you plan to pursue deep diving further.

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Club Meeting – Photo Auction

Join us at 6:00 PM for dinner, drinks, and socializing downstairs at the Milton Tavern. At 7:00 PM, we’ll have some brief announcements before our special guest speaker begins his/her presentation.

October’s Meeting is the Annual Action  of the Photo Show Winners. Bring your Checkbooks! Bring Cash!

All proceeds go to funding Club Events over the coming months.

Please support your Club by participating in the Annual Photo Show Auction!

 

Ocean Facts

The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on Earth, covering over 71 percent of its surface. In all, the oceans contain 328 million cubic miles/1.34 billion cu. km of water.

Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is sea water. Less than 1 percent is fresh, while another 2 to 3 percent is contained in glaciers and icecaps.

The surface area of the Pacific Ocean alone exceeds the surface area of all land masses combined.

The record for the longest coastline goes to Canada, with 56,453 miles/ 90,906 km. That’s around 15 percent of the world’s total 372,384 miles/599,652 km of coastline.

Sea water contains almost every element on Earth. In fact, if all the salt were extracted it could cover the continents to a depth of 5 feet/1.5 m. And if all the gold could be extracted, every man, woman and child on Earth would have about 9 pounds/4 kg. Continue reading

CPR / First Aid / O2 / Hazardous Marine Life

First AidWhen a diving accident occurs, being able to recognize the problem and respond with the appropriate care can speed the diver’s recovery and minimize lasting effects. Oxygen first aid provides needed oxygen to body tissues, enhances the elimination of inert gases such as nitrogen obtained from breathing gases, and helps shrink any gas bubbles that may have developed during ascent — bubbles that contribute to decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism. Supplemental oxygen also can help minimize or eliminate existing symptoms and reduce further injury until medical services are engaged.

 

Divers may experience unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. The more you know about the marine environment, the greater your chances of having safe, memorable dives.

Solo Diving – Self Sufficient Diver Course

September Special $150.00

At one point or another, a diver has found himself alone during a dive, whether it may have been intentional or not.  Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy”.

Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

The solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not be very experienced in scuba diving.

September Special $150.00

 

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