This dive is planned for your enjoyment. It is a great way to gain more experience especially if you are a newer diver. If you are going to dive at night, please consider a Night Diving Course and possibly a Navigation and Deep Diving Course.
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.
The goal of every avid diver is simple: Spend as much of your life as possible underwater. On open circuit SCUBA, we all have one major limiting factor, the amount of gas we brought down with us (along with no decompression limits, but this article will only address gas supply). Most new divers will have the same reaction when diving with a group, “How does everyone else stay down so much longer than me?” While this quickly fades after just a few dives as the beginner starts to be more comfortable, their breathing will relax a bit, and they are diving just as long as most of the others in the group. However, there are always those exceptions in the group that Continue reading
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
Did you know that our Planet Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water? Our oceans and water systems that include lakes and rivers controlling our climates and temperatures, move weather patterns and supports living organisms is still unexplored territory with 95% of it unseen by the eyes of humans. You may have gone swimming in the ocean or snorkeled over a reef….but now, it is time to take it one step further. See the underwater world as it is meant to be experienced – underwater. Become a part of an eco-system that supports so much of our life and take it to your limits; weather they may be interacting Continue reading
Experienced divers are intensely fascinated by navigation. It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find a safe exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim. And they draw comfort and reassurance from a reel and continuous line anchored near their ascent line when wandering around on a new and unfamiliar wreck.
You’ve taken your open water scuba diver course and now you’re ready to expand your knowledge but you would like to see what is out there first. The Advanced Adventure Diver course will give you an overview of five (5) selected specialties. Two of the specialties are Deep Diver and Navigation Diver, which are the foundation of continuing diver education. For more information, Call Walt at SCUBA SET Adventure Center 253-841-5666
Solo Diver Certification
At one point or another, a diver has found himself alone during a dive, whether it may have been intentional or not. SDI’s 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.
One of SDI’s most popular courses, 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.