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

 

San Juan Islands Dive

2 Dives and Lunch aboard the San Pan in the San Juan Islands. This is a great trip. Sign up today.

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Sund Rock Dive and Picnic at the Furnoff’s

 

STORE / CLUB PICNIC

SUND ROCK HOODS CANAL

 

Meet at HOODSPORT & DIVE @ 7:45am to sign in for Sund Rock.  There will be time for two dives and then we head for the Fornoff’s for a POTLUCK w/ oysters and clams and a lot more.  You will need to bring something to share and your own drinks.  There will be two more clubs present.  The food last year was incredible.  Call the store and let us know you’re going.

  The Store will be closed that Saturday.

Open Water Diver Certification

sdi-img-03Did 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 with colorful schools of fish over a peaceful sea mount or diving alongside a pod of dolphins that have come to take a closer look at you. Dive with sharks, dive in caves or dive some of the most historic wrecks. Whatever direction you may want to take your new life-style; it all begins here.

The Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the skills you will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. It covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or just in your backyard.


Prerequisites for Open Water Diver Certification

  • Minimum age 18 (10 with written parental consent)
  • Students between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Certification if the following conditions are met: junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional. When an Junior Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15, they may upgrade to an Open Water Scuba Diver certification

Scuba Set Depth Chargers 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th Annual Scuba Set Depth Chargers Underwater Photo Contest

 Best Of Show: “Knock Knock Grunty” – Corey Cooper

Judges’ Choice: “Anything In My Teeth?? – Mike Phillips

 Cold Water Wide Angle:

1st       “Luck Of The Draw” – Chris Collins

2nd      ”Moon Dream” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Cold Water Rose” – Keith Gamble

Warm Water Wide Angle:

1st       “I’m  On The Hunt …. Out Of My Way!!” – Mike Phillips

2nd      “Hi!” – Walt Amidon

3rd       “Deep In Thought” – Carolyn Fornoff

Cold Water Macro:

1st       “Illumination” – Kimberly Coleman

2nd      “Hypnosis” – Kari Fadler

3rd       “Angel Flight!” – Mike Phillips

Warm Water Macro:

1st       “Princess Of The Reef” – Doug Soule

2nd      “Are You Still There?” – Kimberly Coleman

3rd       “Mr. Turtle Is My Father” – Kari Fadler

Diver / Diving Lifestyle:

1st       “Baby Kisses” – Doug Soule

2nd      “Let The Night Diving Begin!” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Tickle Me Blue” – Kimberly Coleman

Redondo:

1st       “Little Nessy” – Corey Cooper

2nd      “Not Everyone Can Be A Giant Pacific Octopus” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Knock Knock Grunty” – Corey Cooper

 Novice:

1st       “Snorkelers” – Lonny Meadows

 Digitally Enhanced:

1st       “Kaleidoscope” – Kimberly Coleman

 Black And White:

1st       “You Got A Nail, I Got The Hammer” – Mike Phillips

2nd      “Serenity” – Steve Fornoff

3rd       “Immersion” – Chris Collins

Honorable Mention:

“Lunchtime!” – Keith Gamble  (Cold Water Wide Angle)

“Chief” – Kari Fadler  (Cold Water Macro)

“Christmas on the Brain” – Karen Gamble  (Warm Water Macro)

“Gumdrop” – Kari Fadler  (Warm Water Macro)

“Surface Interval” – Chris Collins  (Diver/Diving Lifestyle)

“Spiny Suction Cup” – Corey Cooper  (Black and White)

 

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