Christmas Ships at Redondo

For the first time in 18 years, a storm forced Argosy to cancel and reschedule the Christmas Ship to Redondo Beach. The new date is set for Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 9:05 p.m.  at Redondo Beach when the sparkle of holiday lights dancing across the waters of Puget Sound and the warm glow of a raging bonfire contribute to South King County’s most beautiful event of the Christmas season.It’s time for the annual Argosy Christmas Ship Festival  at Redondo. The flotilla appears magically out of the dark, complete with music and choir for a twenty-minute performance. All the while guests bask in the firelight of a massive bonfire tended by the local community as the brightly lit fleet bobs on the bay. Read more about the Argosy Christmas Ship™ Festival.

Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities and on shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

Christmas Open House

ScubaSET Adventure Center

Come on by and enjoy a cup or two of clam chowder and some Christmas Spirit. Help us celebrate FIVE years in business, thanks to people like you.

Things that will be happening:
• Prize drawings
• Open Water Course Special (super special)
• ALL Specialty Courses $95.00
• Stress and Rescue Program (first 8 divers) $95.00
• $60.00 Gift Certificate for $49.95 (good after January 1st)
• Special on the Galileo Lune and Sub-Gear XP10 computer
• Dry Suit super special
• And much more

Hope to see you Saturday even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

Club Meeting

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.

Turkey Dive

scuba turkeyMeet at Redondo Dive Site on Sunday November 23rd for a fun pre-Thanksgiving dive. There will be prizes!

Visibility has been outstanding the last few days and hopefully it will continue through the weekend.

This dive is for All Skill Levels.

Hope to see you there.

3 Ways to Improve Your Air Consumption

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 3 Ways to Improve Your Air Consumption

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 Ocean Facts

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 Continue reading Open Water Diver Certification

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