Using Waypoints For Descen...

The discussion of descent checks is important for every tech dive.  Each dive could have different meeting spots for the descent checks.  This could be challenging at times but is so important to execute a successful tech dive.   This is why some divers use waypoints as a reference during a dive to make sure everything is going as planned.  Waypoints are reference points throughout the dive used...

Descent Checks – Vit...

Periodic checks with your dive buddies while diving is always a good thing.  Things can start to develop in a negative way, and fast.  Just because you met your dive buddies on the hang line from the boat, or the edge of the cliff before descending into the abyss, does not mean something did not change.  Things can happen at a moments notice.  Descent checks are vital to the success and enjoyment of...

Our World Underwater Is Gi...

Our World Underwater is having a Facebook posting competition.  This is something they are really excited about offering.  What’s in it for you?  Free tickets to the show! Between now and the 2014 show, February 14-16, 2014, the person who shares and post the most items related to Scuba Expo will win a weekend pass to the Our World Underwater Scuba Expo in 2015. What kind of posts are the talking...

Shipwrecks are treasures

Most people don’t realize it, but shipwrecks are treasures for us to find.  Almost like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Treasure Island, there is treasure in shipwrecks.  Recently, there has been more buzz around the finding of shipwrecks.  Now, certain, the ones that gain most of the attention are those shipwrecks with a couple hundred tons of silver or gold.  What about those shipwrecks that were...

Scuba Dive Artificial Reef...

Have you ever been scuba diving on an Artificial Reef?  If correctly done, they are some of the most helpful things done to protect our ecosystem.  Why is that? Well, when you look at the loss of coral reefs due to people touching them and increased acidity in some of the worlds oceans, an actual coral reef does not have the ability to sustain the population that it once did.  So when I see stories...

Our World–Underwater: A s...

Returning to Chicago this February 14 to 16, 2014, OW-U kicks off this year’s expo on Valentine’s Day and it is sure to be a very special Friday night opening. To celebrate our 44th Show and Valentine’s Day we are playing a game taking on the show floor. Simply visit 12 exhibitor booths, pick up a flower at each, and when you bring a dozen flowers up to the front counter you will be entered into a...