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Video: There are no “elevators” in Scuba Diving

Your BCD is not an elevator to get to the surface.  Some people have a tendency to use it to get to the surface.  This will cost problems you do not want to deal with.  It could lead to rapid ascents and injuries.  Get proper training on buoyancy control and you will be able to kick yourself to the...

They were Everywhere! | ScubaShea.com

We had a great weekend of scuba diving in the Chicago area!  Where else can you have nice weather, water in the upper 60′s and lower 70′s (remember I said Chicago area) and visibility in that 25 to 35 foot range (again, Chicago area).  Seen a couple of Northern’s, Crappies, and the elusive...

Video: Scuba Diving Education is NOT a Commodity

Focus on the quality of the class you are receiving in Scuba Diving.  Lower cost prices does not mean you are receiving the same quality of instruction.  Interview the instructor and see where their standards are when teaching.  Many instructors treat it as a hobby, which could mean they are not too...

Every Dive is a Tech Dive

Just like every dive is a buoyancy dive, once you complete the tech diver training program, you only become better by actually putting it to practice. This doesn’t mean you have to dig a hole to 150 feet to call it a tech dive. Embracing the concept and philosophy of a tech diver still needs...

Video: Common Mistake – My Scuba Regulator Does Not Supply Enough Air

Technology has advanced a lot for scuba divers and the equipment they use in the last fifty-years. When some scuba divers go a little deeper or find themselves working harder, such as into a current, they feel the regulator is not supplying enough air. For most recreational diving, just about all regulators...

A Pioneer to us all | ScubaShea.com

On June 11, 1910 one of the greatest pioneers of the scuba industry was born.  Jacques Cousteau was born and it would only take him about 30 years to start making changes to diving of an Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA). For underwater filming, Cousteau created the first Aqua-lung in 1943.  This unit...

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