Descent Checks – Vital on Every Dive

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....

Scuba Search on Google – Scuba Diving Chicago Gets Better

Over the weekend, I was relaxing my living room thinking of an idea to write about.  Of course, my mind was drawing a blank.  So I decided to search the word scuba.  Google <http://tinyurl.com/62688k5> came up with 13.8 Million searches for that key word. Right under local listings, scubabutch.com...

A Scuba Diving Marathon Chicago

As a scuba instructor it can be a pleasure (as well as a curse) to dive and teach to share your scuba knowledge of the world of scuba diving. A couple of weekends ago I was out at Haigh Quarry teaching several Open Water Scuba Divers and Advanced Open Water students. Due to everyone’s schedule, I...

Scuba Diving Refresher – For All Dusty, Rusty Scuba Divers

Our Dusty, Rusty Scuba Diver event was a success. The pool was packed with divers. My only question is where were you? The divers who participated were so glad that they jumped in the pool to get wet. We have more comfortable divers in the water thanks to the Dusty, Rusty Scuba Diver event. There were some...

Saving a Life Gets Easier

American Heart Association has released an update in the AHA guideline for CPR. It is estimated that 330,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to cardiac arrest. Only about six percent survive that occur outside of a hospital. Men are three times more likely to go into cardiac arrest than...

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