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11/1/2021 Where has the year gone?

Well, it's not quite over yet and we are heading down to Roatan, Honduras for a week of diving and teaching Advance Wreck for some of our customers. We will be diving with my good friends at Roatan Dive Center who we are associated with. Initial wreck training will be on Mr. Bud which has been a Shrimper and cargo ship. Then over to the Prince Albert for Advance. So it isn't all work, we will dive the famous Mary's Place, named after my good friend's wife Mary.

                                                     


7/1/2021 Independence day has arrived - in more ways than you thought.

Our scuba diving opportunities are becoming more and more available to us this summer. Dive destinations are becoming easier to reach but some have gotten worse, like Fiji where COVID is rearing it's ugly head. We head down to Cozumel on the 17th for a week, including a mid-week ferry trip across to the mainland to dive some Cenotes. We are looking at a trip to Roatan for the first week in October and then Bahamas next May. Meanwhile classes/training is picking up. More important, if you own your own gear, bring it to us to check out and service before your next adventure. Most of our manufacturers recommend at least every two years or 100 dives at most. More often if they see harsh environments. Be a safe diver, get it serviced and refresh your own dive knowledge with a refresher course or work on bumping your skills up a level.

2/1/2021 Feb has arrived, along with more COVID restrictions.
Our scuba diving opportunities are becoming more and more limited due to cold weather and travel restrictions. Dealing with mandates of negative tests prior to departure and now prior to return makes it a gamble to travel outside the U.S. for any reason. Possibilities of being quarantined on arrival or even departure is a roll of the dice for many. But even using a dive boat in the U.S. now requires you to board and disembark wearing a COVID mask. U.S. Coast Guard rules even require the mask when doing a surface interval on commercial scuba boats.

1/1/2021 We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope you can soon head for your favorite dive destination.

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Nassau, Bahamas Trip Report
November 14-21, 2020
Going again in May 2022

 
22 people from various parts of the country obtained negative Covid19 tests to obtain a Bahamian
health Visa permit to enter the country. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the Aqua Cat
for a week of scuba diving south of Nassau. We lost two days of diving due to weather so my lesson learned
was if you plan on doing a night dive don't put it off.

The other lesson was even though everyone was tested negative 5 days prior as required by the Bahama government, someone still managed to bring the virus with them and pass it along to others. Many tested positive on getting home after some reported being sick.

We were limited to dive sites that the weather would permit the the boat to get into therefore my assessment of the diving is below what I had expected. For the most part barren reefs. As a avid underwater camera diver I was disappointed.
          
 
 
 
 

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