April Newsletter

April News 2016

Hello Divers!

The water is warming up folks! It’s time to get that gear in for service so you can hop in the water when the weather turns nice. We are getting water temp readings of around 43 degrees.

March flew by for us, we had a great time in Bonaire. We had pretty good weather and visibility. This trip we saw many seahorses thanks to our divemasters Max & Denise. We spent a lot of time over at Klein Bonaire where Shaun was able to get some great macro shots. He compiled all of this clips into a great video you can watch here. Next Shaun heads to Roatan with 25 divers for school vacation week. We will be staying at Anthony’s Key Resort. We are expecting great photos of sharks and dolphins!

We started teaching the Open Water Diver Course for the Spring semester over at Gordon College which is always fun. Larry enjoys teaching the students and they even get college credits for it.

We had a wonderful time at the most recent Danversport Marina Show. We had double the attendance than the first show. It’s great to see there are so many people interested in sharing their passion for the ocean in so many ways. There will be one final show on April 23rd. Unfortunately we will not be able to be there since Shaun will be in Roatan and Whitney is at the store but stop by the show and meet some of the North Shore Frogmen and other local clubs and businesses.

We have a lot of new products in the store which you can read about below. We are fully stocked for our sale and the start of the season! We also have changed the store around with new displays and counters. Come on by and take a look! Start thinking about hitting the water soon! GO DIVE!

Happy Diving!
-Undersea Divers

Local Event: Peter Lake Presents the Making of THE DEEP

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The NorthShore Frogmen are hosting this fun event on Thursday April 7th. Peter Lake will be presenting his experiences as writer and producer of “Making of the Deep”.

Location: Palmers Cove Yacht Club, Salem
Time: Social Gathering 7:30pm/ Presentation begins at 8:00pm

 

Spring Sale: May 14th & 15th

Scuba Diving Gear Sale

Save the date for our annual spring sale. Everything will be on sale plus we will have some special deals going on for you. Stay tuned for the detailed sale flyer!

 

Top Tips for Environmentally Conscious Divers 

As divers, we’re lucky to witness the wonders of the underwater world, but we also see firsthand the damage that’s being done to our oceans. We can all do our part to help by becoming environmentally conscious, not just when we dive, but on dry land, too.

Read Full Article Here. 

New Marine Sanctuary in Galapagos

Galapagos
After two years of scientific study and political discussion, the Ecuadorian government has announced the creation of a new marine sanctuary in the Galapagos. Read Full Article Here. 

Russians Make World’s Deepest Ice Dive

Ice Dive
Divers Maxim Astakhov and Alexander Gubin of the Russian Geographical Society made the world’s deepest ice dive to 335 feet (102 m) below the sea ice on Saturday, the society told Interfax news agency. The purpose of the dive was to test Russian-made dive equipment and to help elaborate on basic standards for safe Arctic-Circle diving. Read full article and watch video here. 

BLU Diving Safety Bracelet 

BLU Bracelet

A personal scare inspired a university student in Israel to produce a novel safety gadget with which to contact his buddy.

The BLU is only in its preliminary stages having just won a startup award. What do you think, is this type of gadget would really work?
Read all about this cool little gadget here.

Dive Indonesia

We are excited to announce our first trip ever to South Asia. This area of the world is known for its incredible and unique diving. Not only will you travel to one of the most beautiful places to dive, you will also have Andrew Martinez as your photo guide to make sure you come home with some amazing photos and videos. It is incredibly hard to get a trip of this magnitude for such a great price! Don’t miss this trip of a lifetime! The trip dates are March 23rd – April 2nd, 2017.

Dive Dominica

Join us in Dominica November 5th – 12th, 2016. We will be staying at a small resort called Castle Comfort. Not only is this destination EXCELLENT for diving, offering diverse marine life and underwater terrain but the island has so much more to offer such as numerous hikes to waterfalls and gorges, whale watching, zip lining and more!

Dive Bonaire

For over 25 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled. We head back there December 3rd -10th, 2016.

NEW PRODUCTS

XS Scuba SeaSide Pro & Deluxe Gear Bags

The Seaside Pro is great for snorkeling gear, the Deluxe can fit much more. We have them in 3 colors, yellow, pink and blue. They are made from a heavy duty mesh with a tarpaulin bottom.

Thermaxx 5mm Gloves

As most of you know, we love the Thermaxx line made by Henderson. Everyone loved the suits so much they have now come out with accessories. We are happy to announce that we now carry the 5mm 5 finger Thermaxx Glove. They are super stretchy for easy on and off and keep you warm and toasty.

Innovative Scuba Dry Boxes

We have expanded Dry Box sizes that will accommodate a small hotel key card and credit cards to something that is lean and will hold a cell phone, keys, credit cards, etc, to another one that will hold a cell phone and sunglasses. These are great for tossing in your gear bag and bringing it on a boat.

Finger Spools

We now carry finger spools in either plastic or stainless steel. We carry 2 sizes in each type, 65ft line and 100 ft line. Finger spools are used when wanting to deploy a SMB, cave diving, setting up an underwater search, etc.

Line Cutters

We now carry twin line cutters for easy cutting of fishing line and other debris in the water. Great safety item to add to your kit and small enough to clip on your d-ring or throw into your BCD pocket.

Upcoming Classes

PADI Open Water Diver
April 2nd & 3rd  2-9pm
May 7th & 8th  2-9pm
May 10-12-17-19 6:30pm-9:30pm
Full Summer Schedule is now up!
PADI Drysuit Diver
April 8th & 10th
OR
Can Be Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Equipment Specialist 
Can Be Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Enriched Air Diver
Anytime!
PADI Discover Scuba
April 7th 6:30pm
May 4th  6:30pm
June 2nd  6:30pm

Photo Society: April 28th, 2016

Chromodorid Nudibranchs mating, Indonesia

Topic: AMBON NIGHT!
Andrew Martinez will be presenting images from his trip to Ambon, Indonesia. We will also be discussing our upcoming trip to Ambon where you can ask the expert all of the questions you have. This event is open to the public as well as Photo Members.