February News

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Hello Divers!

Did January fly by fast for you too?! We can’t believe it’s already February! This month does bring us some extra fun though; Shaun and 22 divers are headed to Roatan for a weeks worth of fun in the sun. We will keep you updated with photos and videos from them!

Despite the colder temperatures, there are a handful of divers still diving off of Cape Ann! The water is sitting right around the high 30’s, low 40’s. Some divers are still going wet but adding an extra layer so don’t think it’s too cold for you wetsuit divers! There have been some rough seas and surge but the visibility hasn’t been too bad. People are seeing moon snails, shrimp and nudibranchs among some other critters.

We had a fun Photo Society meeting with images presented from Bonaire and Ambon Indonesia. This month we look forward to more member presentations. You can view details below for the event.

We would also like to announce that we have a new team member, James Allan. James is a PADI Instructor and was the Boston Sea Rovers intern in 2016. He is enthusiastic and excited for the 2017 dive season. We know you will love him as much as we do.

We have a few new items in the shop with out most exciting being the new Flip5 filters for the GoPro HERO5 made by Backscatter. You can read all about them below.

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Boston Sea Rovers show on March 11th & 12th. You can learn more about the show and purchase tickets below.

We hope to see you soon!
Happy Diving!

Photo Society Meeting

 This month we will have 2 photo presenters. Ellen Garvey will kick off the meeting with images from her trip to the Solomon Islands. Greg Sonek will follow with a presentation of images from his trip to Raja Ampat.

Date: Thursday February 23rd
Location: 42 Water Street, Beverly
Time: 7:00pm

Diving Dry with DUI 

In this article, James Allan talks about what it was like to get Drysuit certified and dive his DUI TLS350.

40 Insider Tips for Dive Travel

Now that winter is here, a lot of us are venturing to warm water destinations. Sport Diver Magazine knows there are many questions as a new warm water travel diver. What should I pack? Do I need new gear? What should I expect? So SDM has created a list of 40 Insider Tips for Dive Travel. 

New Camera: SeaLife DC2000

We now carry Sealife’s newest camera, the DC2000. The DC2000 is an easy to use point and shoot camera that provides the photographer the ability to adjust manual controls and RAW formatting capabilities. Learn More Here. 

 Flip 5 Filters for GoPro HERO 3, 4, & 5

The new filters for the GoPro HERO5 Camera are now in stock. These filters are high quality, made by Backscatter. You may or may not know that filters are needed for cameras underwater to put the color back into the images so your photos and videos come out with “true” colors. With the Flip5  3 lens package you can flip between any 2 filters on the same dive with a touch of a finger.  Backscatter also offers a one filter system along with a Macro lens to get up close and personal with little critters. Don’t waste any more time taking dull photos!, Get your filters today and see how your images and videos benefit. You will look like a pro!

Diving the Silfra Fissure in Iceland

Back in December, Shaun and 2 divemasters went to Iceland to dive the famous Silfra Fissure. This dive is fresh water with visibility like you have never seen before. The other aspect of diving there is that you can touch 2 continents at one time! But, there is no life here at all. You must be drysuit certified to dive here but you won’t regret it! To learn more about the Silfra Fissure click here. 

Utila: A Diver’s Dream Destination

Head on over to our blog where Undersea Divers instructor James Allan tells you all about how he fell in love with Utila.

 

How to Use a Compass Underwater

Sport Diver Magazine gives you step by step instructions on how to use your compass correctly and accurately underwater, a skill most of us shy away from.

 

Boston Sea Rovers March 11th & 12th

Save the date! The annual Boston Sea Rovers show is March 11th & 12th. This show includes daytime seminars, exhibitors where you can learn about new dive trips and gear as well as an evening Film Festival.  We will be having a booth in the exhibitor hall so make sure you stop on by! Buy Tickets

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica


November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!

Trip Details

Bonaire


December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 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.

Trip Details

Fiji


March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
March 4th & 11th 9am-4pm
More will be scheduled very soon so check back!

Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

DrySuit Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
February 4th 1pm – 3pm
March 4th 1pm – 3pm