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December Newsletter: 2015

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Hello Everyone!

We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving. This past month has been a fun one for us. Whitney lead our November trip to Bonaire. They had great weather, warm 82 degree water and an abundance of marine life. We also had great time on Small Business Saturday thanks to all of our wonderful supporting customers. We hope you all enjoy your new scuba toys! Shaun heads to Little Cayman with 22 divers for a week of amazing wall diving at the Bloody Bay Wall on December 5th. Since it is the holiday season, we have featured some December Deals to help with your holiday shopping. We are looking forward to 2016, we are currently organizing new trips, new gear and new camera equipment for you. Stay tuned for some awesome new changes. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Holiday Season! (Please Note our Holiday Hours below)

Undersea Divers Staff
GO DIVE

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: 10am-2pm
December 25th – January 1st
CLOSED
We will re-open Saturday, January 2nd with normal hours.
Articles & News

December Deals


We have specials all month long to help you with your holiday shopping. See all of the deals here.

New Trip! Dive Grand Cayman’s East Side!


The East End of Grand Cayman offers world class scuba diving, being renowned for pristine reefs and breathtaking wall diving, coupled with custom-built dive boats awaiting at the end of the dock, just a step away from your room, and award winning dive staff, brought to by onsite operators Ocean Frontiers we offer the perfect combination for your diving vacation. Read the full brochure.

D.U.I Drysuits release new interactive App. 

 

DUI has launched a pretty awesome app which enables divers to design their own drysuit. The My Drysuit app is now available in the iTunes App Store for iOS devices including iPads and iPhones. The unique app gives divers the option to choose fabrics, colors, patterns, accessories and packages for designing their own customized drysuit. As each option is chosen, the app shows how the actual drysuit would look. I have tried it myself and I love it. It will also link you to your closest dealer and gives you the option to get quotes.

Sea Rovers Internship

 

The Boston Sea Rovers internship is one of the most prestigious internships in the USA if not the world! It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone that loves the underwater water world. New deadline for application – Dec 6th
If you or anyone you know is:
  • A certified diver from New England
  • Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) and be on track to graduate from high school by June of the Internship year or attending college at the time of application
Age requirements:
  • Maximum age of 19 at the time of the application deadline (November 14, 2015)
  • Interns must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of their Internship (May 1, 2016)

Dive Cozumel: January 2016

 
We have booked another trip to Scuba Club Cozumel from January 30th – February 6th, 2016. Our last trip to Scuba Club was a huge success. The resort is made for divers by divers. This trip is all inclusive giving you 2 tank dives for 5 days, unlimited shore diving and all of your meals. Head over to ourwebsite to learn more.

Dive Bonaire: March 2016

 
Head back to Bonaire with us March 5th -12th, 2016. Head over to our Group Travel Page to learn more about this trip.

Bonaire Trip Photos

 
We had 14 divers join us on our November Bonaire trip. We had perfect weather and 82 degree water. Highlights were a bait ball, octopus, GIANT turtle, seahorses and frogfish. We walked into a renovated dive shop that look awesome, new lounges by the new pool, a new face to the house restaurant, the Chibi and most exciting a new boat, Pure Ocean we got to dive all week. You can view some of our pictures here.
If you are feeling left out, don’t fret! We head back toBonaire March 5th -12th and there are still spaces available.

New Product: Sherwood Elite Fins & Sherwood VIDA Mask Now in Tiffany

 
We have the new Sherwood Elite Fins & VIDA Mask in Tiffany in stock now!
Lightweight, high performance dual-composite fin blade featuring full-length power rails and a central flex channel. Open heel foot pocket is held comfortable and secure with our unique, highly stretchable silicone heel strap. The NEW ELITE fin from Sherwood is the elite choice for power and performance.

The Vida Mask uses the latest in co-molding technologies to provide a mask with unique styling and color configurations. This two teardrop shaped lens mask provides tremendous vision and comfort in addition to the unique design.

* Low profile & wide view allow the mask to fit on a wide variety of faces.
* Silicone connected pivot buckle permit an extremely comfortable mask strap fitting.
* The ergonomic nose pocket provides ease of clearing ears.

North Shore Frogmen Annual Banquet

 
The Froggies are getting ready for their Annual President’s Banquet. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Visit their event site for more details!

Aqualung Launches New Computer Line


 
As we approach 2016, Aqualung has announced they will no longer be carrying Suunto computers. They will now be carrying a new computer line, which we will carry in the store. We will also be carrying Sherwood computers and gauge sets as usual.  This will not affect your free battery changes on your Suunto computers. We will be able to change batteries and complete repairs on them. We will release an email when the new computers are launched in January 2016.

Andy Martinez: Book Award

 
We just received some good news! The NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Committee has selected our book, Pier at the End of the World, to the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2016 list, a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council.
-Andrew Martinez

 
This books make a great holiday or birthday gift for the young ocean lover in your life!
In Stock Now
$17.95
Upcoming Classes & Dives
Discover Scuba:
December 2nd 6:30pm
January 6th 6:30pm
February 11th 6:30pm
March 2nd 6:30pm
Learn more HERE
 
Open Water Course: 
December 19th & 20th  2-9pm
January 16th & 17th 2-9pm
February 20th & 21st 2-9pm
March 19th & 20th 2-9pm
Learn More HERE
Equipment Specialist:
December 16th & 17th  6-8pm
Learn More HERE
 
Drysuit Course:
January 5th & 9th
Call to schedule: We are flexible!
Learn More HERE
 
Nitrox Class:
Complete online then come to us for the analyzing of gas. You pay us nothing!
Upcoming Events
North Shore Frogman’s Banquet
December 5th, 2015


Little Cayman
December 5th -12th, 2015
Cozumel
January 30th -February 6th, 2016
Bonaire
March 5th-12th, 2016

December Deals

December Scuba Deals

 

 

For the month of December we have come up with some great deals to help you along with your holiday shopping! All deals are valid through 12-24-15.

All Month Long Deals

Purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card to use at a future purchase. (No Limit)
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Purchase any set of mask, fins and snorkel together and get a $15 gift card free! (Cannot be used on the same day)
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Open Water Diver Course $295!
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Purchase a Regulator & Computer together and get a FREE ABS Octopus! ($150 value)
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Purchase a BCD and get a FREE Aqualung BCD Knife ($50 value)
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Purchase a GoPro Camera or a Sealife Camera and get a $75 gift card to use at a future purchase. (Cannot be used the same day)
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Register for the January Cozumel Trip or the Grand Cayman Trip and receive a FREE short sleeve or long sleeve Aqualung Rashguard!
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Small Business Saturday: November 28th!

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November 28th is Small Business Saturday which is dedicated to shopping at your local businesses. To show our appreciation for you shopping local and helping support us, we would like to offer some discounts to help you get some of your holiday shopping done early! We hope to see you Saturday, November 28th (10:00am – 5:00pm).

Instruction

Open Water Diver $594 $295
Advanced Diver $395 $295
Rescue Diver $395 $295
DrySuit Diver $295 $195
Night Diver $195 $150
Buoyancy $150 $125
Navigation $195 $150
Valid for 1 year after original purchase date
Learn more about the classes here

Gift Cards

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Buy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card! 

Cannot be used on November 28th

Air & Rental Cards

Rental Cards Now $40
Allows you to rent gear at half price for life!
Air Cards Discounted
10 Fill Now $70
30 Fill Now $180
60 Fill (Cash Only) $300

20% OFF

 

20 % OFF

Regulators
Computers
BCDs
All Wetsuits

Travel

Register for the January 2016 Cozumel or March 2016 Bonaire trip on November 28th and be entered to win a FREE Aqualung ZUMA Travel BCD!

Read about the trips here

Scuba News: November 2015

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November, 2015
Hello Everyone!
We hope you had a great October! We just want to start off by thanking everything who came out to our big End of Season Sale. We had a great weekend, many of you walked away with some awesome new gear. We greatly appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing photos of you having fun in your new gear.
This past month has been a lot of fun for us. We finished up our certification ocean dives where we certified another 45 students. We finished off the season with a few good boat dives and then finished off the month with our big sale.
As we look to the month ahead, Whitney heads to DEMA which is a Scuba Trade Show where she will find new scuba trips and gear to bring back to the store. Then she heads to Bonaire November 7th with a group of 12 divers. This month also starts our 50% off Equipment Labor special which you can read more about below. We also are starting winter hours effective immediately. Then we get ready for Shaun to travel to Little Cayman at the beginning of December. The water is sitting around 50 degrees and the vis has been nice. Get out there and dive!! (If you dislike the cold, don’t forget you can rent and purchase drysuits from us!)
Undersea Divers Staff
GO DIVE 

 

Articles & News
November Special: 50% Off Equipment Labor

Back by popular demand, November is 50% off Equipment Labor! Drop off your gear anytime in November to receive the discount.

Regulator Labor $60 Now $30 

BCD Labor $35 Now $17.50
VIP Inspection $25 Now $12.50

Included Air Fill

Hydro Inspection $50 Now $25

Includes VIP & Air Fill

*Parts not included in 50% off, Normal Pricing Applies
*Drysuit Repairs & Computer Battery Changes Excluded
Dive Cozumel: January 2016
 
We have booked another trip to Scuba Club Cozumel from January 30th – February 6th, 2016. Our last trip to Scuba Club was a huge success. The resort is made for divers by divers. This trip is all inclusive giving you 2 tank dives for 5 days, unlimited shore diving and all of your meals. Head over to ourwebsite to learn more.
Dive Bonaire: March 2016
 
We just booked our semi-annual Bonaire trip for March 5th -12th, 2016. Head over to our Group Travel Page to learn more about this trip.
Divi Flamingo Bonaire: New Resort Upgrades
Our go-to Dive Resort in Bonaire just finished a multi million dollar renovation. Not only have they revamped the resort lobby but they also added a new boat to their fleet along with a new restaurant. We are very excited to see the new changes in person when we head down there next week. Read all about the new upgrades here.
New Product: Sherwood Elite Fins & Sherwood VIDA Mask
Lightweight, high performance dual-composite fin blade featuring full-length power rails and a central flex channel. Open heel foot pocket is held comfortable and secure with our unique, highly stretchable silicone heel strap. The NEW ELITE fin from Sherwood is the elite choice for power and performance.

The Vida Mask uses the latest in co-molding technologies to provide a mask with unique styling and color configurations. This two teardrop shaped lens mask provides tremendous vision and comfort in addition to the unique design.

* Low profile & wide view allow the mask to fit on a wide variety of faces.
* Silicone connected pivot buckle permit an extremely comfortable mask strap fitting.
* The ergonomic nose pocket provides ease of clearing ears.
North Shore Frogmen Annual Banquet
 
The Froggies are getting ready for their Annual President’s Banquet. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Visit their event site for more details!
Flying & Scuba Diving: What you Need to Know
 

 
As a lot of you prepare for your dive vacations this season, we have received many questions on diving and flying. Here is anarticle that gives you what you need to know in order to maximize your diving on vacation while remaining safe when you hop on the plane home.
Blue Lobster Caught out of Beverly, MA!
 

 
This lobster was caught near Halfway Rock in Beverly the other day by fisherman Tom Birarelli. Read the details of their find here.
Upcoming Classes & Dives
Discover Scuba:
November 4th 6:30pm
December 2nd 6:30pm
Learn more HERE
 
Open Water Course: 
View full schedule through December 2015 HERE
Equipment Specialist:
December 16th & 17th  6-8pm
 
Drysuit Course:
Call to schedule: We are flexible!
 
Nitrox Class:
Complete online then come to us for the analyzing of gas
Upcoming Events
Bonaire
November 7th -14th, 2015
North Shore Frogman’s Banquet
December 5th, 2015


Little Cayman
December 5th -12th, 2015
Cozumel
January 30th -February 6th, 2016
Bonaire
March 5th-12th, 2016

50% Off Equipment Labor

Back by popular demand, November is 50% off Equipment Labor! Drop off your gear anytime in November to receive the discount.

Regulator Labor $60 Now $30

BCD Labor $35 Now $17.50

VIP Inspection $25 Now $12.50
Included Air Fill

Hydro Inspection $50 Now $25
Includes VIP & Air Fill

 

*Parts not included in 50% off, Normal Pricing Applies
*Drysuit Repairs & Computer Battery Changes Excluded

End Of Season SALE! October 24th & 25th

October Sale

20% Off Selected ItemsGear

Masks – Fins – Snorkels – Knives – Accessories – Boots – Gloves – Hoods – Catch Bags – Lobster Gear – Regulators – BCDs – Computers – Wetsuits – Rashguards – Travel Bags – Sweatshirts

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Open Water Diver $295 (Reg $594)
 
Advanced Open Water Diver $295 (Reg $395)
Rescue Diver $295 (Reg $395)
Drysuit Diver $195 (Reg $295)
Navigation Diver $150 (Reg $195)
Peak Performance Buoyancy  $125 (Reg $150)
Night Diver $150 (Reg $195)
 
*Sale Price of Class expires 1 year from date of purchase

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Register for the January 30th -Feb 6th, 2016 Cozumel Trip on the sale days and your name will be entered to win an Aqualung ZUMA Travel BCD!

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This might be the best part of our October sale. We sell off our rental gear! That means you get practically new gear for half price! We fully clean and service all of the gear before we sell it. These items are always the first to go so make sure you arrive early on Saturday to make sure you get what you want!
Wetsuits….$75 – $175
BCDs….$195 – $250
Regulator Set-ups…$195-$450
 
Regulator setups include Reg, BCD Hose, Alternate Air Source and Computer Console with compass

TanksScuba Tanks

We have a few different deals for you when it comes to buying new tanks.
20% OFF when you purchase 1 tank
 
OR
Free 10 Air Fill Card when you purchase 1 tank
 
OR
Purchase 2 tanks and receive FREE AIR FOR LIFE
 
*Don’t forget, we always give FREE VIPS FOR LIFE when you purchase a new tank from us. 

Air Cards & Rental Cards

gift cardsRental Card: Now only $40
This card enables you to rent gear at half price for life!
Air Cards: Buy in bulk and save!
10 Fill Card: $70 (Reg $80)
30 Fill Card: $180 (Reg $195)
60 Fill Card: $300 (cash only)

Gift CardsScuba Gift Cards

Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card!

Underwater Photography

GoPro

Sealife Cameras & Accessories 
10% OFF
GoPro Accessories 
10% OFF

Maintenance Packages

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Why should you buy new gear from us? Simple, FREE MAINTENANCE FOR LIFE. Every time you purchase a new piece of new equipment we will give you free labor and parts for life on that item. That way you know you gear is always clean and working properly for whenever you want to hop in the water.
Regulators
FREE Annual Labor & Parts for life (Annual Savings $100)
BCDs
FREE Annual Labor & Parts for life (Annual Savings $50)
Computers
FREE Annual Battery Changes for life (Annual Savings $35)
Tanks
FREE VIPS for life (Annual Savings: $35)

AKONA Travel Bag Promotion

February Akona Promo

Akona has a great promotion going on right now until February 28th. Buy the 10lb Roller Bag and receive the small duffle bag FREE! We have everything in stock so don’t delay! The small duffle bag actually hooks on to the big roller bag for easy carrying.

Akona 10lbs Bag:

Sleek, low-profile design holds a full set of gear and then some. The wide stance and low height give this roller bag exceptional stability and balance.

Sherwood Scuba• Lightweight 420D nylon and 600D polyester accents resists stains and mildew.
• Sturdy support base allows the bag to stand upright even when fully loaded.
• Tough, precision bearing, replaceable wheels roll smooth and quiet.
• Lightweight pull-handle extends and locks at 12″.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 29.5″ X 18″ X 9″

MAIN CAPACITY: 4,779 cu. in.

WEIGHT: 9lbs, 6oz.

Akona 3lb Duffle Bag 

Sherwood ScubaThis carry-on weighs less than 3lbs.

• Carry on duffel weighs less than 3lbs.
• Two outer mesh pockets, two outer zippered pockets using a reversed nylon coil #5 zipper.
• The quick release side flap provides easy access to a towel
or a pair of snorkeling fins.
• Large U-shape opening to the main compartment.
• Swivel snap hooks secure the adjustable shoulder strap.
• Unzip the slip panel and stack your duffel on the top of the <7lbs or <10lbs roller bag for easy transporting.
• 1½” webbing handles at each end of the duffel provide quick grab points.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 21″ X 11″ X 1″, 2541 cu. in.

WEIGHT: 2lbs., 3oz.

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Buy a New Aqualung BCD and get a Free Dry Bag!

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Great news for the holidays! Buy any new Aqualung BCD and receive a Free Dry Bag! BCD must be purchased  between November 19th and December 31st, 2014. Don’t forget, you also get Free Annual Labor and Parts from us when you purchase any new piece of gear. So that’s even more savings in your pocket! Stop by the shop to view our line of BCDs. We would love to help you pick out a new BCD for yourself or the diver in your life. See the full Aqualung BCD lineup here.

FREE Defense Duffle Dry Bag ($110 Value!) This item is new for 2015. Best the first to have one!

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Meet the Diver of the Year

fredgoproWe want to tell you a story about one of our customers, Fred. Fred came to us last September wanting to become a certified scuba diver. He walked in the door with such enthusiasm, telling us he had wanted to do this for years but had never took the plunge to get his certification. Fred completed his PADI Open Water Diver Certification on September 29th, 2013. Since that day, Fred has been hooked, diving every weekend he can and taking some days off to get in the water because he just couldn’t stand to be away. Fred hopped in the water on May 10th and said ” Let’s set a goal of 50 dives this season.”  As he approached the 50 dives so early, he then decided to up the goal to 75. Once Fred hit 75 dives,  Bob said if you get 100 dives in by your certification anniversary we are going to do something special for you. We obviously loved this idea of 100 dives and encouraged him to reach his mark. We saw him every weekend for air fills and he would update us of his dive count, what new skill he had mastered or what cool critter he saw on his dive that morning. “Today makes 74, I’ll be getting 2 more Saturday and hopefully 3 more dives in Sunday”. We are proud to announce that Fred made is 100th dive on September 29th, 2014!

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We were so impressed by his dedication to the sport and enriching his life, we knew we had to celebrate the occasion. Fred has always talked about getting a GoPro so he could document all of his great dives so he could show his friends how awesome the sport of diving was. So we figured what better gift than a GoPro to mark his great accomplishment. We have now dubbed Fred ” Diver of the Year”. We encourage others to follow in Fred’s footsteps. You could be the next Diver of the Year! Start your adventure today!