We hope you had a happy and fun Thanksgiving! Last month kicked off our first warm water trip of the fall to an island in the SouthEast Caribbean, Dominica. The island is beautiful with lush green rainforests, waterfalls and rivers. We explored the Titou Gorge and Trafalger falls in the afternoons after diving. The waters were a warm 84 to 86 degrees. We saw the typical Caribbean marine life like banded coral shrimp,a ridiculous amount of porcupine fish, spotted morays, turtles and giant sponges. We are planning on heading back to Dominica next fall so stay tuned for trip details.
This month we head back to one of our favorite islands, Bonaire. We are looking forward to the great meals, diving, warm waters and of course great company. If you haven’t booked a warm water dive vacation recently, we will be announcing our 2017 and 2018 line up of trips shortly.
For the month of December we have some great specials going on so make sure to check those out below. These specials will run through the month of December (but remember we close down from 12-24 through 1-1) so don’t miss out.
As most of you know, DEMA (Biggest Scuba TradeShow) was last month. This is the time of year when new products are released. We are excited to let you know we have picked up some new items (some in stock now, some hit the shelves in a month or two) such as BCDs, Masks, Knives, Wetsuits, Computers and Drysuits. We are always looking for the next best item to help you enhance your scuba diving lifestyle.
We hope everyone has a great holiday season!
Please note we will be closing early on Saturday December 10th at 2pm.
This month we have some specials deals! Check out the link for all of the details!
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Gift Cards, Cameras & Accessories
New Pool Facility
As many of you may know, the pool we were using, the Paul Lydon Aquatic Center, suffered bad roof damage from a wind and rain storm at the end of October. The repairs will take awhile, so we have decided to hold our pool sessions at the Bennett Center at Gordon College in Wenham. We teach the PADI Open Water Diver course at the college so we are very familiar with the people and the facility. We are excited to start teaching our classes there on December 10th and know you will enjoy this pool!
Simply Free Special: Get a free computer!
Just in time for the holiday season – give the gift of new gear to your favorite dive buddy or treat yourself to a new kit! Purchase any qualifying* Aqua Lung Regulator and BC and receive an i300 Wrist Computer for FREE!
*Qualifying products exclude Titan and Calypso regulators and Pro and Wave BCDs. Offer valid October 14th, 2016 – December 31st, 2016 or while supplies last at participating Aqua Lung retailers in the U.S and Canada. Visit your authorized Aqua Lung Retailer for more details.
Upcoming Class Schedule
PADI Open Water Diver Course
- December 10th & 17th
- January 28th & February 4th
- March 4th & 11th
PADI DrySuit Course
Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
- January 28th
- February 4th
- March 4th
Stocking Stuff Ideas for the Diver In Your Life
We have made a list of the top stocking stuffers. Head over to our blog to read the full list.
New Gear! Introducing the Aqualung Soul & Pearl
Aqualung has introduced the Soul which is the same as the Soul i3 BCD they currently make but without the i3 inflator hose. This BCD is incredibly comfortable, taking all of the weight off of your shoulders and onto your hips. This BCD also holds the tank much tighter to your body for added comfort and maneuverability. The Soul is the woman’s version of the Axiom which is one of our best selling BCDs. We have these in stock so come on by to try one on! Learn More Here.
Aqualung’s Woman’s Pearl BCD has had a face-lift. They have taken away the sports bra feature. It is a wrap-around jacket style BC specifically designed for the female diver. It offers an adjustable waistband and specially curved shoulder straps that provide a customization and comfortable fit. Learn More Here.
Scuba Confidential: An Insiders Guide to Becoming a Better Diver
A customer of ours discovered this great book and we wanted to share it with all of you. We have recommended this book to many people and everyone loved it and said how helpful it really was.
Scuba Confidential is a unique book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With Scuba Confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable and safe diver.
It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving’s most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic.
Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world.
This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport.
Have you ever wondered?
How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do?
What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks?
Which training courses are most worthwhile?
If you would make a good technical diver?
If you should be considering a rebreather?
How you can improve your diving skills?
How you can reduce your air consumption?
Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them?
Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving?
How to dive deep safely? Or
How muck diving can possibly be any fun?
Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.
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Scuba Skill: Finning Techniques
Finning, like walking or running, is something we can all do. Propelling ourselves efficiently in the water is a key aspect of diving. However, much like running, that doesn’t mean that we all do it well or use the best techniques. See videos of finning techniques here.
Dive Roatan: Trip FULL
We had such an amazing trip to Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan last April we are going again! We will be headed back to Roatan February 18th -25th, 2017. The best news is we have an ever better deal this time around! They are offering Buy 1 Spot, Get the Second FREE!
Join us for exotic marine life, beautiful bungalows that sit at the water’s edge and fantastic dining at this all inclusive resort. Below outlines what this fantastic trip has in store for you. By the time you finish reading this, you will already be thinking of booking your plane ticket from cold snowy weather to sun glistening water and palm trees swaying in the island breeze. Don’t miss the chance to make wonderful memories for you and your friends and family.
Looking for a Male Roommate & Female Roommate!
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.
PADI Open Water Diver
(Class & Pool Sessions)
December 10th & 17th
January 28th & February 4th
March 4th & March 11th
PADI Drysuit Diver
December 10th & 11th
PADI Equipment Specialist
PADI Enriched Air Diver
PADI Try Scuba