Thanks to all of our students, we were pretty busy this year. In fact, we were so busy we decided to expand our shop into the space next door to our original shop. If you haven't come by to check it out yet, feel free to do so anytime. We haven't had our official grand opening yet but are looking forward to getting all of our contracted companies in on the festivities and forward any prizes and savings onto our loyal customers. Keep checking our Facebook page for more details on that.
Let's see, what can I tell you about our past few months worth of dive trips? We are still frequenting our favorite shop down in West Palm Beach, Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures. They have also expanded into a full dive shop. We are so happy for them. You will have to check them out on our next trip down there. Our last dive trip was for the Deep Specialty and we dove Hole in the Wall, Bonair and Tunnels. Three great dive spots. So great, we decided to go back on Dec. 8th and do another dive on Hole in the Wall. Plenty of sharks on these dives as well. This is a deep dive, so only our experienced divers can handle these dives. Although, on our next trip scheduled for Dec. 8th, the charter is going to do a drift shark dive. What does that mean? I'll tell you. The charter heads out to Shark Canyon and on the edge of Hole in the Wall. They drop two buoy markers attached to a 35 foot line and attached with a pvc line attaching both buoy markers. The shop then has all the divers go down to the 35 foot line and hang on there. One of the dive guides stay with the group and another dives down with a basket of frozen fish parts. As the diver swims around with the basket, the ice melts and lets out pieces of the frozen fish parts. As these parts exit the basket, the sharks will swim up to snag these out of the water. It makes for an exciting show. The sharks are dynamic creatures and are so interested in what is in the basket, they don't even pay attention to the divers hanging on the 35 foot line. If you have never been on a dive like this, you will want to experience it for yourself.
There were many other dives down to West Palm Beach this year and it's always a great time when we head down there. We have done Night dives, Wreck dives, Deep dives and introduced many new divers to the ocean. Some of the dives were near perfect conditions, while others left something to be desired. It is always hard when we plan a dive and the weather decides not to cooperate with our plans. Then again, any day of diving, good or bad, is still better then a good or bad day at work. LOL
Hopefully, you caught our latest dive video on our Facebook page. If not, you might want to go check that out and see what we do for a living. Without great divers and new students like you, we wouldn't be able to spread the love for what we do. Thank you for all you do for us. We appreciate you sticking with your local dive shops for all your diving needs. We do it all for you because without you, we wouldn't be here. Remember, if you find it on-line, we might be able to match or beat that price. You will never know, unless you ask.
As always, happy diving!