Monday, August 26, 2019

Whale Sharks in Isla de Mujeres, Mexico

July 5th thru July 8th, 2019 Whale Shark Trip.

First of all, the people on Isla de Mujeres are great. Taxi drivers are everywhere on the tiny island and for 50 pesos($3.00us), they will take you anywhere on the island. Our small group of 5 went on Ceviche Tours for our Whale Shark excursion and they were awesome.

I landed at the airport in Cancun, Mexico. No problems going through customs and just as you get to the exit, there are plenty of shuttles to choose from, just waiting to take you where you need to go. Hop on one of the shuttles and have them take you to the port where you can pick up the Ferry to take you across to Isla de Mujeres. The ferry runs every half hour. Once you get to the island, it's time to pick up your taxi and take you to your hotel. As you exit the ferry, the taxi pick up is to the left. Tell them where you are going and be ready with your 50 pesos.

Relax at your hotel and be ready for the next day to swim. Have the hotel schedule a taxi for your morning pick up and get you to the boat. Ceviche Tours will meet you at the boat and you are on your way. After a short boat ride, you will come to the spot where they know the sharks are. They are gentle giants of the ocean and your are free to drop in, two snorkelers at a time with the guide and the Whale Sharks swim by you, collecting the plankton from the water. New rule this year for safety, you must wear a life jacket, unless you have a certification for Freediving and you wear a wetsuit. It was fantastic. The sharks stay close to the surface so there is no need for scuba gear on this trip. You are in the water a few minutes at a time to let others swim with the sharks as well but you end up getting in the water multiple times and can take as many pictures or video as you heart desires.

The afternoons are yours to do with what you want. Downtown is the place to be for shopping and multiple restaurants. Take in the culture or just rest up at your hotel for the next day of swimming with the Whale Sharks again.

You never know what else you may see while with the Whale Sharks. Our group was very lucky on our second day of snorkeling, we were surprised by a Manta Ray, scooping up the plankton right along next to the pod of sharks. On our boat trip to the grounds we spotted a couple of Green Sea Turtles mating. Prime season for turtle mating is June/July so we were happy to get to see that.

The trip was amazing and I definitely want to try to put my own little group together for next year. Keep track of our Facebook page and you may see a trip to Mexico on our events by November for a trip in July 2020.

Thank you for reading this blog and I hope you enjoyed it. Remember to Dive, Dive, Dive!!! Unless your can only snorkel. LOL


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Guiness World Record in Deerfield Beach on June 15th, 2019

What a crazy day Saturday was for this clean up dive at the Deerfield Beach Pier. There are several news stations that broadcast the news of the World Record being broken by 633 divers and I happened to be one of the lucky ones included in this record.

It is incredible how the dive community can come together for an awesome cause and make history at the same time. Be sure to follow our Instagram page as well as our Facebook page for all of the adventures we do. Still to come, another dive going to Epcot. We will post an event of Facebook for the next dive date.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Feeling the heat?

Hope everyone had a Good Memorial Weekend. Temperatures are climbing and thoughts of cool waters are in everyone's mind. Trip to Jupiter, FL tomorrow and more trips in the works. Dive classes for June are nearly full so if you have been thinking of getting certified, only a few spaces left in both group classes so call now to secure your spot and get your bookwork completed to be ready for your course. We have classes beginning June 8th and June 22nd. Two weekends in a row and the water days are only half days. This way you don't lose out on the entire weekend. New ladies wetsuits have arrived and they are so comfortable. Front zips available as well. So stop by, sign up for your PADI certification and join the fun waiting for you.

Dive, Dive, Dive.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Summer is almost here!!!

Our store is ready! We have most of our summer inventory in and are ready for our students and customers. We have many projects in the works for trips in the upcoming months. June 1st kicking off summer trips will be a trip to Jupiter with ScubaWorks for an Orientation 2 Tank Dive with Instructor Brad. You can just give the dive shop a call to reserve your space for this trip. These dives are great for us divers that only get to see the ocean a few times a year and just want an easy (get back into the water) trip that you just don't even have to think about.

As usual, class schedules are still in full swing. This blog is about to blow up from the stories we are hearing from getting certified to funny things some people do to prepare for their dives. If you have a funny story and you would like us to share it on our blog, e-mail us the story and if we use your story, you will get some free swag from some of our dive companies. (Hint, Hint, dive companies) LOL

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

Sign up and complete or renew your EFR Primary and Secondary Care Course by contacting Michele at Discover Diving Dive Center at (386) 760-3483. We have limited space for this course so sign up early. If you need your two year renewal or need to take this course for your Rescue Diver Certification, this is the class you need.

What does this course include? This course includes the Emergency First Responder and CPR certifications.

Who should take this course? Anyone who is interested in receiving or updating CPR and First Aid skills. No Diving certification is required.

Class DATE: March 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Location: Discover Diving Dive Center I 92 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL
Class Cost: $120 (this includes the books and the class)
There are NO Prerequisites for this class! Anyone can sign up for the class.
What you need to bring: All you need to bring is yourself and your book.
You will need to be enrolled by March 6th with a non-refundable deposit of $20 to order your book. The balance is due upon the start of the class.

What you will learn:

▪ BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and Rescue Breathing at the layperson level
▪ AED (Automated External Difribulation) use (optional)
▪ Preventing and Caring for shock
▪ Spinal Injury Management
▪ Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
▪ Basic First Aid: illness & injury assessment, bandaging, management of fractures & dislocations, and first aid kit considerations.

After completing this course, it will give you the skills necessary to help others in case of an emergency.