The lakes are frozen over, its time to dive!!!!!

During the winter months here in Michigan many divers think of warm diving destinations as their only option to get wet. For those who are ready to dress for the occasion there is another option, Ice Diving!!!!!  A special certification is required to engage in Ice Diving as the overhead environment demands additional safe measures. If you’re already a certified Ice Diver or looking to take the class and join in this unique experience, contact Rec Diving today and get your name added to the list. We’ll be finalizing our plans shortly and contacting those who are interested with all the details.

For students who will just be learning about ice diving you’ll learn everything you need to know how to plan, setup and execute ice diving safely.  The course will cover all of the follow aspects of ice diving:

  • Dive Gear Considerations
  • Ice Diving Specific Safety Equipment
  • Surface Safety
  • Amanda IceSite Selection
  • Required Ice Conditions
  • Surface to Diver Communications
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Securing the Site After the Dive
  • And more….

We look forward to seeing all of you excited enough to brave the cold and surf along the side of the ice few ever see.

Sincerely,
Rec Diving Staff

33rd Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival

Here’s a winter diving activity that everybody can take part in. Check out the 33rd Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival, Saturday, February 22, 2014. It is put on by The Ford Seahorses SCUBA Diving Club, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Society. Tickets are $20 in advance (available at Rec Diving) or $25 at the door. Presentations will include: Shipwreck Explorations from around the Great Lakes, Travel Logs from Exotic Diving Locations Around the World, Diving and Travel Exhibits for Recreational and Technical Divers. It will be at the Wachtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105. Rec Diving will be there, stop by and say “hello”.

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year from Kona, Hawaii
where we are exploring the Pacific
with a great group
of divers and snorkelers.

For the New Year
we wish you and yours
good health, happiness
and adventure!

-Jim and Diane

(After New Years Day, we are returning to our regular store hours of Tue-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, closed Mondays.
Jim and I will be back in the store January 7, but our staff is in and ready to help this week)