Congratulations Class of 2017! During our latest Open Water Class, Rec Diving welcomed five new certified divers to the ranks.
We had two great days of open water dives at Gilboa Quarry. Congratulations to Lily S, Nina G, Jack G, Jacob B, and Chris Y. You all rocked! If you are looking to complete your open class, we invite you to join us this summer. You have six months to complete your open water classes after you complete your pool and class work. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
You could win a 7-night Live Aboard Trip for two on the Belize Aggressor III.
If you become certified as an SSI Master Diver between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, you will automatically be enrolled to win this fantastic dive vacation. To be certified as a SSI Master Diver, you must log a minimum of 50 dives and complete 4 Specialty Certifications and the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue. As an SSI Master Diver, you will be recognized worldwide as a Diver with a high level of knowledge, skill, and experience. The drawing will be held on January 15, 2018.
At Rec Diving, we encourage all divers to continue their divers education to become more confidant and comfortable in the water. We offer many specialty classes like Limited Visibility/Night Diving, Nitrox Diving, Deep Diving, Navigation and more. We can make it easy and fun to complete the classes. Ask us how.
Contact us if you would like more information.
Nowhere in the Caribbean has WOWED us like the Gardens of the Queen. In this super-protected area off the coast of Cuba, we were treated to one of the healthiest coral reefs we have seen in years. Vibrant hard and soft corals, endless sea fans, and giant pillar coral made for a spectacular backdrop, as huge reef sharks and grouper of all kinds and sizes, followed us around like puppies.
We encountered turtles, plenty of moray eels, and hundreds of tarpon. We came upon never-ending parades of yellow tails, school masters, chromis, and tangs! Sharks, sharks and more sharks…reef, silky…oh and the great hammerhead! WOW!
We had the chance to swim with juvenile saltwater crocodiles (or take photos and video from above water). We learned to salsa dance from our Cuban dive crew. We enjoyed the awesome sights and sounds of colorful Havana and tasted some of the best mojitos ever. We’ve said it before. Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen is a must-do for every diver.
This holiday season we asked the Rec Diving community to donate winter gear to the students at Bethune Elementary-Middle School. And we could not believe the response we received! Before we knew it our donation box was overflowing.
Rec Diving team member Taylor took the donations to Bethune where the City Year team set up the “Rec Diving boutique”. Students without coats were told that they had won one and the excitement was electric. The girls modeled their coats as if on a runway, smiles were all around, and it was all possible thanks to you. Thank you from Rec Diving and thank you from the students of Bethune Elementary-Middle School!