Don’t forget about our HOLIDAY SOCIAL  this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11AM to 5PM. This year please bring your family members to the Social. We have a great new shopping opportunity for them. We will be having different non-diving vendors selling their wares for you: Scentsy Products (flameless, wickless candles), Tastefully Simple (spices and food for every day cooking), 31 (purses and bags), Tupperware (storage containers), Grammys Goodies (Homemade baked goods), South Hill (Jewelry), and Tasteful Treasures (romance enhancement products). They will all be located in our large classroom and smaller classroom if needed. The Ladies will only be here on Saturday, from 10 to 4. They will also have raffle prizes available. One ticket will be given to each customer, with extra tickets available for purchase. Finish your holiday shopping with us, cash and carry available. This is our first time trying this, so please come in to support these local ladies. As always, we will have our infamous holiday spread of snacks, foods, and drinks for all to enjoy!

SureLock II Weight Pocket Handles 

Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of SureLock II weight pocket handles. SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Aqua Lung is concerned about the rubber handle pulling off of the plastic SureLock II weight pocket assembly. If this were to occur during a dive, the weight pocket would be left engaged inside the BC. There are no known occurrences of this happening underwater, and there have not been any reported injuries, but Aqua Lung believes that a recall is the safe and prudent thing to do. Aqua Lung has made a revision to the handle assembly that strengthens it. A revised handle is easily recognized by a thickened band of rubber at the base of the handle.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their BCs with Sure Lock II weight pockets. Bring the pockets to your nearest authorized Aqua Lung Dive Retailer or Dive Center. They will be able to replace your handles for you while you wait, as changing handles is a quick process. The replacement is made under warranty and you will not incur any charges.

***Please note that handles will be in short supply for the first three weeks.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. (except Hawaii) and Caribbean Dealers – for additional assistance please call us at 888-818-3483 or 760-597-5000

The Cooper River, SC dive trip offers divers the unique experience of searching the bottom of the river for giant megalodon fossilized shark teeth, whale fossils, mastodon fossils and many other fossils.  There is also a great opportunity here for the treasure hunters searching for Indian and Colonial artifacts, antique bottles, Revolutionary & Civil War relics.

The excitement you feel finding your first teeth in rubble patches is beyond belief.  We have found spear and arrow points, civil war relics, whale bones and all kinds of teeth from prehistoric turtles and alligators to Giant Sloths and mastodons.  One of the divers found a jawbone from a dire wolf complete with teeth. I brought back a complete dolphin tooth, meg. teeth and loads of other items.  No one will come back empty handed….guaranteed! We will teach you everything you will need to know, to be successful in the Cooper River. Only two spaces left!

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This day has been filled with two great dives, washing our equipment, taking tours, and sunning on the beach or pool. We ended the day with a steak and chicken cook out. We made dives on Double Wall and Buccaneer.  I found a rare chain moray eel. This has been a great trip for all of our group of 20.   I will be back in the store on Sunday, so all out for now! Don’t forget about Scuba Venture day Aug. 11.

Another great day of diving today.  Traveled to Little Cayman to dive “Bloody Bay Wall”.  It is a very healthy reef with beautiful corals and sponges teeming with schooling fish.  We saw sharks, squids, turtles, rays, and big schools of fish.  The weather was cooperative today with a high of 89 degrees.  Water temps were 84 to 86 degrees.  The “End of Island” dive was the afternoon dive where there was a gigantic pillar coral.  Our last two dives are Friday so you will get one more report.  If you ever get to Cayman Brac ask for Paul, Beccy, and Helen to guide you on your dives.  They have been great as well as the entire Reef Divers Staff.  This Dive Resort is top notch.  It is fun to be pampered.  They offer valet dive service on the boat which is sit down and let them bring the tank to you, take it off of you and get your next tank ready.

 

Great day today with weather, approx. 90 degrees, slight wind, sunny skies. The wreck was excellent with great vis. The second dive was “Snapper Reef” on the north side. There were loads of schooling fish throughout the reef. The afternoon dives were done on the south sided.  There was a little bit of a surge but we did get to see some sharks. Kai Moser and myself tried to feed the groupers with lionfish but we found out we were not fast enough with stones.  They didn’t trust us with the spears I guess.  Tomorrow we are hitting Little Cayman. Talk with you later!

We did three more dives today. We did not get over to Little Cayman today because it was a little rough. The dive shop may take us there Thursday or Friday.  Today we encountered rays, turtles, and big groupers that followed us around the reef, even following us through swim through caves.  They follow you like a puppy dog expecting hand outs of lionfish.  There are not too many lionfish around.  It could be that the groupers have now acquired the taste of lionfish. The water temp was 84 degrees again. Our day consists of breakfast, dive, dive, lunch, dive, dinner, edit pictures and then sleep.  Weds. we are going to the Russian Freighter for two of the three dives.

We had a great diving day today seeing large schools of fish, petting groupers…..again, and seeing very healthy coral formations.  We also went through tunnel shoots that had us exit at 110 ft.  We then traveled along the wall, then went up another sand shoot to the shallows. The water temp was 84 degrees. It was a little breezy today but the dive shop feels the rest of the week will be great.  Tomorrow we are heading to Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman. By the way, the food is excellent at the resort.

 

All are having a great time. The weather has been fantastic so far.  We are all on one boat which makes diving as a group easy.  The water temp. is 84 degrees.  Sunday we saw large groupers, a barge with a real gigantic barracuda, green morays, spotted morays, big lobsters and many schools of fish. There have been no currents to speak of so easy diving.  The resort is beautiful, pictures later, the food is great.  So far, 20 very happy travelers. We will keep you posted daily on what we see and do above and below the water.