We have 3 spaces left for our huge trip to the Philippines. Why go to the Caribbean for two weeks when you can go half way around the world for less cost.
For $4595 you get, r/t airfare from New York, r/t transfers at final destinations, up to 55 boat dives, all meals, 6 nights at the Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort, 7 nights at the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort, flight from one island to another, hotel taxes, pool, spa, boutique, camera room, internet access, and much more. What a great trip for a great price. The Philippines has been ranked as one of the best for the variety of life you will see underwater. Check it out at SV Philippines Trip
Call us at SV if interested.
Dry Valve Technology (DVT)
DVT is a revolutionary regulator technology designed to automatically eliminate moisture and contaminants from entering your first stage, even if the dust cap is accidentally left off.
Get to the Airport Early
Three hours prior to flight departure is perfect. If you get through everything quickly great, you have time for a drink or food. A great idea that a few of our friends have is to buy a pass to the airlines’ first class club. This gives them access to drinks, internet, an airline representative that is happy to serve them. A great lounge may even have a shower. Check your credit card benefits, they may even have this included.
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!