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Your Thoughts on Dive Safety Are Valid

My Perspective on Dive Safety As a sailing instructor, I’m very used to stepping onto someone else’s boat and operating it immediately. However, there are some aspects of diving that are important to me and my dive partner that we will not leave the dock before we check and consider ...
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Evaluating a Dive Boat For Safety

My Perspective on Safety Dive boat safety is a concern to me because in addition to being a SCUBA diver, I also am a licensed captain. I hold a 100 ton U.S. Coast Guard captains license, and have over 25 years' sailing instruction experience. I love to be a prepared ...
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Don’t Make These Scuba Diver “Pet Peeves” Mistakes

Ultimate "Divers' Pet Peeves List" 1. The Unprepared Diver The unprepared diver is one who is not ready. They show up late, and miss the briefing. Most likely they did not research the dive, and they don't know the planned depths. Maybe they talk loudly during the safety briefing. They ...
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Don’t Break Dive Boat Etiquette

When you begin diving, sometimes you're unsure how to follow the etiquette in your new situation; the dive boat. It can be a bit intimidating, getting on a boat with a group of seasoned divers. Here's a quick run-through on some things to consider. Etiquette on the Boat Be on ...
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Your Dive Boat Packing List

When you're new to diving from a dive boat; you aren't completely sure what you should do and what you should not do, or even what to bring or not. This is a quick guide to some things to think about and of which to be aware. After a couple ...
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How You Can Pack a Seven-Night Dive Cruise Into Three-Nights

The three night cruise ship dive trip is a quick, easy, affordable and satisfying Dive Cruise. Consider the three-nighter to Nassau and CocoCay on Royal Caribbean. We get to cruise, we get to dive, and we feel like we’ve cheated by logging three dives on a three-day weekend! It feels ...
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Your Boat’s Grey Water is Killing Reefs and Fish // What You Need to Know

Grey Water It’s so important for boaters to be aware of toxic chemicals in every product you use on board daily since a lot of those ingredients end up back in the water under the hull through gray water emissions. More and more, boaters are becoming aware that it’s not ...
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Making a Mayday Call From Your Vessel // Mayday Script for VHF Radio

"Mayday, Mayday, Mayday." "This is the sailing vessel _________________." "Our position is _______________' north/south and _______________' west/east." "We are ________________." (Nature of Distress) "We have ____ people on board." "We are ______ foot Manufacturer/Type/Length/Distinct Features." "Our course is ___, Our speed is ___, Distance from ___ is __." Speak Slowly ...
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29 Cruise Hacks You Need

New Dive Cruise Techniques If you're considering a cruise, especially a dive cruise, you'll like these techniques I've developed for making the trip easier and a total success. These procedures can help ensure you have a smooth trip, make all your connections, and enjoy your dive vacation. You don’t have ...
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