|Posted on 27 August, 2015 at 13:45||comments (2)|
Ok for this week's TBT, I'm throwing it back to you guys.. I’m switching it up by including the Tuesday Trivia that I was unable to post a couple of days ago and combining the two. When I first saw this image, I was like, "What in the name of... ' and then I thought, hmm ok well that's a snorkel in his mouth but odd it was in the center, upon further research, it's called a swimmer's snorkel and they are still made. (In fact, they look cool and we can get them from Aqua Lung. But! And h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 August, 2015 at 14:35||comments (0)|
As I was thumbing through the July 1969 issue of Skin diver, I came across an ad for underwater communications via a megaphone type device. As Scuba Divers, we know that when we hear sound underwater, it's very difficult to ascertain what direction it's actually coming from so I found it interesting that such a device would give one the ability to talk underwater. I wasn't sure I wanted to use this ad for this weeks TBT but a few pages later into the same issue and I came across an article wh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 July, 2015 at 14:10||comments (0)|
What do you get when you mix a fridge with a rebreather? Why Liquid Air Scuba, of course. I was looking through the June 1967 issue of Skin Diver and on the front cover it has a big promo stating: "NOW! LIQUID AIR SCUBA! MAJOR ENGINEERING BREAKTHRU"
At first I thought this was something out of the movie 'The Abyss' where you actually breathe oxygen enriched water but alas, it was not to be.
If anyone's interested in reading the other 4 pages, let me know and I can ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 June, 2015 at 18:20||comments (1)|
Hey UB Divers! We just received shipment of some amazing shirts/toques and coffee mugs.
They depict an Octopus designed by well-known Haida artist Andrew Williams.
Prices are as follows:
Coffee Mug $9.99
These are 100% cotton shirts and look amazing. They even have the UB Diving lettering on them.
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|Posted on 3 June, 2015 at 17:10||comments (0)|
For this weeks TBT, I found an ad in a 1978 Skin Diver magazine. I've been trying to figure out what is going on in this image for about 20 minutes now. How about you guys and gals? Any thoughts?
|Posted on 19 February, 2015 at 9:40||comments (523)|
This morning I was definitely too excited to sleep in. I was signed up to do two dives in Dos Ojos cenote, my first ever visit to a cenote and my first real cavern dives. This trip has had some first somethings on every dive so far, it’s kind of super awesome. I got to the dive shop unfashionably early so I could check out my franken-regs, which should be all dandy now that I have a new hose on my octo. (Thanks to one of my new favourite people, Kev...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 February, 2015 at 16:40||comments (0)|
What would you do if you woke up with a sore wrist, knowing entirely well that you wouldn’t be able to lift your own gear or even set it up yourself? Probably go diving, if you had the friendly staff at Blue Angel to help you! We left Cozumel this afternoon and I was determined to get my last two dives in before getting on the ferry to Playa del Carmen.
I wasn’t scheduled to be on the boat today so a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 18:20||comments (0)|
Well the next morning I tried to straighten out my regs, which had began leaking from the inside of the 1st stage. Without having solved any problems I ran down to the boat with a set of rental regs where the rest of the divers were waiting for me, the last person to be ready. Turned out I wasn’t even ready, I’d forgot my computer and had to run back up to our room on the 4th floor to retrieve it. This start to the day was a sign of things to come. I did remember to wear my Lavaco...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 18:05||comments (0)|
I haven’t slept in weeks! Well I have, I actually sleep a lot, but I’ve been almost too excited to sleep. It’s my first trip to a warm water dive destination in over a year, and yes I do realize how spoiled that makes me sound. There’s just something so wonderful about warm water diving. Maybe it’s the lack of bulky equipment and horrendous amount of lead, or maybe its the not feeling like the water is physically attacking yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 December, 2014 at 14:10||comments (0)|
Well it's been quite the year for my dive career, how about yours?
Last February I began working here at the shop and started getting back into cold water diving after a long hiatus--I don't think I'll ever forget my first winter dive, it was awful! We were at China Creek, it was snowing, I was wearing a drysuit for the first ...Read Full Post »