Pre-Spring Kayak Sale – As winter’s end is near, it is time to prepare for the upcoming paddle season! Come and see the latest brands and models. Save tax on any 2017 boats.
Pre-register for scuba lessons before winter’s end and get a $200.00 gift card toward the purchase of equipment. Don’t miss out on this great savings opportunity!
Aqua Lung: The Diver’s Choice
With a deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung has revolutionized the scuba diving experience by setting industry standards for scuba equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. New or seasoned divers can find plenty of reasons to choose Aqua Lung as their gear of choice. Aqua Lung offers equipment for any diving style, from local weekend diving to exotic destination traveling for the ultimate underwater experience.
With new diving gear always in development, including our new instrumentation line, as well as products catering especially to women and travel, Aqua Lung has the full range of divers’ needs in mind. New innovations in dive gear constantly ensure the highest standards of safety.
Aqua Lung Around the World
Aqua Lung is dedicated to helping customers maximize their scuba diving experience. With independently-owned Aqua Lung Partner Centers located all over the globe, divers can make the most of their dives no matter where they are. Aqua Lung has the distinct pleasure of working with a number of inspiring ambassadors who make a positive, lasting impact on the world. Their contributions to society and the earth at large are making our world a better place, and Aqua Lung is honored to offer support. Wherever you are located, the adventure starts with Aqua Lung!
Moorestown, NJ – SeaLife recently announced their latest addition to the Micro camera series, the Micro 2.0 underwater camera at the DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association) trade show. The successor to the Micro HD, the compact Micro 2.0 is also fully sealed and flood-proof down to 200 ft/60 m. With no O-rings or doors to maintain the Micro 2.0 camera comes fully equipped with powerful 3+ hour internal rechargeable battery and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory.
The Micro 2.0 features a 16MP SONY® CMOS image sensor providing stunningly vibrant stills as well as sharp full HD videos with 1080p HD @ 60 frames per second or 1296 HD @ 30fps. The 130° wide angle fisheye lens allows you to get close and fit everything into the scene. Color correction filters are not necessary.
Choose between four Land and Sea™ scene modes with three built-in underwater color corrections for diving or snorkeling, and by depth or lighting being used. You’ll never miss the shot with the fast shutter response time and one-touch video recording. The camera’s lens focuses as close as one foot (12 inches/30 cm), that distance can be cut in half with an optional Macro close-up lens. Ergonomic and compact at around 4 inches wide with a large 2.4” color LCD screen, the Micro 2.0 has three “Piano Key” controls that control all the cameras essential functions, the large keys make it easy to operate with or without dive gloves.
SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ and were first introduced in 1993. In 2000, SeaLife developed the world’s first digital underwater camera. In 2007, SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. In 2014, SeaLife introduced the Micro HD, the world’s first permanently sealed underwater camera. SeaLife Cameras and Lighting Systems are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world.
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British Columbia is widely recognized as the #1 dive destination in North America. The host of this exciting dive trip is Hornby Island Diving is a family business that has been owner operated for over 40 years. Their knowledge and experience means visitors get safe, fun dives at the best sites. The guest lodge, dive boat and tank fill station are among the best in BC, so everyone can enjoy their wonderful diving in comfort. Non-divers and families love Hornby Island and they are always welcome to join.
The waters around Hornby Island are full of marine life. In any season, you can encounter octopus, wolf eels, seals, large ling cod and rock fish, colourful anemones and nudibranchs. In winter, Steller’s and California sea lions gather in the area to feed on huge schools of herring. Good visibility and gentle currents make the Hornby Island area easy to dive. Drift dives, wall dives, deep dives, and sculpted sandstone reefs are all part of the underwater terrain.
Barkley Sound is roughly a big bite taken out of the West Coast of Vancouver island. In a triangle it is enclosed by Bamfield in the south, Ucluelet to the north and Port Alberni in the middle. Coming from Port Alberni and going south, you descend the Alberni inlet to where it meets the Barkley Sound. Inside, a maze of islands unfolds and offers a stunning landscape. The Broken Islands group in the west are part of the Pacific Rim National Park.
Barkley Sound offers a unique richness in both plants and animals. Underwater you will find a rich diversity of fish, invertebrates, marine mammals and kelp forests. Salmon, rock-fish, herring, squid, giant octopus, sea otters, seals, and sea lions are all permanent residents. Others like orca, grey- and humpback whales, Puget Sound King crab, sea pens, and six gill sharks add flavor to your dives and make your stay unforgettable. In the majestic forests you may find everything from beavers and otters, to bears, cougars, eagles and many more species. They form integrated eco-systems with the life in the water.
Sea life abounds in the cold, clear ocean that surrounds Nanaimo. Jacques Cousteau considered these waters as “the best temperate diving in the world, second only to the Red Sea”. Join us on June 3-4-5, 2016 on five (5) spectacular wreck dives off the west coast of British Columbia.
In 1997, the Canadian navy vessel HMCS Saskatchewan, a 366-foot destroyer was sunk off the shores of Nanaimo to create an artificial diving reef.
The Saskatchewan was joined on the ocean floor by the HMCS Cape Breton, a retired Canadian supply ship, now recognized as the World’s Largest Artificial Upright Reef. In February of 2005, the Nanaimo Dive Association sank a third vessel, the RivTow Lion, a retired deep sea rescue tug. The RivTow rests at a manageable depth of about 50 feet in Departure Bay, making it a great dive for beginners seeking some experience before plunging down deeper to the cape Breton or Saskatchewan. Call us today to book your place for this fascinating dive trip.
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.
Your PADI certification does not expire. Participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not mandatory, but recommended as an easy way to refresh your foundational scuba safety knowledge and skills if you haven’t been diving in a while. Divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a “ReActivated thru” date on it.
Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. For more information, call us in BC Toll-Free: 1-877-549-2040.
More than 136,000 PADI Professionals (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) have issued more than 23 million scuba diving certifications around the world. The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages.
Courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service. Call now for more information.
Join us for our great fin sale during the month of September 2015