In mid-November, five divers participated in the Open Water Rescue Scenarios at Brownstone Discovery & Exploration Park. All divers were students in Scuba Shack’s Rescue Diver Program which started in September. After many classroom and pool sessions, divers were put through live rescue scenarios including panicked diver, lost diver and injured diver using multiple rescue […]
About Gary Woods
Gary has been a certified diver since 1987 and became a professional in 2002. Diving is his passion and he enjoys teaching others what he has learned himself. An accomplished underwater photographer, Gary publishes a yearly calendar. Gary is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and certified to teach 16 specialty programs.
Entries by Gary Woods
Scuba Shack’s Gary Woods brings us a trip report and photos from our group trip to Bonaire in October 2016.
Milford Fire Department’s Dive Team joins Scuba Shack instructors for a Public Safety Diver program.
On Nov. 8, Scuba Shack conducted the open water scenarios for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Led by instructors Nick Civitillo and Gary Woods, the group of four went through land drills, panicked diver, tired diver, search and recovery, ascending an unconscious diver, and bringing an unconscious diver to shore while delivering rescue breaths. Also […]
On Oct. 24, Scuba Shack led a group of fourteen divers to the Riviera Maya in sunny Mexico for a week of diving and fun. We were transported from the airport in Cancun by bus to our beautiful Catalonia Riviera Maya hotel. The hotel boasts five swimming pools, seven restaurants and seven bars, a beautiful white […]
During the second week of June, the Connecticut State Police Dive Team conducted training exercises at Brownstone Park in Portland, Conn. They were checking out a new dive helmet for their surface supplied air system. While at Brownstone the dive team raised the Nissan pickup that was one of the underwater attractions at the park since […]
In late February, a group mostly made up of Scuba Shack staff, left for the sunny Florida Keys to spend a long weekend exploring the other 80 percent. This annual trip to Key Largo was led by Scuba Shack owner Ed Hayes who supervised all diving activities. Also along were instructors Ginamarie Hayes, Nick Civitillo, […]
We’ve been a bit slow with posting news and updates for the past month, so we wanted to catch up a bit. In late September, Ed Hayes and Scuba Shack hosted part two of the Dive Rescue International Public Safety Diver Course. The first two days were Evidence Recovery Operations and the final two days […]
On Oct. 6 fourteen divers from Scuba Shack lead by instructor Gary Woods, headed out for a week of fun in the sun and diving on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. We stayed at the all-inclusive Catalonia Riviera Mayan Resort. The resort was fantastic with seven restaurants, seven bars, five swimming pools and a great white sand […]
This month, Scuba Shack is hosting Dive Rescue International’s Dive Rescue 1 and Dive Rescue 2 classes. The entire Dive Team from the New Haven Police Department took the class including academic training held at Scuba Shack, pool training in New Haven and open water training at Brownstone Park. The photos below are from Dive […]