Confined water success & PADI Rescue Diver

100th Edition Scuba Shack Weekly – Volume 3, Number 31

Scuba Shack Weekly has reached another milestone – this is the 100th edition of the weekly blog. It has been 100 consecutive weeks that I have published this weekly update. When I started way back in September 2018 I didn’t know where this would go. I hope to continue to keep you updated each week about various activities at the shop and other interesting topics that might come up.

Speaking of things going on at the shop, we completed our first confined open water training program since the pandemic lockdown. Marissa, Amanda, Matt, Scott and Alec are now ready to finish up with their certification dives in Jamestown in August. The format worked well as we followed the steps we designed to keep everyone safe. Thanks also to Ron and Lizzy for helping Monty, Matt and me with this new open water class.

Our PADI Rescue Diver class is now set up. We will be conducting the class on Oct. 1 – 4. We will be using PADI electronic learning for knowledge development, then on Thursday. Oct. 1 we will conduct a virtual class for introduction, orientation and information. On Saturday, Oct. 3 we will shift to the pool at the New Britain YMCA for a three-hour training session and then on Sunday, Oct. 4 we will go to Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI to conduct our open water rescue scenarios. As a reminder you must be an Advanced Open Water Diver to participate. Why not make it your goal in 2020 to become a PADI Rescue Diver?

By the way, I attended another REEF Fishinar this week. It focused on fish found on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. It was really enjoyable. You can check out the archives on the REEF website.

Thanks for tuning in,


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