November diving, new classes & recovering a scuba regulator

Scuba Shack Weekly – Volume 1, Number 11

I had planned on writing this weekly update from the DEMA Show in Las Vegas, however we needed to cancel our trip due to some unforeseen circumstances. We will be rescheduling appointments with all our key suppliers to review their DEMA update soon.

November diving in New England can be tricky and we were fortunate to get in one last Open Water weekend at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown. Cold and breezy on land but the water was still in the upper 50s. Visibility was a bit of a challenge but hey, we can handle it. Congrats to Adrienna and Joe, our newest hearty Scuba Shack divers. Also, thanks to Ron and Donna for helping me make it all happen.

We are starting to firm up our 2019 training schedule beginning with our annual class at Loomis Chaffee. The classes are on Sunday morning starting January 13. There will be four sessions finishing up on February 10. We take Super Bowl Sunday off (actually the school is closed). We will be running both a PADI Open Water class along with the Scuba Shack Core Principles class. Discover Scuba and refreshers are also available. These classes tend to have a lot of interest, so give us a call now to sign up.

As I mentioned, visibility in New England can sometimes be a challenge and a critical skill for divers is the regulator recovery. Correctly executing this skill is extremely important in finding your regulator should it become necessary. Don’t panic, think, and remember what you learned. Here is a nice article from Dive Training Magazine on regulator recovery. Take a few minutes to review. It is worth it.

Hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy the holiday with friends and/or family. We here at Scuba Shack are very thankful for our good fortune and great clients. Talk to you again on Black Friday.

Thanks for tuning in,


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