Open Water Classes restart, Scuba.Digital and Manta Rays

Scuba Shack Weekly – Volume 3, Number 30

Has it been hot enough for you yet? I think we topped out at close to 100 degrees on Sunday. Hope some of you got to go diving or found a nice cool place to relax.

This week marked a milestone for us on our way back. We started our first Open Dater Diver class since we had to shut things down in early March. Our first session was a virtual zoom meeting where we covered a lot of material including the ATA chart, the Recreational Dive Planner and the dive computer. With our three-camera set up in the Scuba Shack TV studio, it went really well. We will be completing gear familiarization on Thursday followed by our pool sessions this Saturday and Sunday. We are very fortunate here in Connecticut to have access to the pool for training. We heard from our PADI Regional Manager that there are a lot of dive shops on the East Coast that can’t get to a pool for training. Great job Connecticut.

Our next open water class starts Aug. 4 and we still have some spots open. Please pass this along.

What is Scuba.Digital? Many of the scuba trade shows have been cancelled this year. So the next best thing is Scuba.Digital. This online digital scuba show will take place Oct. 23-26, 2020. You can attend keynote addresses from the main stage, attend workshops, visit with exhibitors or have one-on-one conversations.

On this week’s episode of The Fish and Things I’ve Found Underwater, I relive one of our more memorable dives. It was about 10 years ago and we had the great fortune of diving with manta rays for almost an entire dive while out in Hawaii. They are magnificent. Check them out on our YouTube channel. Also, it is real easy to subscribe.

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