Another successful Reef Clean-Up on the 5 Mile Reef Piles! Scuba Marco would like to thank all our volunteers that helped remove 190 items weighing up to 200 lbs from a number of popular Marco Island dive and fishing spots.
My head is in a funky place right now just thinking about all of the negative environmental news feeds (not that other aspects of the news are any more positive). I can’t allow my brain to delve too deep into it, it becomes depressing! So once again I’ve defaulted into aquatic ostrich mode...
So, you finished your Open Water Course, Congratulations! Now What? Go dive!! Practice your new skills, work on your buoyancy, have some fun. The common question for a large percentage of new divers, especially for single divers, is “How do I go diving?”
Unfortunately the song remains the same; there is not much to chronicle under southwest Florida’s water so far this year. The bulk of our diving has been search and recovery... we had a wallet, glasses, and even a drone!
I’m not a huge holiday person but Thanksgiving has always been my favorite. Families gather (not that every relationship in a family is peachy) but many of us manage to put disputes and differences aside, if only for a day. We gorge on deliciousness to the point we have trouble moving, so we wobble to the couch and take a nap. How perfectly sensible is that?
An interesting observation I frequently make is how few divers utilize redundant air supply systems. The redundant system I am referring to is a separate cylinder, regulator, and submersible pressure gauge (mini button type is fine.)