Stuck At Home Due To COVID-19?
Worried about getting your scuba fix if you are working from home and don’t want to take off your PJs? We’ve compiled a list of suggestions for keeping yourself immersed in the dive life.
Start A PADI Or DAN Course Via eLearning
You can get a head start on many dive courses with the eLearning now! Why not get the academics out of the way so you’re ready to jump into training as soon as the weather warms up?
- PADI Open Water Diver
- PADI ReActivate
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- PADI Rescue Diver
- PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
- PADI Equipment Specialist
- PADI Digital Underwater Photography
- DAN First Aid courses
Become A Citizen Scientist
Learn how you can help make a difference on your next dive. There are many useful online resources and apps to make your dives count!
- Ocean Sanctuaries Citizen Science courses – learn how you can become a citizen scientist for the ocean
- REEF Fishinars – brush up on your Fish ID knowledge
- NEMO – take photos of corals to track stony coral tissue loss disease
- eOceans – mobile app for your ocean observations
- OkCoral – from the Coral Restoration Foundation; track the health of coral restoration sites
- Spot a Shark – share your sand tiger shark images
- Wildbook for Whale Shark – report your whale shark sightings
- ID the Manta – share your manta ray images and sightings
Some Of Our Favorite Ocean Reads
Here are just a few of our favorite books for getting a dive fix when we’re nowhere near water:
- “The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs” by Richard Smith
- “Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything” by Helen Scales
- “The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific” by Julia Whitty
- “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness” by Peter Godfrey-Smith
- “Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods” by Danna Staaf
- “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter” by Ellen Prager
Bring Your Gear To Be Serviced
Do you know what the service schedule is for your equipment? We can service many brands in-house, and if we can’t, we can make sure your gear gets where it needs to go.
- Regulator (first stage + second stages including octos and safe seconds) – Most manufacturers now require you to have full overhauls every other year with annual inspections in between. That means bring it in every year!
- BCD – Bring it in for inspection every year.
- Dive computers – Batteries should be replaced every 18 months. That goes for the wireless pressure transmitters too!
- Drysuits – Bring it in every year for an inspection.