See Bill in the pool lately? Wonder just what he is doing? Sidemount diving is traditionally a cave diving set up but has now entered our main stream of recreational scuba. This is a Specialty Diver course now available with ACUC and 4D Diving and divers are required have the certification to use this set up. Bill has been working on a more recreational version and we re ready to show off our stuff.
Why Sidemount? Well this style is not for everyone but it is a fun thing to try out. There are many reasons for cave dives but here is a few reasons for us recreational divers - if you have back or knee issues and want less weight to carry out of the water this is for you - if you are diving deep or in a confined area this has true redundancy of air supply - ease of getting into and out for the water - and …. more.
We are offering members an introduction to Sidemount Diving in the pool on Wednesday the 12th in both sessions. There is no additional fees to come try this, so come and try. This is an intro and not the course, I anticipate this course will be offered to members as of April or May. Where you can try this out. This is a great chance to try something and have fun too. Please book in advance with Bill by email and remembers to bring all of your gear too so you can have even more fun.
TIME TO GET GEAR IN FOR SERVICE
Divers spend a lot of money on equipment and most divers take great care of their equipment from how they pack to where they store. They take the time to get their tank service done with both VIP and Hydrostatic testing (well I guess you have to do this).
But ask them when they had their regulators serviced and you may or may not get a clear answer. Worst yet ask when they last had their BCD serviced and you will get answers that are even more fuzzy. You might even get the comment that they did not know it should be serviced. If you do not have a good answer as to when your gear was last serviced now is a great time to get them in for service. These three items are your life line and all required annual service. Which leads us to answer the question what is annual service! YES that is the 12 month kind of annual.
This is a great time of year for your gear to come in. if you wait until the season starts then you may be caught in the waiting game and be sitting on shore watching us dive. We service all types of gear so bring your gear in for service. For rates members can login to our web site and then look under equipment.