Archive for June, 2011

Discover Scuba Diving Promo Video

Interested in learning to Scuba Dive? Sport Chalet in California, USA offers FREE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING. Each 3rd Saturday of the Month. Contact the Dive Department to signup. All Video and Photos in this video are from Southern California diving, including beach and island diving.

Video by Robert Inglis, PADI Scuba Instructor.


Already a diver! Visit “We keep you Diving”

Duration : 0:9:32

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Scuba diving does not come cheap. In fact it is quite an expensive adventure sport. You have to prepare yourself to invest scuba so before even starting you have to be sure that you are willing to make the commitment. However the experiences that scuba will give you are priceless.

You have to understand that the cost of scuba diving, are segmented into three parts. These are Scuba Diving lessons and scuba diving Certification Costs, scuba diving Equipment and the actual Dives.

For more information on scuba diving certification cost click here

Where to buy Scuba Diving equipment?


I was thinking of starting up scuba diving for a hobby seeing as I have so much spare time these days. I heard it can be very expensive to start up, equipment,lessons and exams etc. Can someone tell me if theres anywhere in the south east thats sells the equipment for good prices? Also is it best to go online or find an actual dive store?

I’ve had a quick look on google to find a few companies that sell equipment, but didn’t want to commit incase theres a cheaper option.


Most professional instructors (as opposed to salesmen who are only after your cash) would recommend that a beginner diver does NOT buy all the gear straight off, especially if they’ve never been diving before. A full set of SCUBA gear (including cylinder and accessories) can easily cost US$1500-2500 new, depending on brand — and you won’t get more than half of that back selling it secondhand, if it turns out that diving is not for you.

My advice would be, first sign up for a basic dive course. That will tell you straight off if you think you might want to get into diving in a big way (i.e. whether it’s worth investing in all your own gear). If you buy anything prior to the course, don’t get more than basic snorkelling gear (mask, fins, snorkel, maybe gloves and booties = US$100-150). It’s not unusual for dive centres to ask students to purchase personal gear (mask, snorkel, boots = US$70-100) prior to a course, for both comfort and hygienic reasons, but avoid like the plague any dive centre which requires you to purchase full gear (see first paragraph).

Do your basic course with rental gear. Then do some diving, using different rental gear. Then do some more diving/training in a different place(s), under different conditions, using different rental gear. Talk to your instructor(s), diveguide(s) and other divers — find out what what they use, and why they chose it. After 10-20 post-course dives, you should be getting a reasonably good idea of what underwater activites interest you, what brand(s) of gear you prefer using, and hence what you might want to purchase in the long term. Subscribing to a dive magazine(s) will also give you a better idea of good prices, and help you judge whether a particular item/ feature would be useful to you.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to email me through Y!A

2000 Chuuk, Micronesia

Pete and Rebecca’s Scuba diving vacation in Chuuk, Micronesia.

Duration : 0:6:46

Read the rest of this entry The girls travel to Beqa Island Fiji and take a dive with lots of sharks! They saw black tips, white tips, gray reef and nurse sharks! The dive was amazing and the Dive Masters even better!

Special thanks to Tourism Fiji for providing the travel, Beqa Lagoon Resort for the dive crew, and Aqualung and Equinox Housings for providing gear.

Duration : 0:3:56

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