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What is Scuba Diving?

SCUBA stands for SELF CONTAINED UNDERWATER BREATHING APPARATICE.

Scuba diving is an activity in which you swim underwater using your SCUBA gear to swim underwater for extended periods of time. Scuba gear allows you to explore the underwater world.

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Diving Gear

Diving Gear Includes:

A dive tank  (high Pressure 3500 -4000- psi)

A regulator, which is composed of a first stage, which takes the high pressure that comes out of the tank and reduces it down to a breatable rate.   And then a regulator which allows you to take individual breaths.

Then you also need a BC or Buoyancy Compensator, which holds the tank and helps you to regulate your buoyancy.

Then you also need FINS, a Mask and gloves and maybe a wetsuit.

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Training and Certification

  • Divers are required to get training and a certification.
  • Training is through certified agencies like PADI, or NAUI and TDI.
  • These Agencies are governed by the WRSTC, the World Recreational Scuba Training Council, who set minimum course standards.
  • To get your tanks filled with air you need a certification card showing you are a certified diver. 
  • And to go out on a paid charter boat that takes you out diving, they require you have a certification also.

Different Levels of Certification

  • The most basic level is called Open Water.
  • Then Advanced Open Water.
  • Then there are other course you can take like;
    • Nitrox, which is a different gas then the regular air we normally breath. Nitrox has more oxigen. The air we breath has 21% Oxygen and 73% Nitrogen, with Nitrox Blends you can get increasaed Oxygen in the tank like 32% or 36% Oxygen.
    • There are also other certifications you can get like
    • Cave Diver, Rescue Diver and you can become an Instructor.

How long does it take to get a open water certification and what can I do with it?

  • How Long Does it Take to Learn to Dive?
  • You can complete a full open water course in as little as four full days.
  • Two days of classroom training, one day and pool dives skills training, and then one day with two open water dives.
  • Recreational depth limits
  • At the openwater diver level (or equivalent) the depth limit is 60 feet.
  • At the advanced openwater level the depth limit is 100 feet (30 m). With additional deep-diver training, many agencies set a depth limit of recreational diving at 130 feet.
  • Once certified you can dive anywhere in the world, the certification cards are recognized around the world, allowing you to dive anywhere.
diving with whale shark

Experiencing the Adventure of Scuba Diving.

Scuba diving is an excellent way to see some very beautiful underwater sites: like…

Tropical coral diving sites with their colourful sea life are the most popular dives sites,

People travel to places like the Flordia Keys, the Bahamas and other places like Mexico and other exoctic places like Bali and Costa Rica & Austrialia.

 Other scuba diving attractions include

Rocky reefs,

Shipwrecks, caverns and caves. (Florida has some of the worlds most extensive underwater networks of caves and caverns.)

We dive a lot of natural local reefs and large shipwreck here locally.

There are a lot of good diving spots here locally.

  • Scuba diving is an excellent way to see some very beautiful underwater sites: like…
  • Tropical coral diving sites with their colourful sea life are the most popular dives sites,
  • People travel to places like the Flordia Keys, the Bahamas and other places like Mexico and other exoctic places like Bali and Costa Rica & Austrialia.
  •  Other scuba diving attractions include
  • Rocky reefs,
  • Shipwrecks, caverns and caves. (Florida has some of the worlds most extensive underwater networks of caves and caverns.)
  • We dive a lot of natural local reefs and large shipwreck here locally.
  • There are a lot of good diving spots here locally.
adventure diving
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You’re Guide to Extreme Adventure Travel

Traveling to exotic locations and doing extreme sports is what this site is all about. Number one, we love to travel! Number two, we love extreme sports!

A couple of years ago a good friend of mine Brandon got me started traveling and doing extreme sports. Brandon owns Fortress Roofing, a Roofing Company in St Petersburg Florida. He makes pretty good money and only works part of the year, then the rest of the year he travels around the world hitting super cool destinations doing what he loves.

I worked for Brandon for a couple summers and after we got to know each other he found out I also enjoyed traveling, diving and spearfishing. We started spearfishing locally and had a lot of fun in Florida. Then one winter he invited me to go with him spearfishing in Costa Rica. After that trip, I was hooked, Big Time! We have been on several great trips every year for the last several years. We also spend time planning our next trips.

Hiking, Snowboarding, Scuba Diving, Freediving and Spearfishing are our top favorites. Doing these sports takes us to unique and beautiful locations around the world.

Thinking about and planning our next trips, imagining all the details about the trip and doing the research is almost as much fun as the actual trip.

This site and these blog posts are about our adventures as we travel around with our families doing what we love. We hope to inspire you as well as entertain you.

Guincho Wayra is a beautiful hotel located near Guincho beach.

Guincho Wayra is a great example of a place to go try out if you have the bug for adventure travel. There is always a lot to do at Guincho Wayra including Kitesurfing, Surfing, Rock Climbing, Spearfishing and stand up paddle boarding.

We also hope to give some value to everyone who enjoys these same sports.

Our goal is to help you have more fun, grow in these sports and find new locations.

Traveling is always exciting and getting the skinny on where to go or not go is always key.

If we can give you a couple small tips, tell you about a great restaurant or a cant miss Happy Hour, we will feel we have been a success.

We would also like to help you grow in your sports and help you to become more proficient which always adds to the fun and excitement.

The content on this site will focus primarily on the following four sports:

  • Spearfishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Freediving
  • Snowboarding

And then we also will pack in the best information about the best places and locations to go and do these sports. The more remote the better. So the best locations are often hard to find. Locals like to keep them on the down low so many of the best location are kept secret. These little less know spots will often be the best of memories. Places with less people, more nature, raw and intimate. Places when you tell people about your trip, they have never even heard of it!

I hope you enjoy the site and get a lot from it. It’s all about the journey and the adventure. It’s not about how good you are or what awards you get. We like to get better and we like to do a good job but for us it’s more about the experience and the memories we make and times we have had together.

Here’s to our next trip and our next adventure. I hope you see you out there!