Category : Travel & Destinations

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How to travel with the best gadgets during COVID-19.

Of course, weather you are flying or driving to your latest vacation destination in these times, there will be times that you will need and or be required to wear a mask.

This is one that we found to be most comfortable and give you and others the best protection. The mask offered by Rendall Co. the Sentry mask is designed for comfort and all-day wear. With this mask you can add your own filter, and it also has copper nose band for a great fit, as well as reducing eye fog on eyewear. This mask is at a terrific price of $19.00, and being made of cotton makes it easy to wear and very comfortable.

Another interesting and trendy item helps you both with convenience and ease, in protecting yourself from the sun by wearing your favorite large brim hat. This clever gadget allows you to keep your hat attached to your suitcase or hand bag, rather than being crushed in your bag. It looks like a great designer key chain, and has magnetic closure, so ease of use, and at a great price point of $48.00 from Top tote.

While out and about, don’t miss out on getting your water intake! Owala has a stylish, yet functional water bottle, that won’t leave you open to germs…. yuck. This water bottle is BPA and phthalate-free is stain and order resistant, dishwasher safe, and has the flip down lid, at only $15.00, scoop one up for your trip and stay hydrated!

Once again on the germ front, not a place most of us want to be, however, another great product from Nice seats. Protect yourself from germs weather it is at the airport, your airplane seat, a seat at the movie theater, buses or trains, these seat covers work for it all.  So, no matter how you travel this great seat cover is easy to use, and at only $60.00, not bad for avoiding a couple of the germiest places, the headrest and seatback.

My next go to, also preventing germs, is Green Goo. While using hand sanitizer is encouraged, and used often, so many of them leave your hands feeling dry or rough. This great sanitizer addresses that issue with ease, and is sold in a 16 oz, with 5 two-ounce bottles perfect for traveling. Grab up the goo at the SRP of $35.00.

In closing travel safely during this COVID-19 season, see some great sites, visit friends and family, or just get out there and enjoy, but do it safely and easily with these great products!…

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.
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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.
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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!…

Safer Ways To Travel With Children During COVID

Corona Virus pandemic has made life seem difficult. You cannot travel with the usual comfort as you have been used to. Doing so would be risking your life and that of your loved one. 

It’s even worse when you think about traveling with children. Your children need more attention during this season than ever before. Unfortunately, they don’t understand anything. So their safety is in your hands. 

And that’s why you can’t risk their lives when traveling with them. 

But it shouldn’t sound so scary. There are still safe ways that you can apply and travel with your children during the COVID. 

In this article, we will discuss some of the things that you can do and enjoy your vacation together with your children. 

  1. Go With an RV

Your goal number one should be to minimize the chances of interacting with other people during your vacation. There is no better way than to rent an RV. 

When you rent an RV, you can ask for deep cleaning. This ensures that there is no virus left attaching itself on the RV surfaces. 

Your children can play and enjoy their time on board the RV. It’s not like traveling and staying in a hotel where you have no control over. 

Also, an RV will be your transport and lodging area. It will help you minimize all unnecessary contacts. 

  1. Use Home Plan Stay

When you go to your destination, it’s better not to stay in a hotel. Look for a homestay plan. A place you can have control over. 

Find a home plan that can accommodate your entire family. It would be better if the homestay plan has facilities friendly to children. 

Prior to the visit, ask for deep cleaning to the home. Inform the caretaker that you would be traveling with children, and you need all precautions taken. 

A home plan stay is safer for children. It’s not like a hotel where your children will be tempted to play with other children or touch everywhere. 

  1. Avoid Crowded Destinations

It’s unfortunately even with during this pandemic some people aren’t taking social distancing seriously. We have seen in the news that there are beaches that are still crowded. Out there, some people have given up with life. They don’t care about anything or what could happen to them. 

So, don’t be like them. Don’t risk the lives of your children. Avoid crowded destinations. 

Yourself can keep social distance. But your children won’t. They will be excited when they see other children. They would want to engage other children in their playing. 

Be a responsible parent and say no to negligence. Take every precaution for yourself and your children. 

Parting Shot 

It takes one virus to infect one person. And it takes one person in your family to infect the entire family. So, when traveling with children during this season, take all necessary precautions. Avoid hotspots. And most importantly, do everything that is in your reach to protect your family.