How to improve your underwater navigation for scuba diving
How to improve your underwater navigation for scuba diving

While working on my Advanced Open Water Diver certificate with Hawaii Eco Divers, I’ve had the chance to develop and expand upon many of the skills learned in my basic Open Water class. Learning these skills is exciting and rewarding with a classroom as beautiful as Shark’s Cove. This particular dive site is full of diverse underwater topography, with lava tubes and intricate reef systems. With such a seemingly complex dive site, I’ve always found it fascinating how divemasters navigate so...

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APNEA & SURF SURVIVAL TRAINING ON OAHU! DON’T MISS IT
APNEA & SURF SURVIVAL TRAINING ON OAHU! DON’T MISS IT

The main thing you will learn is to oxygenate your body more efficiently. The results? More focus, energy, and increased breath hold ability in the water, which boosts your performance and safety — key ingredients for survival. Next course: July 21stand 22nd on Oahu, HI — lifeguards don’t pay! Apnea students, in Chile, ready to train! After teaching more than 150 surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers, and divers in Brazil and Chile in April, May and June, Hawaii Eco Divers is offeri...

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Be a better diver for yourself and for others, take the Padi Rescue Diver Course in Hawaii

  Now is the time to develop full confidence in your life saving abilities! Hawaii Eco Divers' Padi Rescue Diver Course, North Shore of Oahu, February 20-21st 2019. Padi Rescue Diver Course at Hawaii Eco Divers Padi states: Scuba divers have rated the Rescue Diver Course the most challenging and rewarding course they have taken yet. Why? This will teach you how to safely and correctly respond to diving emergencies with confidence! Learning how to prevent, manage, and react to stres...

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Veteran North Shore surfer, Chris Owens, uses apnea training to survive a massive wipeout at Mavericks, California.

Chris Owens surviving at Mavericks, California. The Apnea & Surf Survival training has been saving lives. This time, veteran surfer from the North Shore and legendary ocean paddler Chris Owens survived a massive 1 minute wipe out at Maverick during the historical swell that hit the West Coast of the United States a few days ago. The giant swell that was considered one of the biggest of the last 20 years according to experts surf forecasters, was too big for the Mavericks Big Wave inv...

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XXL Swell at Waimea Bay – How I overcame my fears to surf at one of the biggest days in recent years.

The swell came in a lot earlier and bigger than predicted.  It was also the first large swell of the Hawaiian winter season. It clearly became a XXL day by mid morning and 25 foot sets closed out the Bay every 20 minutes making almost impossible to paddle out.   Giant Waimea Bay. Photo Terry Reis By 8:00 Am on November 26th, Waimea Bay was closing out.  A handful of surfers were already outside, they timed the sets well and all managed to paddle out through the channel without any...

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The surfing season is on in Hawaii! Don’t miss the next Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu.

Apnea & Surf Survival Hawaii The surfing season is on in Hawaii! And the Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers to improve their breath hold ability and safety in the water. After going to Brazil (September), Chile (October), and California (November), the course is back to Oahu on December 12th and 13th. The goal This course is designed with only one goal in mind: increase the participants’ breath hold ability in tense situations underwater, while remaining calm and in total contr...

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4 Life Lessons Learned from Scuba Diving

Four Life Lessons I Learned from Scuba Diving Learning how to scuba dive in Oahu has been an absolute dream. I never could have predicted the friends I would make and the breathtaking experiences I would have. More than anything, my recent scuba diving adventures have taught me about myself and this crazy world we live in. Following are four life lessons that I have learned from my time underwater. 1. Work Smarter, Not Harder This has always been one of my very favorite expressions. When pe...

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NEW SCUBA DIVER GUIDE: What is a “two tank dive?”

So, you're new to scuba diving and have begun planning for a "two tank dive." What does this mean? This can sound intimidating, I know. But it's not! You do not need to carry two tanks on you, which is definitely what I worried about when I first heard this term. A "two tank dive" is actually two separate tank dives. You will gear up (with just one tank), and scuba dive for as long as possible. This will likely be until when you or your buddy runs low on air, or you are tired. You will sur...

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Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort

Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu can be great during the summer months Shark's cove is the closest world class dive site near the Turtle Bay Resort The Turtle Bay Resort is located on the north shore of Oahu. During the winter months it becomes the world capitol of surfing but during the summer time it becomes a scuba diver's paradise. One place in particular attracts scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world to the north shore of Oahu is the Pupu...

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn Scuba Diving?
How Young Is Too Young to Learn Scuba Diving?

Scuba Diving can be intimidating for all ages. But how young is too young? Scuba diving is an exciting adventure that practically anybody can learn and enjoy. In fact, every year, people of all ages are discovering the wonders of scuba diving. While there are some minimum age restrictions, scuba agencies have lowered these for certifications. There are now modified non-certification programs for children as young as 8 years old that allow the youngest divers to be introduced to scuba divin...

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