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2015 Dive Resolutions


Why have regular New Year’s resolutions when you can have dive resolutions?  Here are three dive resolution recommendations and how to fulfill them in 2015:


1.      Practice Responsible Dive Practices

Don’t be “that guy” kicking the coral on your next tropical trip because you haven’t figured out the ups and downs of buoyancy (pun intended).  Take the Advanced Open Water class and a Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty class so you can propel yourself through the waters like a pro!


2.      Update Your Old Gear

Don’t you want nice, new shiny gear?  The beginning of the year is a great time to pack away your old stuff and upgrade to the most up-to-date dive gear.  No one watches black and white TVs anymore.  It's time to replace your old monochrome dive computer with one that has a color screen. Color-screen computers are the new fad, so it's time to upgrade to the Cobalt or Liquivision computer.


3.      Dive Travel More


As a scuba diver, the best gift you can give yourself in the New Year is a warm water dive trip.  Make it a point to hit one new dive destination in 2015, and treat yourself to a tropical trip.  Eco runs group trips a few times a year, which is a great way to explore new underwater realms while getting to know your cool fellow Eco divers! 

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Posting: 12-30-2014
Tags: gear, new years, scuba, tim yeo

You've heard many times during your certification that owning your own gear is better than diving with rental gear. Is there any truth to that? Why should you invest your hard earned money in a full set of scuba gear instead of just renting?

Do the math: Every time you rent gear, you're spending between $45 to $75 a day. If you purchase a decent set of gear for $1,200, that works out to 20 dive days. If you dive one day a month in winter and twice in summer, you break even in about a year.  And that's not even taking into account your annual scuba vacation or the fact that the gear you purchase is of a superior quality than rental gear.

Dive more: When you own your own gear, you will dive more. Why? Because it is easier and cheaper. You no longer have to drive to a dive shop, fill out a waiver and rent gear. You just need to drop by and get a quick air fill and you're on your way to the dive site.


Dive longer: It's not a myth. When you dive with your own gear, you are more comfortable underwater and that translates to better air consumption and longer dives. Every single diver strives for better air consumption and getting your own gear is the first step.

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Posting: 11-26-2014
Tags: buy, diving, eco dive center, gear, scuba

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