START? How about TREATS?

START is the acronym, nay mantra for every decompression and beyond diver. It is supposed to be a brain trigger to help remember the key steps to follow before departing on a deeper or more complex dive. START stands for; S-drills, Team, Air, Route, and Tables. While it’s an important part of technical diving, I’m not a fan, but only because it’s out of order!Let me break down START…

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Dispelling the Tech Myth

Last weekend I was coming up out of a quick 40 minute dive when a Divemaster candidate from another shop quipped, “I thought tech divers were supposed to stay down longer!” I cringed and blew it off on the outside, but deep inside I churned.Time does NOT make you a tech diver. If not time, then what? There are three things which put a diver into the tech category,…

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That’s a wrap!

In the words of the sausage king of Gresham, Reverend Randall, "Great Success!"We crammed the walls of our space with the excited chatter of divers, old and new; shared stories and made plans; and toasted the future. And then came the prizes! Who Won What? The small things first... mask and snorkel prize: one winner!Congratulations to Amanda, who picked a Cressi Matrix mask in Olive Drab (sorry Dogar!) and…

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Third Thursday – Christmas Edition

Have you been to one of our Third Thursday events before? No? GOOD! For the first time ever, it pays to wait until the last minute!  What's so special? As this is our final Third Thursday of the year, and right up against Christmas, no less, we've decided to pull out all the stops. We're going to have snacks, drinks (all sorts), massive discounts on gear and classes, and…

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