Where have I been?!

Hey there! I have been absent from this site for quite some time! So long in fact, that my domain name expired and I will have to re-purchase it! I feel like it has been for good reason but you can decide for yourself. Hurricane Irma… that bitch If you have been here before then…

My Mask is Leaking

Read this post if you are tired of having a leaky mask on your dives! Here are several reasons why your mask might leak and how to fix them. Plus the ultimate solution at the end for a leak free dive!

Fitting your Mask

Read here for tips on selecting a new dive mask! Don’t fall in the normal trap of an online purchase, how to fit a mask to your face, and how to adjust to keep leaks from happening on your dives!

Hurricane Irma- Prepwork

As Hurricane Irma approached the island went thru all the normal stages. -First we were informed about a Hurricane that may cross our path. August 31, 2017 We start to pack merchandise away. Secure boats we aren’t using at the moment. -They we hear the storm is getting stronger, but it might turn away from…

Women’s Dive Day 2017

Yesterday was the 3rd annual PADI Women’s Dive Day. PADI created this event to honor and celebrate women in diving and the community of divers. There were more than 700 events hosted world wide by divers and dive centers that wanted to take part. This event is a celebration of all that women have done…

Shark Week St. Maarten

This week is Shark Week for the Dutch Caribbean Islands. This includes the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten. We are lucky on the island of St. Maarten to have a very active Nature Foundation that has set up some activities for the week. This includes some presentations and opportunities to…

Questions for your Dive Center:

What to ask your dive center. If you are getting ready for your first dive with a new crew here are some questions you need to ask before you head to your first dive site. 1. What should I bring on the boat? -Some boats are small and don’t have storage space. You bringing your…

Equalizing Your Ears

One of the most common problems beginners have when they start diving is not being able to equalize the pressure in their ears. Several Discover Scuba Divers give up because they say their ears hurt and many instructors don’t have extra time to spend making sure every diver goes down. As an instructor I never…

The Caribbean Octopus

In my Marine Life posts you can find information on different types of marine animals, how to find them, and the best ways to photograph some of these creatures. I have a long list of favorite underwater creatures but the Octopus is definitely at the top! Let’s start with the most helpful info on how…