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Why the PADI Rescue Diver Class is so Important

He was 30 feet down under water…he was out of air and his mask was half full of water.  He signaled to his dive buddy “out of air” as he struggled to open the valve on the pony bottle of air.  His buddy pushed the pony bottle regulator into his mouth but kept his hand over the purge button.  He had no air left in his lungs to clear the regulator and could not access the purge button.  His eyes went wide, his lungs began to burn, panic was setting in…what happens now?* Having recently taken the PADI […]

Beginning Scuba – Part 5

After a lot of help from Jenny and Ben, two of Aquatic Adventures’ instructors, I was able to complete the pool training for my Open Water certification. I took a lot longer than the one weekend most people complete pool training in, but that was okay since I began the class in February and I couldn’t do my check out dives until the lakes thawed out. Jerry, my instructor, would not take me to Pearl Lake, where we did the check […]

A Day in the Life of a Diver : Becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer Part 3

We arrived at the store several hours before the Instructor Exam (IE) so that the Sea Experience staff could go through our paper work and do a gear check. After ensuring all of our IE paperwork was completed and all our gear was loaded up, we packed up and drove out to Nova University where our test and presentations would take place. We entered in the classroom and the examiner informed us on how the IE would play out. Day […]

Meet Jenny Otte – Dive Professional

This month we want you to meet Jenny Otte. Jenny is our Dive Center Manager here at Aquatic Adventures and one of our many amazing women divers that work hard in and out of the water.  If you have visited Aquatic Adventures, Jenny’s big smile is the one you normally see. Jenny has been the Dive Center Manager for almost two years and never thought this is where diving would take her. She started diving her senior year of high school. Her […]