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Dive Report 2.6.12 excerpted from "What's Up San Carlos

posted Feb 27, 2012, 12:29 PM by Becky Moors   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 12:30 PM ]
The winter solstice has come and gone and spring is around the corner. Hallelujah, that means longer days and warmer temperatures above and below the surface. While planning for the months ahead consider continuing education as part of your dive itinerary. While the Open Water Course provides the basic skills, knowledge and minimum experience needed to become a competent diver it does not prepare one for the many varied conditions and situations that exist in the “real world” of diving. 

For us variety is what makes diving so interesting, however each new condition or situation such as wreck diving, night, deep, enriched air nitrox, photography, dry suit, search and recovery, and equipment techniques to name a few require special skills. Specialty courses teach those skills together with others like navigation, buoyancy, and diver stress/rescue which increase both comfort and safety. In short specialty courses offer a fun, exciting, inexpensive way to gain knowledge and experience tailored specifically to one’s own needs and interests.

Been awhile since you’ve taken the plunge? The variety and complexity of diving equipment, skills and locations available to recreational divers has increased dramatically. If you don’t dive regularly enough to maintain your proficiency and comfort it’s highly recommended (and in some situations required) that you take a Refresher course (annually) to update your skills. Contact your local dive shop for further information and assistance and come join us for an adventure in the spectacular Sea of Cortez.   This weeks photograph

Conditions in shore remain unchanged  with temps in the low 60’s and viz. averaging a green 10’to 20’. The water is a bit bluer at the island with slightly warmer temps.  Muchas gracias to Ocean Sports Dive shop and the crew of the Ocean Spirit for helping us make this report possible. We welcome your input and hope to “sea” you all real soon.