Marine Life Identification ebooks

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Five ebooks now available for purchase – REEF FISH Identification,REEF CREATURE Identification, REEF CORAL Identification – Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas and REEF FISH Identification, REEF CREATURE Identification – Tropical Pacific. PDF ebooks can be loaded into 6 different personal devices. Viewed on Adobe Digital Editions available for Mac OS, Windows OS, Mac iOS and Android devices.

Cozumel, Mexico -Scuba Club- January 16-23, 2016


Cozumel, Mexico – January 2016
Start Date: January 16th, 2016
End Date: January 23rd, 2016

$999 – Land Only, does not include Airfare
Group Leader: John Daniels

This trip includes:

  • Seven Night Accommodation
  • Three warm meals daily
  • Unlimited Beach Diving – Night and Day
  • Five days with two-tank boat dives – Tanks, Weights, and Belts Provided
  • Group Leader John Daniels
  • If you would like to make more of your time in Cozumel Check this out!

January is a great time to visit Cozumel. The visibility is excellent; the weather is warm and it’s great to get out of the Sacramento fog, and of course, the hospitality offered at Scuba Cozumel is unequaled. For a week, you can indulge in a veritable orgy of diving – it is unlimited – or take some time to lounge in the hammocks watching the sunset while you sip a margarita! The all-inclusive package offers five days of boat diving, unlimited beach diving, room, meals, and two boat dives each day. You only have to pay for that margarita! Come home with a healthy tan and a new outlook after a fabulous week in the Caribbean!

Located on the waterfront one mile south of the downtown ferry dock, an attractive multi-level building of Spanish-Colonial architecture blends in with the waterfront. No hype. No pretensions. You probably wouldn’t know about it unless someone told you. That’s how divers find their way there. Built in 1976 as Cozumel’s first dedicated diver’s resort, Scuba Club Cozumel is still a very intimate place where Cozumel Aficionados find convenience and good value. Designed and built by divers for divers to provide all services in one convenient place.

The resort is private, safe and secluded from the crowds you’ll find downtown, but is still close enough to walk to town. The courtyard area is rich with tropical plants adorned with local stone carvings and exotic flowers; the roof-top offers a beautiful view of Cozumel’s blue water from a private patio for guests to enjoy. There is a freshwater swimming pool located next to a restaurant and guests can also enjoy shallow diving right in front of the resort.The “Fat Grouper Grill” awaits the return of hungry divers. Both restaurants operate on schedules based on diving activities so you never have to worry about waiting around or making a reservation. There are only 61 rooms, finished in tile and stucco. Each has individual character with a feel of Mexican heritage. All rooms have a private terrace and are air-conditioned.

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5 Must have Items for the New Diver

So you have finished your Open Water class and you are now hooked on this wonderful sport. The next question is what gear should I get next? Here are my top 5 must have items.

1. A Good Travel Gear Bag– Take the time to figure out which type of gear bag suits you, and you will save yourself an enormous amount of time and aggravation.For a quick jaunt to the beach for a leisurely afternoon of snorkeling, a duffel bag is often the best way to go. If you do a lot of shore diving, perhaps you would prefer a backpack gear bag. But if you are going to be hauling a lot of gear through airports, then probably a wheeled gear bag would best suit your needs.
2. Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)– The BCD has basically two duties; one, to help you achieve neutral buoyancy below the surface and two, to keep you afloat on the surface. Once you have your own you can really dial it in and have great control and confidence of yourself.
3. Underwater Light– There are some times when you would just like to shed a little light on the subject. A great small light for looking into cracks and crevices can help you really find those cool creatures.
4. Dive Computer– A dive computer is one of the greatest advancements in scuba gear in the last 25 years.  The dive computer keeps the diver informed on a minute-by-minute basis as to his current depth, nitrogen load and dive time remaining, thus maximizing your time underwater.
5. Save a Dive Kit– Having a save a dive kit with essential spares that can make the difference between bubble watching at the surface or enjoying the underwater world.


PADI Advanced Open Water Course

 Ready for the next step? Come experience what diversity diving has to offer with a minimal amount of classroom time. We want you to get into the water and try some different things out. How about Boat Dives or Photography Dives or Night Dives? It’s all possible in the Advanced Open Water course. You might even have the chance to piggyback an Enriched Air Nitrox course onto the course!

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Hacks for making a Scuba Diver Halloween Costume More Comfortable

Every year I see people dressing up as a Scuba diver for Halloween and can’t help but want to give them a few suggestions for making their costumes more comfortable. Here are some ideas.

First the “Wetsuit”… Wetsuits are made for using underwater and can get hot and very uncomfortable to wear on land for an extended amount of time. So instead of that I suggest using a Lycra dive skin they look like wetsuits but are lightweight and will keep you from overheating while bobbing for apples.

The next suggestion is Fins… Fins are impossible to walk in so instead of falling down while walking like a penguin I suggest these foam swim fins. They are small and lightweight and can be moved up the leg a little more and some strategic cuts you can wear your shoes under them.

Speaking of shoes, Deck or water shoes are also a great substitution for booties or boring tennis shoes.

deckbootFinally here are some accessories and links for some other gear ideas

Snorkel Vest

snorkelvestMask Snorkel Combo Set
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Mondex, a 5-year-old Chihuahua, dressed as a scuba diver looks during a dog show at a mall in suburban Manila on Sunday April 27, 2008. Mondex bagged first place during the fashion show category. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Fall 2015 Swim School Class Special

Hey everyone fall is around the corner, let’s keep your swimming endeavor going!
All tandem swim lessons from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm will only be
$18.00 per class per student!
Private Classes will only be
$36.00 per class per student!
Call now to reserve your spot for the 2015 fall swimming season.  Act fast, spots will book quickly!  So give Adam or Dave a call at(916) 929-8188 or email us at to reserve your spot today!
See you here at the swim school.
Thanks from all of us at Dolphin Swim Center
*Offer valid only on new or renewed swim lessons.  Offer may not be backdated to previously purchased lessons. Expires October 31st 2015

Philippines November 14 – 21, 2015 Dumaguete

Dumaguete – Philippines November 2015
Start Date: Nov 14, 2015
End Date: Nov 21, 2015

Included:  7 night stay Shared Deluxe Room, 3 meals a day, 4-5 dives per day.
Free Wifi , Tanks/Weights

Come visit Atlantis’s premier resort at Dumaguete. Atlantis Dumaguete showcases deluxe rooms that have climate-controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite facilities, cable television and a fully-stocked refrigerator. There is a freshwater swimming pool that is filtered by the same system that supplies the hotel’s drinking water decorated with an exotic waterfall. There is even a golf course nearby. The Atlantis Resort at Dumaguete houses Toko’s Restaurant. You can dine on international or local cuisine while seated on the patio, or you can be shaded in the palapa.


The diving at Dumaguete is quite spectacular in and of itself, even without the splendor or the resort. The house reef is just outside the resort. There you can see all sorts of weird and wonderful inhabitants. Frogfish as small as your fingernail or as large as your dinner plate. Commensal shrimp that sway in the fronds of anemones or dance on top of bubble coral. Mantis shrimp peek up at you from their burrows. Slightly longer day trips will take you to the world-famous dive site of Apo Island. In the evening, you can dive with the mandarinfish as they come out for their nightly courtship.


Wonderful accommodations, delicious fare, tropical weather and top-of-the-line diving make for a perfect vacation. Also for those that like to stay connected free wifi.

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