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Video Maitland Shipwreck: Chicagoland Divers Dive The Maitland in the Straits of Mackinac

Maitland Shipwreck: This was a great trip up to straits of Mackinac.  Good group of divers.  Check out the video. Credit:  Dan McIntyre      

Video: There are no "elevators" in Scuba Diving

Your BCD is not an elevator to get to the surface.  Some people have a tendency to use it to get to the surface.  This will cost problems you do not want to deal with.  It could le...

Video: Scuba Diving Education is NOT a Commodity

Focus on the quality of the class you are receiving in Scuba Diving.  Lower cost prices does not mean you are receiving the same quality of instruction.  Interview the instructor a...

Every Dive is a Tech Dive

Just like every dive is a buoyancy dive, once you complete the tech diver training program, you only become better by actually putting it to practice. This doesn't mean you have to...

Video: Common Mistake - My Scuba Regulator Does Not Supply Enough Air

Technology has advanced a lot for scuba divers and the equipment they use in the last fifty-years. When some scuba divers go a little deeper or find themselves working harder, such...

Common Mistake: My Scuba Regulator Does Not Supply Enough Air

Technology has advanced a lot for scuba divers and the equipment they use in the last fifty-years. There has been more improvements in the equipment from twenty years ago versus th...

Video: Why Take The Rescue Diver Course?

There are three KEY reasons you should be in the Rescue Diver Class.  Some scuba instructors would insert the Rescue Diver class immediately after the open water diver class becaus...

Video: Why Take The Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Why Take The Advanced Open Water Diver Course ScubaButch.com - The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Increases your skills, comfort level and safety on every single dive for the ...

Why Dive a Dry Suit | ScubaShea.com

ell the quarries are open here in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area.   Haigh Quarry  is open for visitors and water is nice and clear.  About 40 foot of visibility last time I...

Advanced Open Water Diver Class - What Is In It For Me?

Something sparked your interest and now you are a certified to go scuba diving anywhere in the world for the rest of your life.  The next step is to keep on diving, right?  Of cour...

This Weekends Dive | ScubaShea.com

This weekend we will be getting the gear together and taking a dive into the local waters here in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area.  This weekend will find LeeAnn looking for...

Are you Qualified to Teach | ScubaShea.com

Talking with one of my good friends the other day and they were making the remark that a potential student turned them down because he was not part of a shop and wasn’t qualified t...

Technical Scuba Diving Is Not A Cult

Some people think technical diving is a cult of divers that drink the 'juice' of a certain way of doing things.  This can turn other scuba divers off the idea of technical diving. ...

Achieving Better Buoyancy

In learning how to dive, some scuba instructors may point out a few things beyond the skills you learn. Many will not. Neutral buoyancy is an art and craft that must be worked ...

A Weighty Matter

The average person probably does not think about the weight of water.  That average person is not like you and hold that coveted scuba diving certification.  Have that understandin...

Dalton’s Law

Most people or scuba divers do not know who or what Dalton’s Law is.  Those that have gone through some technical diving or military training, you have heard of this law.  What it ...

Nitrox Scuba Diving: Extending Bottom Time With Scuba

You jump on a plane with your scuba diving buddies and head out of the country. Though hopping onto a rocking boat isn't what you came here for, the boat will get you to the dive s...

Learn CPR and First Aid with AED Class

Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid and prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. This comprehensive p...

Dusty, Rusty Scuba Divers Wanted!

That’s right! I want the Rusty and Dusty scuba divers !  Life takes its toll and scuba diving typically gets put on a shelf after a while and starts collecting dust.  We are creat...