Category: DIVING

Simple Method to Preserve Dive Artifacts, Pottery Shards, Sand Dollars, Sea Biscuits and More

When I was doing some top-secret black water diving searching for early Indian artifacts, I learned how to preserve delicate artifacts the way the professionals do. Here’s a recipe for easily preserving your dive find such as delicate sand dollars and sea biscuits! It works on pottery shards, wood artifacts, just about anything that is porous.

KRAKEN DIVE LIGHTS REVIEW // Deep Water Happy

Great investment in lighter, smaller, brighter dive lights for traveling and diving! I’m sharing the new Kraken NR 1200 lumens dive light. It weighs less than half a pound, lasts up to 90 minutes, and does not need a battery charger; you charge the actual battery!Not only do you want to reduce dive gear weight to meet airline restrictions, but also to make it easier on yourself once you arrive at your destination.

WATER ACTIVATED NIGHT DIVE TANK LIGHTS // Deep Water Happy

Reduce your single-use plastic, eliminate piles of batteries, and enjoy a water-activated tank lite for night dives! I’m sharing an ecoconscious, reusable, plastic-reducing water activated light for your tank for night dives.

While we’ve always used snap sticks for lights, the amount of plastic those put into the environment didn’t make us happy. We considered battery-operated lights that look just like those chemical lights, but the two watch batteries those require only give you about six to eight hours of light.

Fast Three-Day Weekend of Diving at Blue Heron Bridge // Riviera Beach

Want to cram in some quick fun diving in Florida? Here’s a Blue Heron Bride Dive Weekend Schedule for an easy, rewarding, fun-for-everyone dive weekend.

There are several reasons to dive at Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. One reason is that even your non-divers can either have fun on the snorkel trail, sunbathe on the beach, or, even park a chair under the bridge – you’re at the beach, but out of the sun. There are a lot more great reasons!

DIVING BLUE HERON BRIDGE // RIVIERA BEACH FLORIDA // Deep Water Happy

Slack high tide full moon and day dives at Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach Florida. we organized two slack high tide daytime dives as well as a full-moon night dive at Blue Heron Bridge in the Phil Foster Park.

With the assistance of ForceE Riviera Beach, we obtained permits to stay at the park beyond closing time and enjoy a night dive flush with fish.

Our two day dives also yielded great views of fish, crab, shrimp, and one curious barracuda.

We checked out the dive site in advance, had a great dinner at Pho and Hot Pot, then a very early morning dive both days. Our Airbnb this time was Portside #8 with incredible views of the inlet and pool.

REDUCING DIVE GEAR WEIGHT // Deep Water Happy

Reducing dive gear overall weight for traveling is going to take a few adjustments. It’s well worth the effort! I’m sharing some easy methods of reducing the weight of your dive gear. Some take a bit of investment, others employ “use what you have decorating” to accomplish the goal of reducing the weight of your dive gear for traveling. Not only do you want to reduce dive gear weight to meet airline restrictions, but also to make it easier on yourself once you arrive at your destination.

KP HOLE RAINBOW RIVER // DUNELLON FLORIDA // Deep Water Happy

KP Hole on Rainbow River, Dunellon Florida – a fascinating glimpse into geological history. I’m sharing a dive trip to KP Hole on the Rainbow River. It was a most unusual dive, with several surface intervals, wildlife sightings, and the perplexing boiling sand and powerful vents. I’m a teacher, and a sailboat captain, cyclist, SCUBA diver, and runner. You could say I like being prepared.

APPLYING MINERAL SUNSCREEN // STREAM2SEA REEF-SAFE PRODUCTS // Deep Water Happy

Today, I’m demonstrating how to apply mineral sunscreen from Stream2Sea. Just like the Swahili face painting at Moyo in Cape Town, I’m having a bit of fun with the design to demonstrate how little you need for full coverage. I’m applying mineral sun protection from Stream2Sea that’s tinted! It’s is completely non-toxic and environmentally safe, and it’s packaged in completely biodegradable tubes of sugar cane resin!

DIVE GEAR LUGGAGE // IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT // Deep Water Happy

Is specific-to-dive gear luggage worth the expense? Here’s a look at several options, and the pros and cons of each. I’m sharing my Akona Roller Dive Gear Travel Backpack Bag, two Akona Adventure bags, and a regular duffle bag features with regards to travel. Considerations of weight, length, width, and height are presented, along with several pro’s and con’s of each bag, and a glimpse into our dive gear weight-reduction efforts for flying to Cuba are presented.

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