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Dive (b)Log

Discover Cavern Diving

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (52424)

This morning I was definitely too excited to sleep in. I was signed up to do two dives in Dos Ojos cenote, my first ever visit to a cenote and my first real cavern dives. This trip has had some first somethings on every dive so far, it’s kind of super awesome. I got to the dive shop unfashionably early so I could check out my franken-regs, which should be all dandy now that I have a new hose on my octo. (Thanks to one of my new favourite people, Kev...

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Cozumel: Part III

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (4372)

What would you do if you woke up with a sore wrist, knowing entirely well that you wouldn’t be able to lift your own gear or even set it up yourself? Probably go diving, if you had the friendly staff at Blue Angel to help you! We left Cozumel this afternoon and I was determined to get my last two dives in before getting on the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

I wasn’t scheduled to be on the boat today so a...

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Cozumel: Part II

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (3423)

Well the next morning I tried to straighten out my regs, which had began leaking from the inside of the 1st stage. Without having solved any problems I ran down to the boat with a set of rental regs where the rest of the divers were waiting for me, the last person to be ready. Turned out I wasn’t even ready, I’d forgot my computer and had to run back up to our room on the 4th floor to retrieve it. This start to the day was a sign of things to come. I did remember to wear my Lavaco...

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Cozumel: Part I

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (2697)

I haven’t slept in weeks! Well I have, I actually sleep a lot, but I’ve been almost too excited to sleep. It’s my first trip to a warm water dive destination in over a year, and yes I do realize how spoiled that makes me sound. There’s just something so wonderful about warm water diving. Maybe it’s the lack of bulky equipment and horrendous amount of lead, or maybe its the not feeling like the water is physically attacking yo...

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Friday Creature Feature: Wolf Eel Couples

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (6112)

These beautiful intelligent fish are aften misunderstood simply because they look a bit grumpy. In reality, they are very loving creatures indeed. A male and fem...
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A Cliche End of Year Blog Entry

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (3541)

Well it's been quite the year for my dive career, how about yours?

Last February I began working here at the shop and started getting back into cold water diving after a long hiatus--I don't think I'll ever forget my first winter dive, it was awful! We were at China Creek, it was snowing, I was wearing a drysuit for the first ...

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Dive Log & Friday Creature Feature!

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2955)

We had to cancel our Wednesday dive this week due to weather, or rather the lack of motivation caused by the weather, but I did have two lovely dives at Moulds Bay last weekend so I haven't dried up quite yet. Jer and I went over to Quadra for a "Divemasters Only!" dive (because no one else wanted to come) and we had several missions while we were there:

1. Find the lost computer that supposedly was there somewhere

2. Find Jer's flashlight tha...

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Midweek Madrona Dive

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (4139)

Well we had planned on going over to Quadra, but since only two of us showed up for yesterday's dive we decided to just go down to Parksville instead, it turned out to be a great change of plans! 

I'm still working on using the camera but I managed to snap a few acceptable shots on our first dive. The vis was spectacular a...

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New Gear & New Buddies

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (3865)

After a short hiatus out of the water, I finally got back in. Sweet mother of Neptune it was cold. Winter diving really is here and I really need to accept this and figure out how to stay warm for the next few months.

I drove down to Tyee yesterday morning to meet up with some divers from the south part of this big rock. It was a beautiful, clear sunshiney -2 day and I was anxious to go diving, not just because...

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Friday Creature Feature: Hexagrammos decagrammus

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (11671)

Simply known as Kelp Greenlings, these curious fish are common at most the dive sites we frequent around the island and are therefore commonly ignored. However, they have a lot of character and are one of my favourite species to interact with underwater. The females (as seen above) are browny-blue coloured and somewhat plain compared to their bright yellow/blue male counterpoi...
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