Author: melissa johnson

SOCIAL NIGHT: MANATEES

2018 Manatee Snorkel Adventure January 26 – 28 Make 2018 your year of adventure! Join us for a weekend-long Manatee trip to swim alongside these cuddly creatures. Each day features a morning Manatee Snorkel. On Saturday, dive or snorkel Rainbow River as well, and on Sunday explore Crystal River’s beautiful natural areas during an afternoon hike. For trip details, click here. Social Night: Manatees Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm Join us on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm to learn about our favorite gentle giants – Manatees! Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and bring your favorite potluck-style dish...

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DAN INSTRUCTOR COURSE: DIVING FIRST AID FOR PROFESSIONAL DIVERS

Upcoming Professional Courses: PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor 2018 Dates: February 13 March 27 May 1 June 19 August 14 October 2 November 27 PSI Cylinder Inspector Courses December 20 & 21 Visual Cylinder Inspector Eddy Current Technician Oxygen Cleaning Technician Valve Repair Technician DOT/OSHA Hazmat Compliance DAN Instructor Course: Diving First Aid for Professionals Why Take This Course People who dive as a part of their job or volunteer duties often need first-aid training to manage unique situations that may occur. Diver Alert Network’s (DAN) Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional,...

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2018 Manatee Snorkel Adventure

Recommended Gear: Mask, Snorkel and Fins Wetsuit Waterproof Camera (GoPro Hero 6, SeaLife Micro, Olympus TG5, etc) Boat Coat (to stay warm during your time out of the water) Additional thermal gear is recommended: Hoods, Gloves, Thermal Performance Base Layers   2018 Upcoming Events: Blackwater Dives   Guided Night Dives at Blue Heron Bridge Every year, hundreds of Manatees gather in the beautiful freshwater springs of Crystal River, Florida. Snorkel alongside these amazing aquatic mammals January 26 – 28 during the 2018 Manatee Snorkel Adventure with Pura Vida Divers! This is a wonderful trip for photographers, non-divers and families...

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DEC 16: BLUE HERON BRIDGE CLEANUP

The Blue Heron Bridge gives us amazing diving, so help us give back during our next Blue Heron Bridge Cleanup on Saturday, December 16th! You can walk the beach to collect debris, or wade in the shallow water to remove fishing line or trash. The cleanup begins at 9 am, and volunteers will have plenty of time to collect debris before the event ends at noon. Participants will receive a detailed briefing, explaining what to pick up and what to leave in the water so that animal homes are not disturbed. Kids and families are welcome to attend! As a thank...

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2018 BLUE HERON BRIDGE NIGHT DIVE SCHEDULE

Join us for a Night Dive and experience a whole new side of the Blue Heron Bridge! If you plan to dive with our FREE group Guide, be sure to register in advance as space is limited. You can also dive on your own with a buddy, or request a private guide. Each dive group must have a legal dive flag and every diver must have a primary, back up, and tank light. Divers MUST check-in at the shop prior to each Night Dive to complete a waiver and pick up their free parking pass! A pass is required to...

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