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Blue Heron Bridge Dive Conditions

Blue Heron Bridge Dive Conditions 5/6/16 Blue Heron Bridge Dive Conditions report:  today was good!  Divers reported 15ft of visibility but a little cloudy.  Water temperatures hovered at 75 degrees.  Topside it was a gorgeous sunny day in South Florida!   Frequently our Blue Heron Bridge Dive Conditions Report focuses on a particular creature.  Today we introduce you to Learchis evelinae pictured above.  From Wikipedia:  Learchis evelinae is a species of sea slug, specifically an aeolid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Facelinidae.   According to the Sea Slug Forum, Learchis evelinae have translucent clear bodies...

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Dive Conditions 5/4/16

Dive Conditions Report 2 May 2016: Today’s dives will go down in logbook history! Dive conditions were a little bumpy, but underwater the marine life made us all forget about topside. Our first dive was on Breaker’s Reef, where we encountered moray eels, a huge southern stingray, loggerhead sea turtles, nurse sharks and lemon sharks.  Our second dive was Toy Box and Playpen where we encountered a large Goliath grouper and two tarpon that made the Goliath look like a guppy. “In all my years of diving, I have never seen a fish bigger then a Goliath grouper” – guest...

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Careers In Diving

Employment Opportunities with Pura Vida Divers! Interested in leaving that boring desk job and entering a world of adventure?  This might be the next step for you!  Positions we often have available to begin your career in diving: Retail Store and Assistant Manager Full & Part-time Sales Associates PADI Scuba Instructor USCG Licensed Captain:  50 ton or higher Website Developer Social Media & Marketing Tank Fill Technician     Why would you want to work at Pura Vida Divers? Team & Family Environment Friendly Clientele Paid Vacation & Travel Opportunities Frequent Diving Opportunities Warm, Tropical Climate Island Atmosphere Diving Career Advancement Opportunities Full Dive Resort...

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New Rebreather Diving Center!

Pura Vida Divers proudly announces that we are now a full-service Rebreather Diving Center!   We have made a commitment to Hollis to carry their line of Rebreathers:  The Prism 2 and the Explorer. What does this mean for you? As your preferred Local Service Center, we now offer:  Rebreather Sales, Rebreather Classes, Rebreather Service, Rebreather consumables and Rebreather Diving aboard our dive vessel Sirena.   We’re super happy to welcome James Weber onboard as well!  He will be teaching all of the Hollis Rebreather Courses for us.  James is an accomplished local Padi Course Director and provides students with the highest quality education around.  You can read his full bio on our Tec Staff Page. Check out our new Rebreather Tec Page on our Tec Site.  And follow our Tec Blog for upcoming Demo Days on both units, videos of our Local Rebreather Dives, and Rebreather Class Updates as owner Dean Shuler goes through the training with James!   As always, contact us for information on how to get started on your Rebreather Journey!  Are you ready to join the Rebreather Nation?...

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity for an Office Administrator: We are currently looking for an organized and energetic new team member to join PVD as an office administrator.  Please send your resume and cover letter if you’re interested in applying.   Description: Office Administrator Office Administrator Job Purpose: Supports company operations by maintaining office systems. Office Administrator Job Duties: Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions; assigning and monitoring clerical functions. Database management including procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records. Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement. Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results. Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing reports; summarizing information; identifying trends. Contributes to team effort.   Skills/Qualifications: Supply Management, Informing Others, Delegation, Staffing, Managing Processes, Supervision, Developing Standards, Inventory Control, Reporting Skills, Highly Organized, Computer Skills such as Excel and Word, Diving Experience a...

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