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Three Certifications in one week!

Big congratulations to Wesley from Timmins who spent the week here with us working on his PADI Open Water, Advanced Open water and Enriched Nitrox certifications. He did incredibly well and maximized his experience with long dives working intensively on navigation, buoyancy and proper trim. Wes elected for a night dive and totally nailed the search and recovery dive shown in the above image. We wish Wesley a future full of exciting diving adventures in Timmins and abroad and welcome him back here for future specialty certifications. Way to GO Wes!!

Perfect day exploring our local shipwrecks!

What a fantastic day out for Meike & Siggi from Germany and Quintin (originally from South Africa) from Midland and myself as the guide. Not a cloud in the sky and with light westerly winds we ventured out on board the very comfortable (only 4 of us!) Run Time, skippered by Rick Lymer. We spent 45 minutes on the Marquette with her wood stock anchors, the most intact of our local wooden schooners before heading over to the Massive Steel Freighter, the Mapledawn (her propeller shown here). This is a great excursion on two completely different types of cargo ships once operating through Georgian Bay. It was a real pleasure showing these guys what lies beneath the waves right here in our back ya

Private Tour of our local Shipwrecks

Last Weekend Last weekend I got to show off two of my favourite local shipwrecks with Hannah, a newly certified diver visiting from Tennessee. On the left we have the historical wooden schooner the Marquette showing off her impressive anchors in front of the relatively in tact bow section. On the right we have the massive steel bulk carrier Mapledawn at 350ft long she offers a great dive experience displaying a large propeller, winch, twin boilers and seen here displaying her incredible quadruple expansion engine. Both dives are relatively shallow (30-40ft) and warm (average 18oC), so they are ideal for most divers.

Bringing wild adventures in to your lives!

Job Well done to Roy and Cathy from Hamilton in achieving their PADI certifications this week. After over coming a few skill hurdles they settled in and really enjoyed the now warm (20oC) and clear waters of Georgian Bay. We wish those guys plenty of great dive adventures in the future and hope to see them diving here with us again some day!

Perfect weather for scuba diving!

Congratulations to April in gaining her PADI Open Water certification this week with us here on Georgian Bay. April had a real natural comfort in the water and demonstrated good dive behaviours and skill mastery. What an incredible 3 days of weather, full sunshine and very light winds made for ideal diving conditions. With surface temperatures reaching 23oC and fantastic visibility, it really was swimming pool like conditions. Great job April, safe diving and hope to see you back on the Bay for more diving adventures in the future.

Getting back in to scuba with PADI reActivate

Congrats to Rebecca for getting back in to scuba diving with the PADI reActivate course this weekend. After completing a theory refresher on line we enjoyed the great conditions with a shallow water skills circuit and 2 Open Water dives to complete the reActivation program. Rebecca will now receive a new PADI cert card and has a revived confidence for scuba. This is a great way to refresh your scuba skills after a long period away from the sport and replace that old or lost PADI card.

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