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Revised PADI Open Water Course

Revised PADI Open Water Course

The diving industry is constantly changing. That means our classes have to evolve as well.  PADI recognizes this and has always been at the fore front of diver education.  Dive Utah realizes this as well and thus we try to implement changes to classes sooner rather than later. The latest change to come down the pipeline is the new and improved Open Water class.  This is the third major revision to that class to come out since I have been involved in the dive industry. 

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What the Muck

Dive trip to Indonesia!

This spring we traveled about as far from Dive Utah as you possibly can. We ventured around the world to Indonesia to sample their muck diving. What the muck is muck diving you ask (cringing)? I will mucking tell you - in certain areas of the world there dwell some of the most bizarre creatures you will ever see. They make their home in black sand and mud (muck) and have learned to blend in perfectly with their surroundings. This is what we were after. Read more about What the Muck

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Day 9, The Final Day and Final Thoughts

The day dawned......calm? Not too much wind but that may change as the day goes on. Last night, it seemed we should have some fun with Chantel around mid day. This morning, all reports show the storm has moved a little farther south and will miss us and come ashore on the island farther west. I guess we dodged a bullet. Over the course of the day we had scattered showers and some rain but nothing that bad. Read more about Day 9, The Final Day and Final Thoughts

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PADI CDTC Day 8

Tuesday, we are in the home stretch. The general mood is one of dragging. This has become more of a marathon than a sprint. With a start time of 8am every day, ending between 5-6pm every day and then having presentations to prepare, we have had some very long days. Today appeared on the schedule as a very long day. We were supposed to start with a quick bus ride to Corales Bay and then confined water presentations. A quick reminder, Confined Water can be either a pool or an environment with pool like conditions in regards to deep, temp, water movement and vis. Many of us do strictly pool so it was interesting to see how the other half lived. However Tropical Storm Chantel was starting to make her presence felt. Read more about PADI CDTC Day 8

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PADI CDTC Day 7

JAMES MORGAN, WAKE UP!! Not literally of course but from the dream like haze you find yourself you in day after day after day. Wake up from the dreams you have of a better life for you and your family. Don’t give up on those dreams, but stop dreaming and make it a reality. That is the vision of Team GreenGo. You have told us you are a busy executive, you have told us you travel for work, you have told us about your plans for a Caribbean Resort. Let us tell you about our plan to help you achieve this. Read more about PADI CDTC Day 7

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PADI CDTC Day 6

Houston, we have a problem!! Nothing like a little gut check to be you back to Earth. The day started innocently enough. A little bus ride to a little resort and a little surface swim out to do a little skill training and then encountering a little problem.

And then I woke up. An hour bus ride to a mega resort, a monster surface swim completed 3 times round trip, a little surface skill with a huge mistake. Read more about PADI CDTC Day 6

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