Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD) have changed dramatically in my short professional career. The first one I owned was a beautiful orange ScubaPro that you can see on "Red," our red-faced, full-sized mannequin at the dive shop. A few ideas have revolutionized BCDs, while other ideas serve mostly as window dressing. Before I talk brands, let's discuss some [...]
As summer rolls in, the temperature climbs and my backyard pool looks ready for entry, I start thinking about scuba gear. I try to test most of our gear regularly - in the pool, in the quarry, on our trips. Only recently, I decided to buy my own personal set of gear. Many of you [...]
I'm packing up - gear, computer, electronics, shorts, sunscreen...and I'm thinking about our trips. We leave for the annual Learn Scuba Chicago pilgrimage to the Florida Keys this weekend. (I think we made a wise choice moving the date back a few weeks - reports are high 80's and low waves - perfect!) And then I [...]
Hi gang: March Madness comes to an end next week as the Easter Bunny hops into town. And the weatherman says warmer weather is in store. It’s time to get wet. I want to use this spot today for a little story. Over the years, I have spoken with many former students returning from a [...]
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Bob and the crew head south for a mid summer escape. As such, the store will be open on short hours next week - Tues through Thur from 2p to 7p and closed on Friday. We hoping to launch the brnad spanking new website while we travel - so...get ready for some excitement. Watch our [...]
I have been quite lax in my writing. We have a new website - 6 months in the making - an it's gonna be amazing. Some really brief updates: Whole new group of DMCs!!! Come see our fresh faces - what a crew - just keeps getting better. SCUBA CAMPING!!! NUF Said. But I can't [...]
Well, the LSC camping scuba season has closed. Personally, I think it was a tremendous success. I want to thank everyone that joined us for the adventures. I will now have a new stock of stories to share (you may have heard, I like to tell stories sometimes...) I real extra special shout out to [...]