Local Diving 2020

We have exciting local diving adventures planned this dive season! Finish up your open water certification or knock out an advanced course, rescue course, or maybe a couple specialties!

Photo Credit: Mike McCann

May 23-24, 2020: Open Water Weekend One & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ Natural Springs Quarry

June 27-28, 2020: Open Water Weekend TwoPeak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ White Star Quarry

July 11-12, 2020: Regional, continuing education/ “JUST DIVE”, weekend. Holding Advanced and Rescue certifications, Specialties TBA. This weekend is also a fantastic opportunity to get together and do some diving! @ Haig Quarry

July 25-26, 2020: Open Water Weekend Three & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ White Star Quarry

Photo Credit: Brian Schmidt

August 22-23, 2020: “MEGA” Weekend. We would love to make this weekend as successful as it was last year! Represent Central Coast! We will be offering Open Water Certification Four, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Deep Specialty, Navigation Specialty, & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ Pennyroyal Quarry

September 12-13, 2020: Open Water Weekend Five, Rescue Certification, & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ Natural Springs

September 19-20, 2020: Advanced Open Water Certification @ White Star Quarry

October 3-4, 2020: Open Water Weekend Six & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty @ Natural Springs

October 10-11, 2020: FALL FEST WEEKEND. Celebrate the end of the local dive season with the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SPECIALTY, underwater pumpkin carving, great food, and fun @ Natural Springs Quarry

October 17-18, 2020: Advanced Open Water Certification @ Pennyroyal Quarry

We love for people to join our weekends just to get some diving in! The Pennyroyal and Haig weekends are perfect opportunities to log some dives! Remember to book any rental gear you might need, ahead of time.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty is only $99 when you add it to another course you’re taking!

Call the store to sign up for a weekend or if you have ANY questions! Central Coast can’t wait to see you there!

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Wilderness First Aid Course

March 28th & 29th 2020

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training and Certification

This certification designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines.

March 28 & 29, 2020  (must be able to attend both days of the course)

Sat: 5pm-9pm

Sun: 8am-4pm

$185 per person (payments must be provided when you sign up for the course), Training materials included in price.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.

2 year certification

Digital certificate and Trained Patch available upon successful completion of course

Topics include:

·        Primary and Secondary Assessments

·        Head/Brain, Neck and Spinal Injuries

·        Heat-Related Emergencies

·        Hypothermia

·        Altitude-Related Illnesses

·        Allergies and Anaphylaxis

·        Burns

·        Bone and Joint Injuries

·        Wounds and Wound Infection

Special Bonus at no added cost:

·        First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

·        Neurological Assessment

·        FEMA IS-907 Active Shooter Training Available

·        Trauma Bleeding Simulator

·        Acute Chest Wound Simulator

·        Compound Fracture Simulator

·        Water Rescue / Extraction Simulation

·        Basic Pharmacology for the Traveler

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Camera News 2019

 

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Sealife has a new firmware update for the DC2000 cameras. 

Do I need to upgrade?

Just like computer programs are updated from time to time, SeaLife improves the firmware for its digital camera models. Normally, you do not need to upgrade. Your camera should work very well, even with the very first firmware version.

If a new firmware becomes available, you may want to upgrade your firmware anyway, to benefit from SeaLife’s ongoing research for better underwater photos.

How do I know what firmware version I have?

Most SeaLife camera models will include the firmware version information in the system settings menu. Look for “System Info” or “Firmware version”. Some SeaLife cameras will briefly display the firmware version on the startup screen when powering on the camera. Please check the instruction manual specific to you camera model for more details.

Click here, and scroll to the bottom of the page to update your Sealife camera. 

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Tovatec has a new camera and light unit coming out this December. This simple unit is $299.95 and can be used as a light, a camera, or both. They will be in stock December 20th! Reserve yours today! It will make a perfect gift for you or any divers you are shopping for. 

 

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Adventures in 2019

Central Coast has exciting travel plans for the next year! We are heading to The Philippines, Roatán, Bonaire, and Cozumel. Over the next few weeks we will be posting information and pricing for all of these adventures! Like us on Facebook to stay updated! 

You can also call or email to get the information now! We hope you can join us!

 

 

Travel 2019

Philippines – Puerto Galera Resort & Azores Boat: April 13-27, 2019

Roatán – Mayan Princess: June 22-29, 2019

Bonaire – Divi Flamingo Beach Resort: July 13-20. 2019

Cozumel – Fiesta Americana: August 17-24, 2019

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Dart Tournament Winner 2015

Bosom Buddies Champion, Ethan!

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Ethan Stuart has returned from his week long journey to the Bahamas. Ethan won the grand prize at the Bosom Buddies Underwater Dart Tournament, a trip aboard a Blackbeard’s Cruise. This was his first time in the ocean and he loved it. His favorite things to see were the all the sharks on the shark dive! Ethan got his advanced open water certification, and is anxious for his next SCUBA adventure. Here are a few pictures that Ethan’s dad, Matt, took with our rental camera, while on their trip. Congratulations Ethan! We’re happy you had such a great time on Blackbeard’s.

 

If you’re interested in a Blackbeard’s trip, Central Coast is running one in September! Click here!

 

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Trip Preview 2016

 

Housereef-24Paradise Taveuni – Taveuni, Fiji

June 16-26, 2016

Fiji is one of the most beautiful places to dive in the world. Under the crystal clear water you will find colorful soft
coral and beautiful Pacific wildlife. This trip includes three boat dives a day, unlimited shore diving, and all your meals. Paradise offers ideal living arrangements with Bures; either an ocean or garden view, all located close to the water.

If you’re traveling with people who do not dive, there are many options for entertainment. They can take surf lessons, go on a mountain hike, or a snorkeling excursion. There is something for everyone in paradise. Join us for this once in a lifetime experience.


 

Castle Comfort Dive Lodge – Roseau, Dominica ai2_46

December 10-17, 2016

 

Relaxed, comfortable, friendly. This is a perfect place to enjoy incredible diving and the gorgeous scenery. With only 14 rooms, Castle Comfort is designed for small groups to get away and enjoy an escape from the real world.

This trip includes standard room accommodations, breakfast daily, 5 dinners, 5- 2 tank boat dives, and unlimited shore diving. Castle Comfort also offers snorkeling trips, whale and dolphin safaris, and hiking adventures, for divers and non divers alike.

 


5196475_origTrue Blue Bay – Grenada

October 2016

Grenada has some of the healthiest reefs in the Atlantic. Its common to see nesting sea turtles and pregnant nurse sharks while diving these beautiful sites. Something unique to Grenada is the underwater sculpture park. These sculptures provide a place for new marine life to develop, and a fairly unique dive cite for those looking for something a little different underwater.

This trip includes, 7 night stay, airport transfers, all meals and beverages, and 5 days of 2-2 tank boat dives.

 


 

Call or email us to reserve your place on one of these trips and check back for Dolphin-onlymore trip announcements and prices!  

(859) 426-0020     [email protected]

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Continuing Education

Open water weekends have been awesome so far this year, with lots of happy divers earning certifications!.  With the weather warming up, it is also a good time to consider continuing your dive education. The Advanced Open Water course gives you an idea of what specialties you might be interested in doing as a full course. One unique opportunity here at the store is taking the buoyancy specialty along with the Advanced Class.

For an additional $99.00, you get the buoyancy book and extra dives all in one trip to the quarry. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty gives you a major edge as a diver. Taking a little extra time to perfect your buoyancy will benefit you in that; you will use less air, have more energy for more dives, and you will protect the environment you’re admiring. PPB makes you an overall more comfortable and confident diver.

The ultimate test of confidences for a diver is the Rescue Course. This class will give you the knowledge and the confidence to handle most emergencies that could occur while diving. Not only are you a more prepared diver, but you are also more self-assured when it comes to your skills and capabilities.

Other specialties that can be accomplished at the store and in the quarry are navigation, drysuit, or Nitrox. Navigation is necessary for any diver that finds that they get slightly turned around when they’re underwater. Navigation will teach you to use a compass effectively, so you know where the boat or the shore is at all times. This is great for any diver who likes to be in complete control of a situation.  Also a great specialty is Drysuit.

If you find that, even when its 90 outside, you’re still cold in the quarry, then Drysuit might be something to look into. Drysuit can be the first step to getting your Master Scuba Diver Certification (Advanced, Rescue, and 5 specialties) if you find that the cold quarries water is not something that you enjoy. The idea of being warm in the quarry gets a lot more people excited about the Rescue Course and other specialties.

Call the store today to continue your education! (859) 426-0020

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Dive Trips Update!

CCDC trips overview_pic1Central Coast Divers have just returned from two amazing trips; Australia with Pimmy, and the Juliet live aboard with Katie and Ken. Both of these trips had an uninvited guest… the bad weather. Although Australia had weather that was slightly more of a hindrance to the trip than what the Juliet suffered, both groups made the best of the situation.

CCDC trips overview_pic2Pimmy with her expert knowledge when it comes to traveling and adapting quickly, found a way to make the once in a life time Australia trip a great experience for everyone, despite the untimely forecast. Some people visited the kangaroos and went to Ayers rock, while others went diving, and rode camels to the night zoo! Even though this trip wasn’t exactly what everyone was expecting, it was still a great success.

CCDC trips overview_pic3The Juliet had some rocky waves towards the end of the trip, but luckily it hardly interfered with the diving. In fact, it was almost better to be underwater than in a sailboat with 5 ft seas sloshing on the deck. We saw lots of incredible things in Bimini; giant sea turtles, beautiful coral, friendly remoras (which everyone really seemed to enjoy) and lots of happy divers. It was another amazing adventure, brought to you by two great trip leaders.

The next trip out of the store is the Little Cayman trip! It looks like a beautiful place, and we’re all excited to hear about it when they return on July 18th!

If you’re interested in traveling with a great group of divers, call Central Coast Diver Center, (859) 426-0020.

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Does Your Equipment Need Servicing?

Equipment2Has it been awhile since you’ve been in the water?

Is your equipment gathering dust in the basement?

Come in to the shop and have your regulator and BCD overhauled before the rush starts!

Equipment1The warm weather will be here before you know it and everyone will be dying to get wet. Be prepared for the best first dive of the year by having your equipment checked out by our staff!

Its important to make sure your support system is up to standards and functioning correctly before taking a dive!

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SEAL Team – Master Seals!

Congratulations to CCDC’s new Master Seal Team members: Aidan and Evan!

SealTeam1Aidan and Evan had to face many challenges in order to get their Master Seal Team certification. Not only did they have to clean up what looked like a garbage truck spill in the pool for a Project AWARE lesson, they also got to learn about underwater photography and how to identify different animals. The seal team members also had the chance to experience a night dive, using only their flashlights to navigate the dark waters of the pool, never knowing what could pop up!

SealTeam2The creative minds behind the seal team have made so many wonderful opportunities for kids under ten who just can’t wait to start diving. Working with limited space, a seriously fun and educational program has started to take shape here at CCDC.

To show off their new skills, Aidan and Evan will be sharing SCUBA with their friends on March 7th! Keeping these two from getting rusty with their dive skills, there will also be events every so often to get everyone in the pool and play, incorporating things they learned in their Master Seal Team Course.

If you know an 8 or 9 year old who is eager to get in the water and begin their dive adventure, the next seal team class starts on April 5th!  Call (859) 426-0020 to sign up your SEAL!

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