Manta Divers November, 2011 Winter Fun
Well, the local dive season may be over, but that is no reason to stop diving. Manta Divers has many programs planned this winter to keep you in the diving groove. If fact, winter is the perfect time to perfect your skills and gain some new ones.
In October, we had our first Sea Signs underwater communication course. Divers learned some basic sign language to facilitate communication underwater. Sea Signs are based on American Sign Language, but tailored to the underwater environment. After learning about 100 signs during our first meeting, we reconvened and practiced by describing creatures and divers from photos from dive trips. Look for another offering in the New Year.
Do you want to get wet? There is still time to join the Peak Performance Buoyancy course. We will have a classroom session November 15 at 6:30pm that will cover the manual, and discuss techniques for great buoyancy. Then on November 22 we head to the Rec Plex Aqua Arena to practice what we’ve learned through exercises and games.
Learn how to dive using enriched air Saturday, November 19. This one day course will explain the advantages of diving with nitrox, how to analyze your gas mixtures and how to plan dives using enriched air. There is a very good reason dive professionals dive with nitrox. You should, too!
In December, take the Emergency First Response course. Divers and non-divers alike benefit from this course. Wouldn’t you rather be able to help in an emergency instead of standing by helplessly? If you are planning on completing rescue diver this summer, why not get this prerequisite out of the way?
Finally, we’ve been busy here at the shop getting ready for the holidays by assembling gift baskets ready for giving and festively wrapped stocking stuffers in a wide price range. Whether you are planning a wish list for yourself or looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the divers in your life, Manta has it in the bag! We are here with many suggestions and ideas for all your diving, snorkeling or triathlon needs. Don’t forget that a Manta Divers gift certificate fits everyone!