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Manta Divers June 2008

Greetings Divers!

     Sorry for the lateness of this newsletter, but I wanted to be able to include as much of our summer diving schedule as possible.  I am confident it will warm up and we will be seeing the sun again!  If you are interested in joining any of these dives or classes, please contact the shop ahead of time.

June 16 & 17, Lake Andrea open water check outs by appointment

June 24 & 25, Emergency First Response Class 6:30 pm (prerequisite for Rescue Diver)

June 28 Haigh Quarry Leaving the shop at 5:30 am, we will be to the quarry by 8:30am.

July 7 Open Water Class starts, also weekend days available for classroom sessions

July 8 Enriched Air specialty class 6:30pm

July 12 1:00pm Rescue Diver Classroom session 1, July 13 & 20 pool sessions (current EFR certification, minimum 20 logged dives required)

img_0209_400NEW, NEW, NEW!! Jr. Manta Diver Class

July 12, 2-3pm classroom session at the shop, July 13 pool session 2-6pm

Grow your own dive buddy!  Manta Divers is offering for the first time, an introduction to scuba diving for 9 & 10 year olds.  This is a fun class to let the youngster who is not quite old enough for the full diving class, to try it out.   The class includes a short classroom session covering equipment, diving safety and a presentation on marine wildlife.  Then it's time to head to the pool where scuba skill development is incorporated into games and fun. The cost is $90.

July 19 Pearl Lake We’ll leave the Shop at 6:30 am.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day diving on the biggest variety of wrecks in the area.

August 2 & 3 Lake Wazee trip.  Join us for one or both days, at Wisconsin’s best known wall diving spot.  We plan on hitting the road early Saturday, arriving at the quarry by 11:00am.  We will do several dives, including a night dive, then stay over night, either in a hotel, or at a camp site and return in the morning Sunday to dive some more.  Complete Advanced Open Water in a weekend!

Keep an eye on the calendar for more dives as they are scheduled.


Don't forget that if you sign up for a class and buy a Cobra, Cobra2 or Vytec dive computer by July 31, you get a $200 discount on the computer.  In fact, you can even get $200 off the Cobra, Cobra2 or Vytek dive computers by trading in your old dive computer!  Such a Deal!


Summer Hours!  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11-7pm Saturday 11-6pm.

Free Gift!  Refer a dive student to Manta Divers and get a Team Manta touque (knit hat, think Jacques Cousteau)!

Hey one more thing.  Check out this photo and video website: www.divecreations.com  by our friends and Team Manta Members, Roy and Cheri Small.  Roy and Cheri were first certified with us in January of 2007.  Since then, they have completed Advanced Open Water and Cheri is also a rescue diver.  They’ve dived in Honduras, Curacao, Bonaire, Texas, Bonne Terre mine, and United Arab Emirates, to name a few.  They have always enjoyed photography and it was no stretch that they would combine this activity with their passion for diving, and with awesome results!

Happy Diving!

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