Happy St Jean Baptiste Day! Enjoy your long weekend, and be sure to get out and DIVE!
Like doing deep? Come get certified as a PADI Deep Diver this weekend with us in the scenic 1000 Islands.
Together with one of our expert instructors, you`ll dive some of the best and coolest deep dive sites in the area, including the Ash Island Barge, the Lillie Parsons and the Brockville Narrows.
You`ll learn dive techniques and skills specific to the challenges of doing repetitive deep dives, including simulated emergency decompresson stops.
This specialty certification also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating, your ultimate goal in recreational diving.
Contact us for details or to sign up
Congratulations to all of our newly certified PADI Open Water Divers this weekend.
We had lots of fun on our certification weekend in the 1000 Islands completing all of the open water dives!
And we’re pleased that all of our divers joined us for their optional free wreck dive on the Robert Gaskin post-certification. We love this wreck and we hope that everyone had as much as we did. Our instructors always enjoy leading our new divers out on this first “real” dive.
Congratulations also go out to our PADI Advanced Open Water Divers who completed their course this weekend! They completed 3 dives in our training grounds at Centeen Park, and then joined us on our boat for 2 dives on the famous 1000 Islands shipwrecks for their Deep and Wreck dives.
Congratulations to all of our newly certified Rescue Divers!
We had a really fun weekend with you guys, and we hope that you enjoyed the learning experience. We know it can be hard work but it’s a great feeling to complete the course, and you all did really well. We’re so proud.
It’s now time to think about your next step - becoming a Master Scuba Diver, or even going on to become a Divemaster, like the two dive masters in training who helped out on your course. Talk to us to learn more.
Not already a Rescue Diver? Find out what all the talk and excitement is about here.
May 23 is World Turtle Day, and we LOVE turtles. (just check our our logo!)
So, let’s all talk a moment to enjoy a relaxing dive with a turtle with this video shot on our recent trip to Little Cayman.
We’re going back to Little Cayman, where we see turtles on EVERY dive, in July 2013 so be sure to save the date to join us! Or join us on one of our many other dive trips to dive with these amazing creatures.
This weekend had a chance to try the new D1 Hybrid drysuit from our friends at Waterproof. And WOW!
This revolutionary new constant volume drysuit is pretty amazing, with an innovative mesh liner that means this suit is incredibly warm. We spent an hour in 54 degree water, with just thin undergarments, and we didn’t get cold.
It’s also pretty expensive, around the same price as a custom made DUI suit (which we sell quite a few of), but the workmanship and quality really stands out. If you’re serious about your cold water diver, this is definitely a great suit to consider.
Plus you can look like a superhero!
Not yet a drysuit diver? Take the PADI Drysuit Diver Course with Action Scuba and get free rental of a drysuit. Or, buy a drysuit from us and get the PADI specialty course for free! As an added bonus, the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
Night diving is definitely one of our favourite kinds of scuba diving. But might we be inadvertantly harming the marine environment we want to enjoy?
To safely enjoy a night dive, we must carry a primary light to see by, and it is recommended to also carry a secondary back up light AND a tank marker. PADI`s own guidelines for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course encourage a marker or chemical light.
But can we make smarter choices that are better for the environment? Absolutely!
We strongly recommend the following environmentally friendly measures for night diving:
- Use rechargeable batteries for your lights
- Use rechargable LED lights that can last for years. For example, the Light & Motion SOLA lights.
- Use reusable tank markers instead of one-time-use chemical glowsticks. Try the I-Torch I-Buddy light, which is one of our favorites.
And whatever you do, don`t toss your old batteries or light sticks into the ocean to leak toxic chemicals everywhere!
Another successful Action Scuba event, thanks to all of you!
Yesterday, as a way of kicking off our 15th Anniversary celebrations this year, we hosted a Customer Appreciation Day and BBQ at the shop. Combine with the Pointe-Claire Springfest, a fun BBQ and a beautiful sunny day, you get a hugely successful day!
And don’t forget, our 15% for 15 Years sale continues until 5 PM today!
Details about the BIG scuba diving sale in #Montreal this weekend (you know, the one at Action Scuba, home of Montreal`s scuba diving experts)
This weekend we`re kicking off our 15th Anniversary, and we`re doing it right; we`re helping to get you equipped for a fun summer of scuba diving with a HUGE sale.
Since announcing this sale, we`ve had a lot of questions about exactly what is on sale. Well, the short answer is … everything.
To mark 15 great years, we`ll give you 15% on ALL regular priced dive and snorkel gear and swim accessories.
Plus we have lots of items on special markdown for the weekend, some well above 50% off, plus great deals on our well-loved rental gear. Our prices wont be beat`this weekend.
That`s huge savings on leading scuba brands like Bare, Mares, Scubapro, Suunto, Henderson, Hollis, Aqualung, Apex, Zeagle, Halcyon, Akona, Waterproof, Oceanic and more!
What can you buy on sale this weekend?
- Masks, find, snorkels and boots for your upcoming scuba courses (whether they are with us or somewhere else)
- Wetsuits, gloves, hoods, and insulating layers from all the best brands.
- BCDs, regulators, dive computers and tanks
- Dive accessories like knives, lights, clips, straps, slates, reels, cleaners and even the diver staple: sea gold.
- Travel items like gear bags, reg bags, mesh bags, and more
- Rash guards, dive shorts, dive socks, t-shirts, caps, towels adn even dive jewelry
- Cameras, lights, housings and everything you need to take underwater photos and video
- Fish ID books and dive guides
- Swim goggles, pull buoys, kick boards and other swim accessories
- And more - but we`re running out of room!
So drop by, May 4-6 and get yourself outfitted for a great summer.
If you read one of the free #Montreal newspapers today, you might have seen a new ad fom H&M featuring … scuba diving!
Yes, that`s right, scuba diving, a sport that used to be considered “extreme” and for navy seals or hardcore adventure junkies, is now in mainstream media.
Why is that?
It`s simple. Scuba diving has evolved from a specialist, difficult understaking into a safe, fun and easy to learn sport. And we have PADI to thank for that.
Through its system of scuba training, PADI has helped evolve this sport from something only the toughest US navy divers could handle, to a family activity that kids as young as 8 can enjoy.
There are multiple levels of training, allowing people to jump in and try diving in just one afternoon before they even commit to a full course. Then, once certified, there is a huge range of specialised courses people can take that are suited to their interests - like wreck diving or even just learning more about fish.
So maybe H&M is on to something. Forget your old image of scuba being a boys club. Diving is really for everyone, girls included!
And we couldn`t be happier about it.
It means we can help more and more people fulfill their dreams of exploring the amazing underwater world.
Not convinced? Jump in the pool with us for an afternoon and we`ll help you see why scuba is easy and fun.