Tanks and Weights

Well – maybe it shouldn’t have taken me by surprise.  But it did.  A communicating New England area dive shop told me, “It’s OK to sell integrated weights BCs because divers don’t drop their weight-belts anyway.”  An honest peddler – at least honest in describing his outlook.  Almost as bad as, “I have insurance for … Read more

My Top 10 Tips on Teaching Kids to Dive and Diving with Kids

Sharing my strength, experience, and hope with you.  Margo Peyton 1. Kids have very short attention spans, they learn better visually and by doing repetitively. Its one thing to tell a child his max depth is 40 feet for example, but go beyond that with kids.  Tell them why; and don’t make it about their … Read more

So You Want to Climb Mt. Everest?

Many divers who emerge from initial diving certification programs with an “open water” certification choose not to pursue further formal training, going forward by acquiring practical experience though their diving activities. Often, this works well since practical “real life” experience arguably is just as relevant in producing a qualified diver. At least, in warm water, … Read more