Or more specifically, we’ve moved. After spending two and a half years in sunny Cozumel, Mexico, we’re back in Canada! You can read about our journey home here; we are now (mostly) settled in Victoria, BC.
View from the Ogden Point Breakwater entry point.
Matthew has accepted a new opportunity and is now the manager of the Ogden Point Dive Centre (go ahead and “like” the facebook page!). It’s in a wonderful location right on the breakwater, just a short distance from the inner harbour and all the awesomeness that downtown Victoria has to offer. Shore diving just steps away, weekly charters, training, and a venue for some scuba trips!
We’re still teaching (just finished an Emergency Oxygen Provider course and are in the middle of a Rescue Diver program, starting some Divemasters next week) and are ready to see all of you, our friends, here on Vancouver Island! There is wonderful diving here (as you already know, I’m sure) and we’re embracing it!
You want critters? We’ve got critters. Nudis, frogfish, octopi, crabs, shrimp, you name it, it’s there, it’s colourful and it’s amazing. This trip will be a photographer’s dream. Not a photographer yet? What a great place to learn and practice! Here is a great link to learn about “muck diving.”
Check out critters@lembeh on facebook for their own photos and videos of the diving! And then all you have to do is sign up, and show up.
We got some very exciting news yesterday; during our stay at the Lembeh Resort this July, two of the region’s most experienced underwater naturalists will be there also. It’s Fish Geek Week, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about that! Gerald Allen and Mark Erdmann will be there from July 18 to 26, 2014 and will be conducting a number of presentations, as well as being available for questions, dives, and general hanging out.
This wonderful opportunity comes at no cost to us, so take advantage!
For full details of the trip, click here. Come and get your Geek on!
One of the best things about being a scuba diver is that there is always more to learn. At Atkins Scuba, we are firm believers in continuing education, and that includes for ourselves! At the DEMA show in November, Kari took some next steps and became an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. This means that in addition to being able to teach you the provider course and work on your EFR skills, she can now make you an instructor, ready to teach your own students! It was a fantastic experience, and it feels GOOD to keep learning!
Is it winter in your world? Do you want to dream about an awesome tropical vacation? We’re putting the finishing touches on a trip announcement and it’s a biggie! Watch the Dive Travel! page for details – coming soon!
We’d love it if you’d come visit, and to make it easy for you to do that, along with some like-minded diving friends, we’re putting together two group trips in 2013.
Check out these details, and when you have questions send us an email!
Thanks to our friends Amy Walczak and Warren McKay for their support in poster-making and photographs. Amy is a self-proclaimed dive junkie; you can read her fantastic blog here, and check out Warren’s photo blog here!