~ ~ NewsLetter August 2012 ~ ~
american dive center coral springs scuba
August 1, 2012

Thank you for subscribing to our News Letter. We, at [3]American Dive Center really appreciate your continued support and patronage. This newsletter will also be available on our website for future viewing if
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As summer is in mid swing and we are enjoying those warmer Atlantic seas, may infrequent divers are now looking to get back into the water and we are here to assist. Every year a few divers run into trouble in
the high seas and according to Divers Alert Network the leading cause is equipment failure. With these statistics in mind, the manufacturers as well as the dive service providers encourage the annual service of
your life support equipment. I don't know how many times a diver arrives at the dive site only to discover that the equipment is not functioning as intended. Sometimes it is only a small issue and can be rectified on site but other times the dive has to be cancelled.  Sometimes the diver chooses to dive anyways because it doesn't seem like a big deal and hopefully it doesn't but we still get the statistics. We encourage you to bring in your equipment with a two weeks lead to allow us the oppertunity to service everything.

Regulators need to be disassembled, cleaned, wear parts replaced and non wear parts lubricated and reassembled. BCDs should be rinsed with an algeside cleaner, releaf valves cleaned and inspected and the
inflator should be cleaned and tested. Scuba Tanks should be drained,valve removed, look inside, inspect threading in the neck and check for bulges, dents and corrosion in the body. Equipment technicians are
specially trained in the various brands and each model of that brand.  Remember that SCUBA is an equipment dependant activity and that equipment is life supporting in nature. Have your equipment serviced
regularily by a trained technician and allow for them to have the time to do it.

I often get asked the question "What is involved in an Advanced Course?"
Here is my answer. The Advanced course is a great opportunity for divers, new and not so new, to learn about and try new experiences.How about learning how to navigate effectively rather than wanderingaround and getting lost? How about learning about what you need to knowabout diving on a shipwreck? What about exploring the reefs and wrecksthat lie below 60' of water? Ever wondered about what lies below thatwaves when the sun goes down? These are all reasons to join anAdvanced course. The Advanced course consists of 5 dives over atleast2 days. During these 5 dives you will learn about types of diving thatinterest you including Deep Diving and Under Water Navigation and 3others. Not limited to Drift Diving, Night Diving, Boat Diving, UnderWater Naturalist, Under Water photographer, Wreck Diving and so manymore. Here at American Dive Center Classes are small 4:1 Instructor toStudent ratio allowing for lots of attention and guidence. Alsoallowing for more bottom time exploring and less time waiting forsomeone else to do their skills. We are offering an Advanced Course onthe weekend of August 11 and 12, 2012. Head over to the shop and pickup your manual today.

We hope that you found this article informative and that you will takeadvantage to our offerings. Remember that when you refer a new studentto our dive school we will extend a $25 store credit to you. You can
use it any way you like. Perhaps for that Advanced course or yourequipment service. Have a great summer and many adventures under thesea.

Mike Arsenault
Manager of Daily Operations