Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How long does it take to lose a skill? Skill retention and degradation...



How long does it take to lose a skill? Skill retention and degradation...

How long does it take to lose a skill?

The benefit of repetitive skills training and frequency of expert feedback in the early acquisition of procedural skills

Skills Fade: A review of the evidence that clinical and professional skills fade during time out of practice, and of how skills fade may be measured or remediated

Skill training, retention, and transfer: The effects of a concurrent secondary task

Degradation of learned skills: A review and annotated bibliography

Prevention of surgical skill decay

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How many questions did you miss on your "INITIAL" Open Water / Scuba Diver "FINAL EXAM"?

TAKE THE POLL HERE: https://redd.it/7huklq

How many questions did you miss on your "INITIAL" Open Water / Scuba Diver "FINAL EXAM"?

POLL #1: Test Taking

I'm doing research on some of the outcomes students have on several factors within the scuba diving educational process. Once the statistics are gathered I'll publish the final numbers and see if there are any correlations.

--The polls will all be anonymous
--Please do not choose more than one answer
--Please do not take any one poll more that once
--If it has been a length of time that you can't recall your score within the ranges below, please pass on this poll

Thanks greatly!

Options:
100 %
90%-99%
80%-89%
70%-79%
Failed on first attempt














#scuba #scubadiving #scubaeducation #learntoscubadive


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Year in review for 2017. Lots of great dive, trips, amazing animals, and...



As of November 23, 2017 I've logged 120 dives... deepest dive was 135ft... longest dive was 85 minutes... 33 new certifications issued... 268 videos uploaded... 33,545 unique views...75,580 minutes watched... 145 new subscribers...

NAUI Nitrox Online e-Learning Course Program. #eannitrox #nitroxdiver #n...



If you are interested in taking this online course, I am currently offering it for only $89. This includes the certification card as
well! To sign up for this course, please follow the link in the description.

Thank you!

Click here to sign up for the Nitrox Program: https://goo.gl/obDCRQ

#eannitrox #nitroxdiver #nitroxdiving #ean32 #ean36

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Video request, "How to use less air while scuba diving."



Video request by, "OneWorld"

"Could you please share the knowledge about 'Air Consumption' as me and my other diver friends also love to know the way... how could we save more air (especially with Nitrox) when we're diving. Best Regards."

Before I begin, I want to clarify that this video is about how much gas one uses during the entire dive... There are plenty of videos out there that tell you how to calculate SAC or RMV, or you can even use the calculator from my website. The link is in the description:

SAC/RMV CALCULATOR: https://jcaelitescuba.com/rmv-sac/calc.htm

Also, gas consumption with air, nitrox, trimix or other combination should not change the volume you consume throughout the dive.

While trimix is a little "colder" when breathing it in cold water, if you are using trimix as an inflation gas during a dive with a drysuit, consider a dedicated pony bottle with air, or if you want to spend the extra money, argon. Be sure to label the bottles appropriately. Argon is poisonous to breathe...

The first thing to do is to slow down! Really. When you are taking your time, you breathe less and that minimizes the fluctuations in those micro ascents and descents due to inhalations and exhalations...

The next thing to do is keep your eyes on the road... What that means is, know where you are going and don't spend a lot of time looking around before you get there. Look where you are going and make sure your dive buddy is still there. The more you move your head, the more the rest of your body will move...

here's the modified frog kick

as you can see, it takes very little effort and expends very little energy

If you're diving with a buddy, be sure that each of you are close. If you're spending part of your dive having to swim to get to each other, most divers usually kick faster than required at that time, and you're wasting gas...!!!

or even better, stop, and look around...

NO flailing...!!!

When you are ready to look at your instruments, be sure to only look at what you need... if you need to check your SPG, just check the SPG... for those that dive on air-inregrated / compass only integrated computers, pick only one detail to confirm

here's checking your SPG...

here's checking dive computer...

Notice how I didn't hold my breath when I looked. Many divers hold their breath when looking at their instruments

here I am dumping air from drysuit

slow, smooth, and with very little effort...

If you are going to wander around, you'll use more air. When doing your dive plan, plan for air consumption. If you used more, ask yourself why?

When approaching something you want to show others (the size of the Sunflower Starfish to my hand), get neutrally buoyant first, then approach the object, and then use your breath to adjust ascending or descending.

Breathing is important, but is should be smooth and regular... Look at the bubbles and how regular they are and the sizes they are.

When I'm diving, I'm in the zone...!!! Always the most relaxed and never in a hurry for the dive to end. If your dive is going to end too soon, plan for another dive...

18 seconds... 3 breaths...
1 breath every six seconds
10 breaths per minute = super relaxed
12-20 breaths per minute is usually normal

here's the other side...

If you have to or want to turn, learn to use your fins and perform the helicopter technique...

Lastly, be sure to get your weight right... you only need enough weight or ballast to decend at the beginning of your dive.

If you're in a drysuit, a couple extra pounds is okay, but if you're adding extra weight so you can add extra air, it will add up.

While some may disagree, if you're in a drysuit, only use your drysuit for buoyancy. When you have too much squeeze, it's not comfortable, and if you don't have any squeeze and still sinking, you're overweighted... After all, "Who's the barber, here!"

Monday, October 23, 2017

My Octopus Project... Octo on top of an empty Moon Snail shell.



The medium is an air drying porcelain like material that doesn't need to be baked. White clay, basically...

Haven't decided if I'll paint it or not yet.

#scuba #octopus #GiantPacificOctopus #modelingclay #octonation #sculpture #artisticimpression

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Scuba Diving featuring "I'm An Albatraoz" by AronChupa



Pumpkin Spice Scuba Diving featuring "I'm An Albatraoz" by AronChupa

be sure to listen with the volume all the way up and the bass kickin' !!!


#dancemix #pumpkinspice #albatraoz #aronchupa #timeoftheseason

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Where do you wear your snorkel?



Where do you wear your snorkel?

Do you even wear one?

#snorkel #doyouwearasnorkel

Why you should learn how to scuba dive... Life is too short...



"Every dive is a dream come true."

#learntoscubadive #whydive #learntodive #lifeistooshort #dreamdive #bucketlist #dreamsdocometrue #life0001

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A video collage of recent creatures I dove with and an UNIDENTIFIED spec...



A video collage of recent creatures I dove with and an UNIDENTIFIED species of crab

I added some stills of the unknown crab species... maybe someone will know what it is. That footage starts at 04:16:00

https://youtu.be/_tURgs5y9wA?t=4h16m

#videocollage #unknownspecies #lingcod #diamondbacknudibranch #newspeciesofcrab #hoodsportwa #pugetsound #sunrisemotel

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sea Cucumbers engaging in things sea cucumbers do...



...and why are they called cucumbers of the sea? if anything looked so different from a cucumber, these guys would be it!

#seacucumbers

Painted Greenling


I love seeing these little fish. They don't have a swim bladder so they jump from spot to spot...

#paintedgreenling

Alabaster nudibranch with a touch of golden hues...


aka Golden Dirona
#goldendirona #nudibranch

Sea anemone eating jellyfish... Mmmmm...!!! That's good eatin'



A short video of an anemone eating a jellyfish that I recorded during the week at Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort with students...

#jellyfish #seaanemone #anemoneeatingjellyfish

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Sailfin Sculpins are out in force! #pugetsound #sailfinsculpin #hood...



my favorite fish in the puget sound... i love seeing them swimming along and their dorsal fin waving in the water!

Tina and Mai begin their scuba diving certification...



Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort
Hoodsport, Washington
Puget Sound
Open Water Weekend...
to be continued...

#oww #openwaterweekend #pugetsound #sunrisemotel #newstudents #scubacertification

Monday, September 18, 2017

Today I Found Out Episodes Referencing Sealife



"Whales Don’t Spray Water Out of Their Blowholes and Other Interesting Whale Facts"
"The Shark 30 Times the Size of a Great White"
"Can Lobsters Really Not Die of Old Age?"
"Do Sharks Really Not Like How Humans Taste?"
"What Exactly are Sea Monkeys?"
"The Fish That Talk with Farts"
"Do Fish Get Thirsty and Why Most Fish are Exclusively Freshwater or Saltwater Fish"
"Can Sharks Really Grow an Unlimited Number of Teeth"

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Amazing animal life found in the Puget Sound. Mammals, Fish, Crabs, Inve...




Amazing animal life found in the Puget Sound. Mammals, Fish, Crabs, Invertebrates and Octopus

 1) Killer Whale
 2) Grunt Sculpin
 3) Yelloweye Rockfish
 4) Hudson's Dorid
 5) Striped Nudibranch
 6) Orange Social Ascidian
 7) Scalloped Jellyfish
 8) Harbor Seal
 9) Pink Tipped Anemone
10) Treefish
11) Diamondback Nudibranch
12) Striped Sun Star
13) Kelp Greenling
14) Cloud Sponge
15) Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch
16) Northern Feather Duster
17) White-Spotted Rose Anemone
18) Snake Prickleback
19) Starry Flounder
20) Red Rock Crab
21) Black Rockfish
22) Crescent Gunnel
23) Sailfin Sculpin
24) Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker
25) Bay Pipefish
26) 6-Gill Shark
27) Spiny Dogfish
28) Ratfish
29) Lingcod
30) Striped Perch
31) Cabezon
32) Wolf Eel
33) Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch
34) Sea Pen
35) River Otter
36) Moon Snail
37) Dungeness Crab
38) Alabaster Nudibranch
39) Lion's Mane Jellyfish
40) Sea Cucumber
41) Plumose Anemone
42) Monterey Sea Lemon
43) Mosshead Warbonnet
44) Hermit Crab
45) Northern Kelp Crab
46) Purple Sea Urchin
47) Leather Star
48) Red Octopus
49) Copper Rockfish
50) Giant Pacific Octopus

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Don't let your dangling bits drag in the sand and muck. Use quick discon...



Quick disconnectors and octo holders are not promoted or talked about much during most scuba courses. Keeping your life-support equipment from dragging behind you means that it will be in sight and in mind. In the event of an out of air emergency, you don't want to spend several seconds trying to look for your octopus.

#outofair #OOAsituation #octokeeper #draggingyourregulatorthroughthemud #snorkelkeeper #quickdisconnectors #boltsnaps #doubleenders

Thursday, September 7, 2017

What I say to students when they complete the Open Water Certification d...



I've tried to create a clever congratulations message before but they never seem to fit or I couldn't remember it. So, I've got one I'll try to keep using and I'm sure I'll eventually know it by memory.

My program goes beyond the classroom with additional focus on diver confidence and ability. By the time my students are done, they really have become part of the scuba diving community!

#congratulations #youarecertifed #nauicertified #newdiver #congratsmessage #ijustgotscubacertified #iamadivernow #divecommunity

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A full tour of all the things to see at Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort in H...



https://youtu.be/3C14Px0lBzE

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort
24520 HWY 101 N
Hoodsport, WA 98548
360-877-5301

Diving in the Puget Sound is the best scuba diving around. If you would like a tour, send me a message, email, or give me a call.

This video is over an hour long...

My dive ended up being 85 minutes long with a maximum depth of 96 feet.

Check out the many cool things to see! #nudibranch #crabs #rockfish #lingcod #giantpacificoctopus #marinemammals #anemones #invertebrates #echinoderms #wreckdiving #sunkenboats

Visibilty can vary greatly, but for the most part, this is what it usually looks like...!!!

#sunrisemotel #hoodsportwashington #pugetsound #divingPNW #coldwaterdiving #diveresort #drysuitdiving

Monday, August 28, 2017

Night dive on 8/26/2017 @ Sunrise Motel Hoodsport Washington, Puget Soun...



Lots of cools stuff to see, however the algae bloom came out at night so the visibility wasn't the best. This video is not edited, just one long 30 minute dive. Watch while listening to some tunes!

We did see a dogfish. I only got a quick second of it on the video.

#nightdiving #pugetsound #dogfish #sharkdiving #pugetsoundsharks

(the video is unedited)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Visit the new fish habitat at Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort, Hoodsport, Wa...



A cool place for fish to hang out and make new homes...

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort
24520 US Hwy 101
Hoodsport, WA 98548
360-877-5301

#hoodsport #hoodsportwashington #divethepnw #sunrisemotel #sunrisemotelanddiveresort #fishhabitats

Open Water Certification Dives at Sunrise Motel, Puget Sound, for Ian an...



Visibility wasn't the greatest this weekend but there was a nice selection of animals to see. It's always fun to see anemones and hermit crabs. With the low vis, we couldn't find the deep boats, but I know they're still there.

#pugetsound #hoodsportwashington #sunrisemotel #openwaterweekend #certification dives #certdives

Fun dive day under the waterfall at Dugan Falls, Washougal, Washington



Dugan Falls are located in Washougal, Washington about 30 minutes East of Vancouver. The water coming down the falls slows down enough by the first week in August so it's a great time to head up there and take a dip. The water is usually about 61-63 degrees and the pool under the fall gets to about 18ft deep. Every year we see a school of Steelhead Trout. This year there were about 40 of them and they were about 30 inches long.

#duganfalls #douganfalls #riverdiving #waterfalldiving #washougal #washougalriver #steelhead #trout #steelheadtrout


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pleuroncodes planipes, red crab, a species of squat lobster, raving to A...



This footage is not a loop... the original video is over 10 minutes long. Try to watch the whole thing if you can. It's quite mesmerizing!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleuroncodes_planipes

Pleuroncodes planipes, sometimes called the pelagic red crab (or simply "red crab"), tuna crab or langostilla, is a species of squat lobster from the eastern Pacific Ocean.

The crabs are about 4 inches long, have three small legs on each side of their bodies and two pincers in front, much like a miniature lobster. Their tails are segmented, causing them to swim backward.

Audio is: Axel Thesleff, "Bad Karma"

#pleuroncodes #planipes #pleuroncodesplanipes #redcrab #squatlobster #pelagicredcrab #axelthesleff #badkarma #ravemusic

A compilation of various animals from the Northern Channel Islands off S...


Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #seakelp #kelpforrests #littlefishes #garibaldi #soundsofthereef #bluewater #colorsofthereef #blackseahare #purpleseaurchins #seaurchins #nudibranchs #photobomb

Critters, sounds, colors, fishes, and various sea life of the Channel Is...




Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #seakelp #kelpforrests #littlefishes #garibaldi #soundsofthereef #bluewater #colorsofthereef #blackseahare #purpleseaurchins #seaurchins #nudibranchs #photobomb #steelanchor #teckdivers #newfinkick

little fishes
Garibaldi
sounds of the reef
blue water
colors of the reef
black sea hare
purple sea urchins
purple nudibranchs
photo bomb
steel anchor
tech divers
new fin kick

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Amazing and beautiful undulating kelp forests of the Channel Islands



Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #seakelp #kelpforrests

Some of the larger fish species and other interesting sea life




Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #fish #sheephead

Harbor seal swimming through the kelp with me



Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #harborseal #sealion

Juvenile sea hare and purple and yellow nudibranch




Northern Channel Islands aboard the Truth Aquatics Vessel, "Truth"

July 31st to August 4th

#truthaquatics #channelislands #liveaboard #catalinaisland #seahare #nudibranch

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Off to the Channel Islands for 4 days of diving...!!! I am so excited.

In a little more than 24-hours, many of us will be on the road or catching a flight to Santa Barbara, California. We're setting off for 4 days of diving on a Truth Aquatics Liveaboard in the glorious Northern Channel Islands.

It's been 10 years, and over 1600 dives since I've been to the islands and many years since my last liveaboard. I am sooooo excited...!!! The variety of animals, the kelp forests, and the full service that comes with being able to have an extended stay on a dive boat is one of the best parts about diving I've grown to love.

The years of teaching others to dive has been so incredibly fulfilling. Being able to share my passion with you and see how you've evolved into the greatest divers I've ever known is what keeps me going. Diving is fun, but sharing it with all of you is a dream come true.

I know that there are those out there that have just started. One day you'll be able to look back and see how far you've come, will be amazed at what you've seen, and best of all, have memories of the experiences that have truly shaped your lives.

Occasionally, I think to myself, I hope I will still be able to do this when 50, 60, and 70... but the truth is, I can't imagine doing anything else. Thank you for helping me get here and thank you for helping me continue to do it.

I'll be back in a week!



--carlos




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Open Water Weekend and Scuba Diving Certification of Father and Son. Hoo...



Father and Son complete their certification dives in the Puget Sound and then go out on their required fun dive! No instructor...!!! They get to plan the dive, do the dive, fix any issues themselves, and return to shore. Father got certified ages ago but took a long time away from diving so he did the whole course with his son. This young man is only 13, but is required to do ALL the skills that the adults do. He earned his Junior Scuba Certification, but I will dive with him any time, any place, and to any depth.

Great job guys! I've very proud of you.


--carlos

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--carlos


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters Recall

Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter have failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, this represents a potential risk of injury, due to risk of bursting.

http://view.email.suunto.com/?qs=65c0b6aa7f36d2d3bf430770d7b8630117ef376ab0aeded8d27aedb407cc566f9fda1aa3ad4960b061802d43a74d23b6a4fd4ec9d47c9c3cf45c3fb3395315383fba59e0eef4c67a

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Individual Professional Liability insurance for DAN members has been reduced to $649 for instructors and $379 for Divemasters

BE SURE TO THANK NAUI FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN...!!!

DAN RRG Announces Upgrades to its Professional Liability Program
Durham, NC (June 14, 2017) –DAN Risk Retention Group (DAN RRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Divers Alert Network® (DAN®), is pleased to announce upgrades to its Professional Liability offering for the 2017-18 program year.

Beginning July 1, 2017, DAN’s liability program will be available to all dive professionals and dive businesses. Our goal is to make DAN your first choice for professional liability protection.

Drawing on its expertise in dive accident management and the strength of its other insurance programs DAN has improved the program to make it the best in the industry. With litigation on the rise comprehensive liability protection is critical to a safe and sustainable business.

Policies are available for dive professionals at every level - Instructors, Divemasters, Free Diving and Swimming Instructors, those in training, and those who have retired. Additionally, all DAN Professional Liability programs are backed by two of the largest reinsurance companies in the world – Lloyds of London and Gen Re, ensuring the security and long-term viability of the program.


Based on our analysis of data from the 2016 year, and feedback from DAN members and the dive community, DAN has implemented the following changes:

1.Lower Premiums – A successful first year has allowed DAN RRG to reduce premiums for the 2017-18 program year. Effective for all 2017 renewals and new purchases after June 1, 2017, prices will be reduced approximately 15%. The cost of Individual Professional Liability insurance for DAN members has been reduced to $649 for instructors and $379 for Divemasters.

2.Online Enrollment – To expedite the application process and get coverage in place at the earliest possible time, dive professionals can now complete and submit their application online. Once the application is approved, all supporting documents related to a member’s Professional Liability policy are available 24/7 through the member’s DAN account.

3.Unlimited Defense Costs – To ensure that policyholders receive the full benefit of their policy limits, the DAN RRG policy can now be purchased with a rider which provides unlimited defense costs and removes these costs from the aggregate limit. This means you get the full benefit of the minimum coverage of $1 million per event, $2 million aggregate for bodily injury and property damage.

4.Rebreather Training - Now available at no additional cost to protect professionals who provide all levels of instruction.

5.Risk Mitigation – No one plans to have an accident, but there are numerous programs available from DAN to mitigate your risk. When you enroll as a DAN Professional Member you gain access to all DAN health and safety resources, including our new Prepared Diver Program and Student Medical Expense Coverage. Provided at no cost, these programs are designed to make diving safer and provide insurance coverage for students should an accident occur.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to improve the already excellent Professional Liability Program and continue to offer sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for the dive industry’s liability needs”, said Bill Ziefle, President and CEO of DAN. “These improvements make it easier and more cost effective for instructors to protect themselves from risk, and allow them to focus on improving diver safety and working towards the DAN Mission of making every dive safe.”

About DAN: DAN is the world’s most recognized and well respected dive safety organization, with more than 35 years of commitment to the safety and wellbeing of divers. DAN’s research, medical services programs and global response initiatives have created an extensive network capable of providing divers around the world with vital services – from the prevention of accidents through safety programs and education to the facilitation of lifesaving evacuations.

To learn more or to become a DAN member, visit DAN.org.

#scuba #liabilityinsurance #DAN  #DiversAlertNetwork #NAUI

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DAN: Divers Alert Network ~ CPR, First Aid, AED, HMLI, and O2

Everyone can save a life...!!! Don't put these skills off until after it's too late.

DAN: Divers Alert Network

• BLS/CPR & First Aid
• Neurogolucal Assessment
• Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
• Oxygen Administration for Scuba Diving Injuries

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNBaXoals3bLIK-ejEAabNPjYDRED825q

#scuba #DAN #DiversAlertNetwork #CPR #BasicLifeSupport #FirstAid #EmergecyOxygen #HazardousMarineLifeInjuries

Finbert learns about solo diving



#finbert #solodiver #solodiving #scuba

solo diving course is now available... check it out here: https://jcaelitescuba.com/solo/diver.htm

Monday, May 22, 2017

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DEAD, but not as we know it... yet

"It's dead Jim...!!!" Well, but not as we know it. I'm a doctor, not a marine biologist.

#GBR #scuba #GreatBarrierReef #CoralReefs #OceanConservation


https://youtu.be/BO44JlAElXM

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Raja Ampat - best diving in the world



#scuba #rajaampat #scubadiving #divedestinations #indonesia #jcaelitescuba I'M SAVING MONEY STARTING THIS SECOND AND GOING HERE...!!!

Dive sites on Koh Tao Island, Thailand being damaged by divers (SSI Inst...



This is an SSI (Scuba School International) Dive Shop and those are their instructors!  https://youtu.be/sdHq2JPKDOo

Roctopus Dive - Koh Tao, Thailand at https://www.roctopusdive.com/

#SSI #KohTao #Thailand #CoralReefs #OceanConservation

music: Gymnopedie_No_3.mp3 at http://freemusicarchive.org

#scuba #scubadiving #ScubaSchoolsInternational

"Sea lion eats little girl in front of onlookers..." ADVICE POSTED IN BLOG

"Sea lion eats little girl in front of onlookers. 4 from crowd injured in maylay to be the first to upload and monetize video."

For licensing and permission to use, please email: wildanimals@willeatyou.com

https://youtu.be/pMDtibc13fc?t=1m20s



#scuba #sealion #wildanimals #dontfeedwildanimals #viralvideo #STFU

My advice as a scuba instructor that dives with wild animals, "Don't feed them...!!!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Endangered Species Day 2017 #EndangeredSpeciesDay #togetherpossible



Endangered Species Day is Friday, May 19, 2017

#scuba #EndangeredSpeciesDay #togetherpossible #hawksbillturtle #stellarsealion #vaquita #bluewhale #frasersdolphin #rightwhale #greenturtle #narwhal #seaotter #bluefintuna #sawfish #polarbear #whaleshark

Friday, May 12, 2017

Good buoyancy skills and techniques are easy! Here are some things to co...



Good buoyancy skills and techniques are easy! Here are some things to consider...

#buoyancytechniques #buoyancyskills #goodbuoyancy #buoyancy #flailing #stopflailing #neutralbuoyancyturtle #howtoimprovebuoyancy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday...!!!



#finbert #mothersday #daylightsavings #mothersday2017 #kimmel

NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver and Advanced Rescue Diver information... Sign Up NOW

NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver DVD (section 1 of 4)
https://youtu.be/fPwhWIr_S3U




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#rescuediver #nauirescuediver #advancedrescuediver


https://www.naui.org/certifications/diver/rescue-scuba-diver/


Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.

CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Rescue Scuba Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader as a Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.


Consider NAUI's Advanced Scuba Rescue Diver
Check out the course standards, here:

https://jcaelitescuba.com/asrd/178.pdf
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https://jcaelitescuba.com/asrd/180.pdf
https://jcaelitescuba.com/asrd/181.pdf
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https://jcaelitescuba.com/asrd/183.pdf


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scuba diving certification in Portland, Vancouver, and the Pacific Northwest. Flexible and independent instruction on your schedule.

JCA Elite Scuba instructs recreational and technical divers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Choosing the best certification is easy. Look for a program that lets you set the schedule, take as long as you want, and an instructor that gives personal and individualized attention. 

Even if your time is limited, safe, complete, and flexible instruction will always be the first priority. That's what I do! Join me and learn to dive, refresher your skills, or take your training to the next level. I want you to become a great diver and have experiences that will last you a lifetime! Offering Snorkeling, Refresher Courses, Scuba Diving, and Technical Diving Training. 



Now offering SDI's Solo Diver Course


Be sure to check out my Facebook page for trips, events, gatherings, camp-outs, and activities aw well as my YouTube Channel for awesome videos on diving, education, and the underwater world.




"Every dive is a dream come true..."

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

this is "Finbert" ~ today is his birthday ~ he is ready to dive!



this is "Finbert" ~ today is his birthday ~ he is ready to dive!

Copyright © 2013-2017 by Juan Carlos Aguilar and JCA Elite Scuba. All Rights Reserved.

#finbert #Finbert

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NEW LIFE FORM DISCOVERED? Last day in Hoodsport diving... Final tally below



https://youtu.be/rIqTHjDPmHc

Day 3. Sunrise Motel. Hoodsport, Washington. Puget Sound

Final tally: 7 dives, 240 minutes, deepest dive 103ft

#PugetSound #HoodsportWA #ColdWaterDiving #DrysuitDiving #PlumoseAnemone #MetridiumAnemone #BlackPerch #Seastars #LoveInTheAfternoon #AlabasterNudibranch #MyDirona #Nudibranchs #AlienLifeForm #SunriseMotel&DiveResort

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Diving with Brad and Adrian, day 2. Check out the prawns eating phytopla...



https://youtu.be/6WzkD0KmDgM

Day 2. Sunrise Motel. Hoodsport, Washington. Puget Sound

#PugetSound #HoodsportWA #ColdWaterDiving #DrysuitDiving #NightDiving #PlumoseAnemone #MetridiumAnemone #SpotPrawn #RockFish #Seastars #DeepDiving #SMBdeployment

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Dive #1 at Sunrise Motel... Night dive after arriving in town...



#ScubaDiving #Scuba #HoodsportWA #PugetSound #NightDiving

The bioluminescence was visible, large prawns are back, and a large GPO is under the shallow boat!

Brad is here to complete is Advanced Open Water and Adrian came to work towards his Master Diver...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

A save a dive kit for scuba diving. What is it? Who needs one?



A "Save a Dive Kit" is a collection of parts and pieces that the diver will take with them to make sure that they can get into the water.

Just because something breaks doesn't mean you have to sit out a dive. I'll show you what's in mine and you can build yours to meet your needs or equipment.
While I am an instructor and a equipment service technician, there are some things that everyone should have.

Except for the specialty tools, I recommend buying inexpensive tools as in most salt air conditions, your tools will rust.

Inexpensive tools can be thrown away and replaced with little out of pocket expense.

#Save-a-dive-kit #save-a-dive #saveadive #saveadivekit #spareparts #beingprepared #myequipmentbroke #hadtositoutadive

Friday, April 14, 2017

Take the SDI Solo Diver Course with JCA Elite Scuba. Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington

Autonomy, confidence, and self-sufficiency!
 
Take my SDI Solo Diver Course.
 
Here's a sneak peak at the program ~ https://goo.gl/FtG3Q3
 
#scuba #SDISoloDiverCourse #SoloDiver #scubadiver #PortlandOR #VancouverWA
 
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Celebrity Scuba Divers... Do you recognize them?



https://youtu.be/9Uue-GcmXyc

Celebrity Scuba Divers

Do you recognize them?

#CelebrityScubaDivers
#ClaireDanes
#DeniseRichards
#JacquelineBisset
#JamesCameron
#Ted
#MarkWahlberg
#NeilArmstrong
#ParisHilton
#PaulWalker
#EmmaThompson
#PierceBrosnan
#PrinceWilliam
#Hawkeye
#Blue
#Pink

Claire Danes
Denise Richards
Jacqueline Bisset
James Cameron
Ted
Mark Wahlberg
Neil Armstrong
Paris Hilton
Paul Walker
Emma Thompson
Pierce Brosnan
Prince William
Hawkeye
Blue
Pink

The greatest fight scene underwater AND on scuba gear



https://youtu.be/nP9ihPk_-ck

Knife fights, spear guns, and tiger sharks, oh my...!!!

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #knifefights #spearguns #spyvsspy

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Diving in the Puget Sound at "Yellow House" in Hoodsport, Washington with April on her birthday

 

Diving in the Puget Sound at "Yellow House" in Hoodsport, Washington with April on her birthday...

#hoodsport #hoodsportWA #HoodSportNDive #yellowhouse #PugetSound #divinginthepugetsound #coldwaterdiving

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Scuba diving lessons. Learn to dive. Portland, Lake Oswego, Vancouver.


Hi, I'm Carlos. I'm a NAUI Scuba Instructor.

I teach in the PNW.

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, everyone can do it!

There are opportunities to dive everywhere in the world.

Classes and pool time are on YOUR schedule. Take as long as you want, or, finish in a few days. The pool is warm and open 6 days a week. Complete your cert dives with me in the Pacific Northwest and come see the cool creatures of the Puget Sound! I can also give you a referral to finish your cert dives at your dive destination anywhere in the world.

As a private and independent instructor I can promise you:
- Quality & Integrity
- Attention to detail
- Flexible scheduling
- Continuing education
- Life-changing experiences
- No sales pressure

I'm always offering:
- Try scuba
- Refresher courses
- Scuba diving lessons
- Specialty courses
- Advanced diver
- Master diver
- Divemaster
- Dive excursions
- Technical dive training
- International dive trips

Call me today and we can start tomorrow.

JCA ELITE SCUBA
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Open Water Cert Dives for Rich, Day 2, 4 dives and Certification...!!!



Open Water Cert Dives for Rich, Day 2, 4 dives and Certification...!!!
Puget Sound
Hoodsport, WA
Sunrise Motel
17ft-45ft
48°
#scuba
#certdives
#certificationdives
#maskclearing
#pugetsound
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Private and Independent scuba diving lessons. Portland, Vancouver, and t...

Hi, I'm Carlos. I'm a NAUI Scuba Instructor. I teach in the PNW.
It doesn't matter how young or old you are, everyone can do it!
There are opportunities to dive everywhere in the world.

Classes and pool time are on YOUR schedule. Take as long as you want, or, finish in a few days. The pool is warm and open 6 days a week. Complete your cert dives with me in the Pacific Northwest and come see the cool creatures of the Puget Sound!

I can also give you a referral to finish your cert dives at your dive destination anywhere in the world.

As a private and independent instructor I can promise you:
- Quality & Integrity
- Attention to detail
- Flexible scheduling
- Continuing education
- Life-changing experiences
- No sales pressure

I'm always offering:
- Try scuba
- Refresher courses
- Scuba diving lessons
- Specialty courses
- Advanced diver
- Master diver
- Divemaster
- Dive excursions
- Technical dive training
- International dive trips

Call me today and we can start tomorrow.

JCA ELITE SCUBA
503-935-2698

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

There's nothing better to carry scuba diving gear in than a good basket...



Baskets... nothing like a good basket to carry your scuba diving equipment around... UNLESS... that's right, it's full of something better...

Use the hashtag, #KittensLoveScuba when you share!

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A good basket to carry scuba gear is a necessity. Look at all the stuff ...



https://youtu.be/qNT8ucR5OhI

Baskets... nothing like a good basket to carry your scuba diving equipment around... UNLESS... that's right, it's full of kittens instead! Kittens and scuba are a pretty close race to me.

Use the hastag, #KittensLoveScuba when you share!

#kittens #kittenslovenaui #kittensruledogsdrool

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NAUI Dive Tables: Questions 54 - 63

https://youtu.be/9fApNuJKTu8

Once upon a time, everybody learned how to use dives tables in their introductory scuba course.... knowing how to use dive tables helps to understand decompression theory a little better. Even if you dive with a computer, this skill is invaluable. All Nitrox courses still teach tables which are necessary for completing the course. If you ever plan to go further into your dive career, you'll have to know them. If you plan to do technical diving, you must know them!
I teach dive tables in my Open Water Scuba Diver Program. These are questions, #54 - #63

NAUI Dive Tables: Introduction and Question #53 can be found here: https://youtu.be/DQZS3JEXL-o

#divetables #nauidivetables #padidivetables #ssidivetables #navydivetables #howtousedivetables
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

a few photos from Jay's open water weekend and his cert dives in a drysuit



a few photos from Jay's open water weekend and his cert dives in a drysuit
#certdives #drysuit #coldwaterdiving
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An interview with Audrey and Jay after the first day of diving in the Pu...



an interview with Audrey and Jay after the first day of diving. we went to the Model-T Pub for something to eat and i thought it would be fun to get their perspectives on how they did...

#scuba #openwater #certificationdives #gpo #scubainterview #giantpacificoctopus #coldwaterdiving #drysuitdiving #pugetsound

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Scuba diving equipment montage to Barry White's, "You're the first, you'...



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Cold water diving equipment I use in the Pacific Northwest with Barry White's "You're the First, you're the last, my everything"

#barrywhite #yourethefirst #yourethelast #myeverything #coldwaterdiving

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Friday, February 17, 2017

This is Full Regulator Service on an Aqualung Legend LX Supreme primary ...



Jim, a fellow NAUI Instructor from Discovery Divers Tokyo: https://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoveryDiversTokyo did a video called, "Discovery Divers Tokyo Vlog #14 - 2nd Stage Regulator Basics" at: https://youtu.be/qyUX0HLGQ7E

Please go watch his video and if you like it, please like and subscribe to his channel...

This is Full Regulator Service on an Aqualung Legend LX Supreme primary 2nd Stage.

I serviced regulators at a dive shop for two year so I asked if he would like to collaborate on a video. Once I left the dive shop, I continued servicing my own regs. I actually enjoy it so much, that I've made regulator servicing part of my Divemaster program. Since a Divemaster will own their own equipment, knowing the in's and out's of their equipment is more than just a good idea, it will keep them diving, help out students and other divers in the event of a mechanical issue.

Where a disclaimer would typically go here, I actually encourage people to learn from a technician that has the time to teach them, and will encourage them to keep learning. Try to do a little servicing at your local dive shop near you and put a few bucks in your pocket, too. For years, the automobile industry adamantly opposed car owners doing their own service. As you know, there are a lot of people doing service on their automobiles. While I don't have statistics on fatalities due to doing one's own maintenance, I would venture a guess that it is infinitesimally small!

The equipment manufacturers in conjunction with dive shops have an opportunity to teach people who buy their product how to keep it running for years and years to come. There is nothing wrong with that. The one thing that the manufacturers know is money. As years go by and good service technicians leave the industry, just like experienced instructors, they might not be replaced by technicians that are as good. That doesn't mean that they can't do an annual regulator service, but what it probably means is they ONLY know what they've been taught, and the nuances of that piece of equipment has been lost -- the service was only adequate...

The regulator is not a complicated device. I know that there is a dive shop out there that teaches an "Advanced Equipment Servicing" course to anyone that buys new equipment from them. Not only do they have that diver returning to their shop to take a specialty course, but they come back to buy parts and tools necessary for the job, will tell their friends, and will even be advocates for buying good quality new or used regulators. There is a lot of garbage out there! Knowing what is good and what is not because you know how it's built is far better than reading an article (probably written and  paid for by the manufacturer).

This video is playing back at 6x speed and has some "old-time" banjo music in the background. I'll be doing a narrative of the normal playback and will post that one soon.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy this video!


--carlos

#aqualung #aqualunglegend #aqualunglegendlxsupreme #2ndstageregulator #regulatorservice #equipmentservice

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Status: Update 1-31-2017 and for February



Status: Update 1-31-2017 and for February...

#scuba #jcaelitescuba #seaotter #diving #lessons #portland #oregon

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scuba dive in Puget Sound 1/29/2017 at Sunrise Motel, Hoodsport, Washington



https://youtu.be/bG2QExFRdYU

Since the weather has been kind of sucky the last couple months, Thom and I haven't had a chance to go diving. Today, we did!

Thom & Carlos
Puget Sound
Hoodsport, Washington
Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort
January 29, 2017
Water temp: 49*F to 53*F
54 minutes / 47 feet
30ft visibility

We saw:
- Black Rockfish
- Black-Eyed Goby
- Perch
- Painted Greenling
- Kelp Crab
- Dungenous Crab
- Plumose Anemone
- Metridium Anemone
- Starfish
- Giant Pacific Octopus
- Wolf Eel
- Sunflower Starfish
- Moonsnail
- Crystal Jellyfish
- Geoduck
- Quillback Rockfish

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Learn to Scuba Dive with JCA Elite Scuba and if you're lucky, see a Six-...



https://youtu.be/-0GS2c3rgy8

I would love the opportunity to teach you how to scuba dive!

If you've ever been worried about sharks, don't be... Sharks are great people.
The Puget Sound is home to a very friendly shark, the Six-Gill. I saw my first one about six months ago and I've been diving here for over 5 years!

Follow this link to learn what is more likely to kill you than sharks: https://jcaelitescuba.com/sharks.htm

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Private Scuba Diving Lessons, Education, Specialties, and Social Media...

Dear friends and followers. Thank you for thinking of me and JCA Elite Scuba. I would like to keep you up to date and informed about all things scuba and all thing environmental and the best way for you to see all of it is to LIKE my Facebook and SUBSCRIBE to me on YouTube...

I update my Facebook page several times a day with the latest news on scuba, the oceans, marine life, sea life, dive trips, certification, technology and more.

I am a full-time scuba diving instructor, I don't own a dive shop, nor sell anything. I only want you to see the beauty of the aquatic world and scuba dive. If you know anyone that wants to dive locally, then of course, please send them my way. Thank you in advance. However, even if you are not a diver, it's your ocean and your planet, too! I want you to be a part of it.

I've started making videos that challenge the status quo, especially when it comes to dive training and continuing education. You can see some of what I've started with some of the videos posted there, and you even have access to all of my DAN (Divers Alert Network) BLS/CPR & First Aid videos at no charge. Even if you don't continue the education with a formal certification, a life you save could be of someone you care dearly for. Watch them often and as videos become available, I will update them.

I feel that the time has come to change the dive industry in such a way that injuries and fatalities become a thing of the past. I have limited access to the rest of the world, but to all of you, I want everyone to be safe; every dive, every excursion, every time you're in the water...!!!

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At the very least, you'll be able to see where I am, what I'm doing, and how diving is going.

Thank you from the bottom of the ocean to the back of my scuba tank!



- - carlos

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Maldives Cinematography II - Beautiful Life




Time to fight for what we love! Learn to scuba dive NOW! She might not last much longer... Once you see it, it will change your life forever. Let me show you how.
#scuba #maldives #portland #vancouver #oceanconservation #underwater #beautifullife #patrickpeletti

Friday, January 20, 2017

Please support your local instructor... Scuba, the gift that's never for...



Hello local friends... With the crazy weather we've had lately, it has been a little slow. Please forward this video to any of your friends that have been thinking about learning how to scuba dive! If you want to message me with a phone number or email, I'll give them a call, too. I truly appreciate it...!!! Scuba, the gift that's never forgotten...!!!

Thank you very much!


--carlos

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

An overview of the wing, plate, and harness system for recreational and ...



Apeks: stainless steel harness
Apex: single bladder, horseshoe bladder with 45lbs of lift
Scubapro: modular, ditchable weight pockets (can hold 10-12 pounds each). all webbing is 2 inch nylon belt material
Apeks single tank adapater with 2 with quick release buckles
(Scubapro style -- although I still have the Scubapro units -- I like these better)
Dive Rite: stainless steel plate; standard 2 inch webbing with fixed 90 degree angle, D-Rings

The learning curve is usually pretty large through the years. I just wish I hadn't bought so much which ended up being sold once I knew what I really wanted...

#apeks #STA #singletankadapter #scubapro #ditchableweightpockets #diverite #stainlesssteelplate #2inchwebbing #d-rings #cavediving #sidemount

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NEW VS. USED SCUBA EQUIPMENT; Which should you buy?

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