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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Friday, January 27, 2017

The movie Kill Bill and scuba diving lessons have a lot in common -- see...


#killbill #quentin #tarantino

https://youtu.be/p_oE7Mkn9WA

The movie Kill Bill and scuba diving lessons have a lot in common. If you loved the movie like I did, check out my video and when you're ready to sign up for classes, please give me a call!

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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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Please hit that LIKE button on Facebook and SUBSCRIBE button on YouTube.

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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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

If you've ever wondered if you are assembling your equipment correctly or...

If you've ever wondered if you are assembling your equipment correctly or wonder why some much gets missed in a buddy check, please watch my video. Not only do I assemble all the gear, but give a thurough explanation of why we assemble it this way. Some of you might even be missing something. If you and your buddy assemble your gear this way, you will minimize the likelihood that you have missed something.




Please go to the link below to watch the entire video

https://youtu.be/wCW8eHiMaJU

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#attachingregulatortotank #buddycheck #predivecheck


Sunday, January 15, 2017

EXTREME UNDERWATER IRONING YOUTUBE CHANNEL

#scuba #underwaterironing #extremeunderwaterironing

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EXTREME UNDERWATER IRONING CHANNEL
"Ironing out the wrinkles in life one dive at a time..."

Lesson Plan and Outline

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Have you been wondering what Human Factors Skills in Diving is all about? This review can help you figure it out...

 
 
 
https://youtu.be/uWhCgEYOYLA
If you've been wondering what the program is all about, this review can help you figure it out...
Human Factors in Diving
DEMA, Las Vegas, NV
published, January 4, 2017
SDI TDI ERDI YouTube Channel
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Friends, Diving, The Puget Sound, and Scuba Diving in the Pacific Northwest




Friends, Diving, The Puget Sound, and Scuba Diving in the Pacific Northwest

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If you've ever thought about learning how to scuba dive, I would love to teach you. Even if you're not in the PNW, drop me a line. I can meet you at your dive destination. Who doesn't want their own private and independent scuba diving instructor?

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WHAT'S IN THE SHOW
#techdiving
#divewithfriends
#drysuit #diving
#training
#experience
#decodiving
#mixedgases
#nitroxdiving
#safety
#misconceptions
#buoyancy
#deep diving
#friends
#vacationdives
#kidscandive
#octupus
#wolfeel
#starfish
#pugetsound
#clearlake
#tropicaldestinations
#stingrays
#paintedgreenling
#kelpcrab
#caverndiving
#GPO
#giantpacificoctopus


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Have a scuba related question? Just ask. Want to know something about a ...


#scuba #portland #learntoscubadive #oregon #askaninstructor #scubaequipment #learntodive

As my channel continues to grow, I'd love to make some videos on some of the interesting topics you, my listening audience have always wanted to learn a little more about... get a little more information on...

So, let me know.

What would you like to learn a little more about?
I'm a treasure trove of knowledge and experiences. Just ask.

I've been diving all over the world; from ice diving in New York; to diving on the USS Monitor in North Carolina at 241ft, to cave diving in Florida; diving on the B-29 in Lake Mead, Nevada, and wreck diving in Truk Lagoon.

I've even worked and serviced  many regulator systems, so if you have a mechanical question about your equipment, just ask...

Thanks for tuning in and please remember to like and subscribe.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Let's go diving... It's not too cold and the visibility is great!




It's never too cold, never too much trouble, and never too much work to go diving...!!!

classes go on all year long...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Water Scuba Diving Presentation: Tanks and Proper Weighting (part 4 & 5)




Tanks and Weights (parts 4 & 5)


If you would like to see the video in it's entirety, please follow this link to my YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/-bb4mKIJ6IY


PART 4
TANK AND WEIGHT PLACEMENT

I've found that placing a tank's valve in the area directly behind the shoulders and in the spot where the curvature of the neck would be seems to be the best for most divers.

Even when diving with longer tanks the majority of tank weight and the chest of the diver keeps their center of gravity near the waist when the weights are located above the hip bones.

I've heard divers instructed to keep weights below the top of hip bones which often results in the diver being in a vertical position throughout the dive.



PART 5
PONY BOTTLES, BAILOUT BOTTLES, AND DECO BOTTLES

NAUI strongly encourages divers to dive with buddies.

As the old saying goes "diving with a buddy in the same ocean but too far away to help is not how buddy teams work."

One of the lessons I teach students early on is about redundancy.

Redundancy is different from backup as redundant breathing systems (RBS) are wholly separate from any piece of equipment attached to the diver.

To that extent an RBS can be handed off to another for use.

One of the issues I have with an RBS is that the diver rarely if ever practices with it.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Open Water Scuba Diving Presentation: Tanks and Proper Weighting (Part 3)



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Now that we're ready to get into the water it's always better to get in with less weight than more. While as a technical diver I did learn to dive overweighted here are some factors that are typically not known to the recreational diver. First off I'm usually diving in a drysuit and wing where the wing has at least 40 pounds of lift...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Open Water Scuba Diving Presentation: Tanks and Proper Weighting (part 2)

#scuba #scubadiving #tanks #cylinders #properweighting #jcaelitescuba #steel #aluminum #buoyancycharacteristics PART 2 STEEL OR ALUMINUM Now that I've fully confused you and you want to start golfing lets talk about the buoyancy characteristics of tanks in general. The following are the typical buoyancy characteristics however if you have Catalina Faber Luxfer or Worthington these numbers may vary slightly from each other. You'll find a link in the description that includes data on many of the others mentioned above. If you would like to see a breakdown of the buoyancy change of an aluminum cylinder I created a chart for every psi. I didn't create a chart for the steel as they are always negative. All you have to do to find the buoyancy is just scroll down or page down until you see the number you're looking for. So why does this matter? If an instructor gets out of the water with their student prior to a change of buoyancy from negative to positive then not very much. As an independent diver though a diver that is trying to get the most out of their cylinder it can make a pretty significant difference. Perfect weighting was usually done by telling the diver to put weight on and let all the air out of their BCD. With a moderate amount of air in one's lungs the middle of their mask should be at the water line. When the diver takes a breath their mask should rise to be out of the water while when they exhale their mask would be below the water line and they should SLOWLY start to descend. With this technique you can see how needing to ditch all of one's weight at the surface is not the life or death struggle it may have been made out to be and if it's not as much of an extreme as it looks like. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE. Thank you very much! JCA Elite Scuba https://jcaelitescuba.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jcaelitescuba/ Blogger http://blog.jcaelitescuba.com/ Google + https://plus.google.com/1029910955961... Twitter https://twitter.com/jcaelitescuba Instagram https://instagram.com/jcaelitescuba/ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jcaelitescuba

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year...!!! New Year's Goals and New Year's Day Specials...

Happy New Year...!!!

2017 is going to be a fantastic year.

I have a list of things that I have on my calendar for the year to come. I hope you will be a part of them. If you see this on January 1st, you'll get to help me celebrate with a discount if you sign up TODAY only...

Anything you buy today is good for anytime during 2017

my goals AND (specials*) are:

• One try scuba per month ($25 = $25 off)
• Scuba based contests of skills (PRIZES)
• One trip to Puget Sound for weekend of diving per month
• One presentation per month with local schools and businesses (Can I come to YOUR business?)
• One YouTube video per week (requests accepted)
• Scuba Diver Courses: 4 students per month ($450/$550 = $100-$200 off)
• Specialties: 2 independent specialties per month ($100 = $50 off)
• Advanced Diver: 4 per year ($350 = $100 off)
• Master Diver: 2 per year ($300 = $50 off)
• Divemaster: 1 per year ($500 course + $250 materials = $200 off)
• Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures: 4 per year ($300/$500 = $100-$200 off)
• Trips: Catalina, Canada, Mexico, and...  (I MUST DIVE WARM WATER)

* not all courses require purchase of educational materials; some courses require certification dives; certification cards are $20 each; travel and lodging not included; equipment rentals not included




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Open Letter to the Dive Community Concerning Sund Rock Dive Beach

AN OPEN LETTER FROM CINDY SUND ABOUT SUND ROCK, HOODSPORT, WASHINGTON...  #scuba #SundRock #hoodsportWA #PugetSound #PacificNorthwest ht...