August was an “august” month of diving here at Dive Dive Dive. From the classroom to “live-aboards” divers from Dive Dive Dive could be found blowing bubbles in the pool, along the gulf coast and in the Bahamas. It was truly an exciting time to be part of the D3 dive family.
D3 Welcomes New Confined Water Divers
In August we held our regularly scheduled Tuesday – Thursday Open Water training classes along with two of our Executive Weekend classes. The feedback from the classes was very positive with students letting us know that the SSI training team made sure that there was some “serious diving” with lots of “serious fun.”
Our Tuesday – Thursday class wrapped up last week with 6 new divers now planning their open water certification trips. Judd Wolfe led the training with help from Mike, Roy and Lee. You know you have a great professional dive when dive professionals volunteer to “jump-in” and lend a diving hand. Judd commented that this month’s weekday class “was a great group of folks, eager to learn to dive and eager to have a great time.” He went on to say that “the class’s diversity in age – from 11 to 53 – just proves that there is no right age to learn to dive. So if you run into Brandon, Arlease, Deborah, Jim, Hannah or Noah around the shop make sure and welcome them to the D3 diving family.
If you are thinking about learning to dive – then we have a class schedule that will work with your hectic life style. We offer our standard monthly training – beginning the first Tuesday of every month. The class is Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm and runs for three weeks. If the Tuesday – Thursday class does not meet your needs then we offer Executive Weekend classes. The Executive Weekend class begins on Friday at 6:30, and then Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00. This is one of our most popular schedules and we offer the Executive Weekend class twice a month. And lastly, if the Tuesday – Thursday or Executive Weekend class is not for you then stop by the dive shop and learn how we can put together a “custom schedule” class that offers you the flexibility of picking the times and dates to take the class that works for you.
West Palm Beach – Sells Out Again!
Instructor Trainer Judd Wolfe leads two trips a year to West Palm Beach – Memorial Day and Labor Day. And this year D3 and Judd are once again going to West Palm Beach for Labor Day – and once again this trip is “SOLD OUT”. The West Palm Beach dive trip has now sold out for the 3 consecutive years. On a “cost per dive” basis this is one of the least expensive dive trips to the Florida coast. If you have not been on the West Palm Beach trip then you are missing some really great drift diving – but when we announce the trip for next year – sign up early – or once again you will reading about the trip instead of blowing bubbles off Florida’s east coast. We are looking forward to hearing the stories from this year’s trip.
Florida Keys in October
Some folks look forward to October because the brutal heat of Atlanta’s summer is a distant memory – and some folks are excited about seeing the autumn colors – but those of us at D3 are looking forward to diving the warm waters off of the Florida Keys. Instructor Trace Blackmore will lead this year’s trip to Florida Keys in October. If you think that the autumn colors on the surface are beautiful – then you need to see the vibrant colors of the Florida Keys. There is no better way to go to the Keys then with D3 on the luxury motor coach. We leave on Thursday evening after work – and we do the driving. Friday finds you surrounded by the clear water off the Florida coast. We dive Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon (and of course no trip is complete without a night dive on Saturday night). Wake up Sunday morning with a two-cylinder dive and then climb a board for the trip home. We get you back late Sunday night with memories of some great Florida Keys diving. There are still a few spots open – so check your calendar – check your dive gear – and check all of that work related stress at the dive shop door and join us for great diving in the Florida Keys. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up for this trip – as it will sell out soon.
Bonaire in November
10th Anniversary celebration. That is right – this November marks the 10th consecutive year that dive shop owner Lee Sessoms leads a trip to beautiful Bonaire. With unlimited diving – Bonaire is often touted as one of the “bucket-list” dive destinations. And there is no one better to show you around than Lee. He has logged over 300 dives in Bonaire so he knows his way around the entire Bonaire marine sanctuary. Bonaire offers something for every diver – from exciting shore dive locations, easy boat dives, to diving the wreck of the Helma Hooker. If you are looking for an open water certification or advanced training dive trip – then Bonaire is a great place to train – with both shallow and deep water dive options. If underwater photography is your passion – then Bonaire should be your next dive. If you want to make a few dives a day and then lounge around the pool soaking up the sun, then Bonaire is for you. Bonaire is one of the dive destinations that truly offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the underwater world. Call or stop by the dive shop and speak with Lee about how you can experience one of the world’s truly great diving destinations. Ssshhh – It is still a secret Finished your confined water training and looking for a place to complete your open water certification – then you will want to check back regularly at the D3 website. This summer we were busy – with most classes full. As such we have a number of divers that are looking for a low cost – easy to get to – open water certification trip. In addition we have had a number of calls from divers that completed their academic and confined water training with other dives shops and need to find an open water certification trip that meets their schedule. Ssshhh – it is still a secret but rumor has it that D3 may be putting together an open water certification trip to the Florida Springs in October. Bookmark the D3 website page as a “favorite” and check back regularly for details.
At D3 we are a “family” of divers – if you are interested in learning to Dive – or you are a certified diver looking for “dive family” – then why not consider D3 and let us show you some “serious diving” and “serious fun.”