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Cave Presentation

Using Technology to Explore Cenotes and Underground Rivers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Saturday, June 3rd at 6pm

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Join us for a FREE presentation on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm on Using Technology to Explore Cenotes and Underground Rivers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by Sam Meacham. Sam is a experienced cave diver and is committed to understanding the complex dynamics of the Yucatan Peninsula's karst aquifer, as well as the people affected by it. He has extensive experience leading cave diving expeditions in the region, the most significant of which is the ongoing exploration of Sistem Ox Bel Ha and the adjacent Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. At over 270 kilometers in surveyed length, Ox Bel Ha is the fourth largest cave system on Earth, all of it underwater. Using information gained through his team's extensive exploration and research, he has wored tirelessly to influence watershed management in the region, which is threatened by immediate and unchecked development. Sam's team receives support from The Nature Conservancy, The Waitt Institute and The National Geographic Society in addition to private funding.

Sam Meacham is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Carolina. His degree focused on the use of geospatial science to identify and map mangroves in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Sam is a Fellow of the Exploreres Club of New York since 2000, a NASA Space Grant Fellow, and a Best of Adventure Honoree in 2008 National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Sam has appeared in documentary films of CNN International, The Discoverty Channell, PBS, NHK, National Geographic, BBC and BBC's Natural History Unit, including the critically acclaimed 'Planet Earth' series. Sam is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, a GUE Fundamentals instructor, and has earned his GUE Cave 2 and Tech 2 ratings. Sam gives regular talks at universities and schools both nationally and internationally. He has presented at the Boston Museum of Science, The San Diego Natural History Museum, and The Exploreres Club of New York, and the National Geographic Explorers Symposium. He gave TEDx talk in Cancun in September 2015 on the importance of water.


GUE Diving Workshop

Sunday, June 4th 8:30-6:00pm

Have you have seen a diver hang perfectly still and prone at their safety stop and wondered, "how could I do that?". Or maybe you have seen a diver swim just inches off the bottom, never contacting the bottom or kicking up silt and again wondered, "how could I do that?". Or maybe you have ever seen a diver swim backwards, just using fins and thoughts "I would really like to be able to do that!". If you are interested in refining your basic buoyancy, trim, propulsion sklils, sign up for a one-day workshop with guest instructor Sam Meacham. Sam is a Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) instructor and will explain what GUE is all about and provide some in-water skills and demonstrations and instruction. For more information on Sam, please see this diving resume at sammeacham(http://www.meachamdiving.com/sam/). This one-day workshop is divided into two sections, lecture and then a pool session.

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to GUE
  • Presentation on Risk Management in Diving
  • GUE's standardized equipment configuration overview
  • Propultion techniques, trim, stability and buoyancy

The pool session will include:

  • GUE Edge pre-dive checks
  • Demonstrations of swim kicks (frog, modified frog, flutter, modified flutter, helicopter turn, backwards)
  • Demonstrations of proper trim, balance, stability and buoyancy control
  • Muscle memory check
  • Demonstrate long hose deployment
  • Demonstrate controlled ascents
  • Demonstrate SMB deployment
  • Practice swim kicks, ascents, descents, trim, buoyancy, stability

This is an all-day workshop with lecture in the morning and then pool session after lunch. Attendees are responsible for providing their own gear and lunch.

Cost of the workshop is $195.00 per attendee with the maximum of eight (8) attendees. Attendees must be Open Water certified or higher.

Call Waterfront Diving Center to sign up at (802) 865-2771.


Scuba Camps

Scuba camp is an adventure like no other, open up the underwater world and gain a lifetime of adventure!

Scuba Exploration & Science Camp

July 31st - August 4th

Becoming a diver easy and fun! Spend one week this summer underwater! In the spirit of Jacques Cousteau, students will become underwater explorers! This camp will be a combination of learning, scuba diving, and becoming underwater scientists! At the end of the five day camp, students will be eligible for a lifetime certification to dive anywhere in the world! The scuba diving program is the foundation for all diving activities. The course will be divided into classroom time, and fin in the water, this camp is for kids 12-16. This exciting program costs $545.00 and includes learning materials, logbook, dive tables, certification fee's, use of all scuba equipment during the class and checkout dives, snacks every day, and a camp t-shirt! Students with asthma, epilepsy, or diabetes must consult with Waterfront Diving Center staff before registration. Registration is easy, a $100 non-refundable deposit will hold a place in the camp of your choice! Campers are encouraged to have their own mask, snorkel, and fins for the camp! Call (802)-865-2771 or stop in at Waterfront Diving Center to register!


Bubbles and Breeze Camp

Scuba and Sailing Camp

August 7th - 11th

This class partners with the community sailing center, campers will learn basic snorkeling and SCUBA skills in the morning and explore the excitement of sailing in the afternoon! The cost of this camp is $400.00 and campers can register students here!

 

 


AquaLock Promotion!

Buy any size AquaLock wetsuit and one Aqualock accessory and receive 5% off the package purchase price!

Buy two AquaLock accessories and receive 10% off the package purchase price!

Buy three AquaLock accessories and receive 15% off the package purchase price!

*Accessories include AquaLock hoods, boots, and mitts.

SCUBAPRO Galileo Sol and Galileo Luna Special!

SCUBAPRO is reducing the price of the Galileo Sol complete and Galileo Luna complete dive computers! The promotion delivers up to %25 savings on these popular dive computers!

This month-long promotion is only valid on computers sold through 4/17/17-5/19/17, so get your hands on one while supplies last!

 

 

 

 

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