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BCD’s – Which One Is The One For You?

Jacket Style            Back Inflate                 Hybrid                            Travel-Friendly

 

Buoyancy Control Device (BCD); when deciding to purchase a BCD it can be a bit overwhelming.  What features do I look for?  How many types of BCDs are there? What is lift?  So here is a basic breakdown of what features and styles to look for;

Jacket Style BCD: Continue reading

Momentum Watches… A True Northern Watch Company

If you’ve been in the dive shop since November, you may have noticed our new watch display.  We have always carried Momentum watches.. contrary to what some of you may thought.. but now we have a big, beautiful display with lights.  Momentum watches are what we all wear proudly around the dive shop.  They are designed, assembled and serviced all within Canada.  They come Continue reading

The Low Down on Vivid-Pix

Do any of your underwater pictures have you feeling blue or green?  Did you forget to take your red filter off while you were snorkeling?  We have been playing around in the shop with some of our own pictures with Vivid-Pix.  And the results have been great!  You have the flexibility to Continue reading

Full Face Mask Snorkeling

Full face masks for snorkeling have been booming the, often quiet, snorkeling market.  The idea of the mask is to provide a wider, clearer view for a better snorkeling experience.  As well, without having a mouth piece – which is sometimes a turn-off for some – you are able to Continue reading

On A Mission 2020

TOGETHER FOR THE OCEAN

Mission 2020 is a collection of pledges from organizations within the diving community to change their business practices in order to help protect and preserve our oceans for the future.

With a primary focus on single-use plastic, the project sets ambitious short term targets of changes to be made before World Oceans Day 2020.

Mission 2020 was originally conceived by fourth element as a statement of its intentions to eliminate the use of single-use plastic in the packaging of all its products by 2020 and to continue to develop new products (and re-develop its existing products) using recycled materials wherever possible. By inviting other organizations within the dive community to join Mission 2020 and encouraging them to make their own commitments, fourth element hopes to make this a commitment of the global dive community to protect the very thing which we enjoy – the ocean.

Our mission

“We will focus on training divers to a higher level of skill and environmental awareness by providing; opportunities to be involved in beach and dive-site cleanups locally and globally, and access to more sustainable products to our customers through our increased support of companies whose mission aligns with our own.”

So what does this mean for you?  It means with your support we will continue to promote and stock brands who strive to reduce gas emissions, single-use plastics, find sustainable alternatives, dive site cleanups, promote and use solar energy.  The more we talk about it with others the easier the reality will become to find a sustainable way of living, reduce our carbon footprint and extend the life of our beautiful planet!

Specialty Course of the Month.. January..

Enriched air diver is our specialty of the month and the most popular specialty scuba course.  Why?  Because diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive dives.  If staying down longer, and getting back into the water sooner sounds appealing to you, then this is the course for you!  You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.  During the classroom session you will discuss managing oxygen exposure, practice analyzing oxygen content in a SCUBA tank, and set your dive computer to diving with enriched air nitrox.

New Year.. New YOU.. New US!!

We’ve decided that we need to go on a diet! Well.. maybe more so we need to lose some excess weight!  So we are starting a clear out sale, we don’t want them on our shelves anymore.  There is nothing wrong with the items, other than we just have too many.  We will have clear out prices on masks, wetsuits, tshirts, bags and you don’t want to miss out – the deals run out when the items are gone!

Prawno has arrived…

We are excited that our EXCLUSIVE Diver City branded Prawno gear has arrived.  Prawno is an ocean lifestyle clothing brand inspired by the underwater photography of Creative Director Lia Barrett.  Prawno incorporates fabrics made from natural fibres like bamboo, hemp and organic cotton, as well as post-consumer plastic bottles and recycled fabrics.

Some of you may recognize the brand, we have carried it in the store in the past but this time we have our Diver City mask logo on the articles.  We are proud supporters of companies that are trying to make a difference to the environment and ocean awareness.  You will see us proudly strutting around in our bamboo tee’s and recycled poly hoodies!

New Year’s Closures

We’re off to Mexico and the gang staying behind needs some time off too!! Diver City will be closed Dec 30th to Jan 1st, and will resume regular hours on Jan 2nd.