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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.

Holiday Hours

Wow!! It’s Christmas Eve already, we can’t believe it either!  We are open today at the shop but with shorter hours, so stop by for any last minute gifts you may need.

Christmas Eve 10am-2pm

Christmas Day CLOSED

Boxing Day CLOSED

December 27th-29th open regular hours

December 30th CLOSED

New Year’s Eve CLOSED

New Year’s Day CLOSED

January 2nd regular hours resume

Kamibashi String Dolls

We’ve started carrying Kamibashi String Dolls, which are a fair-trade product that are handmade in Thailand.  Kamibashi is a company designed around supporting local Thai artisans and donating a portion of each doll to a number of charities.  Each doll also carries a special protective message for its human!

“At Kamibashi we care – about the satisfaction of our customers, the quality of our products, and the well-being of the artists we work with and their families.

We also care about the state of the world around us, and after almost five years in business we are proud to introduce a special new group of dolls that, while cute and lovable in their own right, are also performing a valuable philanthropic purpose: for every one of these new “Kamibashi Cares” dolls that we sell, Kamibashi® will donate $.50 or $1.00 to eleven different charities that we have chosen to work with.

Many thanks to you, our customers, for not only supporting Kamibashi, but the world around us too.”

Annual Holiday Open House

We are hosting our annual open house tonight at Diver City SCUBA from 5-9pm.  We would love to see all of the faces of our dive community together to enjoy the festivities of the season.  We will have goodies, good times and even some in-store deals!  We hope to see you all here 🙂