How do I capture my diving memories with my GoPro?

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In the early days of diving we would spear fish, collect seashells, harvest abalone and scallops, and explore things that no one had ever seen before. The recreational diver of today has more limits and restrictions. Laws and ordinances restrict where and how we can hunt for lobster, spear fish, abalones and more. Marine Parks are beautiful to dive in, but they come with more rules – no spearing of fish, collecting of sea shells or even picking up trash if it is grown with sea life. I don’t even know of any scenario were we can collect seashells. So … Read More…

If I wear glasses or contacts, can I scuba dive?

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One of the most common questions Dive Instructors hear is “If I wear glasses or contacts, can I scuba dive?”. The answer is; Absolutely!

Prescription dive mask - Scuba Professionals of ArizonaApproximately 6 out of 10 people wear some type of corrective lenses (prescription glasses, contact lenses or reading glasses). With so many of us needing corrective lenses, … Read More…

Is there a difference between Air and Nitrox?

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Many scuba divers worry about the cost of filling their cylinders. As we discussed in a previous blog, we know how important it is to put quality air into our body to keep us safe. It is worth spending just a few dollars more to get a better breathing gas in our bodies. Is there a difference between Air and Nitrox? Absolutely!SSI EAN Nitrox - Scuba Professionals of Arizona

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Does being Certified mean you are Qualified?

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In the early 1980’s we realized that being a certified scuba diver does not necessarily mean you are qualified to scuba dive. At first, this might not sound so bad but just think about it, it’s a really important question. So we’ll try and answer the question Does being Certified mean you are Qualified?

In the beginning, scuba clubs were started with divers who left the military. This led to the creation of scuba instruction and certification agencies. Bob Clark, who founded SSI (Scuba Schools International), decided that everything taught in scuba needed to be real Read More…

Customer review – Instructor is the goal

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Matt talks to our GM, Paul, about his experience getting certified at Scuba Professionals of Arizona. Matt is now in our Dive Master program and his goal is to become an Instructor so he can share his love for Scuba Diving. Take a look at this Customer review and listen to how Matt’s goal to become an Instructor is well under way! Below the video, we have a short summary of what Matt is saying in his Customer review – Instructor is the goal!

What drew Matt in to Scuba Diving?

Matt had a love for … Read More…