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SKYDIVING

Is skydiving risky? It is considered an extreme sport and as with any sport there is always the risk of injury. But when you get the proper instruction. the right equipment. and develop the right techniques. skydiving can be a safe and fulfilling hobby. This is one sport that just never gets boring!

What would be the best training method for you?

There are three types of training available.

The first is the Tandem Jump. Tandem jumping is probably the most popular way to make that first jump. On the ground training for a tandem jump can last for 30 minutes to an hour. Instead of having a parachute attached to your back, you will have a highly trained and knowledgeable instructor securely strapped to you. He/she will have the parachute strapped to his/her back. The instructor will control the jump from the time you step out of the plane until your feet are once again planted firmly on the ground.

The second method of training is Static Line. In this type of training, you will be required to complete four to five hours of ground training before making that first jump. After the ground training you will be taken to an altitude of 3000  to 4000 feet where you will leave the plane. A line attached to the plane will deploy your parachute for you. After two to four proper static line jumps. you will begin free fall practice.

The third type of training is the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF). For all the true adrenalin junkies out there this is going to be the method for you!  Imagine free fall on the first jump!!! After completing the required ground training you will hop into a plane and take off. Once the proper altitude is reached. you will jump out of that airplane into true free fall with two instructors who will maintain hands-on contact with you at all times.  The instructors will assist you in maintaining proper orientation, as well as making sure you pull the ripcord at the right time.

Is that all you need to know? Not by a long shot!! Do the research. Call around to some of your local drop zones and talk to some pro’s. and get enrolled in a jump school. The next “step” is up to you.

Scuba Diving

SCUBA diving is like entering another world. The rush you feel when you are 50 feet deep cannot be matched by anything else you do in life. But I would have to say that after years of experience, the most interesting aspect of SCUBA is the camaraderie.

You can plan trips to anywhere in the world and find at least someone who will want to meet you there or go along.

Belonging to a tight community like the SCUBA community is something you’ll never get anywhere else. Your love for SCUBA grows with each new diver you meet. It’s like their passion for diving rubs off on you and yours on them. You are encouraged with each new trip and your experiences keep growing dive by dive. That’s SCUBA.

Take Care Of Your Scuba Gear And It Will Take Care Of You

When you have a good amount of money invested in scuba diving equipment, it’s only logical to maintain it properly to last you many years. Not to mention your safety and well being are dependent on the same scuba gear used in every dive you make.

Are You Neglecting Your Scuba Diving Gear
Nothing shortens the life of your scuba equipment more than salt water, where the majority of scuba diving is done. If not properly rinsed off after a dive salt crystals (that are extremely abrasive) will be left on your gear, and will begin to destroy it.
After a dive, be sure to rinse (with fresh water) all your basic equipment like your mask, fins, boots and snorkel.

The buoyancy compensator (BC) must be rinsed inside and out. After completely rinsing off the outside of BC the bladder must washed out. This is very important and probably the most overlooked step in the preventive maintenance of your scuba gear. First drain out any salt water trapped in bladder. Then put some fresh water in bladder and shake vigorously letting water run out of mouthpiece. Repeat this process 2 or 3 times. Be sure all water is out of bladder.

If you use a wetsuit it’s very important to rinse this in side and out. Turn the suit inside out to insure getting all salt off. The regulator must be rinsed and purge air thru to get any water out.

Make sure your scuba diving gear is completely dry before storing in a cool dry place. Don’t dry your scuba equipment in direct sunlight; the rays also shorten the life of scuba gear. Keep your mask in a protective plastic box so the lens doesn’t get scratched. Store your buoyancy compensator on a sturdy hanger and fins in flattened state.

Make It a Habit
Once you have made this routine a habit, you will see how quickly and easy preventive maintenance on scuba gear really is. Save yourself money and aggravation when on vacation trying to relax and enjoy.

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