John Kinsella


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Earn College Credit through PADI Scuba Diving Courses

Earn College Credit through PADI Scuba Diving Courses

3 February, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

You know that awesome scuba course you just finished? Did you know it could count towards college credit? Diving is full of surprises. Your first breath underwater is an unforgettable moment. That first dive with just you and your buddy is a true voyage of discovery and an adventure you’ll […]

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Underwater Pavilions of a Geometric Kind

Underwater Pavilions of a Geometric Kind

18 January, 2017 at 5:29 am Comments are Disabled

There are two kinds of divers in the world: Those who have dived Casino Point and those who should. The first clue that this dive site is something special is the sheer volume of dive gear that gets wheeled, dragged or kicked onto the Catalina Island ferry. The second comes […]

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Advanced Open Water Diver: Search and Recovery

Advanced Open Water Diver: Search and Recovery

18 November, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

You’re on vacation and your favorite sunglasses are feeling a bit loose. As you take them off to see what’s wrong, you notice that the tiny screw attaching one of the arms to the lens has worked its way nearly all the way out. While you’re staring at it, relieved […]

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Ocean Acidification – Double Whammy for Coral Reefs

Ocean Acidification – Double Whammy for Coral Reefs

16 November, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Since the Industrial Revolution in the middle of the eighteenth century, human activity has had an increasingly significant effect on climate, in particular by adding billions of tons of carbon dioxide and other gasses to the atmosphere. These so called greenhouse gasses contribute to global warming, rising sea temperatures and […]

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What’s Next After Advanced Open Water Diver?

What’s Next After Advanced Open Water Diver?

3 November, 2016 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

I had it easy when I first got serious about diving. I went all out and signed up for a 10-week intensive instructor program. This included all the “core” courses, such as Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster and Instructor, along with five specialties, first aid and CPR. That’s […]

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Five More Dives – Advanced Open Water Diver

Five More Dives – Advanced Open Water Diver

3 November, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Are you a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver? If you’re interested in new experiences, excitement and exploration you should be. The course is specifically designed to give new (and old) PADI Open Water Divers continued training and skill development under professional guidance – and you don’t have to be “advanced” […]

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