Tara Bradley Connell


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Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

24 October, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

The damage Harvey left in its path was record breaking, with massive flooding that caused more than 30,000 people to flee to Houston shelters. The estimated cost of repairs is a hefty $190 billion US (compared to Hurricane Katrina at $125 billion US and Hurricane Sandy at $65 billion US). […]

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Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

24 October, 2017 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Some of our most beloved dive destinations have suffered severe devastation after an active hurricane season, including power outages, water shortages and extensive damage to property, leaving the dive community wondering how to help – and when the dive shops will be open again for business. Though the damage […]

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Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

9 October, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

After Alana Nichols, a Paralympic athlete in Wheelchair Basketball, Sprint Kayaking, and Alpine Skiing, won three gold Olympic medals, she decided to take her game beneath the surface. While attempting a back flip on her snowboard at the age of 17, Nichols suffered a spinal cord injury. Since then, she’s […]

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6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

29 August, 2017 at 7:20 am Comments are Disabled

With an archipelago made up of eight islands, as well as a handful of atolls, seamounts and islets extending near 1,500 miles into the Pacific Ocean, you know the diving in Hawaii has to be good. Here are six not-to-be-missed dive sites for divers looking to find their underwater Aloha. […]

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How to Convert Your Friends Into Divers So You Always Have a Buddy

How to Convert Your Friends Into Divers So You Always Have a Buddy

17 August, 2017 at 5:25 am Comments are Disabled

Finding a dive buddy would be so much easier if your friends would just get certified, right? So, what’s the trick? Patience is a good start, but here are a few steps to get your squad diving with you so you can explore all of the amazing locations around the […]

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The Katie Experience

The Katie Experience

23 May, 2017 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

With an entire family of divers, it only made sense that Katie Harbison, the only non-diver in her family, would feel a little left out. But it wasn’t because Katie didn’t want to learn to dive, it was because she hadn’t found the right person to teach her. Having been […]

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