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Day 9 of 12: EFR Instructor Training

I never thought I would get certified to teach CPR and first aid training, but then again if you asked me a few years ago if I wanted to be a scuba instructor I would have said no.We got a late start this morning but it was marvelous to be able to sleep in. My [...]

Dive Lights, Yes you need one!

Do you recall a time when you were diving in clear water during the day and could have used a dive light to peer into crevices and caves to see what was lurking in the dark? Or maybe you wanted to get your buddy’s attention and were not carrying a traditional tank banger. Tapping the [...]

Tips for using your GoPro Camera underwater

In recent years the GoPro camera has redefined photography and especially videography of extreme adventure sports. They are inexpensive, compact, and mountable. A little over a decade ago if you wanted High-Definition capabilities out of your camera you would be paying a steep price. Now, millions of people have this technology at their fingertips. In [...]

Mastering the Art of Camouflage

Closely related to the lionfish, scorpionfish belong to the family Scorpaenidae that includes many of the world's most venomous species of marine fish. There are more than 200 species worldwide. They can be found amongst coral reefs in tropical waters. Their habitat varies greatly amongst species according to camouflaging behavior. Generally, for any given terrain, the scorpionfish [...]

Dive Against Debris – A Success

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it" Robert Swan   Bright and early yesterday the crew here at Oceans Unlimited drove down to the pier at Marine Pez Vela to do a Dive against Debris. Underwater we surveyed the area for potential hazards, and collected as much trash [...]

Dive Against Debris

Oceans Unlimited is kicking off this season with a Dive against Debris on Novemeber the 18th. Although this will be a staff only dive any volunteers are welcome to join us for surface support. We will be mapping the area for potentional hazards in preparation for future dives.This is the first of many Dive against [...]

We are now a REEF Field Station!

We are excited and you should be too! We are now a REEF Field Station!   What is REEF?   REEF is “an active organization of divers and marine enthusiasts committed to ocean conservation.”   What is a REEF Field Station?   “REEF Field Stations are dive centers, resorts, boat operators, and instructors that demonstrate [...]

First dives of the 2014-2015 season!

Bright and early staff members prepared the boat for a fun day of diving. Aboard, some eager students geared up for their first two open water dives in the ocean. Our first dive site started in a sand patch where the students demonstrated skills. The rest of the group ventured further on to Starfish Garden. Amongst [...]

Ballerinas of the Ocean

I want to start off by saying how amazing this video is! Sean Heindricks' work is truly remarkable and Hannah Fraser is absolutely breathtaking. They did an awe-inspiring job at grabbing the public's attention in an effort to conserve manta ray populations all over the world. Although I could go on for days about the importance of conserving these majestic [...]

My Advanced and Rescue Diver course – Fun Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

I spent 1 great month with oceans unlimited doing the advanced and rescue diver courses as well as deep diver and navigation specialties. I would have stayed longer to do the dive master but unfortunately couldn't due to work commitments. We dived at least twice a day every day at the many varied dive sites [...]