April 6th 2017
IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS!

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imageWe warned you in this post a year ago about miflex hoses. Now DAN (Divers Alert Network) posted a additional issue with these hoses. They allow for polymorphic crystallization corrosion on the inside constricting & potentially blocking the air flow. Cyclical heating & cooling at oil-water interfaces combined with the molecular structure of the internal tube lining promotes crystallization of these materials allowing growth to accumulate over time & that is just what’s happening inside! The external fiber woven sheath acts like a cheese grater. ┬áThe hose sheath fibers collect sand, soils & vegetation. These hoses fray & the plastic sheath fibers stick out & can stab you! What is wrong with rubber? They are stronger, last longer, flex as much & cost less.

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March 8th 2017
P.A.D.I. SOLD….AGAIN!

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New proprietors of the professional Association of Dive Instructors Providence equity partners have been advertising their quick flip available for 1 billion U.S. They sold it for 700 million instead. One of the worlds leading global equity firms specializing in investments in media, communication & information industries. P.E.P acquired PADI in January of last year. Providence Equity has over 85 significant businesses spanning travel, communications & Corporations like Cellular One, Hulu, Univision, Ironman & ITT to name a few. A consortium of family’s concerned about the environment now are the proud new owners.

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October 10th 2016
SEASONS PROGRESS

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Neptunes Robert, Mike & Bill scored this past weekend with some mighty fine large lobsters. These hunters do not waste any part of a Lobster. They eat the carapace meat as well as the tail. Never throw away the “head” of a fresh Lobster, it can be more work but worth all the effort with more flavor in the head than tail & the legs taste like crab legs!

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May 6th 2016
FULL CIRCLE

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imageHere is a piece of diving history! We recently serviced this Royal Aqualung DA Aquamaster double hose regulator for David Knight. It now works better than new. Something to consider for photo as the exhaust bubbles are out the back plus the retro cool factor is over the top!

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February 9th 2016
ANY AIR HOGS WANNA TRY?

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imageKeep an eye out for the new shop giant inflatable dive cylinder 35′ high & 4′ in diameter! We will have this notable monstrosity staged outside & on the shop in various areas for all to enjoy!

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September 26th 2015
OXYGEN COMPATIBLE?

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imageimageThis valve is brand new from a online reseller, touted as Oxygen compatible. You can see the debris inside the threads, also the o-rings are Buna rubber not Viton! This new valve is not O2 compatible & is not even clean enough for Safeair, Enriched air Nitrox or any breathing gas!

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