Dive Tulsa News - 16 Jan 2004

After a rest this winter, it's time to head toward the water!

DiveTulsa is warming back up for a great year of diving, new events, new classes, new trips and making friends to go diving with. As an ice breaker, you'll see we have a show and tell coming up about some unbelievable diving in Indonesia. This is a great chance to renew diving friendships and make new ones. As is our custom, this is a free event designed to bring divers together!

DEMA report
(Diving Equipment and Marketing Association)
If you haven't had a chance to look over our observations from the DEMA show, they are on the Web site.

Dive Master Graduates!

A hearty group of divers recently completed the Dive Master class. In this class divers learn to be experts in diving knowledge, to be responsible for students and other divers on dives and in classes, develop demonstration-quality diving and rescue skills.

Our warmest congratulations to: Matt Gage, Kevin Phillips, James Chavez, Janie Hewett and Jennifer Spreiter!

A new Dive Master class is now forming. An orientation meeting has been set up for March 4th where you can ask questions and sign up for the class.
Contact Chad Engler for details

Dive Master Class water skills module

March 27th & 28th:
Blue Hole diving in New Mexico

We have a trip coming up to the Blue Hole which is located in New Mexico. This is a large natural vertical cave, open at the top and filled with clear spring water.

Details will follow soon, contact Tim Culp Tim@DiveTulsa.com

Oklahoma Aquarium seeks a few good volunteer divers for aquarium work. The basic requirements are:
• Certified SCUBA diver
• 50 Logged dives
• Dive once a week
• Capable of lifting 50 pounds

For details please contact The Aquarium's Dive Safety Officer,
Mitch Kabrick 693-3694, mkabrick@okaquarium.org

New Staff Dive Master
Matt Gage has joined the Dive Tulsa staff as a Dive Master. Welcome aboard Matt! Read more about Matt on his staff bio page.

New class forming
PADI Assistant Instructor
PADI Instructor

Want to go farther in diving?

Orientation meeting
We're beginning these classes soon. You may have questions, this is the place to ask and learn if this is for you, there is no obligation in attending.

Feb. 16th, 6:30pm

10205 East 61st Street, Suite D1
(61st and 169)

RSVP appreciated - Chad@DiveTulsa.com

PADI Equipment Class

Ever wished you were more familiar with how gear works and how to fix it at the lake?

The Equipment class will go over these issues as well as show what items are worth having in your field repair kit.

Feb. 19th - 6pm

For details and to sign up:Adventure@DiveTulsa.com

Show and Tell

Resuming our show and tells...
Our next event will feature stories, photographs and video from a recent trip to the islands of Indonesia aboard the liveaboard Pelagian.

Unspoiled dive sites, fantastic variety of life including Komodo Dragons!

"The best diving we're seen yet in 20 years of diving!"

Feb. 28th - 6pm

If you haven't made it to any show and tells yet, these are a way to get a glimpse of diving experiences that others have tried. It's a way to see what you might like and share your experiences.

The setting is informal and friendly, you don't have to know anyone before you get there.

Invitation coming soon!

PADI Update
( for PADI Pro's)

Member Forum
This is how divers with a Dive Master certification and about keep up to date on changes at PADI and changes with PADI programs. Highly recommended for all PADI pros!

February 12 2004 - 6:30pm

Best Western - Tradewinds Hotel

For additional info:
Contact: Member Services
Phone: 800 729-7234 Ext.2495
Fax: 949 858-5734
Email: sherries@padi.com