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Choosing a BC System

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Before you begin, put your thinking cap on.

You don’t always dive in the same place. Or do the same kind of diving. As your skills increase, your equipment needs will change. We believe all diving systems should be flexible and have varied capabilities.

At Zeagle we think of equipment not as separate components but as a system. Your gear must fit you in every respect. Virtally all our equipment is based on a modular design concept – all components are compatible with each other. That said, you have to start somewhere. Here are a few things to think about.

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Orcas at Whytecliff!

tessThis was my most incredible day of teaching scuba!
I had a private student for Open Water training. When we got to Whytecliff Park around 11 am we were ready to get in the water on such a wet day. As soon as we got down to the beach I could see a pot of orcas on the right side of the left islet. I did not trust my eyes. The water was just boiling! Looked like they were feeding on something. They must have been 7-8 whales going nuts, jumping, splashing their fins. No idea what was going on but it lasted for over half hour, they moved into the middle of the bay, close to the light house, back to the middle. As time is passing by I told my student we should get in the water and start our dive, we might encounter them under water. I asked him how he feels about that and he just answered, sure, lets do it. I would be a good snack for them!

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Critter Corner- Jellies

1-lions-mane-jellyfish-swimming-paul-nicklenJellies, Jellies, Jellies

– my most recent obsession while scuba diving.  I’ve always been a huge fan of these mysterious creatures and the obsession was re sparked with seeing my first ever Lions Mane Jellyfish while I was scuba diving at Kelvin Grove the other day.  Have you ever seen one?

“Lions mane” is the PERFECT name for these large tentically creatures that grow in our beautiful Vancouver waters!  Be careful though, their thick wiry manes can sting.  Luckily, because they only live in cold water and scuba divers that see them are fully suited the only area you have to be careful with is the uncovered skin between the mask and regulator, your lip! Since my obsession has started I’ve been randomly googling fun facts.

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