I have had a blast teaching this young lady how to dive. She is 100% committed to her studies, texts me with questions and observations from her on-line and book studies, got her personal gear purchased right away, and meets after training for clarification on skills and knowledge....proving you get out of dive training what you put into it. Its not about the hours you put into the pool--its the skills you take out of the pool--- she will be agreat diver and breeze through Open Water Certification! Well done Brooks Elizabeth Avery Shepp! #DiveMentoringWorks Thank you for taking full advantage of the opportunity!
Honor Divers 5 November 17
Back from the first dive Brooks and Bruce

Required P-Gear for Open Water students:
Book and Online NAUI Scuba Diver Course
Mask w/ scrub and defog
Surface Marker Bouy
Small Dive Slate
Weight Belt
October/Back up Reg Neclace (Yellow)
Small Gear bag

All items can be purchased at Boise Scuba Center who sponsors our program. Remember that Amazon, Diver Direct, or Leisure Pro never provided air for you ..... support those who support you.

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When you daughter is missing diving...but still has to dice onions for dinner

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I still think this is one of the first pieces of gear to buy and learn how to use when you finish your Open Water Diver Certification....the finger reel. I can't begin to tell you how much lost student gear this has found. Today while helping Boise Scuba Center with cert dives in Wendover, one of the students lost my fellow instructor's personal (and sentimental) compass. I went out on a recon for it , used the finger reel in mucky moon dust at 55', and using a basic search pattern found it under 6-8 inches of slime.

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I love the drive from Wendover to Blue Lake....time to be quiet and reflect...

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Gnarly drive this morning but made for good diving.... #Wendover #BlueLake

One of the best Operation Bronco nights! Healing Heroes One Dive at a Time!

Exciting news coming next week! Brooks Elizabeth Avery Shepp and I met with Emergenetics today to bring on a tool that will help our vets! This is an amazing psychology tool I've been using since 2012 and it will be a huge win for both teams....we use the tool to better understand thinking and behavior preferences and in turn sharing results and other data with Geil and her team! Super excited!

Thank you Charlie for letting us run game night for Boise Scuba Center ...we had a blast!
We feel this is a great activity for shops needing activities in the winter for local divers.

I will be speaking on making diving more interesting and accessible throughout the year at the Scuba and H2O Adventures Show in Tacoma

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We are more than just diving---
Feelings and Behaviors, Finding Purpose and Meaning, Building Relationships, Life Skills, and Healthy Lifestyle are part of the full Neptune Experience

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A technique I have been using lately with some of our divers with anxiety or depression is called 54321.... and it looks like this. Try it even if you are not diving--its a standard relaxation technique we adapted into the aquatic environment...
Think about :
5 things you can see
4 things you can hear
3 things you can touch ...
2 things you can smell (underwater- a bit difficult but when the answer is nothing- I ask once on the surface)
1 slow, deep breath.

(Tagging Greg North)

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We are running a LIMITED DIVE ROSTER this week for OPERATION BRONCO on Friday
X Divers- Cody, Musser, and Sloan
Y Divers- Jacob, Ben, Sara, Jessica
Z- Divers (NONE)
TA/Rescue Divers- John, Mitch, Brooks, Erik...
I Diver- Rob
Deck and Tending (NONE)

We need to limit this week's session--Thanks Divers
Also-- Parking is going to be a mess. Please DO NOT PARK where we have our ONE allocated space.

Tagging : Ben Winkler Jessica Smith Sarah Musser John Weers Jacob Peters Mitchell Bliss Brooks Elizabeth Avery Shepp Rob Anderson

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Parking is going to be an issue. So please plan accordingly. If you cannot make your dive time- please msg me so we can plan around this.

Take it inside! That's right every week we break the rules and redefine "normal" in diving with our indoor pool events!

Our returning divers have between 15-100 hours of confined water play time. This improves skills, relieves stress, and builds confidence. Rob Anderson will be speaking at the Scuba & H2O Adventures Show in Tacoma and sharing how he supports his local dive shop with GAME NIGHTS during the off-season.

He will also speak to making diving a local adventure wit...h themed dives and how he has built a dive community out of people who had never really thought about diving as a recreational activity done in the local Treasure Valley. In addition, Rob will do additional presentations on PTSD and Diving, and Underwater Metal Detecting

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