August 28, 2021
The Wreck at Hathaway's Pond
Can anyone tell us the name of the wreck!
May 22, 2021
DAN Recommends Divers Stay Dry for Seven Days after Vaccination.
DAN Recommends Divers Stay Dry for Seven Days after Vaccination. Their advice is based on current recommendations of the European Medical Agency, which suggest that although side effects are usually mild and that scuba diving or free-diving may not worsen them, there are anecdotal cases of symptoms possibly related to decompression illness after dives within the normal range of decompression safety. Divers with side effects that persist or who are contemplating deep/technical deco diving, should wait 14 days. DAN
February 16, 2021
The Benefits of Diving Nitrox vs Air
What is nitrox?
Humans are accustomed to breathing air that’s approximately 79 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen. Technically, any mixture of nitrogen and oxygen is nitrox – that includes the air you’re breathing right now.
In the scuba realm, “nitrox” (also known as enriched air nitrox and EANx) typically describes breathing gas that is 32-36 percent oxygen. More oxygen means less nitrogen, and that has some nice benefits.
As you learned in the Open Water Diver course®, nitrogen absorption is one of the things that limits our ability to explore underwater. Enriched air nitrox allows you to:
- Extend your bottom time
- Shorten surface intervals
- Dive deeper on repetitive dives
January 18, 2020
Al Perry earns his PADI Divemaster certification!
Congratulations to Al Perry on completing his PADI Divemaster certification with Instructor Bill Dearn. We are excited to welcome Al into the community of PADI dive professionals!
November 16, 2019
Ryan Caljouw earns his Master Scuba Diver Certification!
Congratulations to Ryan Caljouw who recently earned his Master Scuba Diver Certification! Ryan was certified by Instructor Joe Caljouw.
October 05, 2019
Another Successful Dive Against Debris!
Every year as the season comes to a close, Divers Market holds an annual Dive Against Debris. It is our opportunity to give back to the Morton Park Community, where we hold many of our open water courses. A big thank you to all of our divers who came out to help collect trash.
October 01, 2019
Instructor Bill completes PADI IDC Staff Instructor Certification!
Congratulations to Bill Dearn who is now certified as an IDC Staff Instructor! At this certification level, Bill is now able to train Assistant Instructors. A fantastic accomplishment!
August 30, 2019
On Tuesday night last week, I headed to a public scoping meeting held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in my hometown, Gloucester. NOAA was seeking input from Massachusetts residents about proposed fishing regulations to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction.
It was a full house — people had come from all over. Some were from the fishing and lobstering industries, others from environmental and conservation organizations, as well as people like me who came on their own to speak up for these whales that need to be protected from injury and death in Massachusetts waters.
This is why I spoke up: Today there are only 400 of these majestic whales left in the ocean — and in just the last two years almost 30 have been killed, largely because they become entangled in fishing and lobstering gear or have been struck by vessels.
Strong and effective measures are needed to ensure the survival of these whales while sustaining the fishing and lobstering industries. Because the North Atlantic right whale population is fast approaching a point of no return, it is important to remember: Extinction is forever.
Read and share this blog about North Atlantic right whales and efforts to secure regulations in Massachusetts to protect them from extinction.
This is not the end of the fight to protect North Atlantic right whales — thank you for all that you've done so far and all you will do in the future.
NRDC supporter, Gloucester, Massachusetts