Posts By: Horizon Divers

Remember to Respect Marine Life During Your Dive

As a diver, there are few things more exciting than having the opportunity to interact closely with the colorful and curious marine life that inhabits our oceans. Coming face to face with aquatic wildlife can be a thrilling and humbling experience, but it’s important to remember that we are just visitors in these creatures’ homes…. Read more »

Keep Your Scuba Skills Sharp With a Refresher Course

Becoming an expert scuba diver takes many years, and dozens of dives. Once mastered, diving is a skill like no other, allowing humans to explore the beauty of the world’s oceans and lakes from a truly unique perspective. It’s why we fell in love with scuba diving, and maybe why you did, too. But like… Read more »

Open Water Diver Certification!

Open Water Diver Certification! Tips to taking the plunge into the underwater world! Tip 1: Determine whether you like scuba diving or not. Have you ever tried scuba diving? If not, consider taking a Discover Scuba course with your local dive center.  The course is designed to give people an opportunity to “try” diving before they commit… Read more »

Judging Weather 101

Judging Weather 101: Do I make the trip down or do I not?   Is your plan to make the early morning drive down to the dive center for a morning charter out to the reef? What about weather? First and foremost; check the forecast for the day of diving.  There are many sites you can… Read more »

TEKDIVE USA 2016

TEKDIVE USA 2016 Its that time of year again!  TekDive USA is just around the corner.  Starting April 22nd, divers from all around the world will be joining together in Miami to talk diving!  Technical diving, rebreather diving, women and technical diving, cave diving, wreck diving; you name it, TEKDIVE USA has got it! What is… Read more »

Steps to Becoming a PADI Instructor

Once a month Horizon Divers provides dedicated and quality training for soon-to-be instructors.  It’s that time of month! We started our October Instructor Development course (IDC) on OCT. 13th.  With 4 candidates, our course director has a lot to cover to get these striving students up to par with standards, skills, and procedures!  Their Instructor… Read more »

International Coastal Clean-up Day!

International Coastal Clean-Up Day! Every year the Ocean Conservancy hosts an International Coastal Clean-up day.  Last year alone an astounding 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash! There are many challanges when it comes to having a clean and safe ocean, but one problem is very simple to… Read more »

LOBSTERS!

Hi again! Lobsters! Lobsters! Lobsters! It’s that time of year again! Lobster season is upon us! Between the dates of August 6th and March 31st you can harvest lobster! Here are some “FUN FACTS” about those deliciously spiny lobsters, complements of the National Park Service. – Spiny lobsters reproduce in spring and summer. Females carry… Read more »

Specialty of the Month!

Hey Divers, We are going to offer a Specialty of the Month for our divers!  This month’s specialty is Wreck Diver! Who doesn’t want to be a wreck diver??  Especially with the Spiegel Grove, Duane and Bibb just minutes away! With all the amazing wrecks we have down here in the Keys, why not continue… Read more »

What is Sidemount Diving?

What is Sidemount Diving? Have you ever considered alternative ways to carry your scuba tank underwater? Tanks on your back is NOT a requirement for exploring the underwater world! Crazy huh?! What is it? Well, it’s just like it sounds; you mount your tanks on your side instead of your back; sidemount! Voila! Sidemount diving… Read more »