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Etiquette Tips for Underwater Photographers and Videographers

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

Even if you can't take your camera into the water with you this month, there's plenty of cool stuff that you CAN do, and here are our recommendations:

1. Watch this recent webinar, Practice Underwater Photography at Home, put on by one of our favorite places to visit, the Atlantis resorts in the Philippines!

2.  Improve your Digital Underwater Photography skills by signing up for some eLearning through PADI; eLearning courses are 25% off through the end of May!

3.  Join David Attenborough for an interactive trip through the Great Barrier Reef.  Okay, this one doesn't have much to do with underwater photography aside from all it took to make this - simply stunning!

 

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Private Guided Dives and Scuba Tours - Make the Most of Your Visit to Maui

Posted: Feb 7, 2020

Are you looking for something special?  Maybe just some "me time" with the sea life without having to worrry about anyone else, how much air THEY have left, how fast THEY want to dive, what THEY want to see?  Tired of going on those dives where you're looknig at sand kicked up by other divers or where you have to wait while they guide helps others with equalization or other problems?  Whether you're a single diver or part of a small group, it's AWESOME to have the guide all to yourself! PRIVATE DIVES, baby!
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Becoming a PADI Professional

Posted: Jul 26, 2019

Becoming a dive professional might be in your plans for your first career or for one later in life.  Either way, PADI professionals can find work all around the world.  Corey's plan came to fruition sooner than he expected, so it's a good thing he'd already become a Divemaster.  Check out the first photo in his blog; that is from the day he earned his Divemaster rating back in 2014!
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How Deep Can You Dive?

Posted: Jun 11, 2019

So you're Open Water certified, now what?  Can you go diving as deep as you want?  How deep CAN you go or should you go? Will the scuba police give you a ticket? In the following blog, Javier answers these questions and more.
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Kuleana and Cleaning the Reef

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

The Maui Dreams crew attended a recent training session where we discussed Aloha, Kuleana, and Hookipa in depth.  Since then, we've really been feeling and recognizing these values even more than before.  Here's Corey's account of his recent experiences.
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Top Facebook Posts Jan - Feb 2019

Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Check out the top videos, funny cartoons, and interesting articles posted on our Facebook page in January and February 2019.
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Top 8 MDDC Facebook Posts of the Summer

Posted: Aug 16, 2018

See a round up of our most popular Facebook posts from this summer including everything from swimming hot dogs to eels eating sharks.
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Is Freediving for You?

Posted: May 31, 2018

Over the past year, we have introduced several people to the sport of freediving, and each time, our students have been surprised and amazed by what they've accomplished, even on their first day!  If you're curious about this or just want some more information, call us at the shop and ask for Javier or Curly; they can teach you how to freedive!
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Keep Your Rescue Skills Up To Date

Posted: Sep 4, 2017

In an emergency, the difference between life and death can be dependent on the skills of the first responder. Are you prepared?
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Step Inside Our Shop!

Posted: Jun 27, 2017

Tour the shop without leaving the couch, tell us how many people are there and you could win! All correct entries get a free sticker. Grand prize winner receives a prize package. Drawing held after 50 correct entries received.
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Trust Your Gut… My Experience with Skin Decompression Sickness

Posted: Apr 4, 2017

In the end, my brief hospital stay came to a wopping $9.74, since the rest was covered by my primary medical insurance.  The guidance DAN gave me was worth my annual membership fee, even though I didn't need them to pay for any of my medical treatment. For the rest of the story, read on:

All you have to do is CALL (in advance)!

Posted: Mar 3, 2017

Meet Kate and learn what SHE learned about the importance of booking your vacation activities early...from both sides of the situation!