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A few years ago, the resort our dive center was located in, decided to appeal to a small specialized market. They became the first all adult couples resort in Mexico that allowed nudity on their property. I first met C and J (names are not revealed to protect their identity) when the resort was more family oriented, before resort format change was completed. So C and J decided they would take a walk on our pristine white sand beach. C picked up a piece of driftwood and used it as a walking staff. As C was walking along searching for the perfect sea shell, she would take a step, plant the staff in the soft beach sand, always vigilant for the next sea shell find. She did not notice the nude man laying face down in her path until she almost skewered the poor guy. J was walking ahead of her and knew what was about to happen so he turned and watched the near action. When C realized how close she came to driving the staff into the sun worshipers derriere, they both started laughing at the absurdity of it all. Just goes to prove that even in Paradise you need to watch where you walk. Life is so full of surprises.
The DAN Lionfish Safety Briefing
Lionfish are ornate, beautiful creatures. But, beneath the exterior is an elite predator that has become an invasive species and the fish has become a common sight in the North Atlantic Caribbean and the northern reaches of South America’s Atlantic shores. These nocturnal fish are generally docile, which let curious divers approach and risk accidental contact with venomous spines or fins.
Divers can receive a dose of venom when they come in contact (frequently accidental) with the needlelike spines located along the dorsal, pectoral, pelvic and anal fins. Envenomation is rare, but it can be life threatening and may require rapid response by first-aid providers.
Puncture wounds can be painful and may result in rapid edema (swelling) and subcutaneous bleeding (under the skin). Pain can last for several hours, while edema typically resolves in two to three days. The tissue discolorations from the subcutaneous bleeding can last up to five days. In rare cases, swelling can compromise blood flow, leading to ischemia (lack of blood supply) and tissue necrosis (tissue death). This is particularly true for fingertips. These wounds may also become infected.
First aid essentials… The emphasis of first aid for these injuries involves cleaning the wound, controlling pain and applying topical antibiotics.
- Thoroughly wash the area with soap and fresh water.
- Remove any foreign material.
- Control bleeding, if necessary.
- Help control pain by immersing the affected area in the hottest freshwater the patient can stand without causing injury (the upper limit is 113° F/45° C) for 30 to 90 minutes. Repeat as needed. Test the water on yourself in the same area as the injury to make sure it isn’t too hot. Patients with intense pain may have a hard time telling whether hot water is simply hot or is scalding.
- Ice or cold packs may also provide some relief and reduce swelling.
- Apply topical antibiotic ointment or cream, if available.
- Bandage as necessary.
- Administer pain-control medications if necessary.
- Seek professional medical evaluation as medical management may include sedatives, tetanus vaccination and antibiotics. In rare instances, advanced life support may also be required.
- In an emergency, call the local emergency management number (such as 911) and the DAN Emergency Hotline at +1 919 684 9111.
Jellystone Park and Canyon Lake Divers Present..
Students and Young Divers Programs
10-14 yr olds Now have their own scuba dive programs tailor made for their specific age and development. PADI courses provide safe, fun way for young divers to discover scuba on their terms at their pace. All Youth programs are supervised and instructed by PADI professional dive instructors and Dive Masters.
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Canyon Lake – New Braunfels, Texas
Canyon Lake Divers
We are at 1482 FM 2673 Next to the PEC office in Sattler. Shop Phone is 830-964-3075 . See more contact info by clicking on the “Contact Us” link from our menu.
10-14 Year olds…Welcome to PADI Seal Team Scuba Camp.
We have an exciting 5 day scuba camp planned for your young diver. Seahorse and dolphin races, hand launched underwater torpedo competition, timed underwater obstacle course races, dive skills quiz, Buddy Team activities and much, much more. Sign your young diver up NOW for our school break Scuba Camps.
Activities include Scuba Diving Instruction that leads your young diver to full PADI Scuba Diver Certification, games, races and assembly and dives on artificial reef systems, platforms, Deep Space
6 space station with solar panel array , wreck dives, river dives and a whole lot more. Your young diver needs to have basic snorkel gear.
(Mask, fins and snorkel). If your diver does not have their own basic gear, we offer basic kits for sale or for rent. We provide all scuba gear.
14 Spaces available Book NOW
Reserve your Young Diver’s space by June 1 , 2013 for June 10 – 14, 2013 for 5 Day Seal Team Scuba Camp
5 Day Seal Team Scuba Camps held June 10-14 2013, and August 5-10 2013 at Yogi’s Jellystone Park in Canyon Lake. Book your camping space or lodging EARLY. Click on the link to the left for rates and spaces availablility. Canyon Lakeview Resort, also to the left, have great accommodations as well.
279.99 per camp plus Texas sales tax. PADI Seal Team 5 Day Scuba Camp 2013 for only 154.00 with your coupon voucher. Must use your coupon voucher paid by credit card or e check.
Seal Team Scuba Camp June 10- 14, 2013. Missions 1-6
Seal Team Scuba Camp August 5-10, 2013 Missions 7-12
Must complete BOTH Scuba Camps to receive full Jr. Scuba Diver Certification
Click http://www.canyonlakedivers.com/YoungDivers/scubacampdeal2.html to get your voucher
Get that young person into a sport that teaches them about the underwater world. After all, over 70% of the earth’s surface is water. With Seal Team, your young diver will learn to dive responsibly while having the time of their young lives. Seal Team “Missions” are set up to allow a young diver the opportunity to advance from one level to the next, with Seal Team Scuba Camps held during school breaks (Christmas, Easter, Spring Break and summer vacation) Every Seal Team member gets a valuable Certificate of Completion at each level, which allows him to pass to the next level at huge discounts. Competition games help members to work efficiently in buddy teams to complete their “Mission” C’mon Mom and Dad, what are you waiting for? Our Next Canyon Lake Seal Team Mission takes off June 10th 2013. All aboard NOW!!
We only have 14 spaces available per Mission Date.
Reserve Your Young Diver’s space by June 1, 2013
Seal Team Mission 1-6 June 10-14 and Missions 7- 12 on August 5-10, 2013 279.99 per 5 day camp for ONLY 154.00 with your coupon voucher.
We are offering PADI Seal Team Missions during Christmas break, spring break and summer vacation. When your child completes all 12 missions they will be PADI Certified Jr Divers. In order to complete all 12 missions they need to complete each 5 Day Summer Camp. Christmas and Spring break camps are two days, 4-5 hours per day. (2 missions each day). Summer Scuba Camps are a full 5 days and include 4 open water dives in Comal River in order to complete requirements to receive their full PADI Jr. Scuba Diver certification.
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