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5 Diving Tips for Beginning Scuba Divers

5 Diving Tips for Beginning Scuba Divers

February 25, 2014 - Scuba diving can feel intimidating to a new student or would-be diver, but a few tips from a qualified instructor on scuba gear and dive safety can banish that fear. The following five tips are all real advice given to real students by Darrick Cusick, one of Scuba.com’s own expert dive instructors... Read the full press release.

33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup Needs Sponsors

33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup Needs Sponsors

February 21, 2014 - for the 33rd year in a row, divers are strapping on their scuba gear and leaping into the Avalon harbor to remove trash and lost items. What began in the ‘70s as a simple altruistic action by Catalina’s local divers has since blossomed into a massive.. Read the full press release.

Revolutionary New Synchronicity Program Delivers Real-Time Updates for Scuba Gear Companies

Revolutionary New Synchronicity Program Delivers Real-Time Updates for Scuba Gear Companies

February 19, 2014 -- (DiverWire) Scuba.com, a leading e-commerce supplier of scuba gear, unveiled its new Synchronicity program today. The Synchronicity system is the scuba industry’s first interactive program that lets companies update... Read the full press release.

Scuba.com on The Price is Right

Scuba.com on "The Price is Right"

February 12, 2014 -- (DiverWire) Scuba.com products were featured as a prize on the “The Price is Right” game show last week, complete with close-up shots of scuba tanks, wetsuits, regulators, buoyancy compensators, and other assorted gear. Read the full press release.

7 Expert Tips for Proper Scuba Equipment and Techniques for Diving in Puget Sound

7 Expert Tips for Proper Scuba Equipment and Techniques for Diving in Puget Sound

December 6, 2013 -- Scuba.com article on scuba diving in Puget Sound, detailing first-hand tips from an expert on etiquette, techniques, and the scuba gear needed to have a fulfilling scuba adventure. Read the full press release.

7 Tips for Scuba Gear Selection and Helpful Tips for Scuba Diving in the Florida Keys

7 Tips for Scuba Gear Selection and Helpful Tips for Scuba Diving in the Florida Keys

November 20, 2013 -- Scuba.com article on diving in the Florida Keys with valuable information on the proper scuba gear to select for best practices and use. Having the proper scuba gear is essential. Bad or even marginal weather often equates directly into rough seas. The Florida Keys offer beautiful weather all through the year but they are exposed to the Atlantic Ocean and subject to its temperament. Read the full press release.

Ocean Quest 3/2 Premium Titanium Super-Stretch Shorty

Ocean Quest 3/2 Premium Titanium Super-Stretch Shorty

Introducing Ocean Quests newest product! Constructed entirely from premium titanium neoprene, the Ocean Quest 3/2 Premium Titanium Super-Stretch Shorty is the perfect warm water choice for diving, snorkeling or water play ... Read the full article

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Diving Gloves

Dive Mask Evolution and the Ocean Quest Arctic Clear HD Scuba Dive Mask

Over the years I think I’ve experienced just about every possible change and feature dive masks have had to offer. Ocean Quest Arctic Clear High Definition Purge Mask One of a handful of masks that fits almost all faces I’ve seen them go from “port holes” with thick, black rubber skirts, to large rectangular ...Read the full article

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Diving Gloves

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Diving Gloves

Designed for comfort, warmth and dexterity, Ocean Quest offers their Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Diving Gloves. Being made using premium 4-way stretch Titanium neoprene allows these gloves to stretch up to 250% more than a ... Read the full article

Scuba Deluxe Float Strap

Scuba Deluxe Float Strap

Every scuba diver has lost something. Hang around your local dive site or dive boat long enough and you will inevitably hear a tale of woe regarding a lost camera or dive light descending into the depths just out of reach ... Read the full article

Ocean Quest 7mm Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Wetsuit

Ocean Quest 7mm Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Wetsuit

Three things that are important to scuba divers when they purchase a wetsuit are warmth, comfort and value. The Ocean Quest 7mm Premium Super-Stretch Wetsuit covers all three. Constructed from 4-way stretch, Titanium ... Read the full article

Scuba Boat Coat/ Dive Parka with Hood and Polar Fleece Lining

Scuba Boat Coat/ Dive Parka with Hood and Polar Fleece Lining

The Scuba Boat Coat features a below-the-knee length, wind and water repelling nylon outer shell over a warm and soft polar fleece lining. Whether getting ready to gear up on a cold, damp day, trying to keep toasty and comfortable ... Read the full article

Ocean Quest Caribbean Full Foot Fins

Ocean Quest Caribbean Full Foot Fins

The Ocean Quest Caribbean Full Foot Fins are an economical offering for divers and snorkelers. The Caribbean Fin features proven Channel Thrust Technology that reduces water spillage over the sides of the blade during the kick cycle to ... Read the full article

Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens

Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens

One of the features I love best about the Sealife DC1400 is the built in Wide Angle Lens feature it offers. Even though its field of focus wasn‘t as wide as perhaps an additional lens, it seemed to do the trick and kept.  ... Read the full article

Ocean Quest 5mm Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Medium Sole Dive Boots

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Medium Sole Dive Boots

The Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Medium Sole Dive Boots are designed to offer the best possible fit using premium, 4 way-stretch, Titanium neoprene, double glued and blind stitched inside and out for ... Read the full article

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Diving Hood

Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Diving Hood

Another new product is the  Ocean Quest Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Diving Hood.  These hoods are designed to offer the best possible fit using premium, 4 way-stretch, Titanium neoprene, double glued and blind ... Read the full article

Sealife Digital Pro Flash

Sealife Digital Pro Flash

One of the best products to hit the world of Underwater Photography in a long time is the Sealife Digital Pro Flash.  With digital photography revolutionizing the way we take pictures both above and below the water ... Read the full article

Scuba.com Instructor helps carry the Olympic torch

Scuba.com Instructor helps carry the Olympic torch

February 23, 2010 -- Scuba diving instructor Darrick Cusick recently had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch during the multi-leg relay leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com Connects Divers Online With New Dive Buddy Maps

Scuba.com Connects Divers Online With New Dive Buddy Maps

October 29, 2009 -- New social networking tool introduced to help divers stay connected in a new way. Scuba Divers are social creatures who are passionate about life and eager to connect with one another online. That's why Scuba.com has expanded their free Diver Webpage community with an interactive dive buddy map which makes it fun and easy to find fellow divers based on where they live. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com Launches Mobile Site For Divers On-the-Go

Scuba.com Launches Mobile Site For Divers On-the-Go

October 19, 2009 -- A new mobile-optimized version of Scuba.com makes it easy for divers to browse for and purchase scuba gear directly from their mobile devices. Read the full press release.

New Instructional Scuba Diving Videos Portal with Expert Scuba Gear Video Reviews

New Instructional Scuba Diving Videos Portal with Expert Scuba Gear Video Reviews

August 26, 2009 -- Scuba.com has expanded its scuba videos website with expert scuba gear video reviews, gear demonstration videos, and maintenance how-to videos. These informative dive videos are hosted by Scuba.com's professionally-trained scuba diving instructors with years of diving experience. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com Announces New Ways for Divers to Connect Online

Scuba.com Announces New Ways for Divers to Connect Online

August 25, 2009 -- Scuba Divers are social creatures who are passionate about life and eager to share their experiences with others. That's why Scuba.com has expanded their free Diver Webpage community to make it easier for divers to connect online. Read the full press release.

Online Scuba Retailer Receives Outstanding Dealer Award Again

Online Scuba Retailer Receives Outstanding Dealer Award Again

December 18, 2008 -- Henderson, a manufacturer that offers the largest variety of surfing and scuba diving wetsuits and accessories in the industry, has once again recognized Scuba.com as an outstanding retailer for 2008. Scuba.com received this same award last year. Read the full press release.

Scuba Divers Save Big with New Price Cuts

Scuba Divers Save Big with New Price Cuts

December 2, 2008 -- Scuba.com makes your holiday budget go further with new price cuts, free shipping, and an online return policy. Scuba.com has lowered prices on thousands of scuba diving products for a limited time this holiday season. Lower holiday MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) from certain vendors allows Scuba.com to pass the savings on to their customers. This along with free shipping (available on thousands of items) and the most generous return policy in the industry is allowing customers to make the most of their holiday budget this season. Read the full press release.

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Scuba.com Receives GSA Schedule Contract

July 15, 2008 -- Scuba.com, the leading online scuba retailer, is proud to announce their newly acquired General Services Adminitration (GSA) Schedule contract which was approved in June, 2008.  This expands Scuba.com’s business further, authorizing sales of scuba gear and accessories directly to US government organizations.  The GSA Schedule provides 11 million commercial products and services that government agencies can order directly from approved GSA Schedule contractors such as Scuba.com. Read the full press release.

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SCUBA.com Unveils TWO New Programs at SCUBA Show in Long Beach

June 25, 2008 -- Scuba Show 2008 was held at the Long Beach Convention Center this past weekend, and Scuba.com was proud to be a sponsor of the show, and to be on-hand to promote two new products, completely free of charge, to the diving community. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com Recognized by Leading Manufacturer Henderson as Outstanding Online Scuba Gear Retailer

Scuba.com Recognized by Leading Manufacturer Henderson as Outstanding

November 30, 2007 -- Pleasantly surprised after winning Oceanic’s Award for greatest sales increase from an Internet Retailer; Henderson, a Manufacturer that offers the largest variety of surfing and scuba diving wetsuits and accessories in the industry, also recognizes Scuba.com as an outstanding retailer. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com announces new membership benefits for scuba and snorkeling gear savings.

New Member Registration Provides Savings for Snorkelers and Scuba Divers

November 28, 2007 -- Scuba.com is proud to announce new member benefits that will appeal to water sports enthusiasts everywhere. The new Scuba.com membership program gives members an additional 5% savings and free shipping on most orders for a limited time. In addition, the membership allows anyone to create a personalized webpage to share photos and a personal bio with others. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com scuba gear repair facility

Scuba.com Expands Full-Service Repair Facility, Provides Scuba Gear Care Tips from Scuba Diving Instructors

August 14, 2007 -- Scuba.com is now even better equipped to provide scuba divers everything needed to keep their scuba gear in top shape following its latest round of company improvements, which include an expanded repair facility that is factory authorized to service more than 100 brands of scuba diving gear. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com's factory authorized dedicated repair facility staffed by certified scuba instructors.

The Factory Authorized Repair Team at Scuba.com Expands

July 30, 2007 -- Scuba.com has one of the best factory authorized dedicated repair facilities in the industry. Read the full press release.

Win free scuba gear at scuba.com: Harry Potter and celebrity diver contests

Scuba Divers & Movie Buffs Can Play to Win Snorkeling and Dive Gear from scuba.com

July 12, 2007 -- Win free snorkeling and scuba diving gear and have fun at the same time while participating in our many scuba contests at scuba.com. Our new celebrity diver contest includes trivia about Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, and many other celebrities who enjoy scuba diving. Our new Harry Potter quiz will interest just about everyone. Join for your chance to win free scuba gear. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com certified scuba divers play Nintendo Wii

Divers Just Want to Have Fun; Scuba.com Plays Nintendo Wii in a Big Way

January 28, 2007 -- Scuba.com offers tips and tricks for large scale installations of the Nintendo Wii gaming system. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com moves to a larger facility in Irvine, CA

Scuba.com Moves to Larger Facility in Irvine Just in the "Saint Nick" of Time

November 14, 2006 -- For 16 years, Scuba.com has been serving its customers from its home base in Orange County, California. In anticipation of a busy Christmas Season, Scuba.com moved its warehouse and showroom to a larger facility in Irvine, California. Read the full press release.

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Web sellers' key product is expertise

November 1, 2004 -- Scuba.com owners work to be definitive source for information. Read the full press release.

Scuba consumer alert regarding manufacturer warranties

Consumer Alert: Gray Market Scuba Gear Puts Lives in Danger

July 1, 2004 -- Caveat Extempore. Consumer beware. Most of the time when a consumer buys an inferior piece of merchandise, it is merely inconvenient when the product fails to perform as expected. The most that the consumer has lost is some money. Read the full press release.

Scuba.com is the number one source for scuba gear and knowledgeable instructors

Scuba.com Has Defied The Odds, Successfully Changing From A Retail Chain To An Online Store

June 8, 2004 -- James' and Melinda Herndon's successful SCUBA diving retail website, Scuba.com, has continued to flourish after the dotcom meltdown. The Herndons had owned a successful chain of SCUBA diving shops, but closed their stores and evolved their business to an entirely online operation. Read the full press release.

How Scuba.Com Defied the Odds and Changed From a Retail Chain to an Online Powerhouse

From Bricks to Clicks: How Scuba.Com Defied the Odds and Changed From a Retail Chain to an Online Powerhouse

June 4, 2004 -- Business schools rebuke the practice. Countless books caution against this foolhardiness. And thousands of former dot-com executives know first-hand that it just won't work. Read the full press release.


 


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