NOW GET OPEN WATER CERTIFIED IN A SINGLE WEEKEND!!! WITH ASHEVILLE SCUBA…

NASE Worldwide: The National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE Worldwide) is a training organization that provides state-of-the-art teaching materials, programs and leadership to scuba diving professionals around the world.

NASE is the only scuba training organization to draw its extensive experience from the fields of commercial, recreational, technical and cave diver training. NASE’s parent company, Commercial Diving Academy, is the world’s largest commercial diving school. We strive to provide scuba training and instruction to fit any skill level – from beginning scuba lessons to online scuba certifications and master scuba diving instruction. Our goal is to change the way the world learns to scuba dive. We provide scuba training for the novice looking for scuba diving lessons as well as higher scuba training for the professional diver looking for rewarding careers in scuba diving.

NASE Worldwide is a progressive organization building a “common sense” approach to scuba training and scuba lessons. Catch the new wave in diver education!

Learn Green, Dive Blue, this initiative is the basis of NASE’s entire diver training system.  NASE is committed to reducing diver training’s impact on the environment by implementing a 100-percent digital learning system.

  • E-Learning
  • Cert Cards on your smart phones
  • Our scuba instructors also teach divers environmentally friendly practices such as ways to minimize contact with the bottom, as to leave it undisturbed.

To Learn More go to:  http://www.naseworldwide.org/

Key Largo Trip – April 2014

Asheville Scuba is going on a trip to Key Largo, FL from April 24th – 27th. We will be privately chartering the boat, so we will have it all to ourselves. This 40 ft. boat can hold 23 people, but we are only taking a few people with us on this trip, so that there will be plenty of room for everyone to move around. Also, because we will have the boat to ourselves, we can go to the sites we choose, take as much time we wish, and dive for as long as we wish. We will not be rushed with only one, or two, 30 minute dives. Our dive days will be all-day April 25th and 26th, and a half-day on the 27th. Spots will go fast on this one, so get your spot on the boat fast so you don’t miss this trip. This is going to be AWESOME !!!

Cost:

2 ½ days, Boat Charter: $600.00 / Diver

*Gear, tanks, and weights are not included in Charter Costs:

Air Tanks (includes weights): $6.95 / tank

Nitrox Tanks (includes weights): $10.00 / tank *

*MEDALLIONS ARE $10.00 PER PERSON. REQUIRED TO DIVE SPIEGEL GROVE, DUANE AND BIBB*

Hotel:

Weekday – 1, Queen Bed, Room: $119.00

Weekend – 1, Queen Bed, Room: $139.00

*(1 – Queen Bed rooms can accommodate 2 people)*

Weekday – 2, Double Bed, Room: $129.00

Weekday – 2, Double Bed, Room: $149.00

*(2 – Double bed rooms can accommodate 4 people)*

*(Weekdays: Sunday-Thursday)*

*(Weekends: Friday-Saturday)*

*The hotel rates above are per room, per night, and do not include Monroe County taxes of 12.5%. If you wish to share a room, or have a private room, please let us know*

*Trip Costs are Non-refundable, we STRONGLY encourage everyone to obtain trip insurance, available through Divers Alert Network, simply click HERE*

For those who are interested in going, please come by the shop, call us at (828) 575-2386, or email [email protected] .

Thanks so much,

The Asheville Scuba Crew

PROJECT HYRILLA: Asheville Scuba to the Rescue !!!

Want to go somewhere a little warmer?

Up for making a difference through diving?

 

Asheville Scuba to the Rescue!!!

Asheville Scuba will be going to VORTEX SPRING in Ponce de Leon, Florida on Friday, February 28th to DIVE Saturday, March 1st & Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.

 

Our Mission (If you choose to accept it):  PROJECT HYDRILLA

Asheville Scuba will be going to VORTEX SPRING, to help them remove the Hydrilla, which is taking over the spring. Hydrilla is a species of plant, which is foreign to, and taking over VORTEX SPRING. Instead of flooding the spring with chemicals, and risk damaging the other life in the spring, we will be pulling the Hydrilla by hand, while on Scuba or snorkel (A MUCH SAFER OPTION). In exchange for at least one hour, per day, of pulling Hydrilla, VORTEX SPRING, Inc. is offering a HUGE discount for us to stay in the house, next to the Dive Shop (not in the dorms). The Treasure Chest a 2200 sq. ft. home, reserved exclusively for Dive Groups with 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, and three full baths (2 shower, 1 Jacuzzi tub), and a spacious living room. In addition to NO COST for (unlimited) tank rentals, or tank fills (including unlimited recreational diving).

We need your help to make this happen!!!

THERE ARE ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE

This trip is for Certified Divers (no training will be conducted on this trip). If a Hydrilla plant is broken off, two more plants will grow back in its place. Eduardo, a specialist in Hydrilla removal, will instruct us, and demonstrate for us, the correct procedures for removing the invasive plant. Buoyancy Control is a must, in order to keep the accumulation of silt to a minimum (for everyone’s safety).

 

Cost: $110 / person

If anyone is interested in going please call us at (828) 575-2386 or email [email protected]

If anyone needs to rent any equipment, please let us know in advance.
(Cost does not include equipment Rentals)

RESERVE YOUR PLACE ASAP !!!
RESERVATION DEADLINE: Before 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
*All places must be paid for to be reserved*

Thanks so much,

The Asheville Scuba Crew

2014 Polar Plunge

DONATE TO SEE (or just come watch for the fun of it)… :

The Asheville Scuba Team…IN…ICE !!! (or at least really cold water)

                      

Come join us on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, from 11:00AM – 2:00PM, the Asheville Scuba Team will be taking “The Plunge,” joining the festivities, and crazy follies at the 6th Annual, 2014 POLAR PLUNGE at the South Asheville Location of the Asheville Racquet Club to benefit Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Asheville & Buncombe County.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT for Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Asheville & Buncombe                   County….

And get Mike Smith from Asheville Scuba SOME SERIOUS BOTTOM TIME !!!

Mike will take “The Plunge” to the next step by diving to the icy depths of the Asheville Racquet Club’s (outdoor) pool.

Click HERE to donate to Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Asheville & Buncombe County.

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world.

lost-city-of-heracleion-egypt-franck-goddio-1Prior to its discovery in 2000 by archaeologist Franck Goddio and the IEASM (European Institute for Underwater Archaeology), no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found (the city was known to the Greeks as Thonis). Its name was almost razed from the memory of mankind, only preserved in ancient classic texts and rare inscriptions found on land by archaeologists.

Read More:  http://twistedsifter.com/2013/06/lost-egyptian-city-heracleion-found-underwater-after-1200-years/

Vortex Springs Trip…

Were going back to Vortex Springs FL. January 17th thru 19th.

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  • 2 nights lodging
  • 2 days diving (Gear and Air Fills not included)
  • Saturday Night Cookout fun
  • Divers $175 – 2 days diving
  • Non-Divers $135 – 2 days swimming

Contact us for more information and  to sign up…

 

 

 

 

From Battles to Bubbles: Soldier starts underwater therapy

An IED explosion left a soldier with PTSD along with brain and back injuries. It also cost him his career in the military. Today, he is getting a second chance.  Medically retired Staff Sergeant Cliff Goble is the first disabled veteran to take part in a SCUBA Therapy Program on the East Coast.

“You didn’t have the weight of walking or sitting or anything. I have really bad back problems and problems with my head, it was nice not to think about anything. You have other stuff to worry about, like checking my gear,” he described after taking the first plunge into the dive tank.

This program is being called “From Battles to Bubbles,” and allows veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and physical disabilities to be able to learn and be licensed in SCUBA diving.

Read More:  http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23801541/from-battles-to-bubbles-soldier-starts-underwater-therapy

Treasure-Hunting Family Strikes Gold Off Florida Coast

This Florida clan unearthed over $300,000 in gold treasures while on a dive off of the coast of Fort Pierce, Fla., over the weekend. The loot consisting of seven gold chains, three gold coins, and a gold ring was unearthed just 150 yards offshore.ht_treasure_florida_kb_130903_16x9_608Read More:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/09/treasure-hunting-family-strikes-gold-off-florida-coast/

Closed Saturday Sept. 14th

Hello Everyone,

Due to a large open water class this weekend, we will be closed Saturday and Sunday Sept. 14th and 15th.  Danny and Mike will both be poolside teaching class.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We will be back open Monday morning with our regular store hours.

We will be at Lake Joecassee next weekend Sept. 21st and 22nd.  As always we invite all of you  to join us for a day of diving.

Thank You.. Safe Diving