This weekend had a chance to try the new D1 Hybrid drysuit from our friends at Waterproof. And WOW!
This revolutionary new constant volume drysuit is pretty amazing, with an innovative mesh liner that means this suit is incredibly warm. We spent an hour in 54 degree water, with just thin undergarments, and we didn’t get cold.
It’s also pretty expensive, around the same price as a custom made DUI suit (which we sell quite a few of), but the workmanship and quality really stands out. If you’re serious about your cold water diver, this is definitely a great suit to consider.
Plus you can look like a superhero!
Not yet a drysuit diver? Take the PADI Drysuit Diver Course with Action Scuba and get free rental of a drysuit. Or, buy a drysuit from us and get the PADI specialty course for free! As an added bonus, the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
Did you know that Action Scuba was one of the first PADI TecRec technical diving centres in Montreal?
We`ve been experts at technical diving since long before most divers even knew what “tech” was. In fact, since even before PADI developed their new TecRec program, because we are also a TDI / SDI centre.
If you`re thinking of taking up technical diving, or if you`re considering a purchase of technical diving equipment, stop by any weekday (or by appointment on weekends) and chat with Gary about your plans. He can give you the expert advice you need to decide whether technical diving is for you, and what you need to consider in terms of your gear investment.
And stay tuned to this blog for insight and ideas that will help you in your technical diving career.
Already a technical diver? We`ll be organising some tech days on our boat this diving season to visit some sought after sites on the Saint Lawrence river. Check our website regularly for updates!
Welcome to our new blog about technical scuba diving in and around Montreal.
Most of the world’s divers are more than content to explore within the confines of the recreational diving limits; 130 feet max, no decompression diving. With so much reef life to see between 20 and 80 feet, many never feel the need to push past these limits.
But for some adventurous souls, the lure of the deep is stronger.
Technical diving is about exploring beyond the traditional recreational diving limits. Technical divers routinely dive to depths exceeding 150 or even 200 feet and of course, practice decompression diving using multiple gas blends and specialized equipment.
It’s not for everyone. But it is for us. :)
We LOVE technical diving.
We love visiting spots on the riverbed of the St Lawrence River that few divers have ever seen.
We love exploring shipwrecks that virtually no one dives because it’s too dark, deep and swirling with current.
We love the martini effect.
We love gear. Oh yes we love gadgets and gauges and new shiny trimix computers. And if you’re a technical diver too, you’ll know what we mean!
And we love talking about diving whenever we’re not actually underwater. So over time, we’ll be adding our stories and experiences to this blog, and sharing some photos and videos of our adventures. We encourage you to share your thoughts as well.