Captain's Blog

Jim Haigh Memorial Dive at Haigh Quarry this Sunday

The Jim Haigh Memorial Dive is set for this Sunday July 20th; this is the 13th annual Memorial Dive. The Memorial Dive is a celebration of Jim’s contribution to the Midwest diving ...

SAFE DIVING INSTRUCTION? LETS GET REAL!

We have over 3000 subscribers to MSD. I have firm belief that we have a responsibility not only to the Midwest diving community, but to the diving community worldwide. I felt it ne...

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR MSD MAGAZINE

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS       MISSION - We make a difference in people’s lives through comprehensive and interesting scuba diving education.   SAFETY - We protect the safety of...

Jim Haigh Memorial Dive Sunday July 29th 2012

The Jim Haigh Memorial Dive is being held Sunday July 29th 2012 at Haigh Quarry 2738 E. 200 North Road Kankakee Illinois 60901 Ph. 815-939-7797. The Memorial Dive is a celebration ...

HAIGH QUARRY OPENING FOR THE 2012 SEASON IN jANUARY?

No, the season at Haigh Quarry is not opening this weekend! It will open for the 2012 season on Saturday April 7th, but because of our unusually warm weather Tina has decided to gi...

SCUBA DIVERS LEFT BEHIND IN FLORIDA

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it was investigating RJ Diving Ventures of Miami Florida. The investigation was initiated because the dive operator left behind two tourists ...

10 WORST MISTAKES MADE BY RECREATIONAL DIVERS

1.      Don’t make safety decisions based on financial considerations! Many fatalities and injuries occur because people want diving, dive training or dive travel to be cheap, easy...

PADI INSTRUCTOR INVOLVED IN DIVING FATALITY

A lawsuit that was filed in Alaska has been settled against PADI Instructor Robert Hicks and his employer Alaska SeaLife Center.   The suit alleged that Matthew Myers, a student ...

Diving the Deep Hole at Haigh Quarry

What's your deepest dive? Frequent patrons of Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, Illinois have most likely heard of the "deep hole." This section of the quarry goes all the way down to ...

New DAN article titled "Seasickness" posted on website

A new DAN article has been posted under “Magazine Articles” on our website. Seasickness and its prevention is of interest to all divers. It is seldom that I go out on a dive boat a...

Free seminar on diving fatalities July 30th and Haigh Memorial Dive July 31st

The Jim Haigh Memorial Dive will mark its first decade on Sunday July 31st. The Memorial Dive is a celebration of Jim’s contributions to the Midwest diving community. His intuition...

Oxygen Toxicity

Check out the new article from DAN is up in the Articles section. This month's article is an in depth explanation of oxygen toxicity. Many scuba divers know the term, but have ...

Bonne Terre Mine Trip and Winter Training

Midwest Scuba Diving Magazine will be making a trip to Bonne Terre Mine for both training and excursions April 30th and May 1st. Five people have signed up for the trip. If any of ...

DAN LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE STORE

Main Title: DAN Launches New Online Store Subtitle:  New Features Include Member Pricing for All Types of Membership DURHAM, NC –  Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) found yet ...

Bonne Terre Mine Treasure Hunt

Bonne Terre Mine Located in Bonne Terre Missouri has always been one of my favorite dive sites. It is without question one of the most visually spectacular sites that I have ever v...

New Articles!

Exciting new articles are up in our magazine articles section! Diabetes and Diving Learn the risks of diving with diabetes. Ear Pain Management and Ear Equalizing Tips ...

New Year"s Resolutions

We have two new articles up in our featured article section. The latest article is about scuba diving health and how it can relate to your New Year's Resolution. Another, "Bubb...

Egyptian coastline the site of new shark attacks.

A German woman died from wounds received during a shark attack on Sunday, December 5th. She was reported to be snorkeling in the waters off Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Three other snor...

MASK CLEAR AND MASK RECOVERY. CLEARLY AN IMPORTANT SKILL!

One of the most difficult entry level skills to both perform and teach are mask clear and mask recovery. If both student and instructor get past this important skill it is usually ...

Girl Saved from Jaws of Shark

"I felt me inside its mouth – it was horrifying. There is a lot of people that don't make it and a lot of people don't survive." Elyse Frankcom said to the Sunday Times in Perth. ...