SPE Dive School listing @ InfoHub.com + GIVEAWAY!!!

Attention fellow scuba divers! Today we are happy to announce that our Grand Cayman
Island Diving Tour has been nominated as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by
InfoHub.com , the #1 travel portal on the Internet specialized in the out-of-ordinary , special
interest adventures. Every month, SPE Dive School leads a SCUBA travel and dive vacation
training experience on Grand Cayman Island, one of the world’s highest rated and safest diving
locales and we are thrilled to see our efforts highlighted this way!
For extra fun, we are excited to offer our guests a special prize! Any of you who book a tour
with SPE Dive School before November 30, 2017 may be eligible for a very special prize from
InfoHub’s sister-company GPSmyCity – publisher of travel apps for Apple and Android. The
GPSmyCity app features offline city maps, self-guided walking tours and travel articles for 1,000
cities worldwide, using which you can turn your mobile into a personal tour guide. With this app
you can explore any major urban destination in the US and further afield on your own, at your
own pace. The GPSmyCity app works offline so there’s NO need to worry about roaming
charges when traveling abroad.
A lucky winner will be chosen at random to get a one-year full membership of the GPSmyCity
app including access to ALL the GPSmyCity content – over 6,500 self-guided city walks and
travel articles – to the total value of over $8,000!!!
Book now and enjoy your scuba diving adventure with us!

How is Scuba Diving a Good Workout?

How is Scuba Diving a Good Workout?

Are you looking for a way to get a great workout that comes with beautiful sights and the chance to get your feet wet? Well, scuba diving might be for you! Read on to find out how you can achieve your fitness goals and satisfy your sense of adventure at the same time.

You’ll tone your core, glutes and back

Proper diving form, such as kicking from the hip instead of the knee, helps tone the muscles that keep you looking lean and strong. Water is a denser medium than air, meaning that your muscles have to work harder – and you’ll tone up faster. An added bonus: you’ll also gain plenty of upper body strength from lifting heavy scuba equipment!

Get the strength without the strain

Unlike, say, jogging, you can get a great workout from scuba diving without huffing and puffing and breaking a serious sweat. It’s also a great low-impact exercise if you’re suffering from joint strain.

You’ll burn a ton of calories

Thanks to the water’s resistance and the fact that you’re constantly swimming, a 30-minute dive could burn up to 500- plus calories, depending on your height and weight. Now, consider that you’ll go underwater as many as four times on a single outing. That’s a lot of calories torched!

Scuba diving is more than just an exciting way to get to know the wonderful world below the surface of the water. It’s also a great way to get in shape. If you’re in the DC area and ready to book your first scuba class, call SPE Dive School today at 301-657-2266.

Common Scuba Diving Problems and How To Overcome Them

Common Scuba Diving Problems and How To Overcome Them

Are you beginning to scuba dive? If so, it should be an amazing experience. Some people like the sense of freedom and discovery that comes along with diving, but for others, the transition to life underwater is not too easy. Divers who are just beginning often experience difficulties during training or the months after training. Divers should try and overcome these issues so they don’t escalate to the point where they give up rather than face the same challenges over and over again.

Here are a few of the most common problems faced by new divers and how you can overcome or address them:

Mask Clearing

For many beginners, mask clearing is one of the most challenging skills. At times, water floods into the mask and that sensation often triggers panic. Our brain makes us think that the risk of drowning is near and our first instinct is to swim blindly to the surface. Like many things in life, the key to mastering mask clearing is practice. Have your instructor spend extra time working on the skill with you and get used to breathing underwater without your mask on. Practice inhaling through your regulator and exhaling through your nose until the feeling of water on your face becomes normal. Next, practice allowing a small amount of water into your mask and clearing it.

Fear and phobias

Sometimes a diver masters the basic skills, but psychological factors get in the way. Existing phobias can be exaggerated underwater, such as claustrophobia, the feat of small spaces, and agoraphobia, being fearful of open spaces. To control fear underwater, stay within your comfort zone. If your fear or anxiety is triggered by unusually deep dives or a strong current, don’t sign up for dives that involve those factors. Take the time to identify the source of your fear and address it.

For expertise help and classes, visit SPE Dive School today or give us a call at 301-657-2266 with any questions you may have. The adventure begins with us!