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COVID-19 Update May 22

Good news! Florida Keys officials announced they are targeting Monday, June 1, to reopen the Keys to visitors following the island chain’s closure to tourists March 22 to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Read more here. We contacted our favorite dive shop in Key Largo, and confirmed that they will be opening for scuba…

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COVID-19 Update May 18th

NY State is reopening by regions and based on scientific data and metrics. In addition, regions are allowed to reopen based on 7 required metrics. The reopening is going slowly though. To see where your region stands please click here. Regarding major sport teams reopening, Governor Cuomo said: “I encourage major sports teams to plan…

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COVID-19 Update May 4

Governor Cuomo announced his reopening approach. Businesses and industries will open in a phased approach. Phase 1 includes construction, manufacturing and select retail (with curbside pickup). Phase 2 includes professional services, finance and insurance, retail, administrative support and real estate/rental leasing. Phase 3 includes restaurants, food services and hotels. And Phase 4 includes arts, entertainment, recreation…

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COVID-19 Update April 29th

Governor Cuomo outlined factual, data-driven principles to guide everybody on reopening New York safely on a regional basis. Each region of the state — Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North Country, Long Island, Southern Tier and Western New York — must follow twelve guidelines as part…

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COVID-19 Update April 27th

Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to safely reopen New York at the appropriate time, taking a regional approach. Phase one will be to reopen low-risk construction and manufacturing businesses in parts of the state that have experienced a 14-day decline in the hospitalization rate. Phase two will open certain industries based on priority and…

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COVID-19 Update April 20

Governor Cuomo extends PAUSE through May 15, and requires everyone in the State of New York to wear a mask. This was effective at 8:00 pm on April 17th, 2020. Scuba classes and scuba trips will continue in a pause until further notice. You can start learning scuba by taking the PADI eLearning while staying…

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COVID-19 Update March 16

As of March 16, 2020 In response to the challenging, global developments of this times, the YMCA of Greater New York, including the McBurney Y, where we conduct our scuba classes, have decided to close their facilities and suspend all programs and classes effective March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. This closure is mandated by the NYS…

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We’ve been watching the novel COVID-19 situation as it evolves around the world. Every day brings new developments, but our top priority remains the health and well-being of all our students and customers. First off: We are still open and conducting scuba classes! Of course, the common question today is about the safeness of using…

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Payment Plans Now Available!

You can book the trip of your dreams for a deposit, make additional payments every other week, provided that you’ve paid in full 30 days before you travel. The minimum payment required to secure your spot will show up at checkout when booking online or you can also pay over the phone. Make bi-weekly payments…

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PADI Confined Water training Package (Pool Session)

**FOR THE PRICE OF $799.00** YOU GET:  PADI eLearning (touch) 1 day (Saturday or Sunday) or 2 days (2 consecutive Thursdays) Confined Water training at Mcburney’s YMCA Your own Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Boots ( Cressi Tropical Mask; Reaction EBS Fins; Minorca Boots and Tao Dry Snorkel) Equipment Rental Logbook Referral (for Open Water checkout…

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How to prepare for a scuba liveaboard trip

Our scuba liveaboard trip with all-inclusive Blackbeard’s Cruises is just around the corner (September 16-22, 2017). And I’m as excited as everyone else for this trip with Rey Diving because, like for most of the people in the group, this will be my first experience on a liveaboard! As we prepare for a Bahamas adventure,…

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THE LAND TORTOISE

As soon as we descended to a depth of 60 feet it got very dark, and at 105 feet we were in complete darkness. We were 4 divers plus the dive master who was guiding us made five divers in the water. Everybody had a strong light. The site is very well marked so there…

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