This January marks the 40th anniversary of the Blackthorn sinking in Tampa Bay. In 1980, the USCGC Blackthorn, a 180-foot buoy tender, collided with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, where 23 lives were lost of the 50 crew members. It is considered the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster. A memorial stands in…

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As we (owners Anna and Jenny) were turning in their Shearwater Petrel’s for service this week, we discovered that our computers were due for an upgrade with a new bezel and more-secure O-Ring! As we learned more, we decided to share the results with our customers. Here’s what we learned: Petrel Updates: In September, Shearwater…

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Adventure Outfitters was lucky enough to offer the first IBUM Narcosis Diver course! This course was designed to offer certified divers to participate in an experience that takes them in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber, pressurized down to at least 165 feet in a controlled, expert-led environment. Watch a few clips from the experience in the…

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Adventure Outfitters goes on the Epcot DiveQuest Experience on Aug. 3, 2019. DiveQuest is a Caribbean reef experience in Disney’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 6,000 creatures including turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks. The DiveQuest Experience includes a behind the scenes to tour the facility, an approximately 45-minute to 1-hour dive with…

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Last month, Adventure Outfitters held another guest to our great collection of local Florida experts to discuss the potential causes of the red tide, the history of the Earth and our waterways/currents and how we can be advocates for our oceans. See the entire talk on our Facebook Live Post below!

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In Florida, we can dive all year long! It’s not like ice diving up North and we don’t have to worry nearly as often, about our regulators free-flowing or being damaged by the cold. The Adventure Outfitters family is from the Midwest and there was a time when we would laugh at the “cold” winters…

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If you weren’t able to join us Friday for From Sea to Space: The Final Frontier, you missed an interesting discussion with Joseph Dituri, PhD, DMT, CDR – US Navy (ret) on the similarities and differences between astronauts and deep-sea/technical divers. The History of Astronaut Selection: Not only did we learn about some of the…

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Instructor, Robert Blevins documents Adventure Outfitters’ trip to CocoView Resort in Roatan Honduras! See all of the images and videos on our Facebook Roatan Album! Sunday, July 22: Roatan Day 1 I’m sitting on the water in Roatan, Honduras at Coco View drinking a cup of morning coffee, listening to the ocean waves breaking over…

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A practical guide for new divers. First. Use your local dive shop – your dive shop and your instructors have been with you every step of the way with your certification. Let them help you with appropriate dive sites, dive trips abroad, local events and free guest speakers, cleanup dives, and gear considerations. When you…

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