Archive for January, 2011

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Volunteer Diver Program

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to hone your scuba skills, staying active as a diver and give something back , consider joining the Maritime Aquarium volunteer dive team.

The Maritime Aquarium ( is located in Norwalk CT. It is an interactive learning facility that allows people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. As a non-profit institution, the Maritime Aquarium relies on the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to get involved in the community and give something back, while building your own knowledge and diving skills.

Still Interested?  Please see below for the Maritime Aquarium Dive Requirements:

* At least 18 years of age

* Able to commit to at least 5 days during holiday dive program.Dates are 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 12/4, 12/5, 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19, 12/22, 12/23, ( possible 12/24), 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, ( possible 12/31)

* Able to commit to a acclimation dive in the open ocean tank, dates to be determined.

* Time commitment 41/2 hrs per day assigned

* Act as a safety observer /dive assistant, not just diving in tank

* Minimum 25 logged dives

* Minimum certification: Advanced open water diver

* Signed liability waiver form

* CPR/ First Aid recommended not required.

* Must be willing to dive with large marine animals, including sharks

* Signed PADI medical release form

* Provide own equipment: mask, fins, buoyancy compensator, weights and regulator, weight belt, hood, boots, and gloves.

* Must pass a buoyancy check out dive

* Fill out a completed volunteer divers application & interview

* Background check

If you’re interested in applying to this program, give them a call (203-852-0700) to find out more information.

Atomic Cobalt Computer NOW IN STOCK!

Atomic Aquatics’ Cobalt has a high contrast, full-color OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen with brightly colored digits displayed on a black background. This screen is can be easily seen, even when the vis underwater  is not optimal.

Use of the Cobalt’s menu is very simple and can be learned in a matter of minutes. The Cobalt has four leakproof magnetic navigation  buttons that are easy to use and direct you to the assorted  menus. Great when wearing dive gloves!  These menus include setting dive parameters and customizeable user options. The Cobalt’s dive screen is divided into three sections: The top contains a graphic that changes from green to yellow to orange as you enter decompression and includes no-deco and dive-time data. The middle section contains data like depth and max depth. The bottom section contains tank pressure, gas mixture, calculated gas time remaining and the current PO2. With a combination of Air and Nitrox; three gases can be preprogrammed into the unit and the gas can be switched under water.

The Cobalt  is powered by a prismatic lithium-ion rechargeable battery and provides 40-60 hours of dive time. The Battery can be quickly recharged with the AC charger or slow charged by plugging into the USB port.

Please review the detailed stats of the dive computer at The Ski and Scuba Connection Special Page.

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