Over the past year Underwater Adventures has undergone some changes. We closed down the shop in Short Hills and changed how we are going to be doing business. Now that we have that out of the way, we are happy to report that the shop is back open!
Our new facility
We were able to find a location in Denville, NJ that has a built in pool. No more lugging gear into and out of our cars and up and down stairs. Its much easier now.
We decided to close the retail portion of the business and stop selling gear so that we can focus on teaching students. Our shop is open by appointment only.
You are still required to have masks, fins, snorkels and boots for the open water class, but if you wanted to buy the gear online that isn't an issue. Of course, our instructors will continue to do our best to help you find what you need and we have plenty of inventory in case you wanted to buy it from us directly.
We are currently working with manufactures around servicing gear and are planning on continuing to offer this service where possible.
We’re at DEMA this week!
(The annual Diving Equipment & Marketing Association Conference). We’ll be checking out new gear, new travel ideas, attending seminars, and more! We'll have all new toys for you to enjoy in 2019!
Special Hours This Week:
Open Regular Hours Tues. 11/13;
**Closed Wed. 11/14;
**Opening late on Thurs. 11/15 from 12:30-6;
Open Regular Hours Fri. 11/16 & Sat. 11/17
Check out our posts from DEMA on Facebook & Instagram!
UADC is starting an Environmental Club and we would love for you to be a part of it! The club will give you the opportunity to meet new dive buddies, learn more about the aquatic environment, keep up to date on environmental news, and participate in conservation activities. membership is open to divers and non-divers, however only certified divers may participate in diving activities. To be added to our email list, send your name to UADCEnvironment@gmail.com. We will release the first newsletter and hold our first event this fall.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with some of the following:
- Contribute marine conservation focused articles, essays, poetry, photos, etc. to the quarterly newsletter.
- Help organize field trips to events and organizations such as beach/underwater clean ups, citizen science volunteer opportunities, educational lectures, exhibits, etc.
- Email UADCEnvironment@gmail.com to discuss volunteer opportunities
What's a little snow and ice?
Not to be deterred by a little thing like freezing temperatures and a wicked cold front, some of our intrepid UADC staff ventured out for a New Year's Eve dive at Dutch Springs. Paul, Gerry, Chris, Neil, and Greg braved the cold to increase their 2017 bottom time by an impressive 58 minutes. The hearty crew logged almost an hour dive as they made a circuit of favorite underwater attractions, including the Cessna, the tanker, and the cove. They are happy to let you know that all of your favorite Dutch Springs destinations are hibernating, awaiting your spring dive arrivals!
(Gerry and Paul model their winter superhero costumes)
(Underneath that snow is that picnic bench you set your gear up on...
when Dutch Springs was a comfortable 75-90 degrees this summer!)
New Year's Eve Dive Log
Time: 58 minutes
Max Depth: 68 feet
Min water temp: 44 F
Air temp: 11 F
Hot chocolate, good humor, and dry suits sustained our crew. However, they reported a long, cold walk back from the cove to the shower room, during which they all got to experience the excitement of ice formation on their suits. Exciting! They're just about ready for diving in the Arctic! Many thanks to Rob for surface support and assistance in getting divers out of their icy gear! Many thanks to Paul for the hot chocolate.
And now, anyone up for doing a little ice diving? Seems that this will be the winter to try out that specialty...
Can't wait until the Spring to get in the water? Join us for the annual New Year's Eve dive at Dutch Springs (weather permitting). 11:00 am start. We'll bring the hot chocolate. Wetsuit divers get extra respect! Let us know if you have any questions.
The calm surface waters of Dutch Springs
Happy almost "Tanks"giving! A heads up, we will have holiday hours next week.
We're open all this week and this weekend for business as usual! So, stop by today - next Wednesday(11/22) for your dive needs!
Here are our Thanksgiving closures:
Wednesday, 22 November 2017: Closing Early at 3 p.m.
Thursday, 23 November -- Monday, 27 November: Closed
Tuesday: 28 November: Open for Business as usual!
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family!
We look forward to seeing you after the holiday weekend to assist you with all of your dive-related needs!