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March is Here; Spring Break is Coming!

Get Ready for Fun Here or There

Do you have spring break plans that involve bubbles? Now is the perfect time to get ready with a SCUBA refresher.  We're delighted to help you tune up your skills and get ready for that fun spring break vacation. Come join us in the pool for a bit, and you'll shake the rust away!

 

And don't forget to get that dive gear ready for spring break, too.  If your regulators need service, you won't find better, more experienced dive gear technicians than at Adventure Sports.  Stop by soon to get everything ready for that big spring break Adventure.

Dive This Month at Bonne Terre

It's hard to figure Mother Nature's mood in March--she can be wintry, stormy, delightful or all three in 24 hours.  But, when you dive the fabulous Bonne Terre Mine near St. Louis, none of that matters!  The "billion gallon" lake is underground, and "weatherproof!"


Learn more about Bonne Terre in this great article from our friends at Divers Alert Network, in the online edition of Alert Diver.  You'll find out why it is considered one of the diving gems of the Midwest.

 

Then, pack the gear and join us for our Bonne Terre Mine Adventure 16-18 March!  It's fun diving at its most enjoyable, and it is also a great place to earn your Advanced Open Water certification or a Specialty!

 

Call or stop by to reserve your spot!

A Picture Worth a Thousand Bubbles

Love diving and want to have a way to share the love?  Underwater digital photography is a great way to get more out of every Adventure.  You can relive the beauty and wonder of diving by sharing your pictures.

 

But it ain't easy!  Everyone who has ever tried taking pictures underwater knows that it's a very challenging environment.  So we are really excited about a special workshop for all aspiring and even experienced underwater photographers!

 

We will welcome Greg Gebhardt, representative for Light & Motion video/lighting and for Sea & Sea UW digital cameras, strobes, housings, to share his extensive knowledge and experience.

 

Join us for a great workshop on Saturday, March 31st, from 1-5PM.  Greg will present the basics of Photo File Management & Workflow utilizing tagging of images, catalogs, and general culling techniques. He will also cover the Color Correction of RAW and .JPG files in Photoshop Elements. You will be introduced to some advanced techniques in composition manipulation including working with layers. He will also cover creating .PDF Slide shows, .WMV music slide shows, and some effective techniques for using the online services, Mixbook, ShutterFly, Photoworks, etc.

 

Bring your best 3 pictures, both printed and electronically if you can, and untouched.  You are welcome to bring your laptop and work along with Greg.  He will be using PhotoShop Elements to do the work.

 

The workshop will cost $50 per person, and is limited to just 10 participants.  (An additional session may be scheduled to accomodate overflow, if necessary.)  Call or stop by today to reserve your spot!

Your Adventure Begins Here

Look here for the latest schedule of great dive Adventures.  And, if you don't see a trip that meets your needs, just ask.  We'll be happy to work with you on flexible arrangements!


March: Bonne Terre Mine  March can still be a fickle time with winter hanging on--but you can still log some dives in 100' vis!  March 16-18, we're headed back for more fun!


April-May: Bahamas Wild Dolphin Adventure  We have the ultimate dolphin experience for you, with Emmy Award winning videographers Becky Kagan Schott and David Schott of Liquid Productions. You will enjoy 6-days of Adventure off the Island of Bimini, aboard the 91-ft live aboard vessel Indigo. This is a snorkel/free dive trip only (wild dolphins do not like SCUBA bubbles). So this is perfect for non-diving spouses, kids and friends!  This Adventure departs from Ft. Lauderdale and runs from April 29 to May 4, 2012. The cost is $1860 for double occupancy. Not included: Airfare to Ft. Lauderdale or Bimini (a flight is available from FLL to Bimini for approximately $255) and one night hotel in Ft. Lauderdale before departure, if desired ($55) Remember, space on this Adventure is strictly limited so call or stop by soon to reserve your spot!


May 2013: Truk (Chuuk) Odyssey Live Aboard Adventure Sports is very excited to offer our dive buddies the chance to make this dream come true!  May 19-26, 2013, we will sail aboard the Odyssey to explore the legendary sites of Chuuk.

 

We have put together a fantastic package that includes 7 nights aboard Odyssey, with 6 days of diving. Dive up to five times a day! Enriched air divers will enjoy complimentary Nitrox to ensure the most bottom time exploring.

 

The price of this Adventure is $3095 per person, based on double occupancy.  (Plus VAT/sales tax and $30 Chuuk dive permit. Airfare not included.) Space is limited so reserve your spot soon!


Call or stop by soon and get ready for Adventure!  If the trip you are interested in is sold out, please ask about a wait/cancellation list, or about scheduling another Adventure to that location.

SCUBA School: We Love Learning

Mar 9-11 Open Water Diver Part 1

Mar 16-18 Bonne Terre Mine Trip with Open Water Part 2, Advanced Open Water and specialties

Mar 17 Enriched Air Diver Specialty

Mar 23-25 Open Water Diver Part 1

Mar 31 U/W Photo Workshop and Seminar, 1-5PM

Apr 6-8 Open Water Diver Part 1

Apr 20-22 Open Water Diver Part 1

Apr 28-29 Open Water Diver Part 2, Advanced Open Water Diver and Specialties

 

Call or stop by to keep diving. Or check our online training calendar at your convenience.

Wichita's Best & Most Convenient Dive Shop

We're getting ready to celebrate our one year anniversary in our beautiful new location.  Have you visited yet?  Why not stop by this weekend?

 

 

8029 Peachtree Lane, Wichita

Across from Towne East Mall,

around the corner from Ribbit Computers

(316) 689-8051

In this issue:

Get Ready for Fun Here or There

Dive This Month at Bonne Terre

A Picture Worth a Thousand Bubbles

Your Adventure Begins Here

SCUBA School: We Love Learning

Wichita's Best & Most Convenient Dive Shop

Flying and Diving for Spring Break?

Join Us for Our Anniversary Party

Doo Dah Divers

Honey-Do Season is Here

Connect with Adventure Sports

DAN is Our Buddy

Flying and Diving for Spring Break?

Everyone knows that flying these days can be a real hassle--so we were delighted to find this great little tool that helps you plan travel with your dive gear.

 

iflybags.com will quickly and easily display the baggage allowances and costs for your flight!  The tool is even smart enough to take into account elite flyer status.

 

 

This will help in researching flights--you might find that a slightly higher ticket price is more than offset by the way baggage is handled, for example.

 

And if you need a great dive gear bag for your next Adventure, we have a great selection. Stop by!

Join Us for Our Anniversary Party

We're coming up on the one year anniversary at our new location and that's something worth celebrating!  You're invited!

 

 

On Saturday, March 31, we'll have special treats to eat, and you'll probably find a few special deals floating around, too.

 

Part of the celebration will include our special photo workshop--see the story to the left.

 

So mark your calendar for the Adventure Sports Anniversary Party and join in the fun.  It is our way of saying thanks for a fintastic first year in our new location!

Doo Dah Divers

Wichita's dive club, the Doo Dah Divers, will meet Thursday, March 8, at 7PM at Marco's Cantina.  It is located at 6600 West Central.

 

Come and make some new dive buddies!

 

Adventure Sports is proud to support the Doo Dah Divers and warmly invites you to join in the fun and fellowship!

 

 

Honey-Do Season is Here

We won't tell if you decide to dodge the "Honey-Do" list and hang out with your dive buddies at Adventure Sports on Saturday mornings. Just stop by and enjoy free coffee donuts/bagels and dive talk!

 

Join us every Saturday morning beginning at 10.  Shhhhhhh!

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DAN is your buddy in a dive emergency around the region or around the world.  Great benefits including dive and trip insurance!


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