Scott Cameron Scuba

This is where you can find out what scuba courses I am teaching, Where I'm diving, and where I'm traveling to.

Operating as usual

02/20/2024

Aflac for divers. Don’t leave home without it.

"I spent five hours in the chamber the next day and then had two two-hour sessions. During one of those intervals a fellow Codiac Seal joined me in the chamber, and I learned that type 1 DCS is not fun either. In all our years of diving together, the Seals had never had a case of DCS, but now we had two."

Read more here: dan.org/healing-without-worry/.

02/19/2024

Do you dare to confess? Do you urinate in your wetsuit? πŸ˜… Or do you hold it in at all costs? Let us know in the comments below!

The urge to urinate is common in diving, even among divers who don’t usually need to urinate frequently. The phenomenon is called immersion diuresis, occurring whenever the body is immersed in water. So, in other words, it's okay if you choose to do it in your wetsuit. After all, we all know there are only two types of divers!

Read more about immersion diuresis here: dan.org/immersion-diuresis/.

11/09/2023

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Drop a 'πŸ–πŸ½' if you've ever had to call off a dive before?

Remember that any diver can call off a dive for any reason, or no reason, at any time. If you’re ever uncomfortable with an upcoming dive, you have the right to bail out.

10/05/2023

another great tip from Jupiter Dive Center

09/26/2023

Sea sickness sucks. Bonnie or similar preventive medicine goes a long way to prevent it.
I don’t get sea sick but I always take a bonine prophylactically.

Seasickness can turn a promising dive trip into a tough ride. Sometimes, even the ocean breeze doesn't bring relief. Here are a few tips for tackling seasickness:

πŸŒ… When possible, stare at an unmoving object in the distance, such as the horizon. Avoid reading, writing, or using a mobile device for long periods.

πŸ’§ Hydration is key. Remember to drink plenty of water.

🍽 Eat a light meal 45-60 minutes before boarding.

🚀 Stand in the center of the boat, avoiding upper or lower decks where bobbing and swaying will be more pronounced.

How have you conquered seasickness? Share with us in the comments below πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Photos from Jupiter Dive Center's post 09/04/2023

Here’s a great reminder from my favorite Florida Dive Shop.
If you are ever in the Jupiter, Fl take a trip with JDC. You will not be disappointed.

08/10/2023

During his last certification dive Dustin proposed to Danielle.
Lorri and I are very happy to have Dustin join the family.

08/10/2023

My grandson Jackson and future son in law Dustin earned their open water certification today. Following behind is my daughter Danielle who joined us for the fun.

Safety Equipment: A Necessity Even in Paradise 07/13/2023

Lesson learned.
Unfortunately this story has a sad ending but it reminds me of many things when diving.
I like that the operator checked log books which I assume was to verify the divers last dive.
SMB’s are required life support equipment and should be carried by every diver.
Lastly, I understand no one wants to be medically unfit to to dive but not disclosing underlying medical conditions is deadly.
Please dive smart and safe

Safety Equipment: A Necessity Even in Paradise ... Being adrift in the open ocean and seeing your dive boat disappear is initially terrifying. Other boats were in the vicinity, but would they see us if we were in distress? Or would we drift away and never be seen again? No boats were close enough to hear us yelling for help in an emergency. It w...

06/21/2023

This is why we teach how to disconnect the low pressure inflator hose in our Open Water course.

"While descending on our second dive, I was at around 60 feet when I unexpectedly started ascending rapidly to the surface." - Elizabeth Bockheim

Read more about Elizabeth's unconscious ascent here: https://dan.org/alert-diver/article/an-unconscious-ascent/.

πŸ“· by Patrick Bockheim

Surface Tows Against Current 05/20/2023

Blue Heron Bridge is one of my favorite dive sites. It also is a site here you need to be very familiar with.
If your planning a trip there take advantage of the many dive shops that knows the site and offer a orientation.

Surface Tows Against Current It was a sunny day at South Florida’s Blue Heron Bridge. Two years had passed since I last dived this location, and I was anticipating a simple excursion to look at the local fish. The dive plan was to make a shore entry and allow the current to take me west down the beach.

03/23/2023

Great operation

Join the team!
We have 2 instructor/dive guide/mate positions available. We teach SDI and PADI.
Please call or email your CV if you would like to join the JDC family.

561-745-7807
[email protected]

03/07/2023

You can do it

03/06/2023

Riley and I getting ready for her final open water dive.
she rocked the course and is ready for Grand Carmen.

03/02/2023

Better hurry because they fill up quickly

’s Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course dates for April-June are OUT! If you're a certified diver interested in habitat conservation, sign up to join our team of volunteer divers and use your skills to help protect and preserve Spring Lake. Details: http://DAC.meadowswater.org/

πŸ“Έ: Matthew Mohondro

03/01/2023

Let's talk about ladder safety when getting in and out of the water. 🀿

Did you know that keeping your mask and regulator on is crucial when climbing a ladder on a boat?

Here's why:
When you're on the ladder, it's easy to get disoriented, especially if it is swaying or the water is choppy. If you happen to fall into the water without your mask on and regulator in, you risk inhaling water and/or losing sight of where you are, putting yourself and others in danger.

By keeping your mask and regulator on, you'll be able to see clearly and breathe safely as you navigate the ladder. So, before you jump in or climb out of the water, make sure no one is at the top of the ladder, your gear is secure, and your mask and regulator are on. Stay safe out there! πŸŒŠπŸ‘πŸ½

02/17/2023

Remember you are hiring the instructor to do a job. Choose wisely.

When to break up with your dive instructor πŸ’”

Often times the dive shop chooses your instructor β€” it may not always be the right fit, and that's okay! If you are new to diving, it can be hard to know if your concerns are valid.

To know the difference, here are a few red flags to watch for when working with a dive instructor:

😑 Rushes you through skills in pool/practice sessions or gets frustrated if you don't "get" a skill fast enough
πŸŽ“ Teaching a course or skill they themselves are not certified and proficient in
πŸ‘‚πŸ½ Does not listen when students express a concern
πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ Does not check in frequently to make sure students are okay
❌ Breaks diving standards or takes students on dives that exceed their certification level
🌊 Damages the marine life environment

🚩 If your instructor shows any of these red flags, contact the dive shop immediately, let them know, and ask to be placed with a different instructor. If the situation escalates and nothing is being done, report it to your training agency, look for another dive shop/instructor, and ask for a referral.

Note: Students have a year to complete their course and can always request to be referred to a different dive center.

What red flags have you experienced? πŸ₯²

02/06/2023

If your interested in learning more I can hook you up.

Providing a high concentration of oxygen to an injured diver may provide which of the following benefits:
β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
a. accelerate inert gas elimination
b. reduce bubble size β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
c. enhance oxygen delivery to tissues
d. reduce swelling β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
e. all of the above β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
If you say all of the above, we say you're correct. Oxygen administration for a suspected diving injury creates a partial pressure gradient that accelerates the rate of inert-gas elimination, and therefore bubble elimination, from the body. Effectively, when oxygen instead of inert gas is inhaled, the oxygen blood levels are so much higher on a relative basis that a more rapid outflow of inert gas into the lungs develops to restore equilibrium. This can slow and then reverse bubble formation. The high concentration of inhaled oxygen increases the inbound gradient for oxygen, increasing oxygen delivery to injured or ischemic tissues (areas with poor circulation). This can also reduce pain and swelling (edema) and limit or reverse hypoxic injury.

Photos from Divers Alert Network's post 07/01/2022

A good reminder

05/24/2022
02/11/2022

Just one of the many reason why this place is so special.

to a behind the scenes shot of the original Piranha movie from 1978, which was filmed right here at Spring Lake! Produced by Roger Corman, "Piranha" was a parody of the 1975 film "Jaws" and inspired two remakes in 1995 and 2010. Did you know the "piranha" were actually perch?

01/29/2022

We had lots of dolphins come out and play during our morning dive. This clip is when we were approaching our safety stop.

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During his last certification dive Dustin proposed to Danielle.Lorri and I are very happy to have Dustin join the family...
My grandson Jackson and future son in law Dustin earned their open water certification today. Following behind is my dau...
We had lots of dolphins come out and play during our morning dive. This clip is when we were approaching our safety stop...
Wait for it.Humpbacks at Roca Partida
I love when I find lost videos.This is my grandson during his first Seal Team session.
Spring Lake at Night

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