Scuba Diving


Three Considerations When Planning a SCUBA Diving Trip

June 29, 2015

As the summer heats up here in Florida, everyone seems to gravitate toward the water. For many people, SCUBA diving offers more than just a way to cool off, it’s a chance to explore a different world. About 3.5 million Americans participate in open-water SCUBA diving, according to statistics from the Diving Equipment and Marketing […]

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Solar Panels Warm Water for Pool at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure

March 17, 2015

Customers who venture beyond the palmetto-filled parking lot and through the dive shop know that the Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure has a 100,000-gallon pool for swimming, paddling and scuba diving. What most people don’t know is that Bill Jackson’s warms all that pool water in a most eco-friendly manner: solar panels.  

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Snorkeling Essentials

June 11, 2014

In the snorkeling world, the most common equipment used is mask, snorkel and fins. But  when it comes to snorkeling people often forget essential parts of their equipment, a snorkeling vest and weights. Snorkeling Essentials Masks are very important as well as your snorkel, fins, weights and snorkel vest. Needless to say, the masks helps […]

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When Disaster Struck…

May 12, 2014

This past Saturday, May 10, Bill Jackson’s Women’s Dive Team set out on a spear fishing dive for the Lionfish Round-Up Tournament. We were excited to set out on this adventure as it was our first tournament as a team. As we headed out on our 25 foot boat we thought the conditions were going […]

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Blue Water Explorers Dive Trip

May 7, 2014

I’ve been asked to write a little about our upcoming trip with Blue Water Explorers down in Bradenton, Florida on Sunday June 29, 2014. I think in order to do that, a little bit about their history is in order. Blue Water Explorers and the SCUBA Shack has been scuba diving and spear fishing in […]

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The Truth About Sharks

June 24, 2013

Just like Bill did with his first article, we hope to bring you a fun, entertaining, and informative column dealing with the wonderful world that is SCUBA diving. For this edition, I wanted to talk about one of the most misunderstood creatures of the deep, the SHARK!!!!! *Queue the Jaws music*… So what exactly is […]

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Flag of the Realm

June 19, 2013

My name is Bill and I am NAUI Scuba Instructor #50805. No, I didn’t type it backwards. Here at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, you’ll find me working the Dive Shop sales floor, in the Scuba Repair Workshop servicing regulators, BCs, and other scuba gear, and teaching a variety of Scuba Classes from basic Scuba […]

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Fin Facts: Split Fins vs Paddle Fins

November 22, 2011

The concept of fins is very simple… Fins push water backwards. The more water you push backwards, for a given amount of effort, the more you go forward. As you can see from the photo or your own experience there are a myriad of ways to push water backwards. So what is the real scoop […]

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