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How to Dive the Galapagos Islands

  How to Dive the Galapagos Islands   If you’re looking for a diving experience that is completely out of this world, Galapagos is the place to find it. The Galapagos Islands are a National Park and Marine Sanctuary and over 90 percent of the land and all of the waters are protected. Darwin’s playground…

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Top 5 Reasons to Dive in Mexico’s Cenotes

Top 5 Reasons to Dive in Mexico’s Cenotes Mexico’s secret subterranean lake and cave formations were once revered by the ancient Mayans as sacred portals to the underworld. Made of underwater caverns and tunnels, majestic cenotes make for a surreal and thrilling tropical diving experience. Cenote diving is unlike any other experience you’ll have in…

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Scuba Diving License

Scuba Diving License We’ve had several questions this week about the difference between a Scuba Diving License and a Scuba Diving Certification. The truth is, in the scuba world, there really isn’t a material difference.  The key point is, have you been properly trained, by a Scuba Instructor? Are you a safe and comfortable diver for…

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V.I.P. Appointment Shopping

What works for you? As many of you are super busy with your day to day activities and sometimes can’t figure out how to make it into the shop to talk about your next travel adventure or gear purchase, we’re excited to tell you about our new V.I.P. appointment shopping program (Just in time for…

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Reef Fish ID Course – November 13th, 6:00 p.m.

Have you ever surfaced from a dive and wanted to know what fish you saw? Did your conversation go something like this? What was the name of that small fish I saw? – it was blue and had a stripe? Plan to join us for this fun-filled evening and you will learn how to identify those fish so you can fill…

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Padi Divemaster Orientation Night November 15th, 2017

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. Want to learn about how this course works? Sign up today to join us at…

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Gullivers’ Lake Weekly Dives

Grab the dive gear and plan to join us at the Lake for a great time of fun and Scuba Diving! We also have some fun planned for after the dive at the Royal Coachman. Details are here Make sure you sign up in advance if you some rental gear. See you at the lake!

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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
Reels & SMB’s (pool night Feb 24), Paul Finch (FNF)
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
There are dozens of types or reels, spools and Surface Marker Buoys (SMB’s) out there, and they all have a purpose. Some are for cave diving. Some are for signaling. Some designate problems. Most divers have had little to no exposure or experience with these items, but a basic knowledge and confidence with them could increase your comfort level on your next dive or even save your life. Join us for an evening of hands-on experience and exposure to the various versions of each. Our very own Paul Finch, an experienced cave diver, and Cavern Instructor, will be on hand to walk us through the items and allow you to touch and feel for a much deeper understanding. For those that wish, we will also schedule a pool session (usual $25 that includes a rental tank or free air fill) will be focused on reels and SMB’s, allowing you to get some in water, hands on experience with the gear. Reels and SMB’s will be provided for your use in the pool.

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Feb
22
Thu
2018 Discover Scuba Diving @ Float N' Flag Classroom
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This class is a two-part class. February 22 @ 6:00 p.m. is the Classroom portion and February 24 @4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. is the Pool Portion at the Wayne Gretzky Pool in Brantford. The course fee of $65.00 covers classroom, materials, pool & rentals.
Feb
24
Sat
Pool N’ Pub Nights @ Wayne Gretzy Pool
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Its important as a diver to keep your skills fresh and stay up to date with the ever-changing landscape of technology and innovation. Let us help you stay in the loop from January to May with our Pool N’ Pub nights. Please register and pay in advance to confirm your spot.
2018 Discover Scuba Diving @ Wayne Gretzky Pool
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This class is a two-part class. February 22 @ 6:00 p.m. is the Classroom portion and February 24 @4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. is the Pool Portion at the Wayne Gretzky Pool in Brantford. The course fee of $65.00 covers classroom, materials, pool & rentals.
Feb
25
Sun
2018 Ice Diver – Class / Equipment @ Float N' Flag Dive Centre
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm

This is the classroom portion of the course. Course dives are March 2-4 (Weather dependant).

PADI Ice Diver

If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. During the course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers.

The Fun Part – Explore the unique aquascape found only under ice. You can be one of the few that have ever dived under a solid ceiling of ice. Plus, imagine the look on your Divemaster’s face on your next Caribbean trip when you flash your PADI Ice Diver certification. You might get a chance to play with your exhaled air bubbles on the bottom of the ice or an opportunity to try the unique sport of upside down, bottom of the ice, skiing. We did this last year and it’s the best.

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Feb
27
Tue
Galapagos Wine & Cheese Presentation @ Float N' Flag Dive Centre
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Galapagos 2018 Float N' Flag Dive Centre

 

If you’re looking for a guided diving experience that is completely out of this world – Galapagos is the place to find it.

And we’re going to show you how to have the complete 360-degree experience on our October group trip!

Marvel at a unique world-class diving location where wonder, excitement, thrills and amazement all come together in an experience you’ll never forget!

We still have a few spots left on our trip to Galapagos between October 21st – 28th – and we’re going to tell you how you can join our crew of adventurers that know the area best.

Join us on February 27th for our wine and cheese night, where we unveil a special presentation about how you can experience one of the last natural bastions of marine life – The Galapagos Islands!

Our October Group Trip Will Have You:

  • Sailing on a Luxury Liveaboard Yacht,
  • Exploring deep into the Amazon rainforest on a safely guided tour,
  • Experiencing Quioto’s breathtaking colonial architecture and awe-inspiring historical sites,
  • Plunging into deep-guided dives meeting schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, Majestic Mantas rays, dolphins, playful sea lions, free-swimming morays and more!

And that’s just a few of the amazing things you’ll experience on this trip of a lifetime!

Recently Voted Canada’s #1 Dive Shop for Excellence, Float N Flag Dive Centre is a full service 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Centre that specializes in luxury scuba diving trips to the most exotic corners of the world.

More About Our Information Session:

Where:

  • Float N’ Flag Dive Centre
  • 3245 Harvester Road.
 Unit #9 Burlington, ON

When:

  • February 27th, 2018
  • Doors open at 7pm
  • Wine, Cheese & Door Prizes.

Click here to register

The Enchanted Galapagos Islands (Wine & Cheese Info Night)
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a special presentation at the shop to hear about one of the last natural bastions of marine life …The Galapagos Islands! We still have a few spots left on our trip in October 2018, plus spots on the 2021 trip. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out more! You’ll marvel at a unique world-class diving location where wonder, excitement, thrills and amazement all come together in an experience you’ll never forget! The WOW factor of this trip is enormous, as are the whale sharks you’ll likely encounter. Majestic Mantas, playful sealions, nibbling marine Iguanas, strange Mola Mola, not to mention schooling hammerheads by the hundreds, are all common in the Galapagos. And that’s just a few of the amazing things you’ll experience on this trip of a lifetime! Please RSVP at the shop so we know you’re coming

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Mar
2
Fri
Ice Diver – Dive Weekend @ Tobermory Check Out Dives
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day

This is the Checkouts portion of the course (Weather Dependant). Classroom & Equipment Prep is February 25.

PADI Ice Diver

If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. During the course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers.

The Fun Part – Explore the unique aquascape found only under ice. You can be one of the few that have ever dived under a solid ceiling of ice. Plus, imagine the look on your Divemaster’s face on your next Caribbean trip when you flash your PADI Ice Diver certification. You might get a chance to play with your exhaled air bubbles on the bottom of the ice or an opportunity to try the unique sport of upside down, bottom of the ice, skiing. We did this last year and it’s the best.

 

pdf-icon Download the 2018 Ice Diver Course PDF