Learn Scuba Diving in Puerto Vallarta

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Getting scuba diving certified is not as easy as it looks, but it is fun and worthwhile. There are many things to consider when going scuba diving such as location, temperature, equipment, underwater photography and most importantly your personal health. It is easy to get fatigued and disoriented underwater so when you go, you should be well rested and sober.

After several snorkeling excursions and watching underwater videos I decided to get certified in open water scuba. I did my research and chose Silent World Divers in Puerto Vallarta. I was confused with the training options available provided by PADI such as open water, referal open water, and PADI scuba diver. You can read about them on the official PADI site because tour websites don’t provide enough detail. Simply put, you should start with the PADI open water. There are even more choices to further your skills but even the PADI site has broken links in that subsection.

Silent World Divers was the first company to respond to my email inquiry a few days prior to my arrival so I chose them. Their shop was surrounded by a few hotels and located fairly close to downtown Puerto Vallarta. The other dive companies appeared to be further north of the marina. Even though your dives start at the marina you still have two dives at a hotel pool and the exam at the office. Here is there office:

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Cook in Rio Brazilian Cooking

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The Brazilian cooking classes for foreigners and gastronomy students includes how to cook a three-course meal with seafood and caipirinhas. Once the classes started, they took off. Simone teaches classes daily, educating, impressing and entertaining hundreds of students a month.

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Open Air Flight Training Tour in Gaithersburg MD

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s YOU… flying a private small airplane at OpenAir Flight Training. Get the adrenaline rush of flying and a spectacular bird’s eye view of land from the height of clouds. OpenAir is a certified Cirrus Standardized Training Center located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. You can fly several planes including the Cessna 172 and the premium Cirrus models.
Welcome to Open Air Flight Training. My name is Joel. I'll be your flight instructor for today.
So this is our airplane. This is a 2006 Cessna 172. It's got a Garmin G1000 avionics system in it. The G1000 is basically what we call the glass cockpit. 110 knots, 120 miles per hour roughly. It's about how fast we'll go. What we're looking for in an airplane engine is torque. Not so much the horsepower. The torque is what does the work to the prop. So because it's such a big bore motor and fuel and all the other factors, these things are really moody and really don't like to start when they're warm. And you'll see that today.
But once you get it running the thing just purrs like a kitten. Any questions? You get to do all the flying today. Basically we're going to head out that way, where that mountains is right out there. You can kinda see that mountain sticking above the trees over there in the distance. If you can, take a step to your right, it's just underneath the wing of the airplane...
At Open Air Flight Training we provide glass cockpit flight training for private pilot license, instrument flight training, as well as commercial and CFI ratings.


Train to be a Ninja Warrior at Primal Fitness

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Just blocks away from Washington DC’s Chinatown neighborhood you can really train to be a stuntman, free-runner, or even a ninja warrior as proven by Levi Meeuwenberg himself. The training takes place at DC’s Primal Fitness. Levi was a finalist on the TV show Ninja Warrior known as Sasuke in Japan. View the video to hear Levi’s expert advice on training such as the salmon ladder…

Learn Parkour, Crossfit, Gymnastics… all at Primal Fitness in Washington, DC.

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