November 1st – November 8th, 2014
Enjoy a fun-filled getaway of a lifetime at Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino. Located near Aruba and off the coast of Venezuela, the 38-mile long island of Curaçao offers idyllic weather, exquisite beaches, spectacular snorkeling and much more to families, couples, singles and friends. Not to mention the capital city of Willemstad was named one of the ‘World’s Most Colorful Cities’ by Travel+Leisure! At Sunscape Curaçao all guests will enjoy an Unlimited-Fun® vacation where everything is included from endless domestic and international beverages and daily refreshed mini-bar, to limitless food and beverages and endless daily activities. Guests will enjoy the on-site dive center at Sunscape Curaçao where they will catch a boat right at the resort for our dives. 7 nights Garden View accommodations, taxes, round-trip airport transfers, all meals, drinks and snacks including alcohol, 5 days of 2 tank boat diving and unlimited shore diving.
Located just 10 miles from the International Airport Hato and two miles from the capital city of Willemstad, guests can enjoy everything that Curaçao has to offer. The cost for this trip is just $1240 per diver and $760 per non diver based on double occupancy. We only have 8 rooms and 5 are already booked. Call us now to reserve your room.
It’s time to hit the Florida Springs again. We are going the first weekend of December. If you want to get away from the cold for a few days come with us to the crystal clear waters in the Florida Springs.
We have a customer looking to sell some 50′s-60′s era dive gear. He has a US Divers doubles Manifold in very good working order. It has a J valve reserve. He Also has a “Marvel Pak” that has the harness and bands to hold doubles. The tanks are in good working order and have just been Hydroed last month. He wants $400 for the complete setup or he said he would sell everything but the tanks for $265.00.
We are open all week. If you’re out on the lake stop in and see us. There will be a lot of boats on the lake this week. If you are a boater please take note if you see a Dive Flag floating in the water. It means there are divers below. Remember the law says stay at least 50′ from that flag. Have a safe week from all of us at Lake Hickory Scuba Center, Inc.
The flood waters have returned to the lake. Most of the damage was to the floors. The floors have been repainted and we have opened back up for business. The pictures below are of the new floor. Come down and check it out.
We will be closed till next Tuesday, May 14th due to the flooding at our dive shop. We need some time to clean up. If you need anything please call 828/244-1050 and we will try to get you what you need.
Come see our new YouTube Channel. We have some great videos for you.
The store has changed the opening hours for the summer months. We will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00 till 8:00, Friday from 8:00 till 6:00, Saturday from 8:00 till 6:00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00. We are normally only 5 minutes from the store so if you need anything please call.
Jody Lot – The winner of the Spearfishing World Championship 2012 in Spain
Jody Lot claims victory at the 2012 Spearfishing World Championship in Spain, claiming the gold medal for his performance. Jody attributes much of his success to the Mares equipment used during the competition.
The Championship began July 5th, in Vigo Spain. The first two days consist of team meetings, social functions, and annual inauguration. The actual competition was a two day tournament beginning on the 7th.
Jody trained obsessively in Vigo for one month leading up to the tournament. He spent hours scouting and logging the best spearfishing spots. Spain’s diving conditions and type of spearfishing lended perfectly to Jody’s selection of Mares equipment:
Jody’s equipment consisted of the Squadra Superflex suit – perfect for this water temp. The Dual snorkel provides effortless breathing and comfort for extended periods of diving. Phantom Speed speargun shoots with optimum accuracy. Razor Carbon fins for their power, agility, and elasticity.
The first day of the competition was to the north, where Jody had fewer marked fish. He began to feel that a good result for the day was going to be very challenging. Much to his surprise he claimed one of the best results for day 1. Including bonus points he ended up with 1st place for day one competition.
On day two, Jody found himself in an area with more fish, however the diving proved to be more difficult. By the end of the day, despite the challenging diving and hunting he found himself in second place. Ultimately combining the victory and points from day one, he earned enough to win the entire competition; claiming World Spearfishing Champion 2012.
In two short years with Mares equipment, Jody Lot lays claim to Euro/African Champion and World Champion of Spearfishing! After the success of Joeseba Kerejeta, the 2008 World Champion, Mares adds one more Champion to the team. Mares is proud to say, we have the best Spearo’s on our Team!
Mares is once again, one of the best producers of Spearfishing and Freediving equipment.