What a year it has been

Wow, what a year!

It’s hard to believe, but UW is a year old! Five states, two countries, and 27 dive sites later, we have emerged on the other side to begin 2018. We are ready for another amazing year! Thank you so much for reading and contributing to UW and this crazy cool underwater sport!

We kicked off the year in Vortex Spring, Florida where we showed you how to dive on a budget. The adventures continued as the months got warmer and we kicked around the quarries and lakes in Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. By September, we had wrapped up our amazing trip to Nassau, Bahamas and spent a whole week diving in Michigan. October 22nd, we moved to Florida so we could be driving distance to all the diving we wanted. Morrison and Vortex Springs were our first visits, followed by some upcoming action from Jupiter, Florida as well.

DEMA 2017 of course was a highlight. Some of the most wonderful people in our sport were there. It was an amazing opportunity all around. Here’s one of our faves:

Want to see the highlights? We can’t tell you how hard it was to get this video down to watchable length. There is absolutely no way we could fit it all. Here are some of our favorites of 2017. If you’d like to see more from this year, you can check it out on Facebook or YouTube. It’s all there and we’d love to hear your comments!

So what are we doing in 2018? Much more! We will keep diving and blogging of course. It’s our job to bring the diving to you and we will continue to do it. Expect more stories from other divers. People who are working towards better diving and a better world. The movers and shakers, the innovators, and the veterans. The people who live it. We are all part of the same story - and what a beautiful story it is.

One last thing: As we step out into a new beginning, let’s make it our resolution to be excellent to each other. Take care of each other. Make new friends. Show the world the best of our dive community - and have a blast doing it. See you soon.