Christmas Hours and Specials

Merry Christmas Divers!

Come by this week for our big Christmas Specials!  We will be open from 9am until 6pm Tuesday through Friday and from 9 until 4 on Saturday.  We do have gift certificates if you are not sure what to get for that special diver in your life.  Also, we have some great prices on several hot items! 

From now until the end of the year all of our new SeaLife DC 1400 packages are 15% off! You won't be able to touch this price anywhere and you will also get a camera class for free with Mark Tant with the purchase of any of these packages here. This new 14-megapixel camera combines diver-friendly design and six underwater color modes for sharp, colorful photos and HD video - underwater or on land.The SeaLife DC1400 is the easiest digital camera to use underwater, EVER. The camera features five widespread “piano key” controls, a large shutter button, and a fingertip-control lever that allows scrolling through menus or zooming in and out without releasing your grip from the camera.

All of our Suunto Cobra series computers (the Cobra and the Cobra 3) are 15% off and all of the wrist computers come with a free transmitter.  This is a $450 item so if you or a loved one is considering an upgrade to an air integrated dive computer, it is a great time to do it. All of these specials are good until the end of the year.

Many of you have already purchased one of our custom made headlights. These are the heavy duty lights that we designed and have been selling the past few months. They have a great warranty and have been no trouble so far on our Artifact, Fossil and Bering Sea Gold dives! Since those are harsh diving environments that should tell you that they are made for it.

The AquaLung Air Source 3 is a high performance second stage/power inflator.  Diving with one eliminates the need of a traditional Octopus enabling you to streamline your secondary air source.  We asked AquaLung to design one that had quick disconnect capability which would enable a diver to install a Dive Alert air horn.  They did and now it is the only one available here at SSDS.  These are 50% off until the end of the year too.

For the past 20 years, my Dad Steve, has been diving and hunting for gold along the Bering Sea near Nome Alaska during the summer months.  Dad has published his book covering years 2004-2012 of his adventures in Alaska.  This is a good book for anyone that is interested in gold, Alaska or the adventure that comes along with it.  My Dad's gold camp has been featured in American Digger Magazine, on The Outdoor Channel's Prospecting America and Gold Fever and the BBC's Arctic with Bruce Parry as well as others. Several of our divers have learned how to find gold themselves from Dad while staying with him in his camp. We have copies of his book here at SSDS for purchase or you can e-mail us if you want one.

January 5th & 6th Panama City Spearfishing 
Forrest has taken groups the several weeks on some Flounder trips and we are going this weekend for Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Red Grouper in addition to Flounder.  The vessel that we charter for this trip has an enclosed area that is great for getting out of the weather and hot water to put in your wetsuit.

January 18th - 20th, 2013 Crystal River, Rainbow River manatee trip
This weekend we will be doing two days of diving and snorkeling with the Manatee in Crystal River as well as drift diving down the Rainbow River. These giant Mammals enjoy the constant 72 degree water temp during the winter time, making this the best time of year to see them. Kids and non divers are welcome to come on this one.

June 8th - 15th, 2013 Turks and Caicos Liveaboard
What would make a better Christmas present than an all inclusive 5 dive a day Caribbean trip on board your own private vessel. I had the opportunity to dive with this operation in September and it was one of the best overall crew, boat, food and diving I have been on. It also is a piece of cake to get to Provo from Birmingham or Atlanta. We are taking deposits and still have a few of the spots available.

Bill & Mark Tant with students at Morrison Springs

Spencer, Forrest & Emily Phillips with another group, same place, almost 40 years later.

Forrest Phillips
Southern Skin Divers Supply
4515 5th Ave South
Birmingham, AL   35222