<![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:30:22 +0000 http://cdn.amronintl.com/skin/frontend/base/default/images/rsslogo.jpg <![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Scuba Diving Program Helps Wounded Warriors Adapt]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/suds-program/ The war in Afghanistan may be coming to end but many soldiers will never be the same. More than 1,400 servicemen and women have lost limbs serving our country. Some of them are regaining their mobility in a unique and fun way. S.U.D.S. (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of America’s wounded warriors by teaching them to scuba dive.

 

SUDS

 

SUDS

 

While these soldiers are used to hearing explosions and gun shots while they are protecting our country’s freedom, SUDS puts them in a tranquil environment where they mostly hear the bubbles coming from their SCUBA regulators or the crackling of the reefs. More than 200 wounded warriors have taken part in this amazing program and it has proven to be completely life changing.


The SUDS program relies entirely on donations. To learn more about the organization or donate to the cause, click here.

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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:46:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Five Must-See Dive Spots in San Diego]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/dive-spots/ If you walk down the halls of Amron, you will hear plenty of stories about someone’s recent dive trip to warm waters. This has inspired me to write down a few of my favorite dive spots, right here in San Diego, California!  All can be done with a short boat ride.

1 - The Yukon - a 366 foot Canadian Destroyer Escort, lies in 105 feet of water off Mission Beach in the Northern area of Wreck Alley.  She lies on her port side with average minimum depth from bow to stern about 75 feet along the starboard side.  She was intentionally sunk in July of 2000 by the San Diego Oceans Foundation as part of the artificial reef project.  She was prepared for divers and an abundance of entry and exit holes were cut into her to increase accessibility and diver safety.  Penetration is readily available for those with the proper training, as well as plenty to see on the exterior by less experienced divers including forward and aft gun turrets.  The Yukon has something to offer for almost every diver from the novice to the "Techie".

Yukon

2 - The Kelp Beds - a must for divers visiting San Diego. With annual temperatures averaging 60 degrees, the kelp is very healthy and supports an enormous amount of plant and fish life. Swimming through a kelp bed feels like flying through a forest among the tall stalks reaching the surface in depths of 20 - 70 feet. The rock reefs where the kelp attaches are filled with interesting life in all their crevices - from many species of nudibranch to families of California spiny lobsters who stay just beyond arms length of the hunters.


Kelp Beds 


3 - The Ruby E - a 165-foot long Coast Guard Cutter, sunk as part of the Artificial Reef Project in July 1989 in 85 feet of water. She sits upright on the bottom and is intact and penetrable. All the hatches have been made larger and most rooms have an exit to the outside. Most of the wreck is covered with growth, such as strawberry anemones and a small kelp bed on top of the wheelhouse.

Ruby E.


4 - Eagle Rock - on the west end of Catalina, spectacular sea fans hanging around the entire rock at 40-80ft depth make this one of the best wide-angle dive sites in the area.

Eagle Rock


5 - La Jolla Cove - There is an abundance of marine life at the Cove, mostly because it is part of the La Jolla Park Ecological Reserve, so no hunting of any kind is permitted. The marine biodiversity is partially sustained by the nutrient-rich water, which is the result of upwelling from the nearby La Jolla Submarine Canyons. A number of harbor seals frequent the area and will occasionally join you on your dive. Sometimes the seals will come in close to take a peek at you, other times they just zoom by you, seemingly to prove who the better swimmer is.

7 gill shark

So now that I have shared some of my favorite dive spots, why don’t you share a couple of yours?

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:59:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Meet the Amronians: Mike M.]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/MTA-malone/ This week, I spoke to Amron's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mike Malone. Here is what he said!

Mike

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere there is a beach with warm sand and preferably a bar nearby.

Bar on the Beach


What is your favorite movie?
It’s a toss-up between Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Speed, and/or Pirates of the Caribbean

What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you?
I was blessed with two daughters (who are now teenage daughters… enough said).

What ONE item would you take with you on a deserted island?
A case of Irish Whiskey.

Irish Whiskey

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Aware, Energetic, Honest

Name 3 things you would never leave home without.
iPhone and wallet. Everything else is negotiable

What do you like most about working here at Amron?
I get to work with some of the most sincere and energetic people in the industry.

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Fri, 18 May 2012 15:42:08 +0000
<![CDATA[XS SCUBA Recall]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/xsscubarecall/ XS SCUBA has issued a recall notice for Miflex High Pressure Braided Scuba Diving Hoses.

http://www.xsscuba.com/miflex-safety-recall.html

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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:32:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Meet the Amronians: Van R.]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/MTA-van/ This week I spoke to Van R., a commercial diving sales rep here at Amron. Here is what he said!

What do you like to do on your spare time?
Spending time with the Family, attending sporting events

Van

Who is your favorite musician or band?
Jazz as a genre and Ronnie Jordan as the musician

Ronnie Jordan

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
The creators of the United States Constitution

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anguilla, British West Indies (Birthplace)

Anguilla

Name 3 things you would never leave home without.
Patience, Understanding and Courage

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Inquisitive, Outgoing and Conscientious

What do you like most about working here at Amron?
Working here at Amron afford me the opportunity to meet new people all around the country.  As I meet new people there is a transference of information that I would not normally have attained.  The atmosphere is great and opportunities are abundant.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:35:24 +0000