Founded in January 2000, Aquatic Adventures, Inc. is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a western suburb of Milwaukee. We are committed to transforming and enriching people’s lives through scuba diving and snorkeling.
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When I left chilly Wisconsin for Florida this January, I was excited about the Lemon Shark dives we planned to make out of Jupiter. Unfortunately, when strong winds from the northeast dropped visibility to little more than 10 feet, the shark dives were ruined and we needed to find another way to get our winter diving fix. Although I had never been there, the Blue Heron Bridge seem like a good second choice.
Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Riviera Beach, the Blue Heron Bridge is a short distance north of West Palm Beach and not far off from I-95 on Blue Heron Boulevard. Divers are allowed to dive either the east or west end of the bridge, but free parking is available and the entry is easy from Phil Foster Park at the east end.
Living in Wisconsin, it’s no surprise that diving can get pretty chilly. But I wasn’t about to let cool water stop me from diving. For many years I managed to get by with a 7mm full wetsuit and layering a 7mm hooded vest on those really cold dives. This was a less expensive option than buying a dry suit, but I knew from the start that diving dry was what I wanted to do.
This led me to the decision to take the dry suit certification course. It was a rather simple course that included an easy to read manual and the traditional PADI DVD. The class was very hands-on. We went through the knowledge reviews and then jump right into our first dry suit. Trying on a dry suit is quite the experience if you have never tried one on. You get fitted for the suit and boots, learn how to dust the seals and lubricate the zippers, and get trained to don the suit so as not to damage the seals. The great thing about the course at Aquatic Adventures is that a rental dry suit is provided for you if you don’t already own one. This is a great option for first time dry suit divers.
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