Scuba Steve and Buckeye Scuba have been traveling the world for many years and in those years we have learned a few things about running a smooth trip. One thing we learned is not every dive is suited for every diver. Divers experience is key to having a fun, safe and exciting vacation.
We created a “Starfish” rating system to help you find trips Buckeye Scuba offers to fit your level of experience. Here is how our rating system works. Each level helps place level of diver experience and also diving conditions expected on the trip.
A super easy dive trip with no currents, excellent visibility, guided with a diving professional in shallow waters. This is a perfect trip for the newbie diver or someone heading out to complete open water certification dives. Depth ranges here are 40′ or less day light hours only. Perfect for a diver with 12 or less dives, example… our local training quarry, Whitestar. Open water scuba certification highest level of training.
On this dive trip divers may encounter very mild currents, good warm clear water and dive with a professional guide. This has depth ranges between 20′-60′. Divers may dive on reefs or wrecks in daylight hours. Diver has 24 or less dives and 1-2 specialty courses taken. This diver has recently purchased their own gear, is learning fast and taking a big trip would have a huge, positive impact.
Perfect for the up and coming diver. This trip involves more challenge, currents, night diving, cold water, limited visibility conditions. This diver has all the right equipment and understands how to use it. This is an average rating for most dives. Most dives are accompanied by a dive leader or divers are comfortable diving in buddy teams away from group. Dive depths will range up to 130′. This diver holds their advanced rating has between 40-50 dives and is seeking adventure. This is an average rating and fits most divers ability and comfort level.
For the seasoned veteran who has been on multiple trips and has a wide range of experience in many conditions from currents, deep dives, slightly more challenging entries and exits, night diving and international dive and travel experience. This diver is comfortable diving in deeper depths and can handle diving in small groups without a dive leader. Diver has 50-100 dives holds a master diver rating and has perfected buoyancy. Dives are relaxing yet sometimes a challenge that make the experience fabulous.
Fits the hardcore diving lifestyle. The diver has hundreds of dives or more under their belt. Great challenging dives keep diving exciting. This diver will brave any condition from wet to dry suit and fresh to salt water to dive the most amazing dives regardless of location. These are dives Scuba Steve would do! 100+ dives with elevated ratings, most likely a professional one. These dives tend to be big trips around the world, living on boats and diving remote dives. This also can mean remote locations, living conditions and long travel times that add additional stress for some divers.
Grand Cayman February 15-22, 2014 This is where you NEED to be! $200 deposit secures your space today!! Join our fun crew on a wonderful adventure to the not so remote Grand Cayman! Our trip leader Kurt Rodgers will be hosting another fabulous trip to Cobalt Coast for a week of relaxation and diving. This adventure is a 2 to 3 starfish rating so perfect for everyone in the family, even the non-divers!! Our inclusive package has it all except the airfare. You get 7 nights lodging at the beautiful Cobalt Coast in a Single Suite or Double...read more
Buckeye SCUBA Pool Parties Come join the Buckeye family for some pool time fun during the cooler months. This is a night for certified divers, anyone wanting to TRY SCUBA or update SCUBA skills. Call ahead to reserve your space so you don’t miss the boat. Rental equipment is limited so snooze and you loose. Buckeye SCUBA pool parties are a social gathering of certified divers from Buckeye Scuba. Come meet new divers and see why our SCUBA family is the coolest around. We only charge $10 to cover the expense of the pool...read more
Join Scuba Steve and Buckeye Scuba on a New Years Eve Scuba Adventure December 27-January 4, 2014 We had such an amazing time last New Years we are heading back again and we hope you will join us. As of March 3, 2013 we have 15 of the 24 spaces sold!!! Get that deposit in soon. Let me entice you a bit more with the amazing diving on Bonaire! Unlimited shore diving, easy diving for the newbie up to the most advanced, beautiful condominiums, diving right out your back door! Got your attention yet? OK how about only $850 to $950 per...read more
There’s something about diving a camp fire and good friends and amazing food. We have been doing this for 6 years now and each year they get more and more fun. The art of diving, camping and producing some tasty morsels have culminated to greatness. Don’t miss out this year as we are discussing new road trips. We have discussed briefly locations like Storm Mountain in West Virginia and a few other quarries in Pennsylvania. Keep your eyes open on this blog as we evolve into the upcoming dive season. Our...read more
Australia’s Coral Sea June 14-28, 2013 3 great adventures to choose from to fit your budget and vacation time. Every trip includes a week on the “Spirit of Freedom” Australia’s premiere luxury live-a-board dive vessel. Visit Sydney or stay a bit longer and view a beautiful sunset at Ayers Rock with a champagne toast. The choices are yours and adventure awaits! 7 Days – 7 Nights- Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea Adventure Watson Bay – Lizard Island Sleek and spacious, the ‘Spirit of...read more
Tobermory, Canada September 13-16, 2013 Join the crew for the week after Labor Day trip up north Eh! $450 per person double occupancy. Trip will include 3 nights lodging and 2 dives Saturday and 2 dives on Sunday. $50 deposit holds your space, only 10 space available! Meals and air fills are extra. We will be heading back to stay with our good friends at Adventure the Bruce Inn and diving with Divers Den, they did a fantastic job. If you would like to go a day early (leave on Thursday) and dive Friday I have arranged for this option...read more
Hold onto your gourds, don’t mangle that melon just yet! We are taking registrations for the upcoming event. Scheduled for Sunday October 6th, 2013 We will be hosting the event at Whitestar Quarry in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Carving time begins at 10am and ends 1pm Judging time will be at 1:30pm Lots of prizes, lots of fun and lots of yummy food! 1st prize this year has not been donated yet but it is usually a brand new scuba regulator or stylish dive computer valued at over $400. Chances of winning are fabulous with only 20 to 30...read more
Back to the Keys for our 10th annual adventure with Buckeye Scuba April 25-29, 2013 Our 10th year visiting the Florida Keys is game on! Last year we had 28 awesome divers join us in the Florida Keys. The weather was amazing and the diving was spectacular. Sharks, Goliath Groupers, ship wrecks and the best divers you could ask for! Get on the list today because this trip is always a sell out. We may try something a bit new as diving goes but as of now Spiegel Grove for those qualified and possibly a dive on the Duane! For all our...read more