July 23, 2023 | By BLU3 |
Planning the Perfect Girls’ Weekend Adventure
The blazing Florida sun, the alluring call of the river, a pack of spirited girlfriends and a chance to get away in nature. You can see it now…like a picturesque scene plucked from the movie screen.
After a particularly stressful week at work, Jenna, a coastal engineer, got together with her group of girlfriends and decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a weekend away. With work, family obligations & busy schedules, the girls hadn’t had a trip together in way too long, so it was time to round the troops and do what they do best…go on an adventure.
Swapping City Life for River Tranquility
The destination? An idyllic river where they could make meaningful core memories together and get in some good old-fashioned R&R. Swapping skyline views for starlit skies & crystal blue waters was the perfect scene for an unforgettable weekend. Armed with their LIVE Watersports paddle boards and portable BLU3 dive systems, an aquatic adventure awaited just around the bend.
While they began down the river with their board–transporting them blissfully to their desired dive destination–and their BLU3 dive system ready to go, the girls could anticipate the excitement that was to come. But it wasn’t until they dove from their paddle boards when they truly felt the epitome of peak euphoria. The ease of diving without tanks on your back for the first time was a sense of freedom they had never experienced before. And they wanted more!
Revolutionizing Underwater Work with BLU3 Dive System
Aside from the simplicity & portability of diving with BLU3, the LIVE paddle boards provided stability & a generous amount of space for other items needed on the river. They proved to be the perfect platform for their river escapades. And it was certainly apparent that BLU3 & LIVE were the ingredients needed to spice up a fun-filled & adventurous weekend in paradise–one where the girls could embrace their shared passion for the underwater world.
“The ability to use the boards while also diving without having to worry about your tanks or heavy BCDs was just perfect,” Jenna shares enthusiastically. Not only did the paddle boards serve as their diving platforms, but they also transformed into floating picnic spots, carrying delectable charcuterie as the girls leisurely drifted down the river.
Jenna explained how the BLU3 dive system would revolutionize her work conducting seagrass surveys. “We go into about 10 to 15 ft of water and dive down to get pictures of certain seagrasses. The BLU3 systems would be ideal for our situation.”
The flexibility and accessibility of the BLU3 dive system combined with the portability of the paddle boards allow for quick and easy setup, making for efficient and fun-filled workdays.
When asked about the difference between their usual ocean surveys and this freshwater adventure, Jenna responded, “Using the boards in the river is a lot different than obviously the ocean, but you still have that full stability.” The boards were tied to rocks while the girls dove or simply relaxed and engaged in girl talk, underscoring the versatility of these sturdy boards.
Advantages of Tankless Diving
“The simplicity of snorkeling meets the thrill of scuba diving.”
Escaping Reality with Nature, Diving and Paddleboarding
One of the biggest highlights? “Being able to just jump off the board and go diving while someone is on the board is perfect. Then we actually used the boards to have charcuterie and just float down the river with the girls,” Jenna laughs. The video captured by Locale Films shows them enjoying these moments - girls jumping off the boards, putting on their gear and fins, and capturing memories that would last a lifetime.
This transformative experience which combines the tranquility of nature, thrill of diving & the freedom of paddleboarding/no tanks, gave the girls a chance to experience the FL Springs from many lenses. Whether they were above/on water, or below water, they could appreciate the beauty and versatility at every turn and arguably from every angle. And there truly is no better way to escape the real world & take in what’s around you.
Creating More Accessible Diving Experiences
While the weekend was full of long laughs shared over smores & catching up on old times, the memory that stood out the most was their paddle board dive day with BLU3.
This combination makes diving more accessible and adds a fun twist to traditional paddleboarding. Whether for work or play, in oceans or rivers, these innovative tools break down barriers and open up a world of aquatic adventures. As Jenna puts it, “I would highly suggest using this for girls trips in the future.”
Capturing Underwater Magic with Locale Films
We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to the gifted team at Locale Films. Their ability to transform our memorable diving adventures into cinematic masterpieces is truly remarkable. Their vision, skill, and passion for storytelling played a crucial role in capturing these extraordinary moments, allowing us to share our experiences with our fantastic community.
We encourage all our readers and fellow adventurers to follow Locale Films on their social media platforms for more awe-inspiring content. They continually push the boundaries of creativity, offering a unique lens into the world around us. Whether it's stunning landscapes, captivating underwater scenes, or exhilarating outdoor adventures, Locale Films beautifully captures the essence of each moment.
If you’re interested in learning more about BLU3’s mini scuba systems
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