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Tim Conner, M.D.

Tim Conner, M.D. started boating in 1974. He has been involved in recreational boating continuously since then. Dr. Conner has been active in boating and watersports safety education for decades.

He rode his first jet ski in 1997, and rejoined the personal watercraft arena in 2012 with a Sea-Doo GTX 155, followed by 2 supercharged SeaDoos. Scuba certification came in 1988, and he and the family have traveled the world snorkeling and scuba diving for decades. The family has recently taken up paddle boarding, with wakeboards and kitesurfing the next challenges for my adult kids. See the About page for more.

Do Jet Skis Have Reverse? How Does It Work?

Personal watercraft ownership has grown rapidly in recent years. Some new owners may be unfamiliar with some key details of jet ski operation. There are several differences that make operating a jet ski different from driving or riding other vehicles such as boats, cars, motorcycle and ATV’s.  Most modern jet skis have a reverse feature …

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How to Foil Kiteboarding (The Complete Guide)

When you kiteboard, you hit a point where you want to start trying new things. It can range from tricks to new techniques.  Learning to foil in kiteboarding can be nerve-racking since you are going to be increasing your speed. The same skills apply, but you’re riding a hydrofoil lift board. Once you get the …

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This is Why Snorkel Masks Cover your Nose

Snorkeling is a great way to explore the beauty of coral reefs and underwater life. It requires minimum equipment, and it is relatively easy to learn. It is a very relaxing experience. One minor adjustment new snorkelers have to make at the start is learning to breathe only through their mouth. Snorkel masks cover the …

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Here’s What You Should Do with Old Kiteboarding Kites

Kiteboarding is a great hobby, but kiteboarding kites are often damaged through mistakes or simple wear and tear. Even though they can’t still be used for kiteboarding, a damaged kite still offers quite a bit of relatively durable material, and a lot of people feel bad throwing them out. So, what should you do with …

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What to Wear to Paddleboard Yoga: A Very Simple Guide

Paddleboard yoga is quite simple. It’s just yoga on a paddleboard. They even make specialized paddleboards solely for the purpose of practicing yoga! Practicing yoga out on the water in the morning sun sounds pretty amazing, but what do you wear to a paddleboard yoga session? Bikini? Yoga wear? A wetsuit?  You can wear regular …

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