It’s the fourth of July, and I want to wish everyone, especially my fellow divers, a happy and safe Independence Day. It’s a day for families and friends to join together and appreciate that we are uniquely blessed with our freedom. Of the 120 billion or so people who have ever walked the Earth, only […]
When I originally created the JoeScuba blog, I had several informal goals. First, managing a blog is a fun way to stay connected between dive days. Secondly, I want to grow JoeScuba into a large online forum where divers from all over the world can share information about all topics related to diving, dive travel, […]
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I’ve sure never seen one of these! That’s one of the coolest things about scuba diving. On land, you don’t just run out into the forest and become surrounded by thousands of species of animals. If they are there, they’re not so visible and rarely as abundant. But, in the water, there’s the chance of […]
I personally love titanium for a regulator material, but it generally isn’t a good choice for tech divers due to incompatibility with high concentrations of oxygen (above 40%) in the breathing gas mix. The following from Scubapro offers some detail why this is the case. Source (the following): www.scubapro.com “Titanium is not compatible with high […]
Chamber Day 2011 Catalina Chamber Day is Wednesday, May 4. All proceeds support the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Cost is $90, plus $30 for food and air, and includes 2 dives aboard one of several area dive operators.
I guess if I knew the shark was behind me when I posed for the picture, I might have been a little nervous… Yeah right! In case it isn’t obvious: picture of self underwater + picture of big shark + Photoshop = picture of Joe with gigantic Great White.
http://www.kcra.com/r/27509520/detail.html Two more divers lost their lives last Saturday while diving in California. This pair was part of a group of four divers doing some kind of safety preparation for a planned even they had slated to take place some weeks later. Not a lot of information is available, but we do know one diver […]
http://www.mynews4.com/story.php?id=40700&n=122 Two kids lost their lives diving in Monterey over the weekend. Details are limited but indications are that they ran out of air. I can’t speculate about what took place underwater. They were 16 and 17 years old. My assumption is that inexperience played a role. Time flies underwater and new divers tend not […]
For recreational diving, I’m a big fan of what’s becoming known as the “safe second” stage BCD inflator/alternate air source. I very recently switched from the original SeaQuest Air Source, to the Aqualung Airsource 3. I mentioned in another post that I like the original better. I made two more dives with it today, his […]