If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to push your diving to the next level, PADI Tec40 is the first step beyond recreational diving. The PADI Tec40 course offers an introduction to diving with redundant systems, double SCUBA cylinders, lift bags, deco bottles and gas mixes up to 50% oxygen. More importantly, PADI Tec40 takes […]
I finally found 5 minutes to upload 30 seconds of video from last month’s Kona dive trip. I’ll eventually find time to put up something a little longer, but if this sequence doesn’t make you wish you were there, I don’t know what it’ll take. This was, I believe, our 5th dive. We had large […]
Last week, after literally thousands of dives in drysuits, I decided to buy myself a little something for my birthday; dry gloves. Specifically, I bought DUI Zip Gloves in the standard, heavy duty (blue) version. I know DUI was/is changing to black, so mine may have been hanging around the shop a while, but I […]
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 […]
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.
I finally got around to recoding the main JoeScuba website. It’s still not an artistic marvel, but I’ll admit I was a little ashamed of the older version. For you nerds, it is now table-less (x)html/css, structured properly, etc. As much as I’d like to teach diving all the time, I actually make my living […]
Check back here for updates about the Kona trip coming up next fall. At this moment, it looks like a go. I have preliminary pricing for the dive operator and some hotels, which is less than $1100 for both! That’s 7 nights hotel and 6 days of diving! If we go, there’s room for four […]
Tomorrow it’s back for another dive in the ‘ol Sparks Marina. You don’t hear this very often, but I love diving there this time of year. As long as you don’t stir up the silt, the visibility is pretty good, and there are fish in it–and a jet. Sure they sunk it like a kid’s […]