After two frustrating years enduring questionable “science” and outright hostility, I am thrilled to learn that Hawaii will once again be open to divers. I guess it has been for a while, if required testing and mask mandates don’t bother you. However, beginning on 3/26, that’s over.
It’s been probably 5 years since I sent my DUI CF200x drysuit to DUI to be retrofitted with Zip Seals. Since then, I’ve made about 500 dives using them. Zip Seals give you the ability to save a dive by having spare neck and wrist seals, gloves, dry hood, or whatever around in case of […]
In recent months, I’ve had the good fortune to be introduced to Project Baseline. Project Baseline is a not-for-profit, conservation organization that has involved thousands of divers all over the world. One of the goals for Project Baseline is to document the condition of aquatic ecosystems over time, to chronicle changes that might be occurring. […]
Monterey Divers: Please help keep the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber in business I dive in and around Monterey fairly frequently. I have for decades and I love it there. As divers, we always have in the back of our minds, that there exists the possibility of getting bent. But, since diving injuries are rare, we tend […]
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 […]
http://news.yahoo.com/scuba-divers-left-behind-florida-172315719.html Scuba divers left behind in Florida It seems like every other year or so, we read this headline about SCUBA divers somewhere in the world having been left behind by the dive boat. There they are bobbing in the abyss, waiting for someone to motor along and pluck them from Poseidon’s grasp. It amazes […]
http://www.montereyherald.com/news/ci_18738019 Another diver lost his life in Monterey last Saturday. This time it was a 65 year old Alameda man who’d “recently gotten back into diving.” According to the story, he and his diving buddy had begun to surface when he simply disappeared. Shorty afterward the search was on and his body recovered about […]
Of all the environmental tragedies that I can be upset about, one stands out as unique and potentially more devastating than many that are much more widely publicized. That is invasive species. We are dealing with it locally by trying to prevent the spread of zebra and quaga mussels, similar to what’s happening in the […]
[wp_geo_map] http://www.rgj.com/article/20110801/NEWS/110801045/Sheriff-Body-found-Lake-Tahoe-could-from-1990s-accident If there’s one dive in Lake Tahoe that required solid buoyancy skills, the Rubicon Wall is that dive. A diver’s body was recovered last week in Lake Tahoe that had apparently been bobbing in the blue abyss for nearly 2 decades. I remember the incident described in the news story because I had recently become […]
http://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/edmund-fitzgerald-36/ I remember hearing the Gordon Lightfoot song when I was about ten or eleven years old. It’s kind of burned into my memory so every time I see something about the Edmund Fitzgerald, I perk up a bit. I found this site with recordings of the banter between a boat captain and the U.S. […]
Story: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-divers-treasure-famed-wreck-151015129.html If there’s one thing that I believe all divers have in common it’s that somewhere deep in the recesses of our subconscious minds, there’s a remote hope that’we’ll discover treasure. As a kid, I remember reading a book from the library that was an account of Mel Fisher’s search for the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which […]
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. ivermectina covid precio farmacia del ahorro اندرويد كازينو Secondly, I want to grow JoeScuba into a large online forum where divers from all over the world can share information […]
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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 […]
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I received some good news yesterday at the dive shop where I teach. Those of us that own and dive with SCUBA tanks manufactured under the E9791 DOT exemption no longer must worry about the exemption expiring, which would effectively make them useless. In an earlier post, I mentioned that scuba tanks stamped “E9791” were […]
I don’t have anything profound to say about Jacques Cousteau, since most likely, anyone who stumbles across this already has been touched by the man or his work in some deep and enduring way. As a kid growing up in Southern California in the early 1970’s, I remember many rainy days at school when rather […]