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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, […]

Blanket Octopus

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 […]

Is my SCUBAPRO Titanium regulator compatible with the use of Nitrox or pure oxygen?

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): “Titanium is not compatible with high […]

Carson High Students Lose Lives SCUBA Diving in Monterey 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 […]

Aqualung Airsource 3 Review

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 […]