Recreational DIR Diving: Good or Bad Is DIR really “doing it right” for recreational divers? About a two years ago, some of my dive instructor…View More Recreational DIR Diving: A Good Idea for New Divers?
Category: Diving Safety
Dan Orr Presents Data on Diver Fatalities
Preventing Diver Fatalities Diver Fatalities Happen But, DAN research clearly shows the majority of diver deaths could be prevented. As a diving instructor, the worst…View More Dan Orr Presents Data on Diver Fatalities
In-water recompression: Good idea? Bad idea? What is it anyway? A few weeks ago I came across the following article: Take Me Back Down: One Diver’s…View More In-Water Recompression
Are Welded D-Rings Really an Entanglement Hazard?
In the diving community, especially the technical diving community, there are a lot of “facts” thrown around related to best diving practices, equipment, training standards, etc.…View More Are Welded D-Rings Really an Entanglement Hazard?
Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund
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…View More Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund
Tiny Doubles, I Second That
My first set of scuba tanks was a pair of “tiny doubles” (1800psi 38’s, or so I’m told). I suspect they are actually 45’s, and,…View More Tiny Doubles, I Second That
Everybody’s an “expert” on diving message boards…
Don’t believe everything you read on scuba diving message boards I hate to be negative, but some of the most ridiculous things I have ever read…View More Everybody’s an “expert” on diving message boards…
Is Diving The SS President Coolidge Safe?
I just came across a blog by a diver in Australia (Read it here). He’s an interesting guy, with obviously a lot of experience. Initially,…View More Is Diving The SS President Coolidge Safe?
Is Technical Diving Right For You?
Technical Diving is a Discipline Like most serious tec divers, I read everything I can get my hands on related to the topic. I comb…View More Is Technical Diving Right For You?
No Stop vs. No Decompression. Which is correct?
Should no-decompression diving be renamed no-stop diving? does ivermectin kill mites other than scanies Earlier, I was semi-involved in a discussion about terminology regarding no-decompression…View More No Stop vs. No Decompression. Which is correct?
The Importance of Dive Planning
Dive planning I recently came across John Chatterton’s blog. You might know him as the host of Deep Sea Detectives. For the last several weeks,…View More The Importance of Dive Planning
Dry Suit Inflation System Mounting
Dry suit inflation Whether using air or argon, for most dives, I prefer not to use my back gas to inflate my dry suit. Using…View More Dry Suit Inflation System Mounting
Moving your dive logbook from PC to Mac
Sort out dive log computer compatibility problems and getting your old dive computer data into your new software. Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve…View More Moving your dive logbook from PC to Mac
PADI Altitude, Drysuit and Enriched Air Specialties
Scuba diving specialty certifications every mountain diver should have. As much as we all love to get into the deep blue, warm water of the…View More PADI Altitude, Drysuit and Enriched Air Specialties
PADI Deep Adventure Dive, Lake Tahoe
Any time of year, Lake Tahoe is a great place to dive. We brave the cold water to experience Lake Tahoe’s amazing visibility, and fabulous…View More PADI Deep Adventure Dive, Lake Tahoe
Cold Water Diving Tips
For many, Fall means hanging up the swim fins until warmer months next Spring. Sure, you can always take a vacation, but even that leaves…View More Cold Water Diving Tips
PADI Altitude Specialty Certification, Lake Tahoe
I just finished with a PADI Altitude Specialty Course in Lake Tahoe earlier today. It was a spectacular day at the lake. The water…View More PADI Altitude Specialty Certification, Lake Tahoe
Alameda Man Killed in Monterey Diving Accident
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…View More Alameda Man Killed in Monterey Diving Accident
OMS BC117-K 94lb Lift BCD/Wing Review
I have been using the OMS BC117, 94 pound-lift BCD (wing) for technical diving for quite some time. I’m not very active in tech diving…View More OMS BC117-K 94lb Lift BCD/Wing Review
Dive Planning: What Happens When One Member of a Dive Team Fails
“Plan your dive. Dive your plan.” How many times have your hear that one? It’s especially important when dives take on complexity, and is down…View More Dive Planning: What Happens When One Member of a Dive Team Fails
Learn to Dive in Reno
Summer is finally here and if you’ve ever considered learning to SCUBA dive, now is the time to do it. If you live in or…View More Learn to Dive in Reno
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…View More Join JoeScuba
Resort Operator’s Opinion on Buoyancy Control
In an earlier post, I mentioned that most, if not all, dive boat operators would support and encourage any diver wishing to perform an adequate…View More Resort Operator’s Opinion on Buoyancy Control
Choosing a Dive Computer vs. Decompression Computer
Choosing a dive computer in some ways is a pretty straight-forward process. You decide on a budget and go for it, because most of them…View More Choosing a Dive Computer vs. Decompression Computer