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…View More Not a Good Weekend for Divers in CA
Category: SCUBA Instruction
Carson High Students Lose Lives SCUBA Diving in Monterey
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…View More Carson High Students Lose Lives SCUBA Diving in Monterey
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…View More Aqualung Airsource 3 Review
DIR: Is There Really Only One Right Way to Dive?
Even though I enjoy poking at DIR diving purists, I do respect their commitment to the sport, safety and dedication to training and fitness. That said,…View More DIR: Is There Really Only One Right Way to Dive?
Buoyancy Control & Wetsuit Compression
I joined a vintage scuba message board a couple weeks ago so that I could contribute to a discussion about the concept of a formal…View More Buoyancy Control & Wetsuit Compression
In-Water Rescue Breathing
http://cdiving.com/administrating-rescue-breathing-through-professional-divers/ One of my favorite classes to teach is the PADI Rescue Diver course. While in-water rescue is serious business, the class is fun both…View More In-Water Rescue Breathing
E9791 Update Related to Genesis & Other HP SCUBA Cylinders
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…View More E9791 Update Related to Genesis & Other HP SCUBA Cylinders
DIR: An Alternate View
http://www.inspired-training.com/DIR%20-%20Whats%20its%20not.htm I’m not sure just what to think about DIR. There are aspects that I most certainly agree with. Gear standardization, for example, I believe…View More DIR: An Alternate View
Cool Vintage Diving Video
Anyone for diving? from Vintage D on Vimeo. This is awesome! I love seeing the way classes were handled back then. I was first certified…View More Cool Vintage Diving Video
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…View More Jacques Cousteau
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…View More JoeScuba Website
Help End Shark Finning
I just got back from the PADI Annual Forum. It was very interesting and I won a hat. One thing that came up is the…View More Help End Shark Finning
Don’t Do This!
Here’s the thing. If you ever need to use your alternate air source, it is very unlikely that you’ll be the one breathing from it.…View More Don’t Do This!
Open Water SCUBA Class
I spent the early part of my day today teaching a PADI Open Water SCUBA class at Sierra Diving Center. This one’s a private class…View More Open Water SCUBA Class
PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Certification
As a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor, one of the coolest things is staying active and up to speed on a wide variety of dive…View More PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Certification