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!…View More Joe SCUBA Diving with a Great White Shark
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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