My Sport KISS CCR is Still Going Strong As we wind down the final weeks of 2022, I’m noticing some things I used to do…View More Joe’s Rebreather
Tag: technical diving
DGX Gears XTRA Regulator Review
Like everything Dive Gears Express sells, DGX Gears XTRA regulators are not only a great value, but great gear. Given my experience so far, I have no hesitation recommending them to even the most demanding diver.View More DGX Gears XTRA Regulator Review
Dive Planning Apps For Technical Divers
Review of decompression dive planning mobile apps for technical divers Recently, I started down a path of discovery into the prehistory of technical and decompression…View More Dive Planning Apps For Technical Divers
My Transition to Sidemount Scuba
Sidemount Scuba When and why I became a believer in sidemount scuba. If you are thinking of making the transition to sidemount scuba, read on……View More My Transition to Sidemount Scuba
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
SubGravity 6mm Stainless Steel Backplate Review
As mentioned frequently, the most popular local dive spot here is Lake Tahoe. We dive others fairly frequently as well, like Donner Lake, Pyramid Lake…View More SubGravity 6mm Stainless Steel Backplate Review
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?
DUI Zip Seals on Viking Drysuit
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…View More DUI Zip Seals on Viking Drysuit
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…View More Project Baseline
Scubapro Seawing Nova Dive Fin Review
The Scubapro Seawing Nova It is with a heavy heart that I recently made my first fin change in over 20 years. For decades, I’ve…View More Scubapro Seawing Nova Dive Fin Review
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?
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
Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer
Review of the Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer I’ve owned and used a number of dive computers over the years. The most recent of these was…View More Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer
Mounting a GoPro Camera to Scuba Gear
Mounting a GoPro to Scuba Gear recently got my hands on a GoPro Hero video camera. I honestly never gave GoPro much thought since I…View More Mounting a GoPro Camera to Scuba Gear
New Free SCUBA Classified Ad Website
I’m not sure if the world needed another free classifieds website or not, but here’s one more. I mostly created joeuw.com as a test related to…View More New Free SCUBA Classified Ad Website
Fourth Element Halo 3D Review
Over the weekend, I taught two classes, a PADI Drysuit Specialty Course and a PADI Altitude Diving Specialty Course. Being near Lake Tahoe, both are…View More Fourth Element Halo 3D Review
Apeks Tek 3 Review
Apeks Tek 3 About six months ago, I made a regulator change on my technical rig from Poseidon to Apeks. My Poseidon regs (Cyklon 300’s)…View More Apeks Tek 3 Review
Scubapro 330M Digital Gauge
I recently had a conversation with a technical diver who explained that his “backup” depth gauge and timing device was his older sport diving computer…View More Scubapro 330M Digital Gauge
PADI Tec40 Course, Lake Tahoe
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…View More PADI Tec40 Course, Lake Tahoe
DUI Dry Gloves, Zip Glove Review
Last week, after literally thousands of dives in drysuits, I decided to buy myself a little something for my birthday; dry gloves. Specifically, I bought…View More DUI Dry Gloves, Zip Glove Review
My New Apeks TEK3 Regulators!
These are my new Apeks Tek3 regulators fresh from the dive shop on the front seat of my truck! They’ve been tuned but the zip…View More My New Apeks TEK3 Regulators!