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Connecting Passion with Purpose: Avocational Underwater Archaeology and Exploration Diving

April 8, 2022

Connecting Passion with Purpose: Avocational Underwater Archaeology and Exploration Diving

For many of us, the desire to explore is as natural as breathing. We wonder about what’s around the next corner and feel a compulsion to follow the trail that goes into the []

Extreme (and Not So Extreme) Multistage Sidemount Cave Diving with AI

March 2, 2022

Extreme (and Not So Extreme) Multistage Sidemount Cave Diving with AI

Soft flakes of microbial goo slapped my face as I scootered through them at high speed on my DPV. My exploration partner Vincent Rouquette-Cathala and I were back on our DPVs at our massive exploration []

Making the Switch

September 8, 2021

Making the Switch

After diving and teaching on open circuit for over 25 years, I’ve noticed a recurring question that keeps popping up.

“What took you so long to make the switch?” or “Why bother switching to CCR []

Mentally Estimating Deco in a Cave

August 4, 2021

Mentally Estimating Deco in a Cave

Intro:

So there you are, 40 minutes into a cave dive, currently at 100ft/30m. You check your computer, and it’s showing a no decompression limit (NDL) of 10 minutes. You didn’t expect the cave to []

Immersion Pulmonary Edema

April 8, 2021

Immersion Pulmonary Edema

“I can’t breathe!”. Bill was a middle-aged man with a history of high blood pressure who was enjoying a wreck dive off the Northeast United States. He was diving a 14/7 mm farmer john wetsuit []

We Need to Talk About Our Mistakes So We Can All Learn

March 3, 2021

We Need to Talk About Our Mistakes So We Can All Learn

It doesn’t matter what level of diver you are or the experience you have. In the end, we’re all humans and as humans we make mistakes. It’s also in our nature to []

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