I’m Advanced Certified…

So Why All of the Charter Boat Restrictions These Days? by David Miner I’ve been diving for many years with my advanced and nitrox certifications, but lately on a number of different dive charters in different locations, I’ve been restricted by boat captains and/or dive masters to not go below 100 feet and forced to […]

Hogarthian Gear Configuration

The Diver vs. Murphy’s Law by Jeff Petersen 11/2005 Hogarthian diving is generally considered a specific “configuration style ” of back mount cave diving and there are numerous articles out there on the specifics of the Hogarthian configuration. Instead, this article is more about the psychological underpinnings and guiding principals of Hogarthian diving. The Hogarthian […]

Why DEMA Should be Open to the Public

At least for a couple of days anyway! by David Miner DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association) is the only international diving trade show where thousands of diving professionals congregate for four days to immerse themselves in the diving industry. DEMA is all about diving! Diving equipment manufacturers, dive travel businesses, diving educators, and diving professionals […]

Shark Tooth Diving in Venice Florida

by Mike McNulty Like many folks who have been diving for many years, I’m always looking for something unique to make diving more interesting. In the 30 years since I became certified, I’ve done underwater photography as well as spearfishing. I’ve dove in lakes, quarries, rivers, coral reefs, and kelp ‘forests’. I’ve done ‘shark dives,’ […]

Fitness and Scuba Diving

by David Miner Scuba diving is generally not classified or thought of as an athletic sport. Athletic sports like running marathons, football, bike racing, swimming, etc. require large amounts of training and cross training on a weekly or daily basis. There are training programs, coaches, personal trainers, books, etc. for probably every athletic sport today. […]