No Stop vs. No Decompression. Which is correct?

Should no-decompression diving be renamed no-stop diving? Earlier, I was semi-involved in a discussion about terminology regarding no-decompression diving, or diving within the no decompression limits (NDL) that define sport or recreational diving. I suggested that every dive is a decompression dive. I’m not the first to make that assertion. The theory goes like this. […]

Learn to Dive in Reno

Summer is finally here and if you’ve ever considered learning to SCUBA dive, now is the time to do it. If you live in or near Reno, even better. I teach through Sierra Diving Center and believe there is no better place to learn to dive anywhere in the world, let alone Reno. That’s because […]

Try SCUBA Diving with a PADI Discover SCUBA Diving Experience

If there’s one thing divers know that our land-locked friends and neighbors don’t, it’s that the world looks a whole lot different after you’ve experienced it from liquid space. Granted, diving is not for everyone, but for most of us, taking that first breath underwater was life-changing. Sharing that experience is what the PADI Discover […]

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 issue of shark finning, the hideous practice of cutting the fins off of sharks in huge numbers and tossing them back into the ocean to die. Shark numbers have been […]

Hotel Information

I’m working on a deal for the hotel still, but I am looking at the Kona Seaside Hotel. Basically, it’s a clean room, and very well situated within walking distance of restaurants, shops, etc. in Kailua Kona. I’ve stayed there before and think it’s great. But, if you’re the sort of person who prefers a […]

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 for one person.  I was surprised to hear that this student has friends who say they would love to dive, but feel that the training is too time consuming??? This […]

Back to the Marina

Tomorrow it’s back for another dive in the ‘ol Sparks Marina.  You don’t hear this very often, but I love diving there this time of year.  As long as you don’t stir up the silt, the visibility is pretty good, and there are fish in it–and a jet.  Sure they sunk it like a kid’s […]