Category Archives: Scuba Diving

135. Listen for a message from Martha – we need to care



Martha was the last of the passenger pigeon species and died on September 1, 1914. The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird on the planet and within a few decades this species went from billions to zero. We need to hear the message from Martha to protect the ocean species from extinction including … Continue reading 135. Listen for a message from Martha – we need to care


134. Let’s Save the Right Whale – Approve the NOAA Speed Restrictions



In 2022, NOAA released recommendations for vessel speed restrictions in an effort to protect the North Atlantic right whale. NOAA not only expanded the area dramatically, they also expanded the vessels being covered. The new rules would restrict most vessels 35 feet or larger to 10 knots in these seasonal zones. Approval of this proposal … Continue reading 134. Let’s Save the Right Whale – Approve the NOAA Speed Restrictions


133. One More Time – Yes, You Do Need a Dive Computer



Dive computers are powerful, reliable and an essential part of your scuba kit. There are many affordable dive computers on the market today that allow divers to fit this into their budget. Is it okay to tell divers that they don’t need to use a dive computer because the dives are going to be shallow? … Continue reading 133. One More Time – Yes, You Do Need a Dive Computer


132. Renting scuba gear challenges at a local dive shop



In this episode, I discuss why you might find it a challenge to rent scuba gear from your local dive shop. The local dive shop is a small business and as such must make investments in equipment and time to those areas of the business that keep them profitable. Renting scuba gear may not be … Continue reading 132. Renting scuba gear challenges at a local dive shop


131. A look at training agency net promoter score, plus wet notes news and information



In this episode, I discuss the results of the a survey conducted by the Business of Diving Institute on training agency net promoter score. The results are a bit surprising on how various stakeholders view the numerous agencies in the scuba industry. Wet Notes news and information updates include: Challenges for aging divers A new … Continue reading 131. A look at training agency net promoter score, plus wet notes news and information