Category Archives: Scuba Equipment

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


130. Let’s talk about the tipping culture in the dive industry



The tipping culture is deeply embedded in the dive industry. It is critical for dive professionals around the world to make a living. But the tipping culture is a challenge for divers. There is no standard method for determining how much to tip and who to tip. Also, it seems that every place does it … Continue reading 130. Let’s talk about the tipping culture in the dive industry


129. What’s on your 2024 reading list, plus wet notes and more



Wet Notes Updates Changes at Aqualung DEMA Town Hall meetings regarding 2024 show New industry trade magazine from William Cline Latest edition of Scuba Diving Magazine New Fourth Element Arctic undergarment History of Diving Museum 2024 Immerse Yourself series The first seven books on my 2024 reading list – The Underworld by Susan Casey Trojan … Continue reading 129. What’s on your 2024 reading list, plus wet notes and more


128. Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 6



Season six will feature a few changes to the format. Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive will be on hiatus for a while. After five years it is time to give Mike Nelson a bit of a break. Every show will also feature an update from the dive shop. In this episode I talk about some … Continue reading 128. Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 6