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Dive Computers Are Nice, But They Don’t Substitute Training

By |November 14th, 2016|

In recent years, technology, as it relates to dive computers, has grown leaps and bounds. From simple single gas, air only computers with fuzzy displays to the current multi-color, crisp, mixed gas computers any anything in between. The current crop of dive computers has the function and form to stand up to any type of […]

3 Ways To Increase Your Diving

By |November 12th, 2016|

If you’re like me, your chief complaint about being a diver is the simple fact that you don’t do it enough. Unless you’re one of those who is lucky enough to live in many parts of Florida or a tropical destination, you’re just not diving quite as much as you would like to. Having said […]

Working Together To Make SCUBA Safer

By |November 9th, 2016|

The most recent diver fatality in Florida had friends and family calling and emailing me asking my opinion on what I thought happened. While they thought that they would get an earful from me, I’m sure it was disappointing when I replied with a simple “I don’t know” followed up with a “I don’t care […]

Unboxed: The Nomad LS and SMS Katana

By |October 26th, 2016|

When I first began diving sidemount in 2011, there were only a couple of commercially available units on the market. Since then, sidemount diving has grown leaps and bounds and has become more accepted in the mainstream diving community than many ever thought that it would. Having said that, nowadays, new sidemount harnesses seem to […]

When Analyzing for CO Hits Home, By-Michael Angelo Gagliardi

By |October 19th, 2016|

I am writing this account with the full approval of the dive shop’s owner.  I am however, writing this account of my own accord in hope that it is of service to the cave diving community.  I am not a medical professional; I am an artist and a cave diver.  It is my intention to […]

Cool Dives: The U-85

By |September 26th, 2016|

In our time as divers, we all have that one dive site that will always hold a place in our hearts. To me it’s the U-85. After working as a Divemaster on a charter boat and over 100 dives on this wreck, I have yet to, nor think that I will ever tire of diving […]

It’s Time For Underwater Pumpkin Carving!

By |September 21st, 2016|

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Leaves are turning color and football season is well underway. For all of us, fall is here! For us divers that means planning trips for the winter for a warm water break from the cold. Of course there is one other thing that happens […]

5 Reasons You Should Take a Night Diver Course

By |September 19th, 2016|


Are you considering adding some training to your dive experience? If you’re like most divers, you surely are. With that in mind, what courses should you take? Certainly, course like nitrox, navigation, and rescue diver are always good ones to pursue. However, there is one course that is overlooked by most divers that provides a […]

The DRIS SCUBA BCD Buyer’s Guide

By |August 9th, 2016|

Picking out the perfect set of dive gear can be a daunting task for any diver, whether new to the underwater world or experienced. Buoyancy Control Devices or BCD’s are no different. With all of the new styles and configurations flooding the market, the prudent diver needs to do her or her own research in […]

The DRIS Drysuit Buyer’s Guide

By |July 11th, 2016|

If you’re reading this, you’re probably ready to ditch that old wetsuit and make the investment in a drysuit and extend your dive season in comfort. We understand that making the leap into a drysuit most likely will represent the most significant investment you will make in your personal diving equipment…well, unless you plan on […]