Tag Archive for thrills

Swashbuckling Scuba Diver

Errol Flynn, the legendary Hollywood swordsman (pun intended) was also an early skin and scuba diver.  By the time I discovered Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s first book, “The Silent World,” in the early 50s, Flynn had already been spearfishing for years, and…

Cocos Island: An Ocean Oasis

Cocos divers are a committed bunch. (Some might opine that they should actually be committed… to a room with padded walls wearing jackets with sleeves that tie behind you.) First of all, it’s not a cheap investment and there’s the…

So You Want to Climb Mt. Everest?

Many divers who emerge from initial diving certification programs with an “open water” certification choose not to pursue further formal training, going forward by acquiring practical experience though their diving activities. Often, this works well since practical “real life” experience…