Tag: dive gear

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…

Tanks and Weights

Well – maybe it shouldn’t have taken me by surprise.  But it did.  A communicating New England area dive shop told me, “It’s OK to sell integrated weights BCs because divers don’t drop their weight-belts anyway.”  An honest peddler –…

Dick Bonin: Founder of Scubapro

I’m privileged to profile one of diving’s most innovative leaders and pioneers in manufacturing. Dick Bonin, the co-founder of Scubapro, was been responsible for some of the most technically advanced equipment lines the industry has ever seen. For those who…

Regulator Rubbish

Years ago a New Zealand dive instructor working as an electronics technician in Port Moresby asked me to teach his wife how to dive. A wise man, I thought, destined for marital bliss. She joined one of the courses I…