Tag: divers

Tanked Up on New Year’s Eve

This is an article about a dive in Cozumel on New Year’s 1972 by Vianne Douglas, who after 54 years of diving, plans to celebrate her 83rd birthday diving in Cebu, Philippines — COVID-19 allowing. Be sure to read the synopsis of…

Stress in Diving

  I don’t want to participate in any sport in which my species is not at the top of the food chain. — Ken Fonte   Stress in diving is probably the central problem in the accidents and resulting injuries and fatalities that…

The Dangers of Social Media

Occasionally, a boat crew witnesses some diver doing so incredibly stupid that, rather than dismiss it as a one-off event, it’s simpler to write it into the boat’s policy or procedures. Like the liveaboard I worked on once; we had…

Competitive Scuba

Scuba diving should be in no way competitive. If you are part of a group of divers, you want everyone to have a good time. We don’t want winners or losers. That said, the human spirit is without doubt naturally…

The Real Thing

“We want to go Deep Sea Diving in Papua New Guinea”. The lady on the other end of the telephone informed me in a deep Texan drawl. This is terrific, I thought. I was in the early years of running…