Category: Dive Industry

Topics related to the dive industry itself

Submersible Stress!

There is really nothing new about deep diving submersible vehicles. Ed Link and other innovators dreamed up models back in the 1960s that seemed like they were excerpted from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Originally, these subs were…

Paper Parks?

…nearly two decades of conservation work were being challenged by fishermen who had cast nets on two of Komodo’s most prolific reefs. Where were the authorities, where were the patrol boats that were supposed to stop illegal fishing within park boundaries? No one seemed to know.

The Job is Yours

Over the years, while operating our live-aboard dive boat, we had to face the challenge of recruiting good staff. I have come to realize that, as a veteran in the dive business, there is a service that I can now…

Nightmares of the Scuba Police

Diving used to be a fairly laid-back and non-confrontational leisure activity. In fact, in the early days most divers were generally considered to have a few screws loose but that was part of the appeal. The idea that diving was…