Category: Dive Industry

Topics related to the dive industry itself

Wisdom and Youth

The confidence of youth is wonderful. We’ve all been there, but I, for one, must have been insufferable! It was Sir Isaac Newton who said, towards the end of his illustrious career, that he felt he had been merely playing…

What’s Better: DIN or A-clamp?

The international A-clamp fitting enabling a regulator to be connected to a tank was once ubiquitous at diving centers worldwide, but recently the German DIN fitting appears to becoming more popular. When it comes to buying a new regulator, the…

Burning Question

If there is anything wrong with the leisure diving industry, it’s the way the owners of one business will rejoice when another suffers some sort of disaster. It’s as if their success is relative to the failure of another. Nobody…

Technical Diving

At DEMA one year, I met an elderly Frenchman based in Bonaire who exhibited paintings of all manner of wrecks that lay there. When questioned about them, it seemed that most lay well beyond one-hundred feet deep. When I asked…

Sharks Keep Messing With My Wallet

My father was a senior naval officer who watched the first episode of “Sea Hunt” with me back in 1959 while we were stationed in Key West, Florida. The exploits of Lloyd Bridges as underwater hero Mike Nelson sufficiently impressed…