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Woody and Gus are Dive Instructors and love discussing all things Scuba. Woody is an Instructor Trainer and has been diving since the 70s. He has earned 12 PADI Awards of Excellence as an instructor, and a staggering 6,000+ dives under his weight belt. Gus started diving in 2018 and became an instructor in 2020. They tackle a variety of subjects from the SCUBA and Diving Industry: agencies, recreational diving, Tec diving, cave diving, rebreathers, diving destinations, dive gear, techniques, and a never-ending stream of best practices. This show is for divers of all skill levels, from Open Water Students to seasoned dive pros and instructors around the world.

Woody and Gus are Dive Instructors and love discussing all things Scuba. Woody is an Instructor Trainer and has been diving since the 70s. He has earned 12 PADI Awards of Excellence as an instructor, and a staggering 6,000+ dives under his weight belt. Gus started diving in 2018 and became an instructor in 2020. They tackle a variety of subjects from the SCUBA and Diving Industry: agencies, recreational diving, Tec diving, cave diving, rebreathers, diving destinations, dive gear, techniques, and a never-ending stream of best practices. This show is for divers of all skill levels, from Open Water Students to seasoned dive pros and instructors around the world.

Location:

United States

Description:

Woody and Gus are Dive Instructors and love discussing all things Scuba. Woody is an Instructor Trainer and has been diving since the 70s. He has earned 12 PADI Awards of Excellence as an instructor, and a staggering 6,000+ dives under his weight belt. Gus started diving in 2018 and became an instructor in 2020. They tackle a variety of subjects from the SCUBA and Diving Industry: agencies, recreational diving, Tec diving, cave diving, rebreathers, diving destinations, dive gear, techniques, and a never-ending stream of best practices. This show is for divers of all skill levels, from Open Water Students to seasoned dive pros and instructors around the world.

Language:

English

Contact:

4048253086


Episodes

Episode 32: Diving in 'Cave Country'

4/9/2021
Central Florida is the home of 'Cave Country' and since we live only 4-5 hours away we get to cave dive there often, but we have many friends who live in Cave Country and dive their caves constantly, almost daily in some cases. We were wondering why we and thousands of other people continue to dive the same sites over and over, and also, how come 'Cave Country' attracts so many non-cave divers? We interview Joe Cocozza, a local cave diver who is also the owner of the Pod Diver Lodge and...

Duration:00:28:18

Episode 31: How do you know if you are a good diver?

3/19/2021
This episode was recorded on video too! If you are interested in seeing our pretty faces and hand signals you should head to our YouTube channel and check it out! Today we talk about the main pillars of scuba diving and what can you do to conduct a self-assessment of your skills as a diver and determine whether you are a good diver and/or what areas you need to work on in order to take your skills to the next level!

Duration:00:30:55

Episode 30: DIVER'S CEMETERY

3/5/2021
In this episode we discuss "Diver's Cemetery" which is located in Dahab, Egypt. We discuss why it is so dangerous, why should some people stay away from the site, and why we would absolutely love to dive it!

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 29: DIVING COLD

2/19/2021
We had the wonderful idea to go diving in the Gulf of Mexico, in February, on wet suits. The water temperature was 63 degrees (17 celsius) and lets just say we had some problems... We learned our lesson and wanted to share with you what happened and how you can avoid running into some of these issues.

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 28: DEEP DIVING

2/5/2021
It is no secret that we are addicted to diving. And just like many divers out there we are members of Facebook groups and forums where diving is discussed 24/7. Occasionally you see questions from people asking about the limits of diving on air. We see things like "Has anybody gone past 130 ft/40 m on air? There are some wrecks I want to see but they are below those limits so I wonder what would happen if I just went for it on air?" And of course, a question like that is only followed by a...

Duration:00:29:25

Episode 27: SEPARATED DIVER

1/22/2021
On this episode we talk about our plans over the next couple of weeks, exciting news about DPVs and lights, a failed rebreather experiment, and we cover a story detailing what happens when a diver surfaces and is separated from his boat. We also talk about the gear we use to mitigate this risk.

Duration:00:41:54

Episode 26: CAVE DIVING

1/8/2021
For our One Year Anniversary episode we wanted to talk about something we are super passionate about, Cave Diving! We spent a week in Cozumel with an amazing group of divers from the KISS Rebreathers Tech Diving Team, so we invited 3 world-class Cave Divers to join us on this episode. We discuss what's the path to become a cave diver, cave diving unbreakable rules, what happened to most people who died in caves, and shared some funny and interesting stories from dives in the past. Our...

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 25: New Year's underwater plus interesting articles from 2020

12/25/2020
Here's what we've been up to over the last two weeks, pus our plans for New Year's and we review some of our favorite articles from 2020.

Duration:00:30:39

Episode 24: The Dive Talk Diving Challenge

12/11/2020
Nowadays you can achieve the rank of Master Diver - or perhaps even Instructor - without ever diving in the Ocean, or at night, or deep! So we decided to come up with a challenge for divers out there...and those who can complete it will join a very exclusive club.

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 23: HIGHLY POLARIZING TOPICS

11/27/2020
Today we talk about twenty polarizing dive related topics you probably have heard of on dive boats, dive forums, and online dive groups. Tune in to hear us discuss many topics that have turned many dive buddies into enemies! Special Guest: Doug Ebersole!

Duration:01:09:21

Episode 22: So you want to dive REBREATHERS?

11/13/2020
It is no secret that we are HUGE FANS of our rebreathers, and a lot of of you have asked us to do an episode about rebreathers. We wanted to answer the most common questions like: In order to share as much expertise and knowledge as possible on this episode we invited Georgia Hausserman, PADI's Tec Diving Consultant and Instructor Examiner to help us answer these questions.

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 21: So you want to be a Tec Diver?

10/30/2020
We were underwater A LOT over the last month, so we wanted to give you an update on what we've been up to, plus talk about "Technical Diving" and how can people make a transition from Recreational Diving. If you've ever been curious about what it would take to be able to dive beyond Recreational limits (I.E. Deeper, Longer, Caves, etc.), this episode is for you!

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 20: TWENTY SCUBA MYTHS

10/2/2020
Scuba diving is SUPER EXPENSIVE! Cave diving is SUICIDAL! You CAN'T mix and match gear from different manufacturers! It's WAY CHEAPER to buy online vs. a local dive shop! Which ones of these are truths and which ones are myths? Tune in to find out!

Duration:00:41:41

Episode 19: Woody's back! Let's talk about specialties

9/18/2020
Woody's is finally out of the water and he's back on the show talking about Dive Specialties. We discuss the ones we find super useful or even critical, and the ones that we don't find as critical.

Duration:01:00:53

Episode 18: Here's what happened during my Instructor Evaluation

9/4/2020
This past weekend I attended my Instructor Evaluation. This is a two-day test where you have to prove you have what it takes to be a certified Open Water Instructor. I didn't attend the IE alone, there were two of us being evaluated, so I invited Megan Beazly to join me in sharing how our IE weekend unfolded. We ended up talking about our dive careers, why we decided to become instructors, and which instructors and mentors influenced our lives over the years.

Duration:00:50:32

Episode 17: Woody is Super Busy plus Must-Have Tools for a Safe Dive

8/21/2020
Woody has been diving a LOT lately, so I took the opportunity to give you an update on what we've been up to, plus we review the Must-Have Tools for a Safe Dive according to Scuba Diving Magazine. Do you agree with this list? Article: https://www.scubadiving.com/keywords/scuba-diving-safety/26-must-have-tools-safe-dive

Duration:00:53:47

Episode 16: Diving in Pensacola plus embarrassing questions new divers are afraid to ask

8/7/2020
This past weekend was a busy weekend for us, we were scheduled to go diving in North Carolina but a Tropical Storm cancelled all of our plans, so we were forced to improvise and gamble on a trip to Pensacola, FL instead. What could possibly happen when you just decide to bypass "planning and logistics" and just go with the flow? You'll have to listen to find out. We also answered 20 questions that brand new divers or Open Water students might be afraid or too embarrassed to ask their...

Duration:00:55:32

Episode 15: This is why we have been gone for a month

7/24/2020
Two weeks ago there was no episode of DIVE TALK and we wanted to share the reason why we skipped an episode. We also took the opportunity to discuss and review the new dive computer from Shearwater, the Peregrine. https://www.shearwater.com/peregrine/

Duration:00:43:36

Episode 14: All about SCUBA GEAR

6/26/2020
In this episode we tackle scuba gear. We discuss what is the minimum required gear to get scuba certified, the minimum recommended, and also differences between cheap and expensive gear. Gear is one of those things you have to deal with throughout your entire dive career so this episode is for everyone!

Duration:00:44:50

Episode 13: Georgia Aquarium Dive Safety and Operations

6/12/2020
Although the Georgia Aquarium recently lost the title of World's Largest Aquarium, it still holds the largest exhibit in the world, the Ocean Voyager with 6.3 million gallons of water housing 4 amazing Whale Sharks, giant manta rays, and hundreds of other species. In addition to Ocean Voyager, other galleries in the aquarium such as Tropical Diver, Cold Water Quest, River Scout, and Dolphin tales add dozens of habitats that must be cleaned and maintained, and with animals that must be fed...

Duration:00:40:53