Season 8 Episode 41 Rich talks about Underwater Pumpkin Carving. Gives a shout out to an old mentor long gone. Talks about his week of diving with public safety divers and their courses and the task of getting his shops in order. Rich also talks about a night dive he did with some good customers and friends.
Season 8 Episode 40 Rich talks about his past week teaching the PADI IDC and some of the things that were discussed there. He also talks about some of the articles that were posted on the DiverSync Facebook page. Rich chats about how things change in diving instruction similar to the things that change in other diving related.
Season 8 Episode 39 Rich chats about the awesomeness that was the missile silo dive last weekend, a busy week diving and the fun he has with his Job. Rich also chats about the fun he has had in diving this week and the struggles of running a business that is super fun in the bargain.
Season 8 Episode 38 Rich had a busy week teaching and entertaining and making things happen for his shop. He talks about Internet trolls in relation to an experience he had this week. Rich also talks about how a different IDC can take a good instructor and make them a Great Instructor.
Season 8, Episode 37 Rich starts this podcast on his birthday and in the middle of it gets interrupted by house guests arriving early. Finishing it the next day, Rich talks more about how people interpret standards in a way that may be detrimental to the learning of the skills. He also talks about his upcoming classes and the stuff that he is doing this next week! Primer for IDC and more.
Season 8 Episode 35 Rich talks about the end of this round of the Fat Diver Challenge. It seems that sharks don't kill divers, cheeseburgers do, so we need to start taking better care of ourselves. Rich also talks about how we should continue taking better care of ourselves as we journey through our every day lives. At the request of a listener, Rich talks about gas planning and how we can all do a better job of realizing what gas consumption we are using.
Season 8 Episode 34 Rich went for a five day expedition to the upper/lower Penninsula of Michigan to technical dive on the shipwrecks of Presque Isle and then to continue on to Dive the shipwrecks of Alpena. Boat problems and weather issues changed some things moving one of the charters to the Straits of Mackinac. Rich tells the story of awesome wreck diving and new friends found on the trip!
Season 8 Episode 33 Rich talks about the Zombie Apocalypse course and how cool it was. Rich also chats a bit about what he is planning for next week and the diving in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Season 8 Episode 32 Rich adds some things about Isle Royale and then chats up his most recent adventure to the Straits of Mackinac. Rich also talks about the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse course and chats about a new product, the Garmin inReach Mini.
Season 8, Episode 31 Rich is back from Isle Royale and today marks the start of the Fat Diver Challenge. Rich talks about the challenge and how to participate as well as the new boat in Isle Royale, he chats about his upcoming schedule of events and he shares an article about a Wallet lost 28 years ago reunited with its owner.
Season 8, Episode 30 Rich is off the grid on a liveaboard in one of the most remote places on the Great Lakes, shipwreck diving and enjoying life. This podcast was recorded sitting at a picnic table in Windigo Harbor on the Western end of the Island.
Season 8 Episode 29 Rich spent last weekend at White Star Quarry participating in the Women's Dive Day Fundraiser benefiting the Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarship fund! He talked a lot about packing for Isle Royale and getting the dive shop ready and then launched into a revisit of the Normalisation of Deviance where he explains how it becomes a problem to divers.
Season 8 Episode 27 Rich spends some time talking about his busy weekend and the fun he had diving with children on the Fourth of July. Rich also talks about watching the fireworks from the deck of a 100+ year old Great Lakes Freighter with his family. Rich spends some time talking about a weight loss motivator in contest that gets you a few new t shirts. Rich also talks about supporting the store and the instructor that you are planning on taking your training from and travelling with.
Season 8 Episode 26 Rich talks about the diving he did this weekend on a "Unicorn" The wrecks of the McPhail and the Curran are two ferries that sank together in Lake Huron near the Thumb of Michigan. Rich also talks about the choices we have to make when going diving in rough weather. Rich had a visit from some PADI bigwigs this week and he chats about that as well.
Season 8 Episode 25 Rich talks about his past week in Pensacola Florida diving the wreck of the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany and the Vortex Springs as he worked to become a PADI TEC60CCR Instructor on the Hollis Prism2.
Season 8 Episode 23 Rich talks about the not so glamorous side of business ownership, when the process becomes more like "a job." Rich also talks about the changes that happen and go alone with breaking in new captains with new charter boats. Rich also talks about things to come and some of the upcoming trips he now has openings for.
Season 8 Episode 22 Rich talks about his trip to Meg Ledge and the surrounding area in North Carolina, talks about the surprise trip to the mountains afterwards and the week he has had. Rich finishes up with a comparison of the new Teric Dive computer by Shearwater Research and the Garmin Descent Mk1 that he has been wearing for two months or so.