Off Gassing: A Scuba Podcast
Off Gassing: A Scuba Podcast
About Off Gassing: A Scuba Podcast
One of my favorite things after a dive is engaging in conversation with other divers. This joy I have found is one of the biggest motivators behind my starting the podcast. I am on a journey to meet other scuba-minded individuals. Hear about the different aspects of this world I love so much. I want to converse with people of all levels. Speak to beginners all the way up to the experts and leaders in their fields, learn, and soak up knowledge from my fellow divers. From the shallow reefs of Indonesia to the deep wrecks of the Great Lakes, cold water quarries to the warm tropical waters. I do not want anyone left out as I navigate through the Scubaverse. Fun, easygoing, to controversial topics. Let's talk about all of it. I am also on a personal journey of educating myself and seeking proper training as I move through different levels of this sport. With nothing to hide and everything to show, the frustrations, the joys, and everything in between. Join me as we gas it up with some of the wonderful characters inside this story called Scuba.
As you find yourself at the end of the cavern zone you will be greeted with a sign that reads STOP; PREVENT YOUR DEATH! GO NO FARTHER. Most divers see this warning and will never travel beyond this point. My next guest is not like most divers. She saw this sign and wanted to know what needed to be done to go beyond this picture of the Grim Reaper. In this episode, I speak with Sara Banderby. Finding her way into overhead environments, a history lesson on the Baltic Sea, the benefits of rebreather diving, the joy she finds in creating new divers, and much more. Please Enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarabanderby/ Website: https://www.diveinpeace.se/
Today on the Round Table, I sit down with this accomplished group of underwater photographers and hear their thoughts about capturing images within the underwater world. Join me along with Hannah Tilley, Kate Jonker, Annie Crawley, and Jami Leslie Feldman. I hope you enjoy. If you are enjoying the show, please leave a review on your podcast listening platform. If you are really enjoying the show, share your favorite episode with family and friends. Annie Crawley: https://www.anniecrawley.com/ https://www.instagram.com/anniecrawley_oceanannie/ http://www.youtube.com/AnnieCrawley Hannah Tilley: https://linkin.bio/ilovenudis https://www.instagram.com/ilovenudis/ Jami Leslie Feldman: https://underwaterpaparazzi.com/ https://www.instagram.com/underwaterpaparazzi/ Kate Jonker: https://katejonker.com/ https://www.instagram.com/katejonkerphotography/ https://www.instagram.com/kate_underwaterphotocoach/
My next guest always had a fascination with the ocean. When she had the opportunity, she became certified and it led her down a path to becoming an ocean warrior. In this episode, I speak with Wendy Mitchell. She tells me about her journey that has brought her to some of the most beautiful and remote dive destinations in the world, her goal to document and protect the underwater world, and some amazing times she has had as she continues to add nautical miles to her sailing adventures. Please Enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wendys.underwater.world/ Website: https://www.wendymitchellphoto.com/
At some point, most divers will come across New Zealand physician and scientist, Dr. Simon Mitchell. In the slim chance you have not heard of him, do yourself a favor, find your way to a computer, conduct a Google search, and I guarantee you will learn a thing or two. In the meantime, enjoy this interview as I sit down and get to know one of the most respected divers on the planet.
In this episode, I speak with Ichthyology research specialist Brian Greene. Growing up in Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Brian learned to dive at a very young age. When he was just nine years old he came across the book Micronesian Reef Fishes and from that point on he made it a mission to find every fish he could. The Bishop Museum, challenges of remote expeditions, advice for up-and-coming ichthyologists, and much more. I hope you enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedeepgreene/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.greene.1610 Bishop Museum: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/
A few months back I conducted some interviews on solo diving. I reached out to ScubaBoard to find guests to speak with. Andrew known as MB NZ on the platform was happy to participate. Originally scheduled as a group discussion turned into a one-on-one interview due to scheduling conflicts with the other members. In this interview, I speak with Andrew and hear his thoughts on solo diving. As with any diving, if you should choose to partake in this method of diving, please seek out proper training, and always dive within your training and comfort level. Safe diving. https://scubaboard.com/ ScubaBoard Member: MB NZ
In this episode, I interview Terry Irvine. During his Open Water course in the snowy Canadian weather, he was instantly drawn to what he refers to as the magic that happens underwater. The deep wrecks of The Great Lakes led him to pursue technical and overhead training. We speak about his passion for wreck diving, the discovery of Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive 694 which crashed on June 10th, 1910, and how he enjoys the simple magical moments underwater. Please enjoy. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terry.irvine.927 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terry.irvine1/ CPR Locomotive 694 wreck: https://youtu.be/cXk-oAqgbtw?si=hV42FFC1cppE0SIX Gunilda wreck: https://youtu.be/02bOlUC1nxQ?si=xYMxdkwU2Br-rhQ_
When most divers sign up for that next course, we have high hopes, and usually, expectations are met. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, we as students leave disappointed and frustrated at our own lack of ability to meet all the standards and requirements, and sometimes it's completely out of our control and falls on those in charge of the course. I'll be the first to say that I have made mistakes as an instructor and things do not always go to plan. As an instructor, the highest priority is always safety. I feel that creating an environment to learn and master skills but also leaving students with a great experience is equally important. Once again this is not always the case. In this interview, I speak with Josh. After a disappointing course out of his control, Josh took to ScubaBoard to speak about his frustrations with his recent experience. In classic ScubaBoard fashion, the masses came out and this now-closed thread became a heated discussion with some of the usual characters and many more weighing in and giving their thoughts and opinions. I reached out to Josh to see if he would be interested in coming onto the show to speak about his experience. It's not always easy for a student to speak out about a bad experience after a class. So I want to send a big thank you to Josh for agreeing to come onto the podcast. ScubaBoard: Advanced Open Water Disappointment
During my trip to Ceningan earlier this year I met Alissa. She completed her Advanced Open Water during our time there and I wanted to know more of her story. In this episode, she speaks about her Open Water experience, how the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the underwater world brings her joy, how she learns to find comfort and adapt to different situations in less-than-optimal environments that arise while scuba diving, and some future destinations she would like to visit. I hope you enjoy
One day while scrolling through the wonderful world of Instagram, I came across my next guest's profile. Videos of sea turtles, eagle rays, and other various creatures of the underwater world. I reached out to Matt to see if he would be interested in coming onto the podcast for an interview. He tells me his story of how he ended up in Australia on a working visa, his time at Heron Island, and he gives me some tips on the tedious task of editing underwater videos. Please enjoy. Instagram: @matt.above
There is a very active diving scene in Central Texas. This is where I first became certified, and have lost count of the number of times I have been underwater in Lake Travis located in Austin Texas. In this week's episode, I interview Dawson. I can easily, without a doubt say that he is one of the most active members of the diving community in this area. I first met Dawson when I was working at one of the local shops and he has always been a huge inspiration to me in my diving. Constantly seeing him progress and learn as much as possible and never slowing down. I am excited to share his story and I hope you enjoy. Instagram: @geauxscuba
Let's face it, the world has no shortage of assholes, and the scuba industry is no exception. I am sure you know one or two. Maybe you’ll run into one this weekend on the dive boat. Maybe, you narrowly escaped an encounter last week at the dive site. In this Round Table, I sit down with Rosa, Sarah, and Olivia and discuss Toxicity in the scuba industry. Please enjoy! Are you enjoying the Round Tables as much as me? Do you have any suggestions for topics you would like to hear? Would you like to be a part of a Round Table Discussion? Reach out and let me know. Instagram: Sarah: @azul.unlimited Rosa: @rosamancebo1 Olivia: @fullysubmergedscuba
In this episode, I speak with Explorer and founder of Sulawesi Dive Trek Robin Cuesta. Robin is at the forefront of cave exploration around Indonesia. We speak about getting in the right mindset before a dive, the logistic difficulties of remote exploration, current projects, what to look for in teammates, the path that led him to open the first full cave dive center in Indonesia, and the relaxed, slow-paced, lifestyle in South-East Sulawesi. Please enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diving_robin/ Website: https://www.sulawesidivetrek.com/
On today's show, I sit down and have a conversation with Jarrod Jablonski. An aquatic lover from a very young age, learning to swim before he could walk, It was only natural for him to find his way to the underwater world. His drive for exploration led him to create a new standard with Global Underwater Explorers. Conservation, underwater caves, Deep Dive Dubai, and much more in this episode of Off Gassing: A Scuba Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrodjablonski/ https://www.instagram.com/guehq/ https://www.instagram.com/deepdivedubai/ Website: https://www.gue.com/ https://deepdivedubai.com/
In this Round Table discussion, I bring together journalists Ashley Stewart, Michael Menduno, David Strike, and Eric Douglas to have a conversation and hear their thoughts about Scuba Journalism. How are you keeping up-to-date on the latest scuba news? What piques your interest and keeps you engaged to the end? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? Leave a comment and let me know and most of all, I hope you enjoy this Round Table episode.
I am willing to make a bet you can guess what magazine my next guest started. Micheal Menduno known by many as M2 has had quite the impact in the scuba diving world. Have you heard of Technical Diving? In this episode, I get a chance to sit down with Micheal and hear about his exit from the tech world to becoming one of the most well-known diving journalists of our time, how his curiosity of the deep helped him create a meeting place for early technical divers to share their stories and exchange ideas and his current role as co-founder and editor-in-chief of InDepth. THE online Scuba Diving Magazine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m2bass/ https://www.instagram.com/indepthmagazine/ Website: https://gue.com/blog/ https://www.gue.com/
With a long-established career in many aspects of diving, David 'Strikey' Strike was someone I knew I had to have on the show. It was a great honor to sit down and hear about David’s long history within the diving world. From military diving to commercial diving, recreational to technical, and author to media organizer. Please sit back and enjoy my interview with David 'Strikey' Strike.
I first met Thomas while working at Dive World Austin in Central Texas. It was apparent that he had been bitten by the scuba bug, so naturally, we became fast friends. Since starting this podcast he has been one of my biggest supporters and I feel privileged to share his story. In this episode we speak about, Circle H Scuba, finding your local diving, advertising improvements, the joy of teaching, and much more. I hope you enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/circlehscuba/ Website: https://linktr.ee/circlehscuba Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@CircleHScuba
Graceful, quiet, peaceful, free. I feel many Scuba divers are often drawn to many aspects of Freediving. The self-discipline needed to travel into the underwater world with nothing but a breath-hold is absolutely intriguing. In this episode, I speak with Swen, a freediving instructor based out of Malaysia. We speak about why he gravitated to the sport, starting a Freediving center, some tips for beginners, and much more, I hope you enjoy. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onebreath_swen/ https://www.instagram.com/sb_photographhy/ https://www.instagram.com/freedivingadventuremalaysia/ Website: https://www.freedivingadventuremalaysia.com/