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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Your Own Scuba Gear (Watch Video)



Next in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready!

Question, what do the rock band KISS, the State of Hawaii and a rack of Wetsuits have in common? Answer: they’re all in this video! I went out to tidy my garage and it was so nice out there with the door open, I decided to shoot this week’s ‘Mouthpiece Monday’ out there too!

I don’t sell Scuba Gear. I don’t work for or own a Dive Retail Operation. My opinion is entirely independent. So why would I recommend that every Scuba Diver should invest in their own set of dive gear?

I own a ton of dive gear. I also have a very understanding wife. Luckily, I do a ton of scuba diving so I make my Scuba Equipment pay for itself. And by investing in quality, I know I’m going to get years of use out of the dive equipment I buy, so by the end of its life, it won’t owe me anything.

We’ve packed this video with tips! There’s at least 10 tips in 8 minutes. I don’t know what else I can do for you!

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James is a well-traveled and experienced technical diving Instructor, bringing his world SCUBA perspective to Scubaverse! He’s worked for dive resorts; large dive operators; family-owned dive shops; expedition companies; dive retailers; underwater movie productions; is a public safety diver Instructor; and is the Co-Owner of Miami Technical Diving! James is also the personality and knowledge broker behind 'Divers Ready!' a super influential Scuba Diving YouTube channel, website and brand!

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Should I Switch Scuba Diving Training Agencies For 2021? (Watch Video)



Thousands of Dive Instructors are out of work, due to Covid-19. Many will not return to scuba diving. And this has the dive training agencies very worried.

For the first time in my career, instead of the usual ‘don’t forget to re-new your membership!’ emails, the main Dive training agencies are aggressively pursuing dive instructors and trying to convince them that life will be better if they cross over to their agency.

I decided to pick up the phone and call around the different agencies to get their best offers. It didn’t go well….

Thanks for watching! D.S.D.O, James

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Jeff chats to… Matt Slater of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Matt Slater, Marine Awareness Officer with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust about their Diving and Snorkeling programmes.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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