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I’m Keeping Busy! 5 Tasks For Scuba Divers To Do During Self Isolation (Watch Video)



I want to wish all of our viewers and your families health and safety during this challenging time. Just because we can’t all go scuba diving right now does not mean I haven’t been busy!

Stuck in self-isolation? In a quandary over quarantine? There is still spring cleaning tasks to be done with your scuba diving gear and dive travel planning. I’ve been in self isolation this week, but I’ve been keeping busy with a variety of scuba-related chores. Maybe by sharing some of my work I can help you stave off boredom!

Still bored? Here’s two book recommendations: ‘Deep’ by James Nestor and ‘The World Beneath’ by Dr Richard Smith. (These links are affiliate links. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you. I thank you for supporting our channel.)

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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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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.


Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at

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

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Master Scuba Diver vs Dive Master… which should you choose? (Watch Video)



Master Scuba Diver vs Dive Master… which should you choose? These two scuba diving ranks sound similar, but are actually wildly different. I’m here to break down those differences so that if you’re looking to progress from Rescue Diver and continue your scuba diver education, you understand the options you have to move forward.

At the end of this video, I give you a third option beyond Master Scuba Diver or Dive Master for how to add skills to your diving and accept a new challenge!

D.S.D.O James

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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