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The Want

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Every diver knows this feeling. It is an evil little monster that leads us to lust after new diving equipment. We all think that our first set of scuba will carry us forever: that if it is correctly maintained it will be all we could ever wish for. Not true. I wish it was. Alas “the want” is always present, always whispering to you, begging you to browse the pages of the diving magazines and choose your next piece of equipment to unlock the next level of your undersea adventures.

“The Want” is clever. Is it quiet. It builds your anticipation until your credit card practically jumps out of your wallet and enters its code into your keyboard. You didn’t even mean it to happen.

There are worse things to feed “the want” – worse than the magazines are other divers. Divers travel a great deal and are always dancing in front of you with the latest bit of gear.

What is my “want-monster” calling for now? The Razor side mount harness. It is beautiful. It is simple and sleek – and costs over the 600 euro mark. My head screams at me – NO! My credit card starts to twitch and my heart does a little flip. My BCD looks at me – I swear it is crying, it know it is going to be replaced. Don’t worry I whisper. I will always need you for courses. I promise.

So my question to you – fellow diver – is this.  What is on your wish list? What is your “want monster” calling out for?  I am curious but scared to know – what if one of the responses is something that I cannot resist.

Answers below please.

www.scuba-monkey.com

Alexandra Dimitriou is a dive center owner in Agia Napa, Cyprus. She became a diver in 1992 and received her bachelor’s degree in Oceanography at Plymouth University in 2003. Her love of the ocean has always been her driving force, and this has led to the natural progression of becoming a diving instructor in 2005. She is currently a PADI staff instructor and owner at Scuba Monkey Ltd.

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Dream Dive Locker Build Out Part II: Blank Slate (Watch Video)

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I owe you all an update on the dream dive locker build out! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build my dream dive locker/scuba classroom/office. In this installment, I’m going to answer your questions and comments from the first video in this series.

Scuba diving is my passion and to have a dedicated space for all my dive gear, as well as a hang out spot for my students, is a dream come true.

Let me know your color choice! 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5!

Thanks for watching!

D.S.D.O!

James


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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan

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Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.

DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.

WEB: deeperblue.com

FB: facebook.com/deeperbluedotcom

IG: instagram.com/deeperbluegram

Twitter: twitter.com/deeperblue

YouTube: youtube.com/deeperbluevideo

App: deeperblue.com/app/

Podcast: deeperblue.com/podcast/


Find more podcast episodes and information at www.thebigscuba.com and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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