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New scuba podcast

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Suffolkmatireland, Oct 28, 2018.

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  1. Suffolkmatireland

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    Hi all, just thought i would say that a few friends of mine have launched a new scuba related podcast called Scuba confidential. Three episodes have been made so far, and it is worth a listen, and that is not just me being biased!

    Incidentally, are there many other scuba podcasts out there? I listen now and again to pod diver radio but that is about all i have found before...
     
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    Is this on castbox?

    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
     
  3. Suffolkmatireland

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    I’m sorry but I have no idea what that is!
     
  4. Wibble

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    Had a listen to episode 3 which is the latest. They were talking about the Thai cave diving rescue, so it's dated to early July.

    Nicely done with three interesting people talking about various topics. Will be hard to see how they can extend this without getting into more specialist subjects.


    I listen to podcasts on my pushbike or when driving long distances. Find it relaxing and less formal than a radio programme. One of my favourite podcasts is the excellent Brexitcast which has the BBC's top political/European reporters. Nice to hear Laura and Katia's giggling.
     
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    I listen to them when i am at work driving, they make the time fly past. i think they record them in batches of three casts, as they have to squeeze them in around their day to day work, i am glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    Listened to a new episode, number 4, which arrived this weekend. Seems it was recorded in July.

    The three divers are interesting but are very much of the "up to DiveMASTER and Instructor" levels. So lots of talk about buddy checks, 18 metre dives, safety stops and very basic dive planning up to the NDLs. Yes, @Tel, that is 99.99% of all divers :)

    The lead presenter mentioned he knows nothing about trimix, and hasn't mentioned taking stages anywhere, but has done "thousands of dives" (how many of those were running Discover Scuba Diving dives or Open Water courses...). The other two are typical OW instructors. So not the kind of divers seen on the dive boats I use.

    It's a pity really as they're rapidly running out of stuff to talk about now they've chewed over the basics and repeated it a couple of times.

    It would be really nice if they could get a specialist guest in for each episode to talk about the myriad fascinating topics that await once past basic training.

    Some topics could include:
    * The skipper's perspective on dive boats
    * Going beyond the NDLs, basic decompression issues
    * Dive kit configurations; wings + STA, twinsets, sidemount, pony
    * Accelerated deco: the risks and benefits
    * Fundamental tech training
    * Solo diving; risks and benefits
    * What is trimix and why it's used
    * Rebreathers; the whys and wherefores - intro
    * Rebreather training
    * Cave diving; diving into the subterranean wonderland
    * Wreck diving
    * Expeditions - diving to the extremes
    * UK sump diving; how to get to the end of Swildon's Hole (sump 14) and other stories
    * Core skills; keep practicing during winter
    * Obscure diving; what is muck diving, river diving, obscure reservoirs and the hidden villages below...
    * Diving Truk / Scapa / etc, etc.
    * Liveaboards - must be loads of stories to be told here!
    * Choosing kit: drysuits, computers (why Suunto are crap...),
    * Cylinders - testing rules and how they're tested / visualled / cleaned -- e.g. what they do for my £100+ twinset apart from sticking a sticker on the wrong side...
    * DiveSite of the episode feature: talking about a single location - Farnes (mentioned in this episode), Lundy, etc. etc.... The UK's chock-a-block with different dive sites
    * Going potty - recompression chambers and how treatments are done
    * What's a First Class diver and how long it took to get to that high competence level (no, DiveMASTERs need not apply)
    * BSAC: do they represent the UK diving community
    * Sidemounting - they're not pariahs!
    * Diving records; what's involved with those extreme deep attempts
    * Freediving; wot, no kit?

    Sure there's other things which would be very interesting to a general audience without going into too much detail. Anything to stop the boring open water diving discussions. I'm sure they mentioned "safety stop" at least 10 times in the last episode and no depths greater than 30 metres (except for the "scuba dive that crushed my spine" at 40 metres story -- or four "instructors" get bent as they break all limits and run out of gas for apparently no good reason...).
     
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    Graysyid and jps like this.
  7. Tel

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    Not sure where you got that from, at best and being generous it's more like 70% :p
     

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