Grab your logbooks and gather around as James and Brando chat about your favorite subject and theirs, scuba diving. Each episode, these guys will share with each other an interesting and relevant story, tale, adventure or experience from under, in or on the water. It’s just like hanging out with a couple of cool buddies at the dive shop, on the dock or at the pub. Listen, learn and have fun with James Mott and Brandon Schwartz on The Great Dive Podcast. See and experience more at thegreatdivepodcast.com
Episode 212 - Don't Be A Dick
Meet Dick. Dick considers himself an advanced diver with over 100 dives. Dick takes a 2 year hiatus from diving. Dick jumps back in the water on a deep advanced level dive thinking, "what could go wrong?" Dick dies. Dick should have listened to The Great Dive Podcast. Don't be a Dick and instead have a listen as the boys discuss another avoidable tragedy on this episode of The Great Dive Podcast!
Episode 211 - YouTube Academy of World Wide Technical Divers of America
Jamesy and Brando get back to the fan favorite of looking at tragic disasters. After a few weeks of looking at the state of education, the boys discuss an accident and the breakdown of mindset, or should we say the lack thereof.
Episode 210 - It All Comes Down To Me
After a couple weeks of looking at the original US Scuba Training Program based out of Scripps, your buddies Jamesy and Brando take an updated look at what it means to be a great scuba instructor. The pursuit of excellence in education can sometimes be difficult, costly, and time consuming. The balance between getting the student “done” and making certain they are ready to be certified can sometimes get blurry. In Simon Pridmore’s book “Scuba Professional” he gives us 13 things to consider when teaching to help you produce better divers. Get your copy at simonpridmore.com
Episode 209 - The First US Scuba Training Program Part 2
Get your fix of the history of Scuba Diving in today with this part 2 of The First US Scuba Training Program at The Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The boys continue their discussion of the development of the first training program for Scuba in the US. Lots of rudiments for everyone in this one!
Episode 208 - The First US Scuba Training
The boys sit down to discuss the very first established scuba training program in the United States. Based out of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Jamesy and Brando dive into Andy Rechnitzer and Connie Limbaugh’s original training program. This original class was developed out of necessity because nothing existed yet and much of that program is still in effect today.
Episode 207 - Scuba Pioneer Dottie Frazier
In honor of International Women's day, the boys celebrate one of the greats in diving, Dottie Frazier! Have a listen as they talk about her upbringing, who she was, what she's contributed to diving and to the world.