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Scuba Obsessed Netcast is the premier podcast for passionate scuba diving enthusiasts. Listen each week as Mack, Jim, Kevin and Darrin obsessed over all things Scuba. They interview guests, discuss scuba diving in the news and geek out about their scuba dives past and future. They record live each Thursday at 9:30pm EDST. You can visit scubaobsessed.com to find out how to listen live and participate in chat and forums. If you haven't dove you haven't truly lived. Come on out and get wet with your dive buddies.

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Scuba Obsessed Netcast is the premier podcast for passionate scuba diving enthusiasts. Listen each week as Mack, Jim, Kevin and Darrin obsessed over all things Scuba. They interview guests, discuss scuba diving in the news and geek out about their scuba dives past and future. They record live each Thursday at 9:30pm EDST. You can visit scubaobsessed.com to find out how to listen live and participate in chat and forums. If you haven't dove you haven't truly lived. Come on out and get wet with your dive buddies.

    498 - 498 - Just a Little Sea Snot

    498 - 498 - Just a Little Sea Snot

    (0:43)
    Introduction - MUD Club back to in person meetings.

    (3:40)
    Scuba in the News

    (3:49)
    Diver looking for shark teeth is attacked by alligator in Florida river and survives: ‘I was thanking God’
    https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2021/06/diver-looking-for-shark-teeth-is-attacked-by-alligator-in-florida-river-and-survives-i-was-thanking-god.html 

    (8:05)
    Molecular Changes in White Blood Cells May Help Diagnose ‘the Bends’ in Scuba Divers
    https://www.genengnews.com/news/molecular-changes-in-white-blood-cells-may-help-diagnose-the-bends-in-scuba-divers/ 

    (13:49)
    Turkey launches campaign to clean up "sea snot"
    https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202106/1225778.shtml 

    (18:19)
    Endangered blue whales recorded off southwest coast of India
    https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/06/09/endangered-blue-whales-recorded-off-southwest-coast-of-india/ 

    (22:03)
    NASA Partners With Ocean Research Body To Map And Protect Coral Reefs
    https://www.republicworld.com/technology-news/science/nasa-partners-with-ocean-research-body-to-map-and-protect-coral-reefs.html 

    (27:20)
    New Crowdfunding Regulations Now Provide Access to 100-year-old Booty
    https://www.einpresswire.com/article/543116361/new-crowdfunding-regulations-now-provide-access-to-100-year-old-booty 

    (31:35)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79vj_325XXE 

    (33:05)
    https://lordsoffortune.com/ -- Yes, they are looking for investors.

    (40:15)
    How Do Shipwrecks Affect Marine Life and the Environment?
    https://www.treehugger.com/how-do-shipwrecks-affect-marine-life-and-the-environment-5185828 

    (43:57) End of Scuba in the news

    (44:05) Podcast to Video - Video Only Content

    (45:45) Thank you for support!
    https://www.patreon.com/scubaobsessed

    (46:15) Local Diving
    Tankfull Tuesdays are back
    Sass dive was at Lake 16
    Some wreck documentation and a ring recovery.
    Havanna dive
    River conditions after the rain

    (52:50)
    Mack’s Dive Safety Story - Skipping the buddy check

    (1:01:22)
    Closing Remarks - UFOs
    Thank you for your support!

    (1:05:58)
    Bad Joke

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    (1:05:29)
    Bad Joke

    (1:07:40) Outro
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    497 - Don’t Eat the White Foam

    497 - Don’t Eat the White Foam

    497 - Don’t Eat the White Foam
    Sea Creatures In Space

    Darrin may have gotten a dive in. Predictions on vis and water temperature? 
    Video shown during intro and outdo curtesy of Karen Mann. Manta Ray Dive.

    (0:42)
    Introduction - Who got a dive in? Weekly dives back.

    (3:01)
    Scuba in the News

    (3:20)
    Crews clean up oil leaking from remains of Georgia shipwreck
    https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2021/06/03/crews-clean-up-oil-leaking-from-remains-of-georgia-shipwreck/ 

    (6:24)
    Lake Michigan shipwreck suddenly moves after being embedded in sandbar for decades
    https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2021/06/lake-michigan-shipwreck-suddenly-moves-after-being-embedded-in-sandbar-for-decades.html 
    MLive Article Photo Credit - Craig Rich MWRA
    Some local photos
    Photo Credit - Don “Mack” McAlhany
    Photo Credit - Kevin Ailes

    (11:58)
    Investigation launched after pieces of 1883 shipwreck found on Huron beach
    https://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/news/investigation-launched-after-pieces-of-1883-shipwreck-found-on-huron-beach-2 

    (18:35)
    Divers could be spreading fatal coral disease
    https://caymannewsservice.com/2021/06/divers-could-be-spreading-fatal-coral-disease/ 

    (24:21)
    People and Pets Urged to Avoid Contact with Lake and River Foam
    https://wgrt.com/people-and-pets-urged-to-avoid-contact-with-lake-and-river-foam/ 

    (27:15)
    SpaceX launches sea creatures, solar panels to space station
    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/556745-spacex-launches-sea-creatures-solar-panels-to-space-station 

    (29:33)
    Mysterious giant skull washes ashore on New Jersey beach
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mysterious-giant-skull-washes-ashore-on-new-jersey-beach/ar-AAKDVxB?ocid=msedgntp 

    (32:36)
    Beneath Tennessee River, Steamboat Wreckage Presents Mystery
    https://www.courthousenews.com/beneath-tennessee-river-steamboat-wreckage-presents-mystery/ 

    (41:53)
    Missing Swedish 'Titanic' Accidentally Found After Over a Century on Seabed
    https://sputniknews.com/europe/202105311083038939-missing-swedish-titanic-accidentally-found-after-over-a-century-on-seabed/ 

    (44:36)
    The Deep House Trailer Promises an Underwater Haunted House Horror Film
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/the-deep-house-trailer-underwater-haunted-house-movie/ 

    (47:22) - Would you dive this? - The Deep House Trailer
    https://youtu.be/wYh-iMHgcNA 

    (49:30) End of Scuba in the news

    (49:38) Dives this week. Karen, Jim and Darrin in South Haven.

    (51:09) Surface Dive Video since vis was so poor.

    (56:30) Upcoming dives - Niles, MUD Club Tankfull Tuesday - Little PawPaw and SASS dives

    (58:07)
    Thank you for your support! New hosting service. New Video Content.

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    (1:05:29)
    Bad Joke

    (1:06:57)
    Punch Line and Outro

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    Intro & Outro Music

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    496 - The Griffon Again Again

    496 - The Griffon Again Again

    Mack and Darrin back again this time with a battery challenge that keeps this episode short. Video credit to Jim Scholz for the dive video shown during the introduction.

    (0:57)
    Introduction - Lottery Tickets & Laptop Battery

    (3:35)
    Scuba in the News

    (3:45)
    Demolition resumes on Georgia shipwreck after big fire
    https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Demolition-resumes-on-Georgia-shipwreck-after-big-16208651.php

    (5:47)
    Lake Michigan shipwreck, sunk since 1887, 'sails' again 134 years later
    https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/michigan-life/lake-michigan-shipwreck-sunk-since-1887-sails-again-134-years-later/69-9ae820f3-86e6-4e9f-9e6c-d7035542161c

    (10:33)
    Possible Resting Place of Great Lakes’ Most Iconic Shipwreck Unveiled With Photos and New Book
    https://wdet.org/posts/2021/05/21/90998-possible-resting-place-of-great-lakes-most-iconic-shipwreck-unveiled-with-photos-and-new-book/

    (16:49) End of Scuba in the news

    (16:57)
    Mack’s Dive Safety Story

    (25:50)
    Thank you for your support!

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    • 26 min
    495 - Still Dry Suit Water

    495 - Still Dry Suit Water

    (0:43)
    Introduction with some Mark 5 talk

    (7:03)
    Scuba in the News

    (7:18)
    Crews coping with aftermath of shipwreck fire off Georgia coast
    https://www.wrdw.com/2021/05/20/crews-coping-with-aftermath-of-shipwreck-fire-off-georgia-coast/ 

    (11:00)
    Lawsuit details alleged negligence that drowned Missoula diver in Lake McDonald
    https://missoulacurrent.com/montana-today/2021/05/lawsuit-details-negligence/  

    (34:08)
    Nonprofit Diveheart Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Pioneering Scuba Therapy For Those With Disabilities
    https://www.wfmz.com/news/prnewswire/prnewswiresports/nonprofit-diveheart-celebrates-20th-anniversary-of-pioneering-scuba-therapy-for-those-with-disabilities/article56e32a3b-f9ec-5e0d-9976-344ddbe5dcae.html 

    (37:30)
    Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/scuba-divers-begin-month-effort-rid-lake-tahoe-77701549 

    (42:27)
    Four-Legged Fish Older Than Dinosaurs Rediscovered in Madagascar
    https://interestingengineering.com/four-legged-fish-older-than-dinosaurs-rediscovered-in-madagascar 

    (46:27)
    Titanic replica now under construction in China
    https://www.9news.com.au/world/titanic-replica-china-construction-theme-park/63de7bb8-325f-4ca8-bf80-1f62654542ee 

    (54:18) End of Scuba in the news

    (54:20)
    UFO Sightings in Michigan, The United States and the World, A Former President Speaks Out
    https://99wfmk.com/ufo-former-president-speaks/ 

    (1:04:44)
    Driving Updates - Diamond Lake
    Still dry suit weather.

    (1:08:00)
    Tease for Next Week’s Dive Safety Story

    (1:10:30)
    String of Bad Jokes for the week.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    494 - It Will Almost Float

    494 - It Will Almost Float

    Mack and Darrin edited after their fourth livestream. Audio continues to improve and duct table fixed a loose network connection.

    (0:19)
    Introduction

    (1:59)
    Scuba in the News

    (2:01)
    Lawsuit filed in Glacier NP scuba diving death
    https://www.kpax.com/news/crime-and-courts/lawsuit-filed-in-glacier-np-scuba-diving-death 

    (13:41)
    Golden Ray's engine section leaves the Isles
    https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/localnews/golden-rays-engine-section-leaves-the-isles/article5746f535-1021-5349-9242-4c6b1bcf84d1.html 

    (16:35)
    Plan to scuttle old ferry in Lake Champlain is dropped
    https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2021/05/plan-to-scuttle-old-ferry-in-lake-champlain-is-dropped/ 

    (20:41)
    'It's not pretty, but it's important': Residents rally to save piece of sunken vessel
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/saving-the-drum-head-boiler-abandoned-boats-program-1.6016584 

    (27:18)
    Exploding Boiler Talk - Diamond Lake - City of Greenbay
    (29:37)
    Remarkable Underwater Memorial for Navy Seal in Arkansas
    https://kkyr.com/remarkable-underwater-memorial-for-navy-seal-in-arkansas/

    (32:16)
    Divers unravel lines, mysteries while finding lost fishing gear
    https://www.wdtimes.com/article_e1c6493b-1110-54be-b87b-61e1443bb666.html 

    (45:26)
    Bonne Terre Mine is home to the world's largest subterranean lake
    https://www.columbiamissourian.com/specialsection/tourism/southeastmissouri/bonne-terre-mine-is-home-to-the-worlds-largest-subterranean-lake/article_2b606c6e-9f35-11eb-9082-8fdbe68e5a2c.html

    (51:55)
    Haigh Quarry among country's best
    https://www.daily-journal.com/business/haigh-quarry-among-countrys-best/article_cd33a9c6-ad1c-11eb-8d6f-271e890a1ba2.html

    (59:32)
    Want to swim with sharks? Maritime Aquarium looking for volunteer scuba divers
    https://www.wtnh.com/news/animals-and-wildlife/want-to-swim-with-sharks-maritime-aquarium-looking-for-volunteer-scuba-divers/ 

    (1:03:13)
    End of Scuba in the news

    (1:03:56)
    Mack’s Dive Safety Story - Experience and Risk (out of DAN)
    https://dan.org/alert-diver/article/experience-and-risk/

    (1:15:16)
    Thank you for supporting the program.
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    (1:17:05)
    Wrap-up - Mack planning on a dive in Nile.

    (41:33)
    String of Bad Jokes for the week.

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    Intro & Outro Music (Not appearing this week)

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    493 - Big Boned

    493 - Big Boned

    Mack and Darrin edited after their third livestream. Small improvements each week. Audio is much better and the connected stayed solid.

    (0:20)
    Introduction - Dandelions and propane

    (4:11)
    Scuba in the News

    (4:24)
    Hyperbaric Treatment Center to close temporarily for renovations
    https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/05/06/hyperbaric-treatment-closure/

    (9:09)
    First Crew Member Of Franklin's Lost Expedition That Left 129 Dead Has Been Identified
    https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/first-crew-member-of-franklins-lost-expedition-that-left-129-dead-has-been-identified/ 

    (14:32)
    Scuba Divers Find Rare Ice Age Mammoth Bone at Bottom of Florida River
    https://www.newsweek.com/scuba-divers-find-rare-ice-age-mammoth-bone-bottom-florida-river-1588292 

    (18:33)
    Pandora's padlock on display, two centuries after infamous sinking
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-07/pandoras-padlock-on-display-in-north-queensland/100120108 

    (20:31)
    1800s shipwreck The Daring finds temporary home in Mangawhai ahead of restoration
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300292064/1800s-shipwreck-the-daring-finds-temporary-home-in-mangawhai-ahead-of-restoration 
    (22:27)
    Mack Retro Comments - Bones, Pandora and Daring Restoration


    (28:20)
    End of Scuba in the news

    (28:30)
    Meet and Greet

    (29:32)
    Duck Eggs

    (30:54)
    Dive Plans - Mack plans on hitting the water this Saturday.

    (32:38)
    Dual sidescan setup on a boat.

    (34:30)
    Still looking for that barge and sand movement.

    (37:15)
    New videos coming from the Scuba Obsessed team.

    (41:33)
    String of Bad Jokes for the week.

    If you are enjoying the show please support us at Patreon.
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    Intro & Outro Music (Not appearing this week)

    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Knight Diver7 ,

Great SCUBA content

Love the show. Great Lakes area diving is world class and this show emphasizes it.

Slight full ,

Solid

I like the focus of safety and dive hacks. I think they try not to offend but the joke adds zero value for me. Their enthusiasm for the sport is awesome. Their love for cold muddy water makes me grateful for 55 deg and 6 foot vis. They have done a few nice interviews too. I think they know a lot about small boat diving and I would like to know more about that. Good show and it's getting stronger over time.

Update years later: I cringe when I realize the place name’s they are trying to pronounce and when they try not to offend and end up making things worse. They have become like those crazy uncles who you know their heart is in the right place. They are likely the longest running dive podcast. They are authentic good guys. I wish they would revisit some of their best stuff like hacks for staying warm, how to be a part of dive groups and keep them going. Another topic is artificial reefs. I would love it if they did a series of interview with folks about all the benefits and challenges from the uribe in baja to the lady luck. Of an interview about the wrecks off los angels?

Joedownunder ,

Review

By far my favorite dive podcast out there. Great content and they talk about local diving that is relevant to what I do in Michigan

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