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    521 - Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival

    521 - Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival

    The audio is a slight bit boomy this week. We have fixed this in future episodes.




    This year's Festival is being held at The Embassy Suites in Livonia, Mi Saturday February 26 2022 8:30 am till 5:00 pm.https://www.greatlakesshipwreckfestival.org/

    • 33 min
    510 - Fooled by the Scuba Party Bus

    510 - Fooled by the Scuba Party Bus

    We Fell For It!




    This week’s video courtesy of Don “Mack” McAlhany.




    (0:48) Introduction 




    (1:14) Leaves have to go somewhere. 




    (3:10) Thank you for joining us!




    Value for Value




    Please support us if you are receiving value from the program. This can either be funds, your time and your contributions. 




    https://patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    (3:52) Scuba in the News




     (4:10) Historic shipwreck uncovered near Rīga




    https://eng.lsm.lv/article/culture/history/historic-shipwreck-uncovered-near-riga.a424251/




    (11:30) Can You Go Scuba Diving with Asthma?




    https://www.healthline.com/health/asthma/scuba-diving-with-asthma




    (20:30) Michigan Department of Natural Resources




    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2f562a9




    We were fooled. See how long it takes us to figure it out.




    (31:36) New 'Scuba Music City Party Bus' hopes to bring new meaning to dive bar




    https://www.inquisitornashville.com/post/new-scuba-music-city-party-bus-hopes-to-bring-new-meaning-to-dive-bar




    (41:32) You Can Live on This Cruise Ship For $350,000





    You Can Live on This Cruise Ship For $350,000





    (54:08) End of Scuba in the News




    (54:11) Some local diving with blue algae




    Meet and greet at Gilboa




    (56:14) Photos from the meet and greet at Gilboa. 




    (59:10) Upcoming dive plans (now past)




    (1:00:00) New gloves and neoprene lifespan with some good glove upgrades




    (1:03:18) Advanced Open Water Class




    (1:05:20) Mack’s Dive Safety Story - Alone in a Crowd




    (1:14:20) Chatroom dive update




    (1:15:55) Thank you! We get a little better with the video steam each week. 




    Value for Value




    Please support us if you are receiving value from the program. This can either be funds, your time and your contributions. 




    https://patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    (1:19:28) Closing remarks 




    (1:19:40) - Bad Joke for this week. 




    (1:22:10) Outro




    Intro and Outro Dive Video curtesy of Don “Mack” McAlhany




    Intro & Outro Music  




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan




    This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net




    Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

    • 1 hr 23 min
    509 - It’s a Recall & a Dumpster Fire

    509 - It’s a Recall & a Dumpster Fire

    Audio is improving, but we do have a little extra audio in some of Mack's feed. 




    (0:53) Introduction 




    (6:30) Scuba in the News




    (6:40) 




    Bill would change maritime liability rules after boat fire




    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-23/maritime-liability-bill-conception-boat-fire




    (13:10)




    Shipwreck hangs on as workers reinforce cradle




    https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/shipwreck-hangs-on-as-workers-reinforce-cradle/article_844d498c-9b7d-57b2-be41-739df6506028.html




    (15:32) 




    Creepy or cool? Deep-sea photographer shares photos of freakish seabed creatures




    https://ktvo.com/news/offbeat/creepy-or-cool-deep-sea-photographer-shares-photos-of-freakish-seabed-creatures




    (20:10) 




    Who lives on a bed of rock under the bay?




    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-bay-of-fundy-sponge-species-1.6180115




    (25:06) 




    Shipwrecks is Back




    https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/shipwrecks-is-back/132157




    (29:10)




    Civil War shipwreck reburied near St. Augustine




    https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/caroline-eddy-civil-war-shipwreck-reburied-near-st-augustine/77-db756926-6831-4d6a-a8b8-71f99aefa28b




    (33:01) 




    Divers bring Solent shipwrecks to life using artificial intelligence




    https://planetradio.co.uk/hits-radio/south-coast/news/marine-heritage-project/




    (37:17) 




    Snorkels Recalled For 'Drowning Hazard'




    https://www.ibtimes.com/snorkels-sold-costco-recalled-drowning-hazard-3301861




    (46:48) End of Scuba in the News




    (46:55) Random Fin Discussion




    (52:40)  Some local Michigan diving. 




     9’ waves on Lake Michigan




    (53:42) Mack’s Lake Michigan Shoreline Photos




    (58:51) Saint Joesph River Photos




    (59:52) Lakeshore field (Darrin said Saint Joseph but intended to say Lakeshore)




    (1:05:00) Photos of Mack's River find.




    (1:12:00) Teaser White House Construction Joke




    (1:15:33 ) Mack’s dive safety story - What caused that accident?




    (1:26:40) Thank you for your support https://patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    (1:31:00) Closing remarks - MUD club meeting stuff




    (1:32:35) - Bad Joke for this week. 




    (1:36:48) Outro




    Intro and Outro Dive Video curtesy of Rich Synowiec of Diver’s Incorporated




    Intro & Outro Music  




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan




    This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net




    Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

    • 1 hr 36 min
    508 - It's a Crock

    508 - It's a Crock

    We have some photos of Mack’s River dive in the Saint Joseph River near Niles Michigan. 




    (0:40) Introduction 




    (1:10) Water is still warm




    Please support us if you are receiving value from the program. This can either be funds, your time and your contributions. 




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    This week’s video courtesy of Eric Rohloff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HqHLW8XTXQ




    (2:50) Scuba in the News




    (3:00) 2 years after Georgia shipwreck, heavy lifting nearly done




    https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/2-years-after-Georgia-shipwreck-heavy-lifting-16444044.php




    (7:03) Brownie’s Marine Group Completes Acquisition of Submersible Systems, Inc




    https://www.wdrb.com/news/national/brownie-s-marine-group-completes-acquisition-of-submersible-systems-inc/article_696eead2-8f6b-5f3f-b959-c1a9c8abf3c9.html




    (17:25) Local man brings history to surface from depths of Harveys Lake





    https://www.pahomepage.com/top-stories/local-man-brings-history-to-surface-from-depths-of-harveys-lake/





    (23:20) Michigan City shipwreck preserve Lake Michigan Indiana University




    https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/lifestyle/nature-wildlife/2021/09/08/lake-michigan-city-muskegon-shipwreck-preserve-michigan-indiana-university/5717223001/




    (42:52) Divers Explore Historic Shipwreck in Coral Bay Harbor | St. Thomas Source




    https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/09/07/divers-explore-historic-shipwreck-in-coral-bay-harbor/




    (46:25) End of Scuba in the News




    (46:50) Darrin’s SpaceX Starlink  




    (49:40) Mack’s honey hole in the river




    Photos of what Mack has been finding in the river. 




    (1:03:30) Mack’s dive safety story - (cut short)




    (1:05:20) Closing remarks - High noon dives.




    (1:09:48) Thank you for your support. We love your feedback. Value for Value. 




    https://patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    (1:12:02) - Bad Joke for this week. 




    (1:15:05) Outro




    Intro and Outro Dive Video curtesy of Eric Rohloff 











    Intro & Outro Music  




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan




    This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net




    Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

    • 1 hr 16 min
    507 - Snakes Having Sex with Scuba Divers?

    507 - Snakes Having Sex with Scuba Divers?

    Yes, we went there @ (16:38).  Are venomous olive sea snakes and scuba divers getting it on?




    This week we have fun with magical out of sync voices.  We fixed it several times, but it did sneak in for some sections. 








    (0:42) Introduction 




    (1:54) Almost know how to YouTube. 




    (2:30) Value for Value




    Please support us if you are receiving value from the program. This can either be funds, your time and your contributions. 




    https://patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    This week’s video courtesy of Bob Sweeney.  https://www.youtube.com/user/DiverShipwreck




    (4:32) Scuba in the News




     (4:44) Salvage crews start last cut of Georgia shipwreck demolition





    https://www.wspa.com/news/state-news/salvage-crews-start-last-cut-of-georgia-shipwreck-demolition/





    (6:20) Dutch Springs, the scuba diving mecca of Pennsylvania, faces murky future as warehouse project looms




    https://www.phillyvoice.com/dutch-springs-scuba-diving-pennsylvania-warehouse-petition-lehigh-valley/




    (16:38) Venomous sea snakes are trying to have sex with scuba divers, study says




    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/08/20/sea-snakes-attack-humans-mating-study/8218051002/




    (23:00) At Lake Erie Shipwreck Camp, Students Discover A Treasure Trove Of Science




    https://www.ideastream.org/news/at-lake-erie-shipwreck-camp-students-discover-a-treasure-trove-of-science




    (25:45) Search is on for WWII ship sunk off Florida by German U-boat




    https://www.bradenton.com/news/state/florida/article253552874.html




    (29:45) End of Scuba in the News




    (30:03) Some local Michigan diving. 




    (43:30) Mack’s dive safety story - What caused that accident?




    (55:35) Closing remarks - MUD club meeting stuff




    (57:50) - Bad Joke for this week. 




    (1:29:00) Outro




    Intro and Outro Dive Video curtesy of Bob Sweeney




    Intro & Outro Music  




    Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan




    This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net




    Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

    • 1 hr 1 min
    506 - Great Lakes Old Anchor Discovery

    506 - Great Lakes Old Anchor Discovery

    Jim is back on the show to talk about his recent Great Lakes Dive and new underwater discovery.









    The audio is a little spotty this week as Jim and Darrin where both in the dive bunker.









    Thank you for your support! If you are enjoying the show please support us at Patreon. https://scubaobsessed.com https://www.patreon.com/scubaobsessed




    Intro and Outtro Dive









    Video curtesy of Jim Scholz & Karen Mann




    Intro & Outro Music Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan




    This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net




    Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 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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