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Suffering through a dry spell without scuba diving? Grab your favorite drink and take your seat at The Dive Table every week with Jay and his guest co-hosts as they share their stories and adventures of their continuing love affair with scuba diving.

You’ll laugh at their stories of minor misfortune. Empathize with their successes and regrets, but ultimately you’ll recognize their journey as your own; where life intersects with Scuba Diving.

We know you’d rather be scuba diving, but while you’re out of the water, The Dive Table Podcast is the next best thing.

The Dive Table Fish Dive Surf, Inc.

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Suffering through a dry spell without scuba diving? Grab your favorite drink and take your seat at The Dive Table every week with Jay and his guest co-hosts as they share their stories and adventures of their continuing love affair with scuba diving.

You’ll laugh at their stories of minor misfortune. Empathize with their successes and regrets, but ultimately you’ll recognize their journey as your own; where life intersects with Scuba Diving.

We know you’d rather be scuba diving, but while you’re out of the water, The Dive Table Podcast is the next best thing.

    The Dive Table Presents: A Surface Interval Conversation with Sarah Miller and guest, PADI Course Director, Aitor Diaz

    The Dive Table Presents: A Surface Interval Conversation with Sarah Miller and guest, PADI Course Director, Aitor Diaz

    Sarah sits down with PADI Course Director, Aitor Diaz to discuss how they met, how they started a dive shop in Komodo and what they did after COVID said, "Nah," to that business venture.

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    • 48 min
    Is Scuba Diving Still Special? | S3E01

    Is Scuba Diving Still Special? | S3E01

    Welcome to Season 3 of The Dive Table Podcast, introducing Sarah Miller from Azul Unlimited!
    As per tradition, the inaugural episode of each season brings up the question, 'Is Scuba Diving Still Special, and Why?'
    In this episode, Jay and Sarah reflect on the past year and how diving has brought them closer to their communities. They also explore the sense of connection and awe that diving provides, as well as the importance of preserving the underwater world. 
    The conversation highlights the team and community aspect of diving, as well as the continuous learning process involved in the sport. Overall, diving is seen as a way to connect with nature, build relationships, and experience the wild. They highlight the importance of engaging in conversations, learning from others, and being open to different perspectives. They also explore the evolution of diving philosophy and the diversity of training and belief systems in the diving community. The conversation emphasizes the need for inclusivity and the importance of diversifying the scuba diving community. 
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Excitement for the New Season03:11 Is Scuba Diving Special? Reflection on the Past Year16:50 The Importance of Community in Diving23:43 Diving as a Connection and Catalyst for Building Community27:02 The Team and Community Aspect of Diving29:15 Diving as a Connection to the Wild and Clarity of Mind35:27 Personal Experiences of Awe-Inspiring Dives41:10 The Unearthed Wagon Wheel and the King Tides43:26 Geeking Out on Diving Gear and the Never-Ending Learning Process44:52 The Value of Learning and Community46:17 Different Approaches and Opinions in Diving47:44 The Evolution of Diving Philosophy48:34 The Meaning of 'Stroke' in Diving50:48 Understanding Different Training and Belief Systems52:40 Embracing Different Perspectives in Diving55:37 The Importance of Effective Communication Underwater57:53 Diversifying the Scuba Diving Community01:00:07 Expanding the Narrative of Scuba Diving01:04:05 The Journey of Self-Discovery in Scuba Diving01:07:05 The Passion and Purpose of the Podcast01:10:00 Engaging with the Dive Table Community
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to be a part of this growing community, you can join us in a couple of ways: 
    Subscribe to the podcast so you get notified when new episodes drop.Leave a rating wherever you listen to your podcasts;Send the link to the show The Dive Table to a dive buddy, your dive team, or your last scuba instructor, or anybody you want to get hooked on scuba.Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a voicemail here on our website or Say Howdy!Visit Jay at Gardner UnderwaterAlso visit us at Fish Dive Surf, Inc., for big picture conservation news in the fishing, diving and surfing communities.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Essentials of Recreational Diving (UTD) with Students, Steve and Paul

    Essentials of Recreational Diving (UTD) with Students, Steve and Paul

    After taking their Essentials of Recreational Diving course (UTD), "Hosts" Steven and Paul sit down with their "Guest," instructor Jay, to discuss what they thought about the class as well as how Jay performed as an instructor.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    UTD Scuba Diving Podcast (Crossover) - Introducing Jay Gardner, Director of Development for UTD | S2E19

    UTD Scuba Diving Podcast (Crossover) - Introducing Jay Gardner, Director of Development for UTD | S2E19

    This episode is a crossover episode of the UTD Scuba Diving Podcast.  We are sharing their podcast because they are officially announcing that Jay Gardner is their new Director of Development.  Jay has been doing his best to keep it under wraps and he's finally allowed to discuss his new position and what it means to the agency that he has been training with almost from the beginning of his scuba journey.
    Enjoy!

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    • 35 min
    The Reef of Horrors, Vol. 2 with Jack Der

    The Reef of Horrors, Vol. 2 with Jack Der

    This year, Jay is joined for The Reef of Horrors, Vol. 2 by friend of the show, Jack Der.  Jack is a CA native and regular dive buddy with Jay.  While they don't share any common scary stories, they do have a few that will make you think twice about eating certain foods before diving or before diving when you know specific creatures are nearby. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Designing Scuba Training for Adults with Ben Bos | S2E18

    Designing Scuba Training for Adults with Ben Bos | S2E18

    Jay sits down with the Training Director of United Team Diving (UTD) Ben Bos to discuss the designing of scuba training for adults and designing a scuba training curriculum that revolves around what divers really need and not what they think they need.  Ben has been a professional diver for 24 years and self-admittedly in a previous life was in marketing and sold everything from, "sofas, stereos, cars, copy machines, coffee and paper and everything in between...everything except houses and boats."  
    Ben was only 12 years old when he started diving and more than 30 years later, diving is a way of life.  He has worked all over the world as a scuba diver including running a dive center for over 12 years.  He is currently the Training Director for one of the world's most progressive Scuba Organizations, ‘United Team Diving, ‘(UTD).  

    Ben has not only made diving his passion, but also his living and has contributed to some of the industry's most groundbreaking innovations. The re-development and evolution of Ratio Deco into Ratio Deco 3.0 as well as the DIR compatible side mount configurations are but two examples. 

    Ben is happiest when he is exploring unknown places deep in a Chinese jungle, abandoned mines or inside old shipwrecks.  The thrill of teaching both novice and experienced divers is what drives him to never stop learning and expanding his own knowledge.
    UTD - United Team Diving
    www.utdscubadiving.com

    The Dive Table
    https://www.thedivetable.com/

    Fish Dive Surf, Inc.
    https://fishdivesurf.com/

    Gardner Underwater
    https://gardnerunderwater.com/
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to be a part of this growing community, you can join us in a couple of ways: 

    Subscribe to the podcast so you get notified when new episodes drop;
    Leave a rating wherever you listen to your podcasts;
    Send the link to the show; thedivetable.com to a dive buddy, your dive team, or your last scuba instructor.
    Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a voicemail here on our website or say howdy.
    Visit Azulunlimited.com to find out more!

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

William PE Clotter ,

Bill Clots

Great SCUBA podcast! Just two dudes talking about diving. Not pushing any agenda other than love of the sport. Funny, down to earth. Seem like two dudes I’d like to grab a beer with after a long day of diving at Lake Travis (or somewhere warm, with good visibility).

Deco Captain ,

A scuba diver’s must-listen podcast!

A great scuba diving podcast by two down-to-earth hosts who are not your dive instructor, dive gear salesman, but enthusiastic fellow divers! I enjoyed every minute of the show listening to their stories and life underwater.

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