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 221 - Common Sense
Your favorite dive buddies, Jamesy and Brando, have a little chat about scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands. What do you do when faced with that incredible sight? Do you make the right choice or do you just blindly go into the wild? Alone? This is a lesson about over confidence and complacency, and about what is the best regulator on the market too.
P.S. Don’t forget to tip your Divemasters.
Episode 220 - In Honor Of A Legend
In honor of the late great manfish, Monsignor Jacques Cousteau, Jamesy and Brando tell another tale from the pen of le Capitan. Rapture consumes the team as they explore the azure depths of le Mer du Rouge. Proper planning and predive safety checks are important to the safety of the menfish. Don’t forget BWRAF- (the French version)Bordeaux, Wine, Riesling, A pack of cigarettes, Fondue.
Au revoir mes amis.
Episode 219 - Laws of Learning
This week, the boys bring their series on education to a close by looking at E.L. Thorndike’s Laws of Learning. As an educator, it is important to understand the characteristics of the learning process and these laws help us construct our classes and better mold it to the needs of the students. Join your hosts J. I. Mott Toao and B.C. Schwartz Sr for this scholarly look at education.
Episode 218 - This Episode IS About Harassment Training
This week the boys talk about old school underwater harassment training. Taking a look at an article from 1972, Jamesy and Brando discuss the difference between the mainstream positive approach of today and what triggering stress can bring into education. The term alone, harassment, brings stress into mind today. What was going on in the 70’s and what have we learned from it? All of this and more is waiting for you in this week’s episode.
Episode 217 - On Excellence
The boys piggy back their series on Mastery with a discussion guided by some wisdom from the book "Force of Nature", by Laird Hamilton. Laird's own life is an example of mastery and the pursuit of excellence as he has distinguished himself as one of the world's greatest surfers. His book gives insight into how his pursuit of excellence on the waves has served as a guide in pursuit of excellence in life.
5 Keys To Mastery
This week, Jamesy and Brando dive back into the book Mastery by George Leonard. The boys discuss Instruction, Practice, Surrender, Intentionality, and The Edge. These 5 keys will set you on a lifelong path to underwater happiness while you are on your quest of scuba mastery.
Appreciate the steady content and humor, but...
These guys go off on tangents like no other. And if the podcast has something about Australia in it, prepare yourself for a nearly sickening amount of accents and overuse of the phrase “shrimp on the bah-bie.” Otherwise, they’re a great easy listen that is part of my Friday commute every week. Thanks for all the content fellas! Semper Fi.
Brando and James entertain. A good mix of knowledge and funny. TGDP is clearly a product of permanent narcosis. Some folks with an underdeveloped sense of humor my not get it. If that’s the case, just aim your split-Finns in another direction.
You complete me
Freaking love these guys. Hilarious and intelligent. A quick fix during extended surface intervals.