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If you are one of the many people we have hosted on our boats, you will know, we think of you as family. We love showing you the beauty of the underwater world, and to share our passion with you! Unfortunately, COVID-19, for now has shut us down. Our company is doing everything possible to take care of us, but with operations closed and no customers diving, of course it’s difficult. With more than 150 people, we are a big bunch at Pro Dive, plus families attached. And, in our country, employment insurance is not available, nor other forms of…

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The spread of COVID-19 has affected millions of divers around the world in countless different ways. On this week’s episode of DIVETALKS THURSDAYS, the popular Facebook Livestream orchestrated by Divesoft, we’ll dive deeper into the virus’s impacts on retailers. Mike Pedersen is owner and operator of two diving companies, Dive Right In Scuba and Double Action Dive Charters, and Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., is Research Director for Divers Alert Network (DAN). Join the action on Thursday at 1pm EDT to hear what they have to say on this very relevant topic. DIVETALKS is treading new waters this week by hosting two…

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Communication is King! Communication has never been more critical in the history of our industry. We are excited to let you know that we are about to launch a new magazine called “The Edge — Powered by RAID” for digital viewing. The journal was structured to be as inclusive as possible. The Edge is NOT a trade-only publication. It is a journal for all — whoever wants to be divers, qualified divers, divemasters, teachers, teacher coaches, and dive centres; regardless of organization. Inside, readers will find industry news, articles on global destinations, kit reviews, interviews and tips on becoming a…

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This week’s guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is the man who literally coined the term “technical diving”, Michael Menduno aka “M2.” Come join the action on Thursday at 1pm EDT and get your questions ready! DIVETALKS and Michael Menduno have got the answers! One of the most prolific and well-known divers/journalists in the industry will be DIVETALKS’ guest this Thursday. Menduno is most recognizable for his work in helping to define and chronicle the emergence of technical diving through his now defunct magazine, aquaCORPS Journal (1990-1996), and Tek Conferences. He also helped set up the…

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This week’s guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is the founder of Dirty Dozen Expeditions, Aron Arngrímsson. Come join the action online on Thursday, April 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT. And make sure to bring your questions…DIVETALKS has the answers! DIVETALKS fans: you’ve really got something to look forward to this week! Aron Arngrímsson is an especially renowned diver, well-known for organizing out-of-the-box dive trips and his explorations of remote destinations. He’s extremely passionate about wreck diving, particularly “in” Truk Lagoon and Bikini Atoll. Image credit: Derek Covington Aron began diving in 2005 and much of…

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This week’s guest on DIVETALKS, the popular Facebook livestream event presented by Divesoft, is the experienced Canadian diver, Stéphan Senécal. Join in on the action on Thursday, April 16th at 1 p.m. EDT and don’t forget to bring your questions! DIVETALKS is an interactive forum encouraging your participation! Stéphan Senécal is a Divesoft CCR instructor and world-renowned wreck diver, who first grew interested in the sport in his twenties after watching several intriguing shipwreck documentaries. Stéphan became a certified diver in 2000, and from then on, it was clear his ultimate goal was to pursue shipwreck diving. Since 2006, he…

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Are you a diving enthusiast craving the opportunity to speak one-to-one with professionals in the field? Then don’t miss out on Divesoft’s new weekly livestream on Facebook, every Thursday afternoon! With most divers now confined to their homes, Divesoft has created an interactive way to stay involved in conversations revolving around the passion of diving. Effective now, Divesoft presents their new weekly Facebook livestream, DIVETALKS, in an interview-style format. Joseph Jonathan Bosquez will lead the interviews and discussions, sharing divers’ unique stories of the past and their perspectives on the future of diving. And your interaction is highly encouraged too;…

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SSECONN 2020 Scuba/Dive Webinars SECONN urges you to remain healthy in this period, but also wants to keep inspiring you to learn more about the great scuba diving world. Every presentation will last about 45 minutes, with a Q&A that follows. The series is set up so that you only need to register once; all the webinars will be hosted on the Demio platform except for the presentation by Dr. Charash. From there, you will be provided with a connection to access the webinars, simply add your name, email and click to register. About Seconn Skin Divers Founded by Fred…

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Dr. Bruce Wienke was a widely regarded and respected dive industry figure, especially by the Suunto family. He died on Saturday, February 15, 2020, survived by his wife, Annie. Dr Bruck Wieke developed The RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubble Model) which is an algorithm for calculating the decompression stops needed for a specific dive profile. It is related to the Varying Permeability Model but is conceptually different in that it rejects the gel-bubble model’s varying permeability model. It is used in various dive computers, especially those made by Suunto, Aqwary, Mares, HydroSpace Engineering, and Underwater Technologies Center. Dr. Wienke was program…

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