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Richard Devanney

Richard Devanney

Multi-agency Instructor

Richard Devanney is a PADI, SSI, BSAC and SDI instructor who teaches technical diving through TDI, SSI XR and PADI TecRec. He currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland, and manages Dive Silfra, owned by parent company Arctic Adventures. He runs a Facebook technical diving page called Iceland Technical Diving. (Profile photo by Byron Conroy)

Stories by Richard
Training In the Water

Choosing the Right Technical Diving Instructor

Once you’ve decided to pursue technical diving, choosing the right technical diving instructor can make all the difference. 

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Rescue Diver
Training In the Water

Applying the PADI Rescue Diver Course in the Real World

Although the PADI Rescue Diver course is a lot of fun, there are a few serious considerations when applying learned techniques to the real world.

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Best Scuba Diving in Malta
Dive Locations In the Water

Best Scuba Diving in Malta

The warm, clear water surrounding the Maltese Islands is easily accessible from all of Europe. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Malta.

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First Technical Diving Course
Training In the Water

Your First Technical Diving Course

If you’re a recreational diver who’s decided to take your first technical diving course, what should you expect to learn?

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New stuff
Wakatobi

Why Wakatobi: A Dozen Reasons You Should Visit Today

After seeing underwater images snapped at Wakatobi Dive Resort, you won’t need more than one reason to visit. But just in case, here are 11 more reasons Wakatobi should be on your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Caribbean Coral

Basic Caribbean Coral Identification Part 1: Hard Corals

Once you stop looking at the reef as mere backdrop, each dive becomes more exciting. Knowing some basic Caribbean coral identification will enrich every dive.
by Guest Author
rhinopias

Marine Species: Rhinopias

Just utterance of the word “Rhinopias” can set a diver’s heart aflutter. Where can you find these wacky looking creatures, and what makes them so special?
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
sister sanctuaries

Sister Sanctuaries Work to Protect Endangered Whales

A new agreement between sister sanctuaries in Massachusetts and the Dutch Lesser Antilles strives to protect endangered humpback whales.
by Guest Author