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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 previously managed two dive schools in Iceland and a tech school in Thailand. He now manages the SS Thorfinn, a liveaboard based in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia, that specializes in recreational and technical diving on the 80 or so wrecks within the lagoon. Go to his Facebook page for more information on diving Truk Lagoon and technical diving in general.

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

Florida’s Underwater Archaeological Preserves: The Half Moon

There are 12 Underwater Archaeological Preserves in Florida, scattered from the northwestern Panhandle down to the Florida Keys. Today we visit the Half Moon.
by Guest Author

Dive Into the Pink Holds Second Annual Online Auction

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink will hold its second annual online auction to benefit the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).
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diver propulsion vehicle

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Training

Using a diver propulsion vehicle underwater means you can cover far more territory on each dive. How do you use one safely?
by Hayley-Jo Carr
Photograph Corals

How to Identify and Photograph Corals

Underwater photography tends to focus on megafauna or macro animal subjects. But learning how to identify and photograph corals can be just as exciting.
by Guest Author