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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
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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decompression diving
Training In the Water

Decompression Diving 101

Interested in decompression diving? Here’s what you need to know to get started and what you can expect once you try it.

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Wreck Penetration
Training Wrecks In the Water

Hazards of Wreck Penetration

Wreck dives can be some of the best of your life, but there are hazards when it comes to wreck penetration. Here are three to watch out for.

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Choosing a BCD
Reviews In the Water

Choosing a BCD: Jacket or Wing

Most recreational divers use a jacket-style BCD, but at some point, you’ll see divers in wing-style BCs. What’s the difference, and which is right for you?

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New stuff

Coral Biology: Part I

It’s easy to think of corals as the background on your dives, but if you learn about coral biology, you’ll be amazed at the diversity in front of your eyes.
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Macro Diving in Sydney Harbor

Although it’s most famous for the iconic Opera House, the macro diving in Sydney Harbor holds at least as much appeal underwater. 
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Cave Diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole

Until 2016, cave diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole in South Australia was strictly off limits to all but a few. The rules have since changed, but controversy still surrounds this remote dive site.
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Scuba Diving in Milne Bay

Scuba diving in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea takes some advanced planning, but the rewards are well worth it.
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