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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
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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Many divers simply call the gas in their tank “oxygen” or “air” without really knowing what it’s made of. What’s the difference between scuba diving gas mixes?
Training In the Water

The Difference Between Scuba Diving Gas Mixes

Many divers simply call the gas in their tank “oxygen” or “air” without really knowing what it’s made of. What’s the difference between scuba diving gas mixes?

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New stuff

Beyond Borders: 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

PADI Women’s Dive Day with Rich Coast Diving

Celebrating PADI Women’s Dive Day with Rich Coast Diving in Costa Rica means good diving and great company
by Rebecca Strauss
Solomon Islands

WWII History is Alive in the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a famed dive destination, partially for the World War II wrecks resting within its waters. But with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal fast approaching, there’s plenty of history to see topside as well.
by Rebecca Strauss
Suunto

PRODUCT RECALL: Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter and Suunto Tank POD

Suunto announces a recall of all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs
by Press Release