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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
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

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).
by Press Release
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