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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
John Scott Haldane
History In the Water

Pioneers of Diving: John Scott Haldane

Scuba diving as we know it resulted from the efforts of many pioneering individuals. In this series of articles, we’ll highlight a number of their contributions.

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dive spool
Training

How to Set Up and Store a Dive Spool

The dive spool is one of the diver’s most useful pieces of equipment, but it’s often set up and stored improperly. What’s the best way to take care of your dive spool?

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Dive Locations

Best Scuba Diving in Iceland

Iceland is home to stunning landscapes, glaciers, mountains and lakes — and some of the world’s best cold-water diving. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Iceland.

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Upcurrent
Training In the Water

What to Do if You’re Caught in an Upcurrent

Most divers know about the dangers of getting caught in a downcurrent, but what if you’re caught in an upcurrent? Here’s what to do.

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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