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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
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
Wakatobi

Why Wakatobi: A Dozen Reasons You Should Visit Today

After seeing underwater images snapped at Wakatobi Dive Resort, you won’t need more than one reason to visit. But just in case, here are 11 more reasons Wakatobi should be on your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Caribbean Coral

Basic Caribbean Coral Identification Part 1: Hard Corals

Once you stop looking at the reef as mere backdrop, each dive becomes more exciting. Knowing some basic Caribbean coral identification will enrich every dive.
by Guest Author
rhinopias

Marine Species: Rhinopias

Just utterance of the word “Rhinopias” can set a diver’s heart aflutter. Where can you find these wacky looking creatures, and what makes them so special?
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
sister sanctuaries

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