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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
Downcurrent
Training In the Water

What to Do if You’re Caught in a Downcurrent

Getting caught in a downcurrent is unnerving for even the most seasoned diver. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you’re caught in a downcurrent.

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Diving Awareness
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Diving Awareness: An Untaught Skill

Although it’s as fundamental as good buoyancy, diving awareness is rarely taught. Here’s what you need to know to keep track of yourself underwater.

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Robert Boyle
History

Pioneers of Diving: Robert Boyle

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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Cold-Water Scuba Diving
Training In the Water

Making the Transition to Cold-Water Scuba Diving

For tropical divers, the thought of diving in 50 F (10 C) waters may not be very appealing. But with much to see in colder seas, it may be time to try it out.

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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