Richard Devanney

Richard Devanney

Multi-agency Instructor

Richard Devanney is an OC and CCR instructor currently based in Bali, Indonesia. He runs, which outlines the courses he teaches and acts as a resource for technical divers. Richard spent three months leading OC and CC decompression divers in Truk Lagoon. Prior to that he managed dive centers in Iceland and a tech center in Thailand. He is particularly interested in CCR, wrecks, our understanding of decompression theory, methods for effective teaching, and human factors in diving.

You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook or find him out diving somewhere on his JJ-ccr.

Stories by Richard
Technical Dives in Chuuk
Dive Locations Travel Wrecks

Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk is one of the world’s best places for wreck diving, both recreational and tech. Here are our picks for the top five technical dives in Chuuk Lagoon.

Wreck Dives in Chuuk Lagoon
Dive Locations Wrecks

Five Top Recreational Wreck Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

If you love wreck diving, mere mention of Chuuk Lagoon will get your heart racing. Here are our picks for the five top recreational wreck dives in Chuuk Lagoon.

New to Scuba Resources

Buying Your First Regulator

There’s lots to consider when it comes to buying your first regulator. How deep will you dive, and in what conditions? Here’s our guide to choosing wisely.

Scuba Diving in Chuuk Lagoon
Dive Locations Travel Wrecks

Scuba Diving in Chuuk Lagoon

The ghost fleet of Chuuk Lagoon is synonymous with fantastic wreck diving. What makes this isolated spot in Micronesia so special?

New stuff
Back-Roll Entry

Training Fundamentals: Perfecting Your Scuba Back-Roll Entry

The scuba back-roll entry should be as easy as falling off a boat, but what’s the best way to prepare and enter the water using a back-roll entry?
by Marcus Knight
Yasawa Islands

Scuba Diving in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Fiji has a reputation as the friendliest country in the world and offers some fantastic diving. The Yasawa Islands are some of the best of the best.
by Guest Author
Lonely Whale

Conservation Spotlight: Lonely Whale

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Emy Kane from Lonely Whale.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ocean Ramsey

Women in Diving: Ocean Ramsey

Our new series focusing on the achievements of women in diving starts with Ocean Ramsey, marine advocate.
by Hélène Reynaud