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?

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