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
First Technical Diving Course
Training In the Water

Your First Technical Diving Course

If you’re a recreational diver who’s decided to take your first technical diving course, what should you expect to learn?

decompression diving
Training In the Water

Decompression Diving 101

Interested in decompression diving? Here’s what you need to know to get started and what you can expect once you try it.

Wreck Penetration
Training Wrecks In the Water

Hazards of Wreck Penetration

Wreck dives can be some of the best of your life, but there are hazards when it comes to wreck penetration. Here are three to watch out for.

Choosing a BCD
Reviews In the Water

Choosing a BCD: Jacket or Wing

Most recreational divers use a jacket-style BCD, but at some point, you’ll see divers in wing-style BCs. What’s the difference, and which is right for you?

New stuff

Fiji Siren Lost at Sea

In a still-developing story, Worldwide Dive and Sail has confirmed that the Fiji Siren has been lost at sea, luckily with no loss of life.
by Rebecca Strauss
Wakatobi Dive Resort

Top of the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

You don’t need to go deep at Wakatobi Dive Resort to see something spectacular.
by Guest Author

Shearwater Landing on Deepblu Connect

Leading Innovative Tech Diving Company becomes the Third to Integrate
by Press Release
dive against debris

What is Dive Against Debris?

Diving against debris not only has the obvious positive effects for marine life and our ocean but is also now helping drive policy changes for a cleaner future.
by Hayley-Jo Carr