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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 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
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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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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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