Underwater Pumpkins, Night diving and Richard Roost Jr.

Season 8 Episode 41

Rich talks about Underwater Pumpkin Carving. Gives a shout out to an old mentor long gone.  Talks about his week of diving with public safety divers and their courses and the task of getting his shops in order. Rich also talks about a night dive he did with some good customers and friends.

Rich’s Birthday, Standards Discussion, Tec 45 update, family interruptions

Season 8, Episode 37

Rich starts this podcast on his birthday and in the middle of it gets interrupted by house guests arriving early.  Finishing it the next day, Rich talks more about how people interpret standards in a way that may be detrimental to the learning of the skills.  He also talks about his upcoming classes and the stuff that he is doing this next week! Primer for IDC and more.

Gas Planning, Fat Diver Challenge Ends

Season 8 Episode 35

Rich talks about the end of this round of the Fat Diver Challenge.  It seems that sharks don’t kill divers, cheeseburgers do, so we need to start taking better care of ourselves.    Rich also talks about how we should continue taking better care of ourselves as we journey through our every day lives.   At the request of a listener, Rich talks about gas planning and how we can all do a better job of realizing what gas consumption we are using.

When things go wrong, go to Plan B – Diving Presque Isle and the Straits of Mackinac

Season 8 Episode 34

Rich went for a five day expedition to the upper/lower Penninsula of Michigan to technical dive on the shipwrecks of Presque Isle and then to continue on to Dive the shipwrecks of Alpena.  Boat problems and weather issues changed some things moving one of the charters to the Straits of Mackinac.  Rich tells the story of awesome wreck diving and new friends found on the trip!