The Challenge Begins, Finding lost stuff, Isle Royale

Season 8, Episode 31

Rich is back from Isle Royale and today marks the start of the Fat Diver Challenge.  Rich talks about the challenge and how to participate as well as the new boat in Isle Royale,  he chats about his upcoming schedule of events and he shares an article about a Wallet lost 28 years ago reunited with its owner.

Women’s Dive Day, Normalisation of Deviance, Prepping for Isle Royal National Park

Season 8 Episode 29

Rich spent last weekend at White Star Quarry participating in the Women’s Dive Day Fundraiser benefiting the Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarship fund!  He talked a lot about packing for Isle Royale and getting the dive shop ready and then launched into a revisit of the Normalisation of Deviance where he explains how it becomes a problem to divers.

Fourth of July, Diving with your kids, motivation to become healthier

Season 8 Episode 27

Rich spends some time talking about his busy weekend and the fun he had diving with children on the Fourth of July.  Rich also talks about watching the fireworks from the deck of a 100+ year old Great Lakes Freighter with his family.  Rich spends some time talking about a weight loss motivator in contest that gets you a few new t shirts.   Rich also talks about supporting the store and the instructor that you are planning on taking your training from and travelling with.

The Ferries, My PADI Club and Rough Weather Diving

Season 8 Episode 26

Rich talks about the diving he did this weekend on a “Unicorn”  The wrecks of the McPhail and the Curran are two ferries that sank together in Lake Huron near the Thumb of Michigan.  Rich also talks about the choices we have to make when going diving in rough weather.   Rich had a visit from some PADI bigwigs this week and he chats about that as well.

Welcome to the Not-So-Glamorous side of Diving!

Season 8 Episode 23

Rich talks about the not so glamorous side of business ownership, when the process becomes more like “a job.”  Rich also talks about the changes that happen and go alone with breaking in new captains with new charter boats.  Rich also talks about things to come and some of the upcoming trips he now has openings for.