Season 8 Episode 38
Rich had a busy week teaching and entertaining and making things happen for his shop. He talks about Internet trolls in relation to an experience he had this week. Rich also talks about how a different IDC can take a good instructor and make them a Great Instructor.
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.
Season 8 Episode 36
Rich announces the winner of the Fat Diver Challenge! He also talks about the weekend of diving, planning for 2019 and more about diving!
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.
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!
Season 8 Episode 33
Rich talks about the Zombie Apocalypse course and how cool it was. Rich also chats a bit about what he is planning for next week and the diving in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Season 8 Episode 32
Rich adds some things about Isle Royale and then chats up his most recent adventure to the Straits of Mackinac. Rich also talks about the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse course and chats about a new product, the Garmin inReach Mini.
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.
Season 8, Episode 30
Rich is off the grid on a liveaboard in one of the most remote places on the Great Lakes, shipwreck diving and enjoying life. This podcast was recorded sitting at a picnic table in Windigo Harbor on the Western end of the Island.
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.