Notes about things regarding scuba diving that I have come to know.



Why Dive

Finding Dive Opportunities & Buddies

Our Story

Our Poco Encounter

Pete's Statements about Scuba Diving

Why do divers quit



Diving Wet When It Is Cold

Caring For Your Ears, Swimmers Ear

Night-Time, SCUBA Diving

Showing Your Gear Some Love

Cleaning Your Drysuit


Exposure Protection, Wetsuits

Your Dive Weights

The Evil Aluminum 80, A Pet Peeve

Your Dive Mask

Pimp My RAM!

Our DiveMobile


Guide to Local Dive Sites

SCUBA links for Maine

2007 Acadia National Park Dive Trip Report

2007 Gilboa Quarry Dive Trip Report

Maine-iac Divers Dive Club

Site Map My Home Page Contact


If you look around my site a bit you will see that I have a tendency to write web pages about things that are of interest to me. In some cases I hope they are helpful to others, in some cases it helps me find others with similar interests and sometimes it has been said that I just like to talk, or in this case do so as the written word.

This page is not about "How to Dive". Learning to scuba dive requires professional instruction under controlled conditions. The sport is dangerous without the proper training.

I am not an instructor or a dive professional in any way. Anything you read here should be taken for consideration since almost nothing about scuba diving is absolute and your circumstances are probably different than ours.

I have had the benefit of spending time with a number of instructors who have freely shared their thoughts on diving. I have also been fortunate to encounter some life long divers that I gratefully count as mentors. In addition to this I have been an active member of ScubaBoard, an online discussion forum dedicated to scuba diving and related topics. Since June 2004 I have had the benefit of reading advice from many seasoned divers and instructors who take the time to share their knowledge and experience. In addition to reading participation causes you to visualize situations and the process of posting a question comment or answer is in its self a learning process.

My goals as a diver are to be safe, competent and a good buddy. If I am someday appreciated by some new divers as a mentor I will consider myself successful. I continue to dive with a spirit of continuous improvement and encourage that attitude in others.

This page is my attempt to capture some of those lessons and share them with other aspiring or evolving divers. For now they will largely be essays, with time I will embellish them with images. In other words this site is notes about things regarding scuba that I have come to know.... SCUBA Knowtes.

This page created 3/25/2006 **** Updated 2/25/2018