A scuba podcast exploring the world of diving. They discuss their own dives, do gear reviews, hear from professional divers, dive buddies, local experts, dive shops and more. Whether new to scuba or a seasoned diver, there's something for everyone
Some background on who we are and our scuba story. We discuss our earliest memories related to diving and what took us so long to get certified and get in the water! We also discuss our certification process and answer some questions about favorite dive experiences.
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What would you aquatic spirit animal be and why?
Does anyone know what the official name for a collective of eagle rays is called?
Learn Scuba Chicago - The local dive shop (LDS) through which we were certified. Great place and great people here.
Haigh Quary Kankakee - It really is a pretty great place to dive in Illinois and fantastic for scuba training lessons. Although when Molly came upon this 2010 video, she couldn't help but chuckle at the "Caribbean of the Midwest" line.
Visit Yap - Yeah, it's in Micronesia which doesn't count as Polynesia...Sean was definitely wrong about that one.
Eagle Rays in Tahiti - This is what Molly remembers her eagle ray experience to be like. They're especially amazing from the side views, that's how we were watching them.
Cuttlefish Camouflage - Couldn't find a video quite like what Sean described, but cuttlefish are amazing!
A dive report from our eight dives during our honeymoon in Bora Bora. These were our first dives outside of our scuba certification process and they quickly blew our mind. Manta rays, eagle rays, black tip sharks, lemon sharks, and so much more awaited us in our four days of diving.
We discuss our dive shop experience, the dive sites we visited, our dive highlights as well as some issues we didn't feel so great about. While this was an amazing diving experience, we did need a little help and we talk about how the dive masters responded to that.
Finally, we share the story about how this honeymoon trip almost completely fell apart when we turned around 2.5 hours into a flight to return to our departure airport and how "Saint Victoria" helped save our trip!
Be sure to follow us on social media or watch our video on youtube to see our nomination for a "secret scuba handshake." Okay, fair warning, it's a type of fist-bump, but we think it's a safe way to identify yourself as a scuba diver...a nerdy scuba diver, but a scuba diver nonetheless. Our website should be up soon with pictures from this trip to help you understand why Sean keeps insisting we move to Bora Bora permanently.
A quick announcement of an upcoming trip we have. We'll be heading to Nosy Be, Madagascar to get in some diving later this year. While we'll surely be back with a dive report once our trip is done, for now we're asking for your recommendations. Have you dived Nosy Be or other spots in Madagascar? If so, feel welcome to let us know by tagging us in social media or emailing us at:
An introduction to our scuba podcast which we hope will be enjoyable and useful to both beginning and experienced divers. Your hosts Molly and Sean MacCready share with you what to expect from our podcast and how to follow and connect with us on social media or via email including: