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Hi everyone. Welcome to my diving website. As a boy, I loved the water and spent all my spare time during the summer at the pool and was on my high school and college swimming teams. Living in the American Midwest I did a bit of lake snorkeling, but at that time scuba diving was beyond the scope of possibilities for me. Many years later while living and doing business in Hong Kong I discovered that scuba instruction and diving was available. Feeling quite hemmed in by the hectic city life, diving provided an excellent way to escape to a completely different and invigorating environment. Although I only accomplished my open water course there, it allowed me to feel free again, express myself physically and completely captured my interest.
About a year later I made a move to the Philippines. Within six months and after a lot of study, training, and diving I became an instructor. I have worked in a variety of locations around the Philippines in large and small dive shops teaching and guiding and managing. I also have connections in the commercial diving field, particularly concerning oil production service diving and salvage.
In this website, I review the latest scuba diving gear, dive sites, and liveaboard safaris, along with providing educational and reference information of use to beginners and more advanced divers. I want you to feel free to use the comments section as a forum for questions and ideas based on your interests.
If you have any questions, stories or comments, feel free to post them here.
Founder of Joe’s Scuba Shack