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 my 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 want to provide a forum for questions from both beginners and more advanced divers. This could be regarding training information, dive sites, vacation areas, liveaboards, equipment and accessories or any other concerns.
If you have any questions, stories or comments, feel free to post them here.
Founder of Joe’s Scuba Shack