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#22 Lily and Arya, Under the Jungle Instructors

July 12, 2022

This week the guys speak with Lily and Arya, their instructors during their side mount course in Tulum, Mexico. Lily and Arya are both instructors with Under the Jungle and while it seemed that they weren't big fans of havi…

A conversation with Natalie Gibb and Vincent Rouquette-Cathala

July 9, 2022

Nick and Jay sit down with Nat and Vince, the owners of Under the Jungle in Tulum, Mexico to discuss their scuba origins as well as the genesis of ‘Under the Jungle.’ Nick and Jay visited them in May and went through a TDI …

#21 Natalie Gibb and Vincent Rouquette-Cathala, owners and operators of 'Under The Jungle' Dive Center, Tulum, Mexico

July 5, 2022

Natalie Gibb and Vincent Rouquette-Cathala own and operate, 'Under the Jungle,' a complete dive center and equipment retailer in Tulum, Mexico. Nick and Jay were expert side-mount certified in May of this year through UTJ a…

#20 Mo' Money Mo' Scuba

June 28, 2022

Money. Is it the root of all evil, or the gateway to a scuba life? Nick and Jay discuss what it might cost today to start your scuba journey. They give a sneak peak into what they've each spent on scuba and discuss that wh…

#19 Nick's Moving to Malaysia!

June 21, 2022

The guys decide it's time to let the cat out of the bag; Nick is moving to Malaysia. Don't worry, though, thanks to technology the podcast will go on. There's some 13 hour time change, so somebody will be up early some of…

#18 Back from Under the Jungle

June 14, 2022

After 10 days in Mexico, your hosts are back to tell their tale. Spending over half of their time with a cave diving outfit called 'Under the Jungle,' Nick and Jay are now certified 'Expert Side-Mount' divers. Nothing but h…

#17 Interview with Mike Gault Part II

June 7, 2022

Nick and Jay have Mike Gault back for part 2 of his interview. In this episode Mike delves into the philosophical side of scuba diving. Humility and the removal of the ego should be focused on and can help you become a suc…

#16 Interview with Mike Gault Part I

May 31, 2022

To say that we've been excited to release this episode is quite the understatement. The guys sat down with Mike Gault a few weeks ago to speak with him about how he was initially introduced into scuba diving and what led him…

Desert Island Dives - 6 Diving Destinations Part II

May 24, 2022

As a scuba diver, the list of diving destinations is almost limitless. In part two of Desert Island Dives; 6 Diving Destinations, Nick and Jay continue with the list of their top diving destinations that keep them up at nigh…

Desert Island Dives - 6 Diving Destinations - Part I

May 18, 2022

In this episode, Nick and Jay each reveal 3 dive locations they would like to dive...or dive again. From Florida to The Far East and locations in between, the dive sites that have made their mark on their hearts, minds and …

What's the Deal with Dive Buddies?

May 10, 2022

First of all, we would like to apologize for the audio quality in this one. Daniel the producer (That guy's on thin ice!) was attempting to create a better quality sound but in the process generated what can only be describ…

#12 Why Should I Take a Rescue Diver Course

May 3, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss the pro's and con's of taking a rescue diver course and why some scuba divers hesitate. Should all divers take it? Should non-scuba divers take some form of a rescue class? Wouldn't it benefit everyon…

#11 The Truth About Lake Diving

April 26, 2022

The guys discuss the pros and cons of diving in a lake versus diving in blue water. Nick and Jay have both spent time in our own Lake Travis so they are very familiar with the conditions that lake diving here affords a dive…

#10 Going Solo

April 19, 2022

The guys discuss the pro's and con's of diving solo. Also the contradictions that some agencies put forth in their programs regarding dive buddie's vs. going at it alone and why Nick and Jay both appreciate the preparation t…

Am I a Good Diver?

April 12, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss what it means to be a good diver and quickly realize that it's easier to determine what metrics don't automatically make you a good diver. Years of experience, a diver's rating and the cost of their equi…

Dive Slang Vol I

April 5, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss some of the slang terms that permeate the SCUBA industry. From the logical to the not so much, they cover terms that divers have used to shorten conversations and/or assist in communicating underwater. …

How Do I Prepare for a Dive

March 29, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss how they prepare for a dive, what physical and mental practices are used to accomplish this and how other divers can do the same. The Dive Table Fish Dive Surf, Inc. www.fishdivesurf…

Dive Jokes Vol. 1

March 22, 2022

Nick and Jay test out their comedic delivery in the very first volume of Dive Jokes on The Dive Table. These jokes were not written by your hosts, so their delivery is what's up for debate. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice mes…

What’s the difference between training, certification and coaching

March 15, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss the difference between certification training and coaching. What do each of those mean to themselves and to the development of a scuba diver.

What Does Growth Look Like for a Scuba Diver?

March 7, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss what it means to be a good scuba diver. There are plenty of metrics that don't determine what makes a good scuba diver, i.e. number of years diving, total number of dives, etc., and what it boils down t…

Why is Scuba Diving Special?

March 7, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss why scuba diving is special and discuss their own experiences leading up to when they discovered scuba diving. What led them to follow the lure of the deep and the lessons they learned along the way.

What Makes a Great Instructor?

March 7, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss what it means to be a great instructor. Is it training, experience, agency, etc? What do you think?

What Makes a Great Student?

March 7, 2022

Nick and Jay discuss what makes a great student.  Reliving moments and stories when they were just learning how to be scuba divers, their conversation leads to some introspective thoughts about how they will never stop being…