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#39 A Conversation with Robin Cuesta of Sulawesi Dive Trek

Dec. 6, 2022

One of the extraordinary individuals that Nick made contact with at ADEX in Singapore was Robin Cuesta. Robin started and runs Sulawesi Dive Trek in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Jay and Nick sit down with him to discuss how he got…

A Conversation with the First Asian Team Underwater Rugby (FATUWR)

Nov. 29, 2022

The guys excitedly sit down to speak with representatives, Gen, Khee and Ming of the First Asian Underwater Rugby Team, Singapore. You read that correctly, underwater rugby. Trust me, it's a thing and it's growing in popul…

Back from DEMA '22

Nov. 22, 2022

As a newly minted dive professional, Jay recounts his recent trip to DEMA in Orlando, FL. From walking the floor, seeing the latest scuba gadgets, meeting new vendors as well as recounting his new equipment certification, J…

#36 Lessons Learned from Season 1 of The Dive Table

Nov. 15, 2022

Reminiscing over The Dive Table's first 35 episodes, Jay and Nick discuss what it is they've learned about themselves and the required effort needed to start and maintain a podcast. Looking to the future, the guys also talk …

#35 How Do You Prepare for Advanced Scuba Training?

Nov. 8, 2022

While Jay is in Florida attending DEMA, he decided to take advantage of continuing his training with a UTD instructor. Nick and Jay discuss what they do respectively to prepare for training that is outside the typical hiera…

#33 The Scuba Scuttlebuzz - October 2022

Oct. 25, 2022

The guys chit chat about scuba topics that are currently in the news. Jay will be at DEMA Orlando this year. Nick speaks on his Malaysia exploits. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-porter73/message

Humans of Scuba (HoS) - Xiangfei Kong

Oct. 12, 2022

We are excited to bring you, 'Humans of Scuba,' a new series within The Dive Table Podcast. Some of you may be familiar with the concept and we thought it would be perfect for the scuba realm. Pulling the random scuba diver …

The Asia Dive Expo

Oct. 4, 2022

Now that Nick is in Malaysia, it's time he got to work on spreading the word of 'The Table.' He discovered, ADEX, The Asia Dive Expo in Singapore. He jumped on a plane and spent three days hanging out listening to speakers…

#30 Mike Gault on The Texas Underwater Survey Project (TexUS)

Sept. 27, 2022

We are happy to bring Mike Gault back to The Table to discuss his current project, The Texas Underwater Survey, or TexUS. If you haven't listened to his two part episode (Ep. 16 & 17), go ahead and do that now. We'll wait.…

#29 A Conversation with Chuck Noe

Sept. 21, 2022

The guys sit down with renowned cave diver and explorer, Chuck Noe. Chuck started diving in 1980, received his cave certification in 1996, became a tri-mix instructor in 1997, served as the lead divemaster on trips out to t…

#29 A Conversation with Chuck Noe

Sept. 20, 2022

The guys sit down with renowned cave diver and explorer, Chuck Noe. Chuck started diving in 1980, received his cave cert in 1986, became a tri-mix instructor in 1997, served as the lead divemaster on trips out to the Flower…

Going Pro

Sept. 13, 2022

In one of the few remaining episodes when Nick was stateside, the guys discuss the pro's and cons regarding their decisions for going pro. What motivating factors started them down the pro path and what does it look like on…

New or Used

Sept. 6, 2022

In an episode we recorded prior to Nick leaving for Malaysia, the guys discussed the pro's and con's to buying new or used scuba gear. From BCD's and wings, to wetsuits and snorkels, Nick and Jay discuss the sometimes mater…

#25 Jay's Journey

Aug. 23, 2022

As the anniversary of Jay's open water certification approaches, he and Nick discuss the path that led him to where he is in the scubaverse. They discuss the choices he made willingly and which ones he decided to avoid. Aft…

#23 A Conversation with Sarah Miller from Azul Unlimited

Aug. 9, 2022

The guys finally sit down with Sarah Miller from Azul Unlimited. Nick, being the social butterfly, found her on social media and has been following her for some time. He also used her suggestions and advice mentioned in on…

The Dive Table is Back!

Aug. 2, 2022

After much needed rest and relaxation (Millennials, am I right?), Nick and Jay have returned. They have actually been hard at work recording and they discuss a couple of their favorite upcoming episodes, including one not f…

#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…

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…

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…