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Even the animals love him!
About Scuba Bill
- Scuba bill is a Padi certified Dive Master (DM# 441277)
- Qualified to lead PADI Discover Scuba.
- Green Fins certified as a dive leader.
- DAN Instructor (#2149222), qualified to teach:
- CPR & First Aid;
- Diving First Aid for Professional Divers;
- First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life;
- Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Injuries; and,
- Diving Emergency Management Provider)
- Emergency First Response (EFR) instructor and also qualified to teach EFR's airborne pathogen class
- Qualified to visually inspect tanks (PSI-PCI Inspector #32192).
- AAUS Scientific Diver (Aquarium) qualified through the New York Aquarium
Although he enjoys diving with all types of divers, his specialties are just certified and returning divers, including adults, teens and those still in the single digits of life.
If you've ever wondered what the underwater life is like or you took a scuba class but it has been a while, connect with Scuba bill!
If you are looking for an affordable CPR class for you or your company or you need an Airborne Pathogen class (or just some consulting for your business), please don't hesitate to contact scuba bill.
Have a scuba tank that needs visual inspection - we are here for you.
Apart from his day job, which is unfortunately unrelated to scuba diving, Scuba bill is also a volunteer diver (and dive team leader) at the New York Aquarium, in Brooklyn, New York (https://nyaquarium.com/)
Some links to interesting articles:
- 4 year-old Tom Glackin visits NYAQ
- More time from your tank (how to breath)
- Why dive insurance?
- 11 ways to Equalize!
- More on equalizing
- And some more on equalizing
- Why Nitrox?
- Your first set of gear (a guide)
- Diving with Oceanic White tips (transferable to many shark species)
- I log every dive and here is why you should too!
- Diving after a CV19 Infection
- Why proper weighting is important and how to accomplish over time (hint: another reason to log your dives)
- Scuba diver & Open water diver, what's the difference?
- Why do we Scuba divers sometimes panic?
- Blood thinners and diving?
- SMB Deployment procedure
- Know your limits, plan your dive, dive your plan
- What do roly poly's look like at the bottom of the ocean?
- Anxiety, a reason not to dive?
- Batteries & Boat Safety
- Exploring Icy Waters for Biofluorescence
- Returning to diving safely
- AGE shallow water diving by NYAQ's DSO!
Returning to Diving
As we all know, the longer we don't practice something, the more rusty our skills become. Diving is an incredible sport, but it also is a gear and skill intensive sport. The…
April 26, 2021
Another often asked question - is what sunscreen should I choose? This seems like a straightforward question - and often you will hear folks say - a "reef safe" one. …
July 25, 2020
Anxiety and Diving
In my most recent discover scuba class, a participant approached me to let me know that she had previously tried DSD and had not been able to complete it because of anxiety. …
January 30, 2020
Please, touch nothing, if not for the animals, then for you
As Aliyyah Eniath wrote, "take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time." Even what may look like simple uninhabited sand could be creatures…
December 30, 2019
After mask clearing, equalizing your ears is the next most common concern and issue I hear from divers. There are a variety of equalization techniques and you should use the…
December 27, 2019
Know your limits, plan your dive, dive your plan
I recently attended a DAN training that had a very good video (also posted in the links page of this website - but here it is too: https://youtu.be/-daC10SMwjg). The more we…
December 27, 2019
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