A great interview with “Catching Hell” star Lisa Rollins. We hear all about how she got started and hooked on SCUBA diving for life. Lisa tells about her experience being lost at sea during a spearfishing tournament and how it almost ended her diving career. She decided to get back up and go again the very next day! What an inspiring woman. Hope you enjoy.
Be sure to check out all the great things Lisa has going on at her website www.oceanloveher.com. Help her out with all of the great things she is doing!
You can follow Lisa on twitter @oceanloveher to keep up with all that she has going on. You can also find her on facebook.
Watch her on the Weather Channel in action on Sunday nights at 9PM Eastern! She’ll be watching with you.
Dan Smith is currently employed as a Fisheries Technician at Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation. He recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University in FL with MS in Marine Biology. We talk about his journey through the educational process and his loads of experience gained by putting himself out there for volunteer work. We also talk about his role at The Manta Network as researcher and social media manager and get some wonderful advice from Dan about getting that edge with experience for your resume!
Why Two Roane State Community College Educators Attempt World Record Stay Underwater for 72 Days…
I had the pleasure recently to interview Bruce Cantrell & Jessica Fain from Roane State Community College. They are part of an amazing and innovative project called Classroom Under the Sea. The two college professors have been diving together for years and have taken many groups down to the Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida but had no idea that they had been in training for this mission for all of those years. They are both aquanauts that have spent time living under the sea in the MarineLab Undersea Laboratory but nothing close to the 72 day stay they will be attempting from October 4 through December 15 of 2014. The goal of the project is not just to set a world record but to also bring more attention to the education of students about the importance of our oceans and to help understand how they can be involved in making a real difference to conserve one of our greatest resources on the planet. It all starts with education and opportunity. Continue reading
A “Diverpreneur” in Australia who has developed an iPhone/Android app just for you! Let’s hear how he got started , what drives him and what is up and coming with his ever growing mobile application (thanks to his dedication and user input from divers just like you)! Let’s dive in and get to know Frank Vorster!
Frank tells us all about the life of a busy entrepreneur with many irons in the fire but a great team to help him get things accomplished. He loves to reach out and network with others in the industry and works closely with industry pros around the world to bring great content and resources to the Dive Flag App. You can follow the DFA team on Twitter and Facebook too. We will soon be integrating the podcast into the Dive Flag App too so you’ll have one more way to listen to the newest episodes whether you are on your mobile device or computer. They also have a shop online at the Dive Flag App website so you can check out gear & gear reviews.
A big welcome to our guest Keith Saddler from Hawaii. Such an Inspiring guy. Keith survived a car accident in the 90′s and lost his left leg but he did not let that slow him down in his pursuit of becoming a professional in the SCUBA industry. He is now an Instructor & Divemaster living the dream in beautiful Hawaii. I hope you enjoy ! I’ll be adding the show notes , links and etc. as I get them finished up but wanted to go ahead and get the audio out today
~Happy Diving & please leave comments , suggestions or feedback! Looking forward to hearing from you .
Show Notes: The first few episodes are about an hour long but we will be trimming these down to about a 30 minute show in the future so that you can easily take it along for a jog or car ride while you listen. Enjoy the show and please feel free to leave comments or contact me with suggestions.
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If you are interested in Ocean Conservancy please visit: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
Here is an article I found about becoming a Marine Biologist: