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The Dive Table

45 EpisodesProduced by Fish Dive Surf, Inc.Website

Suffering through a dry spell without scuba diving? Grab a coffee (or your favorite adult beverage) and take your seat at The Dive Table every week with your hosts Nick and Jay as they share their stories, opinions, and adventures of their continuing love affair with scuba diving. You’ll laugh at th… read more

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End of Season 1 Thank You!

December 29th, 2022

2:09

Just taking a couple minutes (literally) to thank everyone that has been involved with the show, in one way or another.

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Humans of Scuba (HoS) Andy Davis

December 20th, 2022

1:26:27

In our second episode of The Dive Table's, 'Humans of Scuba,' Nick takes on the task of sitting down with sidemount wreck technical diving specialist, Andy Davis.  Nick took a trip to the Philippines last month and …

#39 A Conversation with Robin Cuesta of Sulawesi Dive Trek

December 6th, 2022

1:08:19

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 …

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

November 29th, 2022

1:09:51

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 …

#37 Back from DEMA '22

November 22nd, 2022

1:17:55

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 …

#36 Lessons Learned from Season 1 of The Dive Table

November 15th, 2022

58:01

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 …

#35 How Do You Prepare for Advanced Scuba Training?

November 8th, 2022

1:08:51

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 …

#34 The Reef of Horrors, Vol. 1

October 31st, 2022

1:00:43

Listeners beware!  The stories you are about to hear might make your masks fog up and your regulators free flow, so just make sure you're not scuba …

#33 The Scuba Scuttlebuzz - October 2022

October 25th, 2022

1:02:18

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.

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#32 What Are Your Top 5 Essential Scuba Tools?

October 18th, 2022

1:17:55

We know that for any scuba shop to be successful, whether it's an agency labeled store or you buddy's garage down the road, more than 5 tools are …

Humans of Scuba (HoS) - Xiangfei Kong

October 12th, 2022

1:04:19

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 …

#31 The Asia Dive Expo (ADEX)

October 4th, 2022

1:05:08

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 …

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

September 27th, 2022

1:01:30

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 …

#29 A Conversation with Chuck Noe

September 21st, 2022

1:25:28

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 …

#28 Going Pro

September 13th, 2022

53:34

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 …

#27 New or Used

September 6th, 2022

1:28:11

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 …

#26 Nick's in Malaysia, Lah!

August 30th, 2022

56:26

The guys now have over a days worth of audio recorded for your aural pleasure and this week they discuss Nick's adjustment to life in Malaysia. Despite having to drive on the wrong side of the road and the apparent lack …

#25 Jay's Journey

August 23rd, 2022

1:35:51

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 …

#24 Transmitter vs. SPG

August 16th, 2022

1:20:05

The age old question finally arrives at The Dive Table; Which tool should you use to monitor your gas levels, the transmitter or the SPG?

Well, the …

#23 A Conversation with Sarah Miller from Azul Unlimited

August 9th, 2022

1:17:26

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 …

The Dive Table is Back!

August 2nd, 2022

22:15

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 …

The Dive Table will be back after a word from our sponsors...

July 20th, 2022

1:42

Hey everybody,

Producer Daniel here with The Dive Table

Jay and Nick are gonna take a few weeks off in order to recoup from life outside of podcast responsibilities.

Jay has been out of town with family obligations but …

#22 Lily and Arya, Under the Jungle Instructors

July 12th, 2022

46:49

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 …

VIDEO: A conversation with Natalie Gibb and Vincent Rouquette-Cathala

July 9th, 2022

1:06:43

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 …

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

July 5th, 2022

1:03:59

Natalie Gibb and Vincent Rouquette-Cathala own and operate, 'Under the Jungle,' a complete dive center and equipment retailer in Tulum, Mexico.  Nick …

#20 Mo' Money Mo' Scuba

June 28th, 2022

1:19:01

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 …

#19 Nick's Big Announcement!

June 21st, 2022

56:44

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 …

#18 Back from Under the Jungle

June 14th, 2022

1:09:08

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. …

#17 Interview with Mike Gault Part II

June 7th, 2022

1:20:51

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 …

#16 Interview with Mike Gault Part I

May 31st, 2022

1:28:01

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 …

#15 Desert Island Dives - 6 Diving Destinations Part II

May 24th, 2022

1:00:40

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 …

#14 Desert Island Dives - 6 Diving Destinations - Part I

May 18th, 2022

1:01:34

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 …

#13 What's the Deal with Dive Buddies?

May 10th, 2022

1:09:44

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 …

#12 Why Should I Take a Rescue Diver Course

May 3rd, 2022

1:02:30

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 …

#11 The Truth About Lake Diving

April 26th, 2022

1:00:16

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 …

#10 Going Solo

April 19th, 2022

1:01:25

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 …

#9 Am I a Good Diver?

April 12th, 2022

1:06:09

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 …

#8 Dive Slang Vol I

April 5th, 2022

51:51

The guys 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. …

#7 How Do I Prepare for a Dive

March 29th, 2022

56:09

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.

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#6 Dive Jokes Vol. 1

March 25th, 2022

30:21

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, …

#5 What’s the Difference Between Training, Certification and Coaching

March 15th, 2022

1:17:43

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?

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#4 What Does Growth Look Like for a Scuba Diver?

March 7th, 2022

51:59

Nick and Jay discuss what growth looks like to a scuba diver and how that manifests itself. Does the student, the instructor, or the agency play the …

#3 What Makes a Great Student?

February 28th, 2022

50:19

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 …

#2 What Makes a Great Instructor?

February 26th, 2022

1:00:09

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


If you enjoyed this episode and want to be a part of this growing community, you can join us …

#1 Why is Scuba Diving Special?

February 25th, 2022

1:14:06

Nick and Jay discuss why scuba diving is special and speak about their own experiences leading up to when they discovered scuba diving.  What led …

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