The Dive Table

The Dive Table

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 their stories of minor misfortune. Empathize with their successes and regrets, but ultimately you’ll recognize their journey as your own; where life intersects with Scuba Diving. We know you’d rather be scuba diving, but while you’re out of the water, The Dive Table Podcast is the next best thing.

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September 27, 2022 61 min

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... 

Welcome back! 

As you heard in Mike's two part episode, he has been involved in quite a few projects, including the Good Enough Springs Project along with his good friend, Chuck Noe, who you ...

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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 the Flower Gardens in the 90's, founded Gulf Tech Scuba, was a member of the famed WKPP and is a founding member and one time director of the Good Enough Springs Exploration Project, and the list goes on...

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September 13, 2022 53 min
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 the other side?  They discuss Nick navigating his way to the enviable dream job of holding down sand on a beach while diving the perfect conditions of 80/80/80 (Viz/Water Temp/Air Temp) and teaching out of ...
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September 6, 2022 88 min
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 materialistic views they have of wanting new out of the box versus being unconcerned about urine or blood stains. Editors Note: For those that might get squeamish discussing urine or blood stains, we didn...
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August 30, 2022 56 min
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 of a scuba diving community (What!?), Nick is determined to find one or start one, even if it's fresh water diving. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-porter73/message If you enjoyed this epi...
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August 23, 2022 95 min

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.  

After he had a number of PADI courses under his weight belt, (including a Drift Diver Cert that he doesn't like to talk about too much), he decided to search for alternate methods of learning and teaching...

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August 16, 2022 80 min

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 guys dive right in and quickly realize something that everybody already knows;  never buy a used mattress.

The pros and cons of a transmitter and SPG are discussed as well as the preferences for different types of diving.  The answer to the question may surprise you.  Or it won't.

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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 one of her videos on how to create a scuba diving resume. They discuss her mobile living conditions near a flowing body of water, as well as the topic of her latest video that she had posted at the time of our rea...
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August 2, 2022 22 min

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 for the faint of heart (or fragile sensibilities...maybe Nick and Jay identify as Gen Z, after all), as well as possible future Dive Table adventures.


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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 at the same time going through quite a bit of training towards his instructor rating with UTD, so I can imagine the combination would warrant a little time off…

And Nick, in case you haven’t heard, is moving to Malay...

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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 having a microphone in front of them, they were both gracious and great sports about the whole process.  Nick and Jay inquired about their scuba beginnings as well as how they ended up at UTJ, not to mention mor...

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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 Expert Sidemount class with two of Under the Jungle’s instructors, Lily and Aria (Podcast episode available on 7/11/22) 

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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 and have the pleasure of speaking with them in this episode.

If you have an interest in becoming a cave or technical diver, or you're interested in diving cenotes, drop Natalie and Vince a line at Und...

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June 28, 2022 79 min

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 while it might be "a lot" of money (perspective is needed in this episode), it's what they love to do so therefore justified.  Nick and Jay also discuss ways to save money between the type of equip...

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June 21, 2022 56 min
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 a 13 hour time difference so somebody’s gonna have to be up early. They discuss the reason for the move, the cuisine he will get to experience, as well as the proximity to so many wonderful diving spots.  While we're sad to see him go, we are happy about hi...
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June 14, 2022 69 min

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 high praise for 'Under the Jungle as Nick and Jay's discussion traverses from their very basic expectations of the class to their questionable antics aboard million-dollar yachts.

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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 successful technical or cave diver. If you don't pay attention to these elements, you may not get the chance to learn from your mistakes.

Mike also lets us know about his personal business, CTX Hyperbaric Solut...

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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 into commercial, tech, and ultimately, cave diving.  Once a member of the famed WKPP (Woodville Karst Plain Project), Mike touches on his philosophy of scuba and what other project(s) keep him occupied now....

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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 night.  From the cold waters of the northwest and sea lion haven, to the warm waters of Southeast Asia and the final resting place of many a sailor, the discussion continues...


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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 senses of wonder and wander are discussed.  So excited were they to talk about scuba diving in distant lands, they needed to have a Part II, so stay tuned for that.


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