Keep Warm Scuba Divers! PLUS Surf Fur Waterparka Review PLUS Exciting News From Jennifer Idol!

Keep warm, scuba divers! 5 tips for getting/staying warm when scuba diving. My new favourite piece of (non-) dive gear reviewed. An exciting announcement from Divers Ready collaborator Jennifer Idol. Phew!

00:52 Intro
02:22 Why is keeping warm important for scuba divers?
04:35 How to choose a wetsuit
06:25 How do wetsuits work?
07:37 Do we lose most of our heat through our heads?
08:44 The importance of getting dry quickly
09:46 Warm clothing for warm climates?
10:49 Surf Fur Waterparka review
14:44 Photography Expedition announcement from Explorer’s Club fellow Jennifer Idol.

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Here’s the link to the brochure to Jennifer Idol’s Summer 2020 Expedition:
https://www.diversready.com/travel.html

Lots covered in this video! Each piece of this film follows a theme: staying warm! We’re giving you our five tips for beating the chill when scuba diving, PLUS our new favorite boat coat review; Surf Fur Waterparka and an exciting cold water expedition announcement from Jennifer Idol, aka The Underwater Designer and first woman to dive all fifty U.S. States.

Even living in Florida, the water is still colder than body temperature, so you still feel the chill. Combine that with a sudden drop in air temperature and brrrr! My years of cold water scuba diving have taught me a trick or two about keeping warm before, during, between and after dives, that I’m sharing with you here!

Thanks for watching! Dive safe…

James
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Meet James Blackman

With a career in diving spanning twenty years, James has seen a thing or two in the dive industry. James grew up on the Southwest coast of Britain and learned to dive in the frigid waters of the English Channel. If your first dives were like being placed in a cocktail shaker full of cabbage soup and you come away with a love for the sport, then you know it’s going to be a life-long pursuit.

James spent his twenties in the British merchant marine which afforded him the opportunity to travel to and dive in far flung locales… 177 countries and counting. Between stints onboard a variety of vessels, James used his shore leaves to level up his scuba training… Rescue diver in Tanzania, DM in Indonesia, Instructor in Honduras, Tec Instructor in the French West Indies.

His last ship before moving to a shore-based life style was an expedition ship where he notched up some of his most impressive dives, including briefly holding the world record for most northerly scuba dive… 82 degrees north in the Russian arctic; diving the Amazon river; the Antarctic; and virgin reef systems in Papua New Guinea and Melanesia.

Moving ashore in his early thirties, James took on the role of General Manager for a luxury dive operator in St Martin and never had a dull moment! Hollywood visited the island and called upon James’ underwater skills for on-set safety. When Cat-3 hurricane Gonzalo devastated the area, James switched hats to salvage and public safety diver to help with the recovery.

Scuba Diving has given so much to James in his life… and first on that list is his brilliant wife Karina whom he met whilst teaching her AOW class! Yes, that old cliché! James and Karina are also business partners and co-owners of two power-house scuba brands. Miami Technical Diving has become the premiere scuba training facility in South Florida. Tired of seeing other dive shops compete in a ‘race to the bottom,’ James decided his model for teaching scuba would focus on keeping the quality as high as possible; using the best gear possible; teaching beyond the minimum standards on a 1-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio. The fullness of the MTD training calendar shows that people – student divers – prefer to receive premium, quality tuition, as opposed to cheap and fast.

James is the personality and knowledge broker behind ‘Divers Ready!’ a super influential Scuba Diving YouTube channelwebsite and brand. In just a year, Divers Ready! has become the fastest growing You Tube channel in the Scuba Diving niche, with 1000s of new divers joining every month. Their weekly videos range from Mouthpiece Mondays – where James shares his insider knowledge and opinions about controversial topics in the dive industry – to practical ‘hints & tutorial’ style videos, all with one simple goal in mind – to make you a better diver!

James and Karina started small group luxury dive trips for the Divers Ready! audience.

James and Karina live in Miami, FL with their rambunctious dogs; Ziggy The Husky and Bonham the Mutt, and their Maine Coon cat Foxy, who remains unimpressed.