The Oregon Marine Reserves Diver is an achievable goal. All you have to do to get there is love learning, have an appreciation for marine life (and not in the hunting it sense!), set aside a little money, and go hell for leather! Here's how you can do it.
Every now and then it’s good to step outside of the comfort zone of your own well-fitted scuba gear and don the gear your students have to use. This gives you insight into the very real problems they have to deal; problems you have have forgotten existed.
On Wednesday I tried doubles in open water for the first time. While this has been a long time coming, I have not had the gear or the technical training to go off and give it a real shot. This is my first experience.