The world’s first and only nationally syndicated radio show devoted to diving! ScubaRadio airs every Saturday from 3-5pm EST on radio stations throughout the US and worldwide on the web streamed live and through archived podcasts. Suckin’ on-air since 1997! Each week Greg The Divemaster and friends guide you through the latest dive related news and information often combined with an irreverent twist. Imagine hanging out at a Tiki bar after a day of diving and sharing fish tales with friends. You can participate live at 1-888-88-SCUBA, through emails, or by clicking on the “Get on the air” tab 24/7 right here at ScubaRadio.com.
Greg the Divemaster and friends embark on a special itinerary aboard the Caribbean Explorer II June 1-8. ScubaRadio's Jerry The Diver Guy and Jerry Beaty from Dive Training magazine are just a couple passengers joining in on this special event. ScubaRadio will also originate from the deck of the boat that week!
The itinerary aboard the Caribbean Explorer II (CX2) in the Northeastern Caribbean always delights; the variety of dive sites, mountainous vistas and island cultures are truly unique. The CX2 also recently completed a major interior update and re-beautification! In early June, the Caribbean Explorer II will add to the excitement – a detour south, further down the island chain, with seldom-dived sites at both Redonda and Montserrat!
Starting from St. Kitts, we’ll travel south to uninhabited Redonda, named by Columbus in 1493 on his second expedition and located 24 nautical miles south of St. Kitts, is home to vast numbers of sea birds, including the uncommon red-footed booby. Little remains of the guano mining operations which began in the 1860’s and ceased a century ago. The remnant of an extinct volcano, Redonda seems also to be a marine nursery – juveniles of many species can be found, as well as abundant turtles and flying gurnards. Previous visits here have also discovered shallow areas full of anchors from centuries past – always an eerie sight!
Montserrat, just 12 nautical miles farther south, is a sleepy island devoid of large resorts, casinos, and throngs of tourists. Known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, a major cultural contribution came from the Irish, who began settling the island in the early 1600’s – St. Patrick’s Day is still a public holiday. Montserrat is perhaps best known for the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano, which ceased to be dormant on 18 July 1995 and, over the next 5 years, demolished the southern half of the island and forced 2/3 of the island’s population to flee. The 1,200 inhabitants remaining as of 1997 have grown to about 5,000, but an exclusion zone covers the southern half of the island and the includes the site of Plymouth, formerly the capital city. The volcano has been largely slumbering for the past 9 years, but with luck we’ll be able to visit the Soufriere Hills Volcano Observatory.
The waters surrounding Montserrat team with more flying gurnards than we’ve seen anywhere else. We’ll visit sites such as Orville’s Reef, Rendezvous, Northwest Bluff, Sea Studio and the Batcave to give an interesting underwater perspective on this unique island. Amongst other reef inhabitants, expect to see leopard flatworms, seahorses, blennies, filefish and solitary anemones in these waters.
Spending a few days exploring these unique destinations, we’ll wind our way back North to magical reefs and pinnacles of the Saba Marine Park, before ending the trip in St. Maarten.
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Greg The Divemaster has always noodled on a guitar over the years. He loves to join his musician friends like the Scuba Cowboy when an extra 6-string is available and strum away those long surface intervals when traveling around the world for ScubaRadio. However, the size and weight of bringing along an extra guitar is difficult to justify. Plus the salty deck of a boat or the humidity surrounding many of these exotic dive destinations can easily damage a quality instrument.
A solution finally came when Greg stumbled across KLOS guitars on Kickstarter a few months back. This lightweight, portable and almost indestructible carbon fiber guitar appeared to be a cool and unique new option for someone like Greg or anyone else who likes to travel with a nice guitar. After reaching out directly to KLOS, he was sold and commissioned the first ScubaRadio logo'd carbon fiber guitar ever made. (Actually, it's one of the first KLOS guitars to ever have a carbon fiber logo period!)
The result debuted at DEMA 2017 as seen below and will now travel with Greg around the world on his ScubaRadio diving adventures! Check out KLOS guitars and know Greg The Divemaster gives them 2 big fins up!…with or without the logo. 😉
This is a very special DEMA show this year in Orlando November 1-4 as ScubaRadio celebrates 20 years and still suckin' on-air!
Join Greg The Divemaster and friends at the DEMA show entrance around 9:30 each morning. The music, games and giveaways will continue up to opening of the DEMA exhibit show floor at 10.
This will likely be one of the most memorable highlights from DEMA 2017 and appropriate for ScubaRadio's 20 year anniversary celebration! So don't be late….and we apologize in advance. 😉
ScubaRadio sponsors are being extra generous this year. Expect free liveaboard trips with Explorer Ventures, exotic dive packages, cool dive gear, and much more to be up for grabs!
Cap off each DEMA day at 4pm in the Bahamas isle with the ScubaRadio-Bahamas Junkanoo Happy Hour party! Even more big trip giveaways and rumors of Free Rum Punch circulate for this annual event. So we highly suggest you be in the Bahamas isle by 4pm if you find yourself a bit thirsty at the end of the day.
In case you missed it, the April 1st 2017 broadcast was a very special show for our ScubaRadio crew. Twenty years ago that day we started the world's first radio show devoted to diving….no foolin'.
However, that didn't keep us from a little foolishness as we offered up the world premier of ScubaRadio, 20 years and still suckin' on-air! This new off broadway production takes you on a trip through ScubaRadio's past, present, and future. It was recorded in front live audience of dive industry dignitaries immediately following the end of the Beneath the dive show in Secaucus New Jersey (off Broadway).
The event was shared with the rest of the world at the end of our 20 year anniversary show. For those with a short attention span, here's a clip that gets right to the good stuff….enjoy!