Once again, ScubaRadio will be set up at the entrance of the Scuba Show in Long Beach California to warm up the crowd before they enter at 10am Saturday and Sunday. Line up early for your chance at lots of great giveaways including a spot to join Greg The Divemaster on the next ScubaRadio ScubaCruise with Explorer Ventures in St Kitts- Montserrat-SABA!
Pure Grenada Dive Fest – 2019 Schedule
28th September 2019 – Beginners Diving Day
29th September 2019 – Launch Party in Carriacou
30th September 2019 – Isle of Reefs Diving Day
1st October 2019 – Environmental Diving Day
2nd October 2019 – Lay Day / Fun Diving
3rd October 2019 – Wreck Diving Day
4th October 2019 – Invasive Lionfish Awareness Diving Day & Closing Ceremony with lionfish dinner
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.
Call Explorer Ventures today for more information and to book your spot today: US 1.800.322.3577, +1.307.235.0683
The ScubaRadio ScubaCruise May 12-19, 2018 in Saba-St Kitts with Explorer Ventures was a huge success! Greg The Divemaster celebrated another trip around the sun to prove he can dive at 55!
WAIA (We Apologize In Advance) when you to click on the play button below!
It's was week of incredible liveaboard diving around the islands of Saba and St Kitts with an on-air birthday party to boot! Hear all the play by play on the May 19 edition of ScubaRadio!
Create your adventure now by calling Explorer Ventures at 1-800-322-3577.
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. 😉
Check out HOUR1 of the 11-11-17 edition of ScubaRadio to hear Greg talk more about the new ScubaRadio KLOS guitar.
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!