SEAduction.com, The Fun Site for Serious Divers is my latest project and I am sort of the Chief Guru for the site, which simply means I was smart enough to find a team of excellent people to get all of the things done that I am not smart enough to do myself. After over 8 years as a contributing editor and columnist at SCUBA Diving Magazine, I wanted to do something different and create a new paradigm in diving publications. I wanted something not bound by the usual rules of publishing, something that promotes the more adventurous side of our sport and something written by divers who write – not writers who dive. In short, I wanted to host a fun community for serious divers.
Whenever you drop by, here is what you will find?
1. Premium magazine quality content, in a structured blog format, from noted underwater photographers, underwater videographers, training experts, experienced world travelers, expedition leaders and most importantly divers who write.
2. An interactive community of divers exchanging ideas in a forum style format.
3. A timely source of news and information about the events that impact our sport.
4. A place to post your u/w photos, u/w videos and articles so that they can be viewed and critiqued by your peers. This is also the place where we will recruit our future professional writers and photographers.
5. More to come!
This dynamic community is the result of my vision coupled with the significant efforts of a few and growing number of divers who you will meet in our community. Most notably we have executive editor, Keith Phillips, who you may remember as the executive editor at SCUBA Diving Magazine; Bill Stone is an active diving instructor who left the corporate world of AT&T to come over to the dark side as our technical guru and on-line editor. Noted u/w photographer and videographer Don Tipton works in articles between his film work and commercial photo work. This is just the start of a growing list of regular contributors, so sure, we have premium content by some of the most noted professionals in our industry, but we are not just a magazine. Our goal is to be an interactive community of both divers and noted diving experts sharing ideas, desires and advice with each other. A positive virtual place to hang our fins when we cannot be in the water and where our collective energy can be used to grow and share our sport in a positive way. But we will not candy coat the issues affecting our sport either – so you can expect some hard hitting editorial opinions and articles as well. We hope to maintain this as a community-supported site that is free of the perception of bias that accompanies sponsorships by major advertisers and a place where ideas can be exchanged freely by both our professional contributors and the other members of our community.
So if you are a diver we would like to welcome you, we hope you will stop by frequently and make yourself at home. If you have a question, feel free to ask it. If you have answers or positive advice to give, please post it. I look forward to meeting you all and chatting with you as soon as I can. Until then