Capt. John Russell

Greetings from Capt. John Scuba Florida (Fla)

Florida Scuba Diving News

June 2010 Quarterly Circulation 3227

What's New with us...?


Chris and Capt. John Russell took Technical Courses with Zeagle Dive Systems in January we are now Zeagle Repair Technicians.

Chris and Capt. John Russell  took PADI Continuing Education Programs in February. Captain John moves up to PADI IDC Staff Instructor and Master Instructor. Chris Russell will move up to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Craig Marston, Jim Wrobbel and Scott Bock are now PADI Assistant Instructors.

We take Continuing Education serious. All real divers should!

Rescue Divers need required First Aid updates. Divers that have not be diving in a year need Scuba Review. Sign up for online classes (Continuing Education) with us soon.

Coming soon. Scuba Advice from Scuba Diving Experts. Scuba Barter... out of work, or low on cash, got a trade or service to barter? Want to dive? No problem!

Article in the making 'Potholes, hucksters, posers and liars' in the scuba crowd and for additional information.


Scubadviser and Jackie Hutchings are a Disgrace! 


A 'Huckster' is a person who uses aggressive or questionable methods of selling.

A perfect example of questionable methods and foolish nonsense are these 'Huckster' comments by self-appointed 'scuba adviser' Jackie Hutchings . 

'Let's face it, having a bad diving experience is not like staying in a bad hotel - the risks are considerable - divers can (and have) died. Scubadviser is a review site for dive centres and liveaboards. Written by divers for divers, the reviews rate safety, standard of equipment, care for the environment and much more' (sic).
~ Jackie Hutchings, Huckster

Scare tactics used to make a sale?  This is a disgrace!  Reviews written by divers for divers? These 'review divers' are 'newbies', folks who took a dive course once. Opinions by 'newbies' on safety, equipment, environment and much more?  I don't think so.

Divemasters and Instructors 'are the epitome of trust and advice'. They have knowledge and 'deep pockets' (insurance) to protect you.

PADI (the Professional Association of Dive Instructors) advice you can trust:

Chris and John Russell are a scuba diving experts. Capt John is a PADI instructor for twenty (20) years as of 05/14/2010 over 1700 PADI Students certified.

Opinions given freely are usually worthless!--Capt. John Russell


Gulf of Mexico

Hog Fish

Nice Hog fish by Patrick Marsh, MD taken 5.29.10, 50 feet, off of St. Pete Florida.

Water temps are 80+ degrees, Sky Way Bridge to the Anclote River. I am ready to go Gulf diving!

Keep your eye on the Gulf... The cleanup will require divers.....employment for some.

You may want to consider Dry Suit. We teach Dry Suit courses for 3 agencies. Zeagle Dive Systems recently purchased Pinnacle Dry Suits one of the best on the market (the kind I dive) so we'll be involved with training, sales and maintenance of Dry Suits.

Let's go diving.

Additional info at:

New Site by Scuba Advice Expert Dale Barger.

Creator of GULFVIZ.COM is Dale Barger. He is a commercial scuba diver, working off of the west coast of Florida between Sarasota and Tarpon Springs. He holds a aquaculture permit to grow live rock in the Gulf of Mexico on his leased areas. He has been commercial diving over 23 yrs . Diving 12 months a yr and two to three times a week. So the info is updated weekly with temperature and visibility data collected first hand  by the diver himself. Scuba Diving VISIBILITY report west coast.

Crystal River


Photo of Manatee

Geat Picture.. Click to Enlarge!

Manatees! The Manatees have left their winter home in Crystal River and are traveling their summer salt water grazing routes. We wish them a warm safe summer and await their return in the fall.

We will occasionally see an orphan during the summer! The best guarantee is  

We are considering a Manatee Safari that will stalk/track the manatee by water from Florida to Louisiana  north on the West Coast and Florida West Coast south then North to the Carolinas on the East Coast. It will be expensive, probably $250.00 per person per day. Let me know if this interests you. This may be the last chance to see or save a manatee on the West Coast of Florida.  The oil spill could kill them all. 

Additional info on manatees

Student photos of manatee.


What a face! Click to enlarge!



I can dive! Can you Purrrr?
If we can teach a cat to dive, we can teach you!

Former students (Alumni) may go diving on training days for tuneups and fun ($50.00 per person dive and gea

We will be teaching Open Water Classes almost every weekend at Crystal River, Alexander Springs, De Leon Springs.

Advanced Open water at Blue Grotto every weekend.Divemaster Class starts 06.23.10.June 19th Scallop Season Starts. 

Revive your Dive FREE program July 25th Ft. Lauderdale, Forida

Manatee tours, dives and encounters available!

September 2010
PADI Assistant Instructor , MDEA Instructor Class.

See: and for additional information.

Capt. John's Get Rich Scheme Number Three

  AA Kayaks unsafe? ..........

Whale eats kayaker
Crystal River--Whale Eats Kayak!
Shark eats kayak!
Crystal River--Shark eats Kayak

!Malators seen in water.

Kayakers Do not feed the Ducks

According to statistics, paddlers in small crafts such as canoes, kayaks, and rafts are more than twice as likely to drown as individuals operating other types of vessels. Kayak training


Cool Web




Now this is really cool: Photos from the whole world.

Vietnam. First click on a state.  When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names.  It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. This really is an amazing web site.  Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.
I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes.  Those who remember that timeframe, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.  Pass the link on to others if you like.

See David A. Russell American Hero, Leonardtown, MD. He died for this country on St. Patrick's Day 1969.


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