Extreme Diver Interview – Rich Cawley

I think since it is summer I’m out of profound things to share with you since I am not in class Tuesday nights. Once the school year starts I won’t be in a Tuesday night class either… oh what will I share with you? One thing I can share with you… since becoming certified to scuba dive I’ve noticed scuba diving showing up in a lot of movies and tv shows that normally I might have just blown off. The other day I was watching The Replacements and in the beginning of the movie Keanu Reeves is scuba diving so he can clean the bottom of boats. Now it isn’t very realistic as Mark and I were discussing because he’s underwater without his regulator in his mouth for a really long time while he is passing the football plus he is exhaling a lot of air for a really long time to actually not have his regulator in his mouth. Just something to ponder. Now that that profound thought is out there, it is time to get to today’s Diver Interview. I have a good one for you today; today I would like for you to meet Rich Cawley.

How did you get started diving?

Did a try scuba in Hawaii on our honeymoon

How long have you been diving?

3 years

How many dives do you make in a typical year?

17 ½… oh About 20

What other hobbies do you have?

Rock climbing, water skiing

Where is your favorite place to dive?

The Florida Keys.

What is your most comical dive experience?

I’m sure Caleb is involved in it somewhere but I don’t know. The seals were pretty fun. The seals were the neatest interaction with the wildlife (Story to follow with his wife Christine’s interview! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you when the time comes!!). In Hawaii doing a night dive my tank fell off my back. I tried to tell her I needed help and she gave the okay sign and swam off. I took my BC off and got all situated. I was right at the anchor so I thought I’d hang out and wait for them. About 5-10 minutes later the dive master came back looking for me.

What is your occupation?


Words of wisdom/tips or tricks for fellow divers?

Always have a good dive buddy. And always go to Extreme Sports Scuba for your parts (we didn’t pay him to say that!). Oh and don’t pee in a dry suit.

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