Diving Editorials


Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D.


Diving Safety Coordinator

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan



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These are MY opinions and observations. They should NOT be interpreted as representing the policies of any other individual, dive club, dive shop, training organization, commercial endeavor, or educational institution.



The Bambi Letter

Bashing, Flames, And Training  

Choosing A Dive Shop

Diving Is Different

"I  Used To Be A Diver"

The "Iceberg Theory" of Teaching

The "Loved One Rule"

The "Primitive" Brain

Psalm For The Dependent Diver

Remember My Friend Dan

Simplistic View Of Dive Fatality Risk

The US Navy Dive Table 5% Myth


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