Diving Myths & Realities


Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D.

a.k.a. "River Rat"

a.k.a. "Divegeek"


Diving Safety Coordinator

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Email:  divegeek


My students tell me that I do NOT teach scuba.  They say I live and preach the "Gospel according to "Harris":"

"In all diving situations, the knowledgeable, physically fit diver has more fun!"

This site is assembled in the spirit of that gospel.

Go To: About "Harris"     Articles      Slides     War Stories     Editorials     Links    Fini

University of Michigan Personal Home Page

About "Harris": Background info, logo & names, and photo gallery

Dive Articles: Articles spanning more than four decades of teaching

Slides: Lecture slides on specialty topics (in PDF Format)

War StoriesShort presentations used as teaching examples

Editorials: Personal opinions & observations

Links : My entire collection of  ~ 9300 links (contains ~ 1200 diving links)

Fini: Dive Long &  Prosper- My traditional closing salutation


According to Earthlink's Urchin Web Site Analysis:*

(Earthlink has ceased reporting personal page site visits as of 1 / 1 / 2017)


Total visitors since July, 2001:  1,257,275 (Last monthly counter update: 1 /  1 / 17)

Average time on site: 412 seconds

Maximum Monthly Visitors: 13,906

Average Monthly Visitors: 6350

Maximum Daily Visitors: 973

Maximum Monthly Download: 15.6 gigabytes

Typical Monthly Download: 7- 8 gigabytes


* This Counter was only for the Divegeek home page.

(The original Divegeek site used 5 different Earthlink accounts to remain within ISP bandwidth restrictions)

Earthlink (Mindspring Section) discontinued  personal pages (without allowing editing to insert re-directs)

So, the Mindspring Divegeek site was moved to my University of Michigan personal site

Sorry for the inconvenience.



Go To:  About "Harris"     Articles      Slides     War Stories     Editorials     Links    Fini

University of Michigan Personal Home Page

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Contents of this Web Site Copyright 2001- 2022 by Larry "Harris" Taylor

All rights reserved.

Use of these materials for personal or organizational profit is specifically denied

These contents  may be used for not-for-profit diving education


The contents of this web site were assembled with the best knowledge available at the time of creation.

Divers need to evaluate the material and determine usefulness to their own diving situation.

Readers assume all responsibility for applying site information to their personal practices.

Reading about diving is no substitute for in-water training from a certified instructor.

Author assumes no responsibility for use of site-furnished material.