Battle of Midway Interview. A small piece of oral history of WW2. This special podcast is dedicated to all members past and present of the US Navy and USMC. I posted an interview that I did back in 1999, while on Midway Island. With two veteran PBY pilots of the battle.

The Battle of Midway is widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, approximately one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea and six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet.[8] Military historian John Keegan has called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."

The Japanese operation, like the earlier attack on Pearl Harbor, aimed to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific, thereby giving Japan a free hand in establishing its Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japanese hoped that another demoralizing defeat would force the U.S. to capitulate in the Pacific War.

The Japanese plan was to lure the United States' few remaining aircraft carriers into a trap. The Japanese also intended to occupy Midway Atoll as part of an overall plan to extend their defensive perimeter in response to the Doolittle Raid. This operation was considered preparatory for further attacks against Fiji and Samoa.

The plan was handicapped by faulty Japanese assumptions of American reaction and poor initial dispositions. Most significantly, American code breakers were able to determine the date and location of the attack, enabling the forewarned U.S. Navy to set up an ambush of its own. Four Japanese aircraft carriers and a heavy cruiser were sunk in exchange for one American aircraft carrier and a destroyer. After Midway, and the exhausting attrition of the Solomon Islands campaign, Japan's shipbuilding and pilot training programs were unable to keep pace in replacing their losses while the U.S. steadily increased output in both areas.

Direct download: PD113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

PD111: Cave Diving on Grand Bahama Island with Cristina Zenato

Seg1: Cave Diving on Grand Bahama Island with Cristina Zenato. 

Seg2: DIVERITE 2010, new equipment update.

Seg3: Divers Alert Network: Educational Programs: 

Seg4: Dive Center Review: AMIGOS Dive Center, Fort White, FL

** Jill's Guide: The Essentials of Cave Diving AVAILABLE NOW!
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Direct download: PD111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am EST

SEG1: PFO Study
SEG3. DAN Emergency Hotline The new number is: 919-684-9111
DAN's medical staff is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to handle diving emergencies such as decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, pulmonary barotrauma, or other serious diving-related injuries.
When you call the DAN Emergency Hotline 919-684-9111:



Direct download: PD110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

SEGMENT 1: STUART COVE”S Dive Center in Nassau. 

SEGEMENT 2: Aqualung Lightwieght Gear System for the Global Traveller.

SEGEMENT 3. Diving on the FIJI Islands. Interview with Thomas Valentine. The Fiji Islands in the South Pacific are an archipelago of over 300 islands. Fiji is world renowned as “The Soft Coral Capital of the World”

Direct download: PD109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

PD108: Women in Diving

SEGMENT 1: AMAZING DIVING with Cristina Zenato of UNEXSO. Located on the Port Lucaya Marina, in Freeport Grand Bahamas, UNEXSO offers a wide variety of scuba diving activities. Dolphins, sharks, wrecks, caverns and reefs.

SEGMENT 2:  EQUIPMENT FOR THE FEMALE DIVER. Interview with Tom Phillip of AQUALUNG about the design of scuba gear tailored to the female diver.  


Direct download: PD108r.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Beneath the Sea 2010 Sound Scene Tour

Direct download: PD107a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

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SEGEMENT 1 Annual NSS-CDS Workshop: “2010: an Innerspace Odyssey” May 21-23, 2010…. Otter Springs, Florida 

SEGMENT 2: Interview with Dr. Thomas J. Goreau about Coral Reef Restoration and the use of BioRock  Dr. Goreau is the President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance. The GCRA is a coalition of volunteer scientists, divers, environmentalists and other individuals and organizations, committed to coral reef preservation. Global Coral Reef Alliance   37 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA

Direct download: PD106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

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SEGMENT 1:AMIGOS DIVE CENTER. Interview with Wayne Kinard. Amigos Dive Center. 5472 SW Elim Church Rd Ft. White, FL 32038 (386) 497-3876

SEGMENT 2: Voyage of the Scarlet Knight, The First Underwater Glider to Cross the Atlantic Ocean. Interview with Dan Crowell about the project. Rutgers University's underwater vehicle successfully navigates an ocean. Unlike other underwater drones, RU27 and its kin are able to travel without the aid of a propeller. Instead, they move up and down through the top 100 to 200 meters of seawater by adjusting their buoyancy while gliding forward using their swept-back wings. With this strategy, they can go a remarkably long way on a remarkably small amount of energy.

Direct download: PD105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am EST


PD104: Interview with Capt. Al Pyatak. He is the Captain and owner of the dive boat SEA LION. Al Pyatak is the holder of a USCG 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License with Aux Sail and Commercial Towing endorsements. He IANTD and TDI Technical Nitrox Instructor, Tri-Mix Instructor, NACD Full Cave Certified, NSS/CDS Full Cave Certified, Mixed Gas Diver since 1989 and holder of IANTD Tri-Mix Diver certification #1.

Direct download: PD104r.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

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SEGMENT 1:  Interview with Christopher J. Gervais of the Explorers Club: Save The Vaquita is a conservation organization that is dedicated to save the world's most endangered cetacean the Vaquita (Phocoena sinus). The Vaquita is the smallest cetacean, adults weighing up to 55 kg (120 lbs). This species is a non-migratory animal and has the most limited distribution of any marine, restricted to the northwestern corner of the Gulf of California.

SEGMENT 2: Diving on the Wrecks of North Carolina with Captain Mike Gerkin.

Direct download: PD103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

SEGMENT 1: Life Raft Survival & Rescue at Sea: Interview with Charles Daneko of WINSLOW® LifeRaft Company 

SEGMENT 2: Diving on the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon with Captain Mike Gerkin: 

Direct download: PD102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

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"Beneath The Sea 2007" Sound Scene Tour at the DIVE RITE Tech Dive party.

Direct download: PD065.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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Martin Stepanek Free diving champion and instructor talks about his work with Oceana. Interview with ND-1 J.R. Hott USN (NEDU) about the US Navy Diving program.


Direct download: PD083.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST


SEG1: The Nautilus Lifeline is a Scuba Diver VHF Radio and GPS, No base unit requirement, Waterproof to 120 meters.

SEG2: Titan CCR: We interview Dr. Randy Klein-Gross, Ph.D.  about the the Titan Closer Circuit Rebreather. The Titan CCR is a small, compact, lightweight system that is easy to use and travel with. The unit is simple to use, understand and maintain.

SEG3: Diver’s Alert Network: Project on Harvesting Divers. Eric Douglass tells us of a DAN study of the plight of the Miskito Indian harvesting divers, who risk their lives every day just to make a living. Diving up to 12 times a day for a two-week period, often with no access to knowledge of safe diving practices, harvesting divers experience a higher-than-average rate of decompression illness (DCI), some cases of which are so severe that divers are left permanently disabled or die.

SEG4: At DEMA 2010 we bump into long time PDR listener and IPSC shooter John Owen.

Direct download: PD112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

PD139: Holiday 2014 Episode

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Direct download: PDR139.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST





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