Friday, May 17, 2024

Podcast: Jim Ritterhoff on that time he and some ex-Navy Seals saved a T-Rex


Welcome to season 3 of the DeeperBlue Podcast! The latest episode of the DeeperBlue Podcast is now available.

In this episode:

  • The latest scuba diving, freediving, ocean, and diving travel news that has happened in the last week from around the world underwater with Host Stephan Whelan and producer Jason Elias.
  • Then co-host Mehgan Heany-Grier speaks with Jim Ritterhoff, executive director and co-founder of Force Blue – a nonprofit organization that provides a new mission for former combat divers and Special Operations veterans: healing endangered coral reefs.  Jim shares in this episode an epic dive off Florida that involved veteran seals, scientists and the T-Rex of all pillar coral.
  • We then hear a top tip from world renowned Go Freediving and RAID Instructor Trainer Emma Farrell on why sleeping underwater ain’t so crazy after all.
  • And then finally we hear another listener-submitted Best Dive Ever from Sara who takes us on dive with her at a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You can find out more on our dedicated DeeperBlue Podcast site

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.