About Dive Talk

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4 Hours

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100.5 Meters

Gus Gonzalez

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4 Hours
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248ft
75.5 Meters

Dive Talk is your ultimate destination for all things SCUBA and CCR diving! Boasting a thriving community of over 300,000 passionate subscribers, we’ve explored over 400 enthralling videos that offer exclusive insights into the mesmerizing world of underwater cave exploration.

Founded by the adventurous duo, Gus and Woody, our channel isn’t just about diving—it’s a thrilling celebration of the hidden mysteries and exhilarating adventures found beneath the water’s surface. 

Our website serves as a comprehensive platform, not only hosting our riveting videos but also featuring an exclusive merchandise store. Moreover, our FAQ page is your go-to resource for answering burning questions about Gus and Woody, fostering a deeper connection within our vibrant community. Join us on Dive Talk as we dive into the mesmerizing depths of underwater world, sharing our unwavering passion and love for this awe-inspiring adventure!

Gus & Woody
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A seasoned professional in Scuba Diving, Woody Alpern, boasts multiple roles such as SSI Instructor Trainer, RAID Instructor Trainer, Classified Diving Instructor, Platinum Pro 5000 Instructor, Basic Freediver Instructor, Tech Diving Instructor, IANTD Normoxic Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor, RAID Instructor Trainer, IANTD Instructor Trainer, and the Co-Owner & Co-Host of Dive Talk.

For Woody, scuba diving is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. His 49-year-long journey into the depths of the sea reflects his undying fascination with the underwater world. The ocean’s powerful energy, which he affectionately refers to as ‘Ocean Soul,’ has always been a source of calm and invigoration for him. He believes in the transformative power of scuba diving, which has allowed him to meet exceptional people and contribute to the protection of our marine ecosystems.

The rewarding aspect of being a dive instructor for Woody is the ability to change lives through scuba diving. His excitement for his next dive, which he always considers his favorite, is contagious. His gratitude extends to all his students who have placed their trust in him and enriched his journey as much as he has enriched theirs. He looks forward to sharing the ‘Ocean Soul’ with many more diving enthusiasts.

Woody’s expertise extends to teaching a wide array of courses:

Recreational Classes:

  • General Classes:
  • Try Scuba Diving
  • Snorkel Diver
  • Open Water Diver
  • Scuba Skills Update
  • Classified (Adaptive) Diving
  • Basic Freediving
  • Specialties:
  • Boat Diving
  • Coral Identification
  • DAN First Aide For Pro Divers
  • DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS)
  • Deep Diving
  • Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Fish Identification
  • Marine Ecology
  • Manta & Ray Ecology
  • Navigation
  • Night & Limited Visibility
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Photo & Video
  • React Right
  • Science of Diving
  • Search & Recovery
  • Sea Turtle Ecology
  • Shark Ecology
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Waves, Tides & Currents
  • Wreck Diving
  • Advanced Wreck Diving
  • Dive Talk GO Chest Mount Rebreather Instructor

Professional Classes:

  • Dive Guide
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Open Water Instructor
  • IANTD Instructor 
  • SSI Instructor Trainer 
  • RAID Instructor Trainer 
  • DAN Pro DFA (divers first aide) instructor 

Technical Diving Classes:

  • Kiss Spirit Closed Circuit Rebreather (PADI Tec 40 CCR or IANTD CCR Open Water Diver Course)
  • Kiss Spirit IANTD Normoxic Closed Circuit Rebreather
  • Dive Talk GO Chestmount Closed Circuit Rebreather
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