About Me

Personally, I find that there is no greater joy in life than when I’m submerged in deep blue waters, exploring this magnificent natural habitat.

Which is surprising because growing up in Florida, I spent most of my childhood terrified of the water. I pinned my fear down to a minor drowning accident I had when I was 5, which took me years of therapy to get over.

Astonishingly, as I began exploring the Florida waters once again, I developed a newfound connection with the deep blue sea. Before I knew it, I became an avid scuba diver and took several professional courses to learn more about the art and science of deep diving.

Hey, I’m Martin McQuillen, also known as Marty McBubblehead😀. I assume you’ve taken a look at some of my articles (if you haven’t, please check them out). I’m going to tell you a little more about Diving Lore and how this website came to be.

So, put on your gear, and let’s dive right in!

A Little About Me

You might be wondering where I got the nickname Marty McBubblehead from. Well, funny story. One of the major milestones I had to pass during my years of therapy involved getting over my fear of water – slowly but surely.

After several long, hard years of therapy came the final test when I was asked to try and overcome my fear of water.

The session began by dipping one toe into a shallow pool and then another, which would go on for several sessions. However, I, being the impatient brat that I was back then, decided to make a run for it and dive right into the deep end of the pool. Boy, was everyone shocked and terrified that day!

But guess what, I made it out of there alive and kicking and was playfully given the name “Marty McBubblehead.” And, ever since, it stuck with me.

As I grew older, I began exploring the various beaches and wrecks of Florida. As luck would have it, I not only enjoyed these little explorations, but it soon became my passion to dive and survey the parallel world under the deep blue seas.

Traveling became my passion, and I visited several places in Central and South America, and parts of Europe. Of course, everywhere I went, I longed to explore the majestic waters and what it had to offer underneath.

Once I finally got my certificates to become a professional scuba diving instructor, I decided to open my own website and share tips and tricks with interested readers. And well, that’s how Diving Lore came to be!

What’s in a Name?

I was always into fantasy and fiction. In fact, when I am not busy exploring new reefs and water bodies, I’m generally out with my van driving along new roads and listening to podcasts and stories about the fantasy world.

My passion for knowing about the unknown and dis-attaching myself from reality got me into the world of fantasy and lore. And, when I began exploring the majestic blue world of the seas, I felt like a futuristic explorer in my scuba gear traversing the unknown world of the waters.

So, when the opportunity came to start my website I wanted something unique and interesting. And when I was browsing through some domains and I stumbled upon the name Diving Lore, I grabbed it without hesitation.

What Does Diving Lore Offer?

My unbounded love for the oceans and everything it had to offer motivated me to pursue my passion and become a professional scuba diving instructor. Of course, I keep reading, exploring, and learning more about scuba diving all the time and I’m excited to share my knowledge with fellow scuba diving enthusiasts.

Soon after I became an instructor, I noticed people coming up to me and asking me all kinds of interesting questions. While I had the answers to most, some of them left me dumbfounded and curious to learn more.

And so, I began my deep research into this world. As I kept learning more about it, my curiosity whetted, and my mind was continually blown by all the facts I got to know; I decided to create a website to share this information with everyone.

Diving Lore strives to build a community of like-minded people who want to explore the world of scuba diving and learn all about it.

I want people to fall in love with the oceans with as much passion as I have. On my website, you will also discover many great scuba destinations and interesting articles about snorkeling too.

While you’re here, make sure that you take a look at the “Gear” section as well. You will find all the information you require about the best scuba masks, fins, dive computers or BCDs suited to every individual. You can also find the best dive knives on the market and learn more about why it is essential to carry one on your diving expeditions.

I will try my best to share tips, tricks and handy guides that can help you understand this world better.

Keep in Touch

I appreciate any questions, comments, and suggestions you may have concerning diving. Kindly send it through the contact page or via email at martin@divinglore.com.

My Address & Phone Number
641 Wisteria Ave
Umatilla, FL 32784

So, now that you’re all caught up on Diving Lore, what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and get ready to take the plunge!