Updated: Sep 10, 2018


They say that practice makes perfect... and it's gonna take a lot of practice before we really nail it, but we're getting there! We assumed our spots on the living room floor and talked for much longer than we planned. Recording our second episode felt so much more natural than our first, so hopefully Sara won't have to work so hard to edit together a coherent show! There is definitely a learning curve as we practice our way to perfect... Here's what we learned this week:

  1. Megan cannot for her life record sound bites without turning a deeeeeeeep shade of red.

  2. Having an episode outline can be very helpful to get the group back on track once we get derailed (a common occurrence).

  3. Mermaid cupcakes and a little pinot definitely set the party off right.

  4. Background noise such as puppy whining, wine pouring, and furious typing should be avoided for best audio quality.

  5. Plugging in the microphone usually helps.

That last one might come as a shock to you guys, and to be honest, it shocked us too. We were so eager to get started that we spent15 minutes podcasting before we noticed the mic was unplugged............ not our best moment! But after a moment of horrified silence, a collective facepalm, and several minutes of nonstop laughter, we plugged that bad boy in and realized we'd laughed away all our nerves. It's a lesson learned in Open Water class: you're not gonna do anyone any good if you're anxious. Take a deep breath. Let go of the fear.

peace love and progress!

 - safety stop

Updated: Sep 10, 2018


On a Monday night in Sherman Oaks, three ladies sit around a table: Char pours the wine, Megan tries to find the perfect ratio of brownie bite to strawberry, and Sara monitors her puppy as he runs amok underfoot. We discuss our game plan - What is Safety Stop? What do we want it to be? Where will it go? Where could it take us? How do we get there? - and realize there's so much to do! Every question adds something to our pretty extensive To Do list. But with our complementary skill sets and varied backgrounds, the three of us know we're up to the task.

After refilling our wine glasses and some off-the-record gossiping ("The mic is off....right?!"), we move over to the floor to record our first show! Yes, you read that right - Safety Stop is recorded on the floor. Once we get used to hearing ourselves talk, our first episode goes by quickly. Turns out, it's not so tough to sit with close friends and talk about your passions. Now for the hard part: editing, promoting, and hoping people will listen. But for now we will toast the success of turning a drunken idea into a reality! Baby steps and mini-victories are all we need to gain momentum and encourage us to keep going!

peace love and bubbles,

- safety stop

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Safety Stop Scuba is a podcast created by ocean lovers for divers & non-divers alike. We aim to foster a community of divers telling stories that educate and inspire others to dive into the ocean and protect our waters.

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