Privacy Policy

Obsessed Media believes in protecting your privacy. Here are our promises:

  • We require a valid email address to register, but promise will never give it to anyone else except when required to do so by law.
  • If you have subscribed to one of our newsletters or mailing lists you may unsubscribe at any time.
  • From time to time we may make special mailings but they will be infrequent and will never contain spam.
  • We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is secured on our servers.
  • If you paid for services with Patreon, PayPal, your bank, or other payment method you should check their privacy policy, too.

Other Legal Stuff

The content of this website including our electronic newsletters, podcasts, videos or any other medium are for entertainment purposes only. The opinions expressed by individual writers, hosts, co-hosts and guests are their opinions and do not necessarily relect the views, opinions or beliefs of the publisher, editors, staff, volunteers, affiliates or advertisers. Scuba diving and other water based activities have inherent risks. Do not attempt Scuba Diving or other water based activities unless you have been properly traing from an internatioanlly recognized training organization. Improper use of Scuba Diving equipment or imporper diving techniques could result in serious inury or even death. The information provided is not a substitue for receiving proper training. Always dive within the limits of your diving qualifications.

While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Scuba Obsessed. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. If you find any errors please let us know as soon as possible and we will correct them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Scuba Obsessed takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Obsessed Media® and the Obsessed Media logo are registered trademarks of Obsessed Media.

Scuba Obsessed original audio content released under a Creative Commons License
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Creators of content we have published with permission may retain their own copyright.

All other content is copyright © Obsessed Media 2000-2015. All rights reserved.


In common with almost all professionally run websites, this website logs the IP address of each visitor in order to keep it running reliably. This is also essential for protecting the website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware.

This website provides information as a service to vistors such as yourself, and to do this reliably and efficiently, it sometimes places small amounts of information on your computer or device (e.g. mobile phone). This includes small files known as cookies.

How Cookies Are Used

We use cookies to understand what pages and information visitors find useful, and to detect problems such as broken links, or pages which are taking a long time to load.

We sometimes use cookies to remember a choice you make on one page, when you have moved to another page if that information can be used to make the website work better. For example:

  • avoiding the need to ask for the same information several times during a session (e.g. when filling in forms), or
  • remembering that you have logged in, so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password on every page.

Cookies for Google Analytics

We use analytics to measure how many visitors are using the website, which pages interest them and so on, and this involves storing the following cookies:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

For more information Google Analytics website.

Cookies for Other Google Services

We use other Google services to help us in monitizing this website and selling services. These cookies may track the following service catagories.

  • Preferences
  • Security
  • Processes
  • Advertising
  • Session State

For more information types of cookies used by Google.

Cookies for Cacheing and Site performance.

We use web site cacheing to improve site performance and site response. These cookies will store information about pages viewed. Deleting these cookies may result in slower load times, but should have no other effect.

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Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Some of our free and premium services require cookies to be enabled to access.

Last Updated March 2017