Darrin’s Scuba Diving List – Tweeters (Twitter Lists) November 2009

With the new twitter list feature my twitter lists are much easier to put together.

For now I have broken them down into three groups

http://twitter.com/darrinjillson/scubabusinesses is for accounts I follow where the user has a significant interest in promoting their business. I have 20 that I am following.

http://twitter.com/darrinjillson/scubadivers is for accounts I follow where they are personal accounts of active scuba divers.  I have 20 divers that I am following.

http://twitter.com/darrinjillson/scubaorgs  is for accounts I follow where they are diving related organizations or activists related to diving/ocean issues. I am following 9 of these types of accounts.

Much shorter than what I did before.

Enjoy!

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Darrin’s Scuba Diving List – Tweeters October 2009

I lover twitter for its immediate nature. When I get too busy to do some diving I can stay in contact with those that get in the water much more than I do. It has also been handy for a little crowd sourcing. You know…. “Where is a good play do dive at XXXXX?”

This is a listing of Scuba Diving related twitter accounts I follow.  You will notice some accounts are marked “Potential bot”. I have nothing against software. I have made a good living with software. Software is great for automating tasks. Twitter to me is about human relationships. If I feel that you are just randomly generating content I will removed you from my follow list. If I just wanted feeds I would use RSS. Not twitter…..  I do give a little leniency to the business accounts. I expect you to want to use twitter to grow your business, but pure retweeting and forwarding will get you the “Potential bot” tag as well. I would love my favorite restaurants to tweet the daily specials automatically…. Oh! And tweeting links on how to make money on twitter…  that also gets you the “Potential bot” tag.

I am looking for real scuba divers to follow. You don’t have to be a professional and get in the water every week, but you should actively dive. Please mention me in a tweet and I will review your twitter account for me to follow…. @darrinjillson

On to the accounts…

@agirlcalledm

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/agirlcalledm

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: She is a good tweeter. Even her non-scuba tweets are interesting. She does a nice job! She is a Florida area diver.

@Allmarine a.k.a Brian: CEO and Founder of All Marine Network

Account Type: Commercial

Follow:  http://twitter.com/allmarine

Tweet Activity:   > 5 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 25%

Description/Comments:  This is a twitter account for the founder and CEO of http://allmarine.com/. As of today it is still in early beta. We will see if this sees the light of day. Oh… and by the way. If you are CEO post your last name.  It will add some credibility.

@Aquaviews

Account Type: Commercial – Online retailer

Location: New York

Follow:  http://twitter.com/aquaviews

Tweet Activity:   > 5 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: This is the twitter account for the online scuba retailer LeisurePro. Aquaviews is an online scuba magazine they publish.  http://aquaviews.net

@Baddivers

Account Type: Commercial – products

Follow:  http://twitter.com/baddivers

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: They have a web site that sells scuba culture products http://BadDivers.com  

@Bella_mare a.k.a. Charles Cousin

Account Type: Personal & Commercial – Equipment and Underwater Engineering projects

Location: San Diego, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/Bella_mare

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments: Lots of RTs and is the twitter account for http://bellamare-us.com/

@bottomtimescuba

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Shop & Lessons

Location: Southington, CT

Follow:  http://twitter.com/bottomtimescuba

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.bottom-time-scuba.com/

@Christopher1929 a.k.a. Chris Rogers

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/christopher1929

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  25 – 50%

Description/Comments: Does some scuba tweets, but most are construction industry related http://www.constructionwithchris.blogspot.com/

@Clivecussler_ a.k.a. Clive Cussler

Account Type: Commercial – Author

Follow:  http://twitter.com/clivecussler_

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  5 – 10%

Description/Comments: He is the famous author with most of his books being water related. He also personally sponsors an organization that hunts for shipwrecks and other mysteries of the deep from the royalties of his books. http://www.numa.net/  I have read every book of his that has been published. Also if you like classic cars his has some amazing ones. http://www.cusslermuseum.com/  

@Columbusscuba

Account Type: Commercial – Dive shop and lessons

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Follow:  http://twitter.com/columbusscuba

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.columbusscuba.com/

@darrinjillson a.k.a. Darrin Jillson

Account Type: Personal

Location: Berrien Springs, MI

Follow: http://twitter.com/darrinjillson

Tweet Activity: < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 25-50%

Description/Comments: This is me.  https://darrinjillson.wordpress.com/

@Divebunnie a.k.a. Clare Wilders

Account Type: Personal & Commercial – Dive Culture

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divebunnie

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments: http://www.divebunnie.com/

@Divecancun a.k.a. Fred Brandt

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Shop, Charters & Lessons

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divecancun

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments: http://www.divecancun.com/

@Divephotoguide  

Account Type: Commercial – Information Portal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divephotoguide

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.divephotoguide.com/

@Diverwire

Account Type: Commercial – Information Portal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/diverwire

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.diverwire.com/

@Divingfinder  a.k.a. divingfinder.com

Account Type: commercial

Location:Devon, UK

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divingfinder

Tweet Activity:  < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  > 95%

Description/Comments:  A directory of scuba diving companies including interactive map. http://www.divingfinder.com/

@Divinglist

Account Type: Commercial – Not sure what they are selling

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divinglist

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.divinglist.com/  Not really sure what they are doing with this website.

@EdSchoaps a.k.a. Ed Schoaps

Account Type: personal

Location: Porland and Salem, Oregon

Follow:  http://twitter.com/edschoaps

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments:  He has given me some good equipment recommendations. http://theonlineexperiment.blogspot.com/ 

@Goosesscuba a.k.a. Gooses’s Scuba Shack

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Shop and Lessons

Location: Dyer, IN

Follow:  http://twitter.com/goosesscuba

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments:

@Greggmcfarland

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/greggmcfarland

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: < 10%

Description/Comments:

@Info_on_scuba

Account Type: Commercial – Information portal (video)

Location: England

Follow:  http://twitter.com/info_on_scuba

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments: http://www.info-on-scuba-diving.com/

@Innerspaceyoga

Account Type: Personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/innerspaceyoga

Tweet Activity:   > 15 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: She is a cave diver and has some good tweets.

@ITDiver a.k.a. Eric Helm

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/itdiver

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  < 10%

Description/Comments: http://www.helm.no/

@JMCousteau a.k.a. Jean-Michel Cousteau

Account Type: Personal

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/jmcousteau

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 50%

Description/Comments: I doubt he actually tweets himself http://www.oceanfutures.org/

@Jraquaticcenter a.k.a. Kathy Lampert of JR Aquatic Center

Account Type: Commercial –  Dive shop and lessons

Location:Niles, MI

Follow:  http://twitter.com/jraquaticcenter

Tweet Activity:  5-10 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  > 95%

Website: http://www.jraquatic.com/

Description/Comments:  This is one of the local dive shops here. I have bought most of my gear here and got my diving certification through them. A really good store if you are in the area. No I don’t get a discount for the comments. 🙂 Though that would be nice if I did.

@KaylinQ

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/kaylinq

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5%

Description/Comments: She has great tweets!! http://kaylinq.blogspot.com/  She is also the founder of the scubadiver Twibe  http://www.twibes.com/group/scubadiver

@kzelnio a.k.a. Kevin Zelnio

Account Type: Personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/kzelnio

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 50%

Description/Comments: http://deepseanews.com/

@Laurz a.k.a. Laura Rena

Account Type: personal

Follow: http://twitter.com/laurz

Tweet Activity:  5 – 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10-25%

Description/Comments:   She is a diver from the east coast. She is thinking about getting her advanced open water. Very good twitterer!!! She does a great job!

@LeisurePro

Account Type: Commercial – Online retailer

Location: New York, NY

Follow:  http://twitter.com/leisurepro

Tweet Activity:   > 5 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: http://www.leisurepro.com/

@MarjyMeechan a.k.a. Marjory Meechan

Account Type: Personal

Location: Florida

Follow:  http://twitter.com/marjymeechan

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10 to 25%

Description/Comments: Another good tweeter! http://www.scuba-diving-blog.com/

@Mermetsprings

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Site

Location: Southern Illinois

Follow:  http://twitter.com/mermetsprings

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments:  http://www.mermetsprings.com/

@NorCalDiving a.k.a. Scott Ekkelboom

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/norcaldiving

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 25 – 50%

Description/Comments:

@Oldpirate a.k.a. Craig Rich

Account Type: Personal

Location: Holland, MI

Follow:  http://twitter.com/oldpirate

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 10 – 25%

Description/Comments: http://www.michiganshipwrecks.org/intro.htm  http://www.craigrich.net/ Also if you like cigars he is your man. I doubt I have ever seen anyone post more cigars pics.

@PADI

Account Type: Commercial – Scuba Industry

Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/padi  

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments:  http://www.padi.com/scuba/default.aspx

@ProDiveUSA a.k.a. ProDiveInternational

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Charters

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Follow:  http://twitter.com/prodiveusa

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 90%

Description/Comments: Haven’t tweeted since the end of July. What happened??

@Scubabusiness a.k.a. Jake Jacob

Account Type: Commercial – Information Portal “Potential bot”

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubabusiness  

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: < 10%

Description/Comments: irritating software is making the tweet stream of little value. http://scubaprofessionals.ning.com/  needs to ditch the bot

@Scubacenters

Account Type: Commercial – Dive Shop and lessons

Location: Lincoln Park, Michigan

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubacenters

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.scubacenters.com/

@Scubadivergirls

Account Type: commercial

Location: San Diego, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubadivergirls

Tweet Activity:  > 10 a day  

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Website:  http://scubadivergirls.com & http://scubadivergirls.com/blog

Description/Comments: They do a great job building a social following.  They have very nice tweets. They can be commercial without being pushy. Very well done!!

@Scubadivingjim – a.k.a. Jim Bray

Account Type: personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubadivingjim

Tweet Activity:  5-10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: He is a diving instructor with experience in the Caribbean. He runs the http://www.best-scuba-diving-tips.com website.

@SCUBAGLOBAL

Account Type:

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubaglobal

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: http://scubaglobal.blogspot.com/

@Scubamarketing

Account Type:  Commercial – Scuba Industry Marketing

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubamarketing

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: http://newscubamarketing.com/

@Scubaradio

Account Type: Commercial – Radio, Podcasts, charters and dive gear.

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubaradio

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments:

@Scuba_Fiend

Account Type: Commercial – Information Portal (video)

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scuba_fiend

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.theunderwaterchannel.tv

@Scuba_gear

Account Type: Commercial – Online sales

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scuba_gear

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: they do a lot on ebay http://www.scubamission.com/

@Scuba_suzy a.k.a. Suzy Walker

Account Type: Personal

Location: London, UK

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scuba_suzy

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 50%

Description/Comments: Great tweets and amazing photos!! http://www.reefbeasties.com/  http://suzywalker.wordpress.com/  http://www.redbubble.com/people/muzy

@Sharkbyteusa

Account Type: Commercial –  Web design

Follow:  http://twitter.com/sharkbyteusa

Tweet Activity:   < 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 50%

Description/Comments: http://shark-byte.us/  

@SUUNTOUSA

Account Type: Commercial – Gear manufacturer

Follow:  http://twitter.com/suuntousa

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: tweets related to their products  http://www.suunto.com

@TevisVerrett – a.k.a. Tevis Verrett

Account Type:  Commercial – Online Dive Shop

Location: North Hollywood, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/tevisverrett

Tweet Activity: >10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: He is the CEO of K2 Scuba Online. http://www.k2scuba.com. I have noticed he uses software to inject messages regularly into his twitter stream. A lot of these post are aimed and convincing people to visit his blog. They are usefull for new scuba divers and related to choosing gear. Of course he profits by this by marketing his site. They seem to be on a 3 or 4 day cycle which is a little often for me, but not enough to truly be annoying. Make up your own mind if he is being impartial with his blog. He does have a must see video that every new diver should watch. http://twit.ac/x_27.html

@Wetpixel

Account Type: Commercial – Information Portal (photography)

Follow:  http://twitter.com/wetpixel

Tweet Activity:   < 5 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: http://www.wetpixel.com/

@WineDiverGirl

Account Type: Personal

Follow:  http://twitter.com/winedivergirl

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 50%

Description/Comments: Another great tweeter!!! Tweets about Scuba Diving and Wine! What could be better? http://winedivergirl.wordpress.com/  http://thewinehub.blogspot.com/

 

Dive Clubs ?

Maybe the next list…. Not seeing much in twitter so here are a few websites for clubs.

MUD Club – Berrien Springs, MI http://bit.ly/WUC1E

This is local dive club that I belong to.

The Michigan Underwater Divers’ Club is a Scuba club that meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Visitors and new members are welcome!

 

South Florida Divers, Inc. – Scuba Club in Hollywood, FL  http://www.scuba-diving-blog.com/

I have more scuba tweeters on my list. I will add them as they get some active tweets, so get tweeting…

BOTS !?!

The following are bots that I have stopped following. Decide for yourself, but I doubt they are real people and their posts had little value other than to drive traffic to their content sites.

 

Account Name: @angierobertson1 – a.k.a. Angela Robertson or Angelabot

Follow:  http://twitter.com/angierobertson1

Tweet Activity:  >2 5 a day – Potential bot

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 25-50%

Description/Comments: She is an east coast scuba diver.

 

Account Name: @kevingeorge1 – a.k.a. Kevin George or Kevinbot

Follow: http://twitter.com/kevingeorge1   

Tweet Activity:  > 25 a day – Potential bot

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10-25%

Description/Comments:   He is a diver from Texas.

 

The list was updated by a human pressing keys on a keyboard October 2nd, 2009. Damn it took longer than I thought too. Next time I was make the list shorter….

Darrin’s Scuba Diving Tweeters List

Scuba Twitter Accounts that I follow

This is a listing of Scuba Diving related twitter accounts I follow. I have separated the list into two groups. One group contains personal accounts and the other list is business accounts.   

You will notice some accounts are marked “Potential bot”. I have nothing against software. I have made a good living with software. Software is great for automating tasks. Twitter to me is about human relationships. If I feel that you are just randomly generating content I will removed you from my follow list. If I just wanted feeds I would use RSS. Not twitter…..  I do give a little leniency to the business accounts. I expect you to want to use twitter to grow your business, but pure retweeting and forwarding will get you the “Potential bot” tag as well. I would love my favorite restaurants to tweet the daily specials automatically…. Oh! And tweeting links on how to make money on twitter…  that also gets you the “Potential bot” tag.

Personal Accounts

Account Name: @agirlcalledm a.k.a. Emily Joy

Follow:  http://twitter.com/agirlcalledm

Tweet Activity:   > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 5 – 10%

Description/Comments: She is a good tweeter. Even her non-scuba tweets are interesting. She does a nice job! She is a Florida area diver.

 

Account Name: @angierobertson1 – a.k.a. Angela Robertson

Follow:  http://twitter.com/angierobertson1

Tweet Activity:  >2 5 a day – Potential bot

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 25-50%

Description/Comments: She is an east coast scuba diver.

 

Account Name: @innerspaceyoga – a.k.a. Angela McWilliams

Follow: http://twitter.com/innerspaceyoga  

Tweet Activity:  > 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10-25%

Description/Comments: She is a cave diver.

 

Account Name: @kevingeorge1 – a.k.a. Kevin George

Follow: http://twitter.com/kevingeorge1   

Tweet Activity:  > 25 a day – Potential bot

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10-25%

Description/Comments:   He is a diver from Texas.

 

Account Name: @laurz a.k.a. Laura Rena

Follow: http://twitter.com/laurz

Tweet Activity:  5 – 10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 10-25%

Description/Comments:   She is a diver from the east coast. She is thinking about getting her advanced open water. Very good twitterer!!! She does a great job!

 

Account Name: @scubadivingjim – a.k.a. Jim Bray

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubadivingjim

Tweet Activity:  5-10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: He is a diving instructor with experience in the Caribbean. He runs the http://www.best-scuba-diving-tips.com website.

 

Account Name: @TevisVerrett – a.k.a. Trevis Verrett

Follow:  http://twitter.com/trevisverrett

Tweet Activity: >10 a day

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Description/Comments: He is the CEO of K2 Scuba Online. http://www.k2scuba.com

 

Business Accounts

Account Name:@divingfinder a.k.a. divingfinder.com

Location:UK

Follow:  http://twitter.com/divingfinder

Tweet Activity:  5-10 a week

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  > 95%

Website: divingfinder.com

Description/Comments:  A directory of scuba diving companies including interactive map.

 

Account Name:@jraquaticcenter a.k.a. Kathy Lampert of JR Aquatic Center

Location:Niles, MI

Follow:  http://twitter.com/jraquaticcenter

Tweet Activity:  5-10 a month

% of Tweets Scuba Related:  > 95%

Website: http://www.jraquatic.com/

Description/Comments:  This is one of the local dive shops here. I have bought most of my gear here and got my diving certification through them. A really good store if you are in the area. No I don’t get a discount for the comments. 🙂 Though that would be nice if I did.

 

Account Name: @scubadivergirls a.k.a. Scuba Diver Girls

Location: San Diego, CA

Follow:  http://twitter.com/scubadivergirls

Tweet Activity:  > 10 a day  

% of Tweets Scuba Related: > 95%

Website:  http://scubadivergirls.com & http://scubadivergirls.com/blog

Description/Comments: They do a great job building a social following.  They have very nice tweets. They can be commercial without being pushy. Very well done!!

 

Account Name:@SCUBAGLOBAL a.k.a. southest scuba

Location: Internet

Follow:  http://twitter.com/SCUBAGLOBAL

Tweet Activity:  > 25 a day – Potential bot

% of Tweets Scuba Related: 50-75%

Website: http://scubaglobal.blogspot.com/

Description/Comments: He is a scuba diver and underwater photographer.

 

Dive Clubs ?

Maybe the next list….

I have more scuba tweeters on my list. I will add them as they get some active tweets, so get tweeting…

The list updated by a human pressing keys on a keyboard August 1, 2009.