Jake Basile East Coast Divers, Divemaster

Who I Am

Jake has been diving since 2014. Despite the recent start, Jake has earned his instructor certification with an impressive commitment to local diving. He is in the water significantly more than not. Jake’s diving interests including lobstering, scalloping and wreck diving. jake ran the dive center as head of operations for a year before moving into the new position to direct web technologies and create East Coast Divers first online shopping experience. Besides diving, Jake enjoys a fun night on the town and long reflective walks along the beach…

My Skills

  • SSI Dive Instructor

Jake’s Articles

  • Hollis M-1 Mask and Sherwater Onyx Masks

Features to look for when buying a Freediving or Scuba Mask

Once you've found a mask that fits well (For more info learn how to fit a scuba or snorkeling mask) it's time to start thinking about the features we want in a mask. There are [...]

  • Hollis M-1 Mask and Sherwater Onyx Masks

How to fit a Scuba or Snorkeling mask

Finding a high quality, well fitting mask is worth it's weight in gold for any SCUBA or freediver. An ill fitting, leaky mask has the potential to ruin a dive, or even an entire dive [...]

Transition from Warm Water to Cold Water

The move from warm water to cold water; not a transition any diver is overly ecstatic to do. First off, let me tell you something about myself. I hate the cold. I was born and [...]

My First Boat Dive

In August I was given the opportunity to go to Los Angeles for a couple of weeks. As a newly certified open water diver I was excited to get the opportunity to dive in a [...]

  • Photo of Mares Razor Carbon and Omer UP-F1 fins
  • Five pair of freediving fins. Cressi, Omer, Mares Razor Carbon, C4, UP-F1

Mares Razor Carbon vs Omer UP-F1 Freediving Fins

  Left to right: Cressi Gara 2000, Omer Tuna Comp, Mares Razor Carbon, C4 Carbon, Omer UP-F1 Carbon I've been freediving for quite some time and have used several different pairs of fins over [...]