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No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold
"Scuba scuba scuba scuba divers divers divers divers have have have have completed completed completed completed an an an an unprecedented unprecedented unprecedented unprecedented year year year year long long long long effort effort effort effort to to to to remove remove remove remove litter litter litter litter from from from from the the the the shores shores shores shores and and and and waters waters waters waters of of of of Lake Lake Lake Lake Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with a a a a closer closer closer closer look look look look bring bring bring by by by snow snow snow capped capped capped mountains mountains mountains Lake Lake Lake Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe has has has seventy seventy seventy two two two miles miles miles of of of shoreline shoreline shoreline Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe fund fund fund CEO CEO CEO Amy Amy Amy berry berry berry says says says it's it's it's hard hard hard to to to find find find a a a place place place is is is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous the the the size size size of of of it it it the the the clarity clarity clarity I I I mean mean mean the the the blue blue blue of of of Lake Lake Lake Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe but but but as as as with with with many many many bodies bodies bodies of of of water water water it's it's it's had had had a a a trash trash trash problem problem problem Dr Dr Dr calling calling calling west west west founded founded founded clean clean clean up up up the the the lake lake lake to to to tackle tackle tackle to to to fight fight fight back back back against against against plastic plastic plastic and and and all all all forms forms forms of of of pollution pollution pollution both both both above above above and and and below below below the the the surface surface surface Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe blue blue blue vodka vodka vodka CEO CEO CEO Matt Matt Matt Levitt Levitt Levitt both both both helped helped helped fund fund fund the the the effort effort effort and and and took took took part part part we we we polled polled polled twenty twenty twenty five five five thousand thousand thousand pounds pounds pounds of of of trash trash trash and and and debris debris debris out out out of of of the the the lake lake lake he he he calls calls calls that that that game game game changing changing changing a a a relatively relatively relatively few few few people people people made made made this this this giant giant giant impact impact impact I I I mean mean mean we've we've we've undone undone undone forty forty forty or or or fifty fifty fifty years years years the the the few few few men men men impact impact impact on on on Lake Lake Lake Tahoe Tahoe Tahoe in in in one one one year year year west west west says says says the the the effort effort effort will will will expand expand expand to to to other other other lakes lakes lakes in in in the the the Sierra Sierra Sierra Nevadas Nevadas Nevadas this this this summer summer summer your your your neighbors neighbors neighbors down down down in in in mammoth mammoth mammoth lakes lakes lakes go go go say say say hello hello hello down down down south south south and and and I I I clean clean clean up up up if if if you you you like like like I'm I'm I'm Brian Brian Brian Tong Tong Tong
Russian military's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks
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Author Doug Giles Recounts a Harrowing Lion Hunting Experience
"Is always. Especially exciting when I have on Doug Giles, GI LES, he's a maniac, I consider that a compliment, a high compliment, my friend, Doug Giles, welcome. Eric how are you doing big dog? You are you're too much, and I say that in the good sense, meaning exactly the right amount. Behind you, I see a mounted Lion, which I believe you sent into glory with your own gun. Is that what happened? Yeah, I was fortunate to hunt this line back in 2015 right before doctor Palmer shot Cecil the lion and thank God, man, that I got it before the importation ban on lions from Africa. So this thing came to kill me. I know some of my enemies wish that it would have and we shot him nearly a point blank range with an old German double rifle in Eric. I'm telling you what that leaves memory burn. And when David said he killed a lion with his bare hands, I'm kind of thinking, you know what? I might call stair core Tori as the Latin would say, or as the Greeks, you know, hailing from your heritage. They might call that scuba lawn because I can't imagine trying to kill one of these big dog with bare hands. You have to have some kooky anointing of the Holy Spirit. I always assumed when David said that, that he was talking about with a sling. I just assumed that. It doesn't matter. Lions are scary and the line behind you. Now, when you say came to kill you, I mean, you were hunting lions. Is that correct? I mean, you weren't just like sleeping and stepping back in your own business and it came to kill you. And it was self defense, but close enough. Yeah, no, we were stalking him. We found a kudu that he had killed about three 30 in the morning. And you wanted to revenge because a friend of yours knew that kudu has a child? Exactly. His name was Bert, I think. And so we had to take revenge on him, but anyway, we found him about after tracking four or 5 miles, and he was tired of our stuff. And so he decided to see what these skinny white boys from America had to offer. And it was an incredible altercation. We got it on video. I'll never post it in public because Zuckerberg and Peter will have an absolute heart attack. But it's not for the faint of heart, brother. That's
"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It still alive here on scuba shack radio. And this time. We're going back to season three episode thirty eight titled diplomatic pouch diplomatic pouch premiered on september twenty fourth nineteen sixty. Well in this episode. Mike is back in a latin american country named san miguel. His mission is to retrieve a diplomatic pouch from crashed american airplane. The show opens up with mike searching the wreck while his buddies on the surface appearing to be fishing as luck would have it. Mike find the pouch and starts to head to the surface. There's a great shot of the voight swim fins as he ascends but just as mike breaks the surface he's confronted with an armed boat of officials who are pointing their guns at him and asking him if he would be so good to come on board what to do. Quick thinking mike takes a fix on his position and drops the pouch. Who are these armed men. The guy in charge is colonel ramirez and he is the head of the coastal defense. He's cold and tough and goes over. Mike's gear with a fine toothcomb. Just then mike's friend. Paul alexander pulls up with their boat. He tells mikey sorry. That he drifted. The boat drifted off process that they are on vacation. And he's from dallas texas. Colonel ramirez tells them that they are not to dive on the downed airplane at an at the penalty by order of the dictator row. All as is that they will be immediately deported. They are welcome to fish. Just stay away from the airplane. So now paul and mike are on the bridget or boat and paul is upset about the diving when might tells him he found the pouch but he had to drop it. He says he took a position. And we'll be able to find it. But how will that be possible with the colonel watching pause. Got a plan. But mike wants to know i. Where did he get that phony. Southern accent well. Paul's plan involves dragging mike to a local cantina. The club kellyanne. Tae sign is flashing on and off as they enter once inside. They sit down in the bartender heads over the jukebox. A stereo phonic rockall roller and plays a record loudly before waiting on and paul. Something's the bartender nods and mike and pau get up and head for the back room. The ace of pulse leave is one of colonel ramirez. Deputy familiaux who calls the kernel. A pig who goes beyond the law familiar will fight with his fingertips to overthrow the hated dictator. The plane is to get. The plan is to get information from familiaux on whether the colonel is going to put a diver on the wrecked plane. Now the the scene shifts to mike and paul on the water and they're trying to get to the wreck but they're constantly being pursued by the coastal defense. Just then shots are fired from the defense boat. And they're colonel comes alongside and tells them that the penalty for diving on. The wreck is no longer deportation. It's death before they leave familiar hotels. Mike and paul that they are going to have another diver coming from the capital. Soon we now had back to the cantina. We're familiar comes in the bartender. Nods towards the back room in the room familiar hotels mike composite. The situation is desperate. what can they do. Mike knows he will be an underwater hitchhiker. But only familiar can drop a line over the side of the colonels boat you see. Mike can swim to the rack but he needs a ride back. Familiaux says it will be done. So now we have paul mike on their boat watching a coastal defence boat with its diver onboard and her headed out to the wreck plane. Mike tells paul if anything happens he needs to get out of there because he's too valuable. Paul reluctantly agrees as mike. Put the powder into his wetsuit top. Once the divers from the colonel Once the diver from the kernels boot jumps in. Mike is in the water swimming towards where he dropped the pouch. He sees the line. Familial has tossed over the side but now he needs to pop to the surface to get his bearings so he can find the diplomatic pouch just before the men on the boat turn towards mike. He slips beneath the surface a close call. Mike is now underwater searching and searching trying to find the pouch before the enemy divers season. Finally he spots the pouch intact and now he needs to get it out now. Here's where it gets a little strange. Mike is kneeling on the bottom looking at the patch. Trying to figure out and then like maybe how to open it or something. He's got a puzzled look on his face. His back is towards the plane wreck. As he's puzzling over the pouch the enemy divers spots him pulls out his knife and be lines towards mike as he tries to stab. Mike looks like the pouch gets in the way we are now witnessed to a classic underwater knife flight where mike wrestles do knife out of the bad guys hand takes out his own life and you guessed it cuts who's hose. The enemy divers forced to the surface and mike heads under the colonel's boat too high policies the diver surface in figures. There's a problem so he starts to head out. Mike is trying to figure out what to do with the diplomatic pouch when he decides to stick between his back and his doubles now. The colonel suspects that mike is with paul so he starts out in hot pursuit. Mike grabs the line and his underwater hitchhiking begins. The ride is challenging. You can see the strain on his double hose thins. Just as he's about to let go the boat slows down and pulls alongside. Paul familiar searches the boat and said no one is aboard. Paul says he just wants to go home as this is no place for a vacation. That colonel tells them to get out of his country. Once colonel leaves. Paul is despondent at the thought of losing mike just any. Here's mike call out. I think i heard him call pau. Alex i'm not sure. But as paul looks over the side mike tosses up the diplomatic pouch telling him. He forgot his laundry. Mike has yet again the day now. There wasn't any indication in credits as to where this episode was film. The plane wreck looked pretty authentic with the large propeller and debris. I wonder if this was. In the bahamas. So there you have it. Diplomatic pouch from season three of sea hunt.
Wet Notes - 9-27-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for monday. September twenty seventh two thousand and twenty one first up. I want to congratulate tech clark and a dive locker. Podcast on celebrating the second anniversary for those who don't know about this. Podcast tech. Started this to help die professionals with various topics and techniques. But it's not just for dive professionals. I remember listening to the first episode. Way back in two thousand nineteen just before dima that year i've come to look forward to each weekly episode tech plans to keep the show going and has teed up a lot of great new content for the year year ahead. So i'd encourage you to check out the dive locker podcast. There's a lot of great information and perspective on things that hopefully will give you something to think about. Scuba shack is a proud patron of the dive locker. By the way tech also hosts a podcast titled the league of extraordinary divers. Where you can listen to some of the giants of our industry. Great job tech. Keep it coming now. I don't know what it is. But i seem to be a sucker for a message in a bottle story. So here's another one this time. The story involves a bottle that was washed up on the shores of the big island of hawaii. The bottle started his journey thirty seven years ago from japan and it was put in the water by school children. As part of an experiment in monitoring ocean currents the number of bottles were cast into the ocean in nineteen eighty-four from choshi highschool hawaii's about six thousand kilometers or four thousand three hundred miles from the launch point now. The bottle was found by abbie graham while her family was visiting a beach near hilo. It is estimated that about seven hundred and fifty of these bottles were tossed into the ocean between nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty five. The last time one was found was in two thousand and two on kake. Jima island overall. The bottles have been found in seventeen. Different locations including okinawa the philippines china and even the west coast of the united states. I just get fascinated by these stories and often wonder just how many messages in bottles are out there in the ocean now. Last week we got an email from the clearly clearly came in resorts and it wasn't good. News clearly came in resorts include cobalt coast on grand cayman. Little came beach resort and cayman. Brac beach resort. The news informed us that the cayman borders will remain closed until two thousand twenty two. Now that's tough at a recent press conference to premier indicated that phase. Three of the original plan will start sometime. In february given the rise in cove in nineteen cases the resorts are now planning on opening on february. Fifth two thousand twenty two. Now this has been a really tough situation. If you remember way back in april i reported that the plan was to open in late april or early may two thousand and twenty one. It's been a long and difficult road for a lot of places. Surely the caymans are feeling abroad. We hope it gets resolved before october. Twenty twenty two trip yet. That on certain there's been a great deal of communication coming from tom. Ingram the president and ceo of dima the dive equipment marketing association regarding the two thousand twenty one show in las vegas. Tom unequivocal be states. That the show has absolutely no plans. Of cancelling now they did indicate that accordance with the local health mandates. Everyone will be required to wear a mask on the exhibit floor. There are several large past exhibitors. Who are forgoing the show this year causing some to question whether it should even take place. I know we've been getting a lot of surveys from our vendors as to whether we plan to go or not right now matt and i will be there. Tom indicated that it would be extremely difficult to cancel at this late date. Given the contracts that are in place and that if it were cancelled it would seriously impact demon's ability to put on these shows in the future. So we're looking forward to a successful show this year out in las vegas and finally today. I wanna talk about a piece of underwater camera gear that you might just want to consider. There was an article from sport diver magazine by john widow titled great camera accessories for underwater photography. It was a scuba lab review of the products that the staff took diving at alexander springs in central florida. First on the list was a sea life. Sport diver smartphone housing. Now that's pretty cool. I can remember my first. Underwater camera was sealife. Reef master with a whopping three mega pixels now. This housing will fit a number of iphones and android smartphones. The housing is bluetooth enabled and his rate it to one hundred and thirty feet. The sea life sport diver smartphone. Housing comes with a vacuum seal and duly alarms when you purchase the housing. You'll get a free app that will give you access to most of your phones. Usual camera functions also included is a red filter. And if that's not enough to housing allows you to put in those sealife life color changing moisture. Munchers he i remember those now. The housing isn't cheap. It retails for two hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety five cents. Us but if you wanna travel light and still get some great underwater shots of your adventures check out the c. Life sport diver smartphone housing at sea. Life fash cameras dot com. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio.
The Chester A. Poling
"Today. I'm going to do something a little different for this installment of your next dive normally tried to take you to a dive destination where we talk about the trip from a number of different perspectives. The travel the lodging the dive operator. Oh yeah the diving. Now we've been around the world. But today i'm going to focus on one particular dive that is almost in our backyard. It is one of the most iconic dives here in new england and that is the wreck of the chester. Polling off gloucester mass. The chester polling was a coastal tanker. That sank in a brutal storm on january tenth. Nineteen seventy seven. The tanker had just left everett massachusetts and was bound for newington new hampshire. That information is pretty consistent in the research but there is other conflicting information about where she had been. And what cargo she delivered for example some documentation said she had previously delivered kerosene to new jersey while others indicated that the heating oil was delivered to everett mass. I would suspect that delivery to everett mass to be more likely always interesting when you Doing research to get this type of inconsistency now the chester polling was bill in nineteen thirty four at mariners harbor new york by united dry docks incorporated it was originally in the plattsburgh sacconi somewhere along the line at also known as the mobile albany before getting renamed as the chester polling at the time of its sinking it was owned by the motor vessel polling brothers and that was number one inc. I wasn't able to find who was actually named after but obviously some member of the family. So that's a little bit of history about the ship now on january tenth. Nineteen seventy seven capital captain. Bert charles burgess was in command. The forecast for that day was for thirty five mile an hour winds along with fifteen to twenty foot seas. the chester polling chester. A polling left. Everett are left everett at six thirty. A m well as we all know. Forecast can be wrong. The winds built up to fifty miles per hour and to seize goddess highs. Thirty feet facing the mounting sees captain. Burge's tried to get more stability by adding more ballast but at ten thirty a m a thirty foot waves smashed into the tanker and broke it in half the captain called for abandoning the ship. Six of the seven members of the crew were saved. I believe it was the cook jail. Derosa from providence rhode island who perished the sir. The stern section of the chester polling came to rest off easter point gloucester originally in about seventy five feet of water with the bow section sinking about four miles off of eastern point in about one hundred ninety feet of water subsequent winter. Storms move the stern section to its present location about eight hundred yards off of eastern point about ninety five feet of water. I think the bottom might be a little bit deeper than that. However the stern section of the chester polling is what some folks call hollywood wreck sitting upright and is probably the most popular wreck dive off. Cape ann as that areas known. Now i- i dove the chester polling way back in july two thousand and five. It was my fortieth dive and a double dip on. The polling was part of my advanced open water class. These dyes would constitute my deep and wreck advanced. Open water dives. At that time. I was still diving in a seven. Millimeter wetsuit with the appropriate gloves and hood. I use the standard aluminum. Eighty tank with nighthawks. Thirty two. I can still remember the anxiety that had doing. The first real wreck dive in the northeast but once in the water what an amazing dive the visibility that day was thirty feet and my max step was at eighty five. Even though it was july the water temperature on iraq was fifty degrees. It was incredible to move along the deck and reach the mid mid ship section where. The tanker broken half absolutely mesmerizing but with an aluminum. Eighty you don't get much bottom time and after about fifteen minutes we headed back to the up line and after are appropriate safety. Stop we climb back aboard the boat and got ready to do it again. Total dive time was twenty six minutes the second dive that day was just as spectacular and pretty much the same profile. Let me just say in a wetsuit. It can get pretty chilly. I didn't go back to the chester polling until august. Two thousand nine and that was my last trip there. It was my two hundred and forty ninth dive but this time i did it in a dry suit and hope to get some good video of iraq. I still dove aluminum. Eighty the dive was just as i remembered and just as exciting visibility again was thirty feet. And my max. Depth was eighty two with and the bottom temperature. That day was forty eight degrees still very cold but so much better in a dry suit again however with an aluminum eighty. You just. Don't get much bottom time especially if your task loading like shooting video so my recommendation is that if you are planning to die the polling you might want to consider a little bit bigger tank something like a steal one hundred or going to doubles. I know that i wouldn't consider going back with anything less than a steel one hundred tank. How do you get to the chester polling back. Then we use cape and divers but they closed up several years ago and recently the dive boat cape and diver to was purchased by several guys from boston. An air now operating regularly chart regular charters again became an diverse to is a forty five foot. us coastguard registered dive vessel. It is spacious and right now with limited divers on board you get plenty of room to get ready and dive but you don't get a lot of but you don't get a lot of time because you don't have a lot of time to get ready because the is only a few minutes from the dock so be prepared one thing. Different about northeast wreck diving. Is that as a diver. You need to bring all your gear that includes tanks weights everything. It's not like diving at a resort. Don't get caught short by not being prepared with all your own stuff now. Here's an interesting element. That i discovered during my research. It appears that in nineteen sixties. The chester polling was length lengthened. By maybe twenty six or so feet. That doesn't sound like much. But at the time of her sinking her length with two hundred and eighty two feet so that lengthening was about ten percent of the original ship's length could this have been a contributing factor for the ship splitting in half. I wonder so if you happen to be in the area of cape ban in gloucester massachusetts. You might wanna look up cape and diver to and head out for a double dip on the chester a
Wet Notes - 9-13-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio from monday september thirteenth. Two thousand twenty one first up today is in another idea for diving with a purpose in one of the most recent newsletters from the coral restoration foundation the coral chronicles. There was a report that cr f. is teaming up with the atlantis. Dive resort in douma getty to offer a unique opportunity to participate in a week long program at the result in helping them build and maintain the largest coral nursery endowing. Actually the town where. Atlantis is located. The program is being sponsored by the coral restoration foundation. The loveland living planet aquarium and the meat foundation. The program runs from september twenty fourth to october. First two thousand twenty two there are planned educational sessions on coral ecology along with restoration efforts and techniques. You also conduct restoration. Dives along with some fun dies. This sounds really fascinating. One of the pictures into newsletter showed the table coral at apo island. I vividly remember that area when we dove air in two thousand nineteen there wasn't any pricing available in the article and you'll have to contact the hotel directly if you have the time and desire to dive with a purpose check out this program and market on your calendar. Long time ago. Donna and i lived in hawaii that was in the mid nineteen eighties. At that time we got to experience. What was probably one of the first while in walls in honolulu. If you're not familiar with wilem walls you can check them out. The wall was a large mural of the humpback whale on the side of a building near waikiki. It was quite impressive. Well it might not be a while and wall but if you happen to be near brant rock in mansfield massachusetts you can catch a the view of a mural of a large shark painted on the side of an old restaurant according to wicked local dot com. The mural was painted by a local artist. Shane leonard. Shane was a former football player at boston college. Who has a passion for painting and a passion for sharks. Now the muros on the side of the former arthur and patch restaurant that closed back in two thousand fifteen. The shark faces divers as they head down ocean street which is a one way street. So you can't miss it say. Shane says he likes the way shark. Show emotion. the photo is pretty impressive. there's no guarantee that the building won't be torn down. Now that is unoccupied but according to shane. Even if it doesn't survive it was worth doing so if you happen to be near mansfield mass check out the shark mural on ocean street about a month ago. Patio wear foundation announced their fourth annual aware week. Now this year it will run from september. Eighteenth through september twenty six two thousand and twenty one the whole idea behind aware week is to empower the global dive community to lead or take part in conservation activities in courses focused on local action for global impact in the past aware has focused on two elements marine debris and vulnerable marine species this year in concert with patties blueprint for ocean action. They're adding three more components. Climate change marine protected areas and coral reefs. Some of the ways. That dive shops can participate or by conducting aware classes like dive against debris coral conservation or the aware specialty. Also like us. You can become a one hundred percent aware dive centre where you provide a monthly contribution in support of the patty certifications you award. We are very proud to be one hundred percent aware. But here's something that. Patty aware foundation needs to work on. We need more notice as to win. Aware week is happening. I wasn't sure what was happening this year and our calendar filled up and we weren't able to get things scheduled as i mentioned at the top of the show. We've already created are twenty twenty two calendar and it would be nice to know when aware week twenty twenty two is happening. I also mentioned at the top to show that the re photo contest results were in and that i didn't win while scuba diving magazine. Magazine's two thousand and twenty one through the lens contest is also complete. The winners were recently released at scuba diving. Dot com and the photos will be revealed in september october special photo issue. They received one thousand seven hundred and nineteen photos from around the world. The contest categories included behavior compact camera macro and wide angle. The entries were judged on beauty originality and unique encounters. I check them out and they are spectacular. I only wish. I had the talent impatience to do that kind of work. Now if you wanna get a jump onto twenty twenty two contests they will start accepting entries january third two thousand twenty two and you can submit your photos through may thirty first two thousand and twenty two and finally we recently received our two thousand twenty two aqualung buyer's guide along with information on all the new products coming down from aqualung apex. So i thought. I'd give you a little preview on what's on the horizon. I from aqualung. They are releasing a new regulator the helix pro and the helix it looks like the helix pro is a mid range regular and i think it's replacing their core. It is a balanced first and second stage in his environmentally sealed with four low pressure ports and two high pressure ports. It was built for cold water and has the automatic closure device or a cd. lower end. helix is not environmentally sealed. And it doesn't have a cd and it's designed for warmer water. Also coming out in two thousand and twenty two is their new. Aqua fluck aqua flex men and aqua flex woman wetsuits. I think it's a redesign of their tried and true. Aqua flex line they also have a two millimeter. Free flex wetsuit now. The i one hundred computers going to come in a new color yellow and speaking of colors. They've added a number of different colors to various products including something called sand petrol red and orange as for eight packs. They also have a new regulator the xl four osha and it is billed as a totally sustainable regulator bay from post consumer waste it comes in grey or mint with some great etching. On the first stage. I suspect it's just like the xl four plus being an overbalanced diaphragm regulator with two hp and four l. p. ports. It looks pretty. Sharp and apex is releasing a new dive computer to the sx. It will be program can program up to six gases and monitor six transmitters. The has a titanium basil making it lightweight endurable but also has a color display. There's something more that require. Some more research It says it has in oh to analyze or onboard. But no to sell gotta check that out a little bit. There's a lot more out there and over time. I'll give you more updates from both aqualung and apex. Well that wraps up wet notes. Here on scuba shock. Radio for monday september thirteenth. Two thousand twenty one
Wet Notes 8-30-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shack radio for monday august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one. Well we have certainly had our fill of extreme weather lately just last week here. In connecticut we face the challenges of tropical storm on re just barely below hurricane strength and at the last minute it shifted east and we avoided the brunt of the wind rhode island wasn't as fortunate and now we have item a cat for hurricane hit louisiana. Extreme weather is now the norm. The news keeps getting worse. Recently there was a study published by nicholas bars from the potsdam institute for climate impact research and that was that the gulfstream could be varying towards irreversible collapse. Now the gulf stream is part of the atlantic meridional overturning circulation or a. m. Oc this circulation takes warm salty. Water from the tropics moves in north and then takes the cold water south. The study finds that the circulation is at its weakest in one thousand years. So what happens if the gulfstream collapses that will dictate extreme cold for parts of north america and europe. Is the collapse imminent well. That's not an easy question. Answer it could be decades away but as we have seen things are happening a lot faster when it comes to climate change not only will the disruption of the gulfstream resort in colder north american temperatures. It is predicted that there will be a rise in sea level disruption of the monsoon patterns and impacts on the amazon rainforest. An aunt arctic ice sheets. The study concluded that is that this is all a result of human endorse induced climate. Change in may of this year. I talked about a project out on lake. Tahoe called cleanup lake. That project had an ambitious goal of cleaning over seventy two miles of the mountain lake. So i thought i would give it a quick update on how the work is progressing. Now these numbers come from the cleanup delake website. Cleanup delete dot org as earlier this month. Team of divers has removed an amazing eight thousand. One hundred and twenty two pounds of trash were three hundred and three thousand six hundred eighty four kilograms and covered about twenty two miles or thirty four kilometers of coastline. There update indicated that they have completed seventy four dives over twenty seven days of diving. The diver's consumed two hundred and eighty six cylinders of air. Today there have been eighty one volunteers who have delivered two thousand six hundred and eleven volunteer hours. Now i'm not sure if they're on pace to meet their objectives but that's not always the measure success. The amount of continuing effort is what really counts. Keep up the good work guys. The annual boston sea rovers clinic for this year is just one month away. The two thousand twenty clinic happened just a couple of weeks. Before the corona corona virus lockdowns took effect. We really didn't know how serious things were then. Now as we continue to emerge from the pandemic the show may just have the distinction of being the last face to face. Scuba show in the world before the pandemic and the first face-to-face scuba show in the world post pandemic monty. And i were at the last meeting. And everything's proceeding for the october. First and second show the show will follow state and local mandates and as the days pass by. We are all hoping that the show will go off his plan. This year shows moved from the traditional march date to october as a result of the pandemic that you'd be a great time to enjoy some early fall weather in new england. It'd be great to get together and diving is certainly a social sport. Do you miss dive training magazine. I sure do. I think i've re reread all the back issues. We have a good shop at least three times. So what's happening with the publication. Well i reached out to catherine castle garcia the editor to find out the latest catherine informed me that they hope to be publishing again in the fourth quarter of two thousand and twenty one. Now that's some good news. The fourth quarter is not that far away. And i'm certainly looking forward to dive training magazine hitting the streets and finally here on wet notes. I wanted to give you an update on the situation with dutch springs. If you remember last time. I reported that the property owned by stu jill school had been sold to trammell crow texas developer. Who's planning to build a large warehouse facility on the property. The initial word was that dutch would shut down after the season while a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks i there was a petition that garnered over three thousand supporters to keep the place open and as we know petitions can only go so far then there was support from patty professional association of diving instructors patty due to white paper outlining the economic benefits dutch brings provides as a diving venue. Patty estimates that because dutch exists. It helps to generate three point. Four billion annual retail sales in the northeast they tag the economic benefit to bethlehem at thirty four point five million as for tax revenue. The paper indicates that about ninety. Eight point nine million is generated for state and local taxes and northeast and about two point one million for bethlehem in addition to patty support. The lehigh valley planning commission has called the proposal of disaster for the quality of life in the lehigh valley while it seems that there a great deal of opposition to maybe very little that can be done to stop the effort. One positive. I that i did see. Was that trammell. Crow was indiscretions with local officials to offload the fifty off lou to fifty acre quarry for community use. Just how would you get to acquire if they build the warehouses. I don't know while the saga is far from over. I would expect that we won't see. Dutch brings open for the twenty twenty two dive season but his al michaels once said. Do you believe in miracles. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes. Here on scuba shot radio for august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one
Proof of Guilt
"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio. In this time we are headed back to season two for episodes. Thirty three titled proof of guilt which premiered exactly sixty two years ago today on august sixteenth. Nineteen fifty-nine in this episode. Mike is in the hawaiian islands where he is working for. A manufacturing company testing out underwater motion picture and television cameras in the opening scene. He is diving with huge film camera. The plankton is up cutting visibility but is also bringing in fish and the man eating sharks we see a number of white tip circling and they're getting closer and closer as mike sees their cold is they're getting too close for comfort so mike decides to head to the shallows when he gets to the pierre he sees a note under water on the slate that says come up. Mike tells us that there is greater threats up there than the sharks when he gets out of the water. Mike is met by lieutenant. Dave cal cal. Coa of the honolulu police department he asks why the new while dave says it wasn't from him. The camera moves to a woman who says it was from her. her name. is sandra otani or sandy. She says she put the no down. There you see. She owns now lua island where she grows. Cultured pearls offshore. Someone is stealing her pearls. And she needs. Mike's mike's help and his cameras to get the evidence that dave needs to arrest them might tell sandy that he won't give her the camera as they only go with him. Sandy smiles until mike's that she wants to go with the cameras that might smooth operator. The scene now shifts to the beach on sandy's island where both sandy and mike are gearing up to assure dive out to the pearl beds. Sandy shows mike the pearl beds in his getting angry underwater as she finds the broken oyster shells as they are walking out of the water. Mike tell sandy that it is the perfect place for scuba. Hit and run. Sandy tells mike that some of the pros have been growing for thirty years. Mike her exactly how they cultivate the pearls. Sandy says that it's a secret that came with her father from japan but since they won't but since she won't tell them the secret should make it up to them with the best dinner he ever had now. The next morning mike is ready to set a trap for the pro robbers. He's hiding in the rocks with a pair of binoculars in his full scuba rig looking for any suspicious activity. He spots a boat but he doesn't see the divers go into the water on the other side of the boat. He does however see their bubbles and heads out with his camera to catch them in the act at the pro beds. Mike hides behind a rock with the cameras. The divers approach as they start to rob the beds. Mike starts to film but he gets careless. He says the sound of the camera alerts. The divers wanted a bad guy circles around in surprises. Mike they get into a fight. The other bad guy grabs the camera and pulls out the film now while the underwater fight is going on. Sandy was watching from the beach and she suspects trouble and his racing to the pro beds with her boat. The bad guys rip mics regulator out of his mouth but as they are scared off by the sound of sandy's boat. Mike is left helpless. Miraculously mike doesn't drown he recovers we see some eagle raising the background as he heads to the surface he's blowing bubbles all the way up we now see the camera resting on the bottom. Mike struggles back on. The boat is gasping for air. A sandy asks him if he is all right in the next scene. Now we see mike lying on a chair. Sandy's giving him not some tea. He says he doesn't want anymore and starts to work on a plan to catch the bad guys lieutenant dave. Sandy says she wants to let them have the pearls. Because they're not worth mike's life. But mike says it's not about the pearls anymore. It's a personal grudge. He needs dave's help to put them on tv now. Mike is going to use the underwater television camera to catch the. The's he shows. Dave how it's going to work as he pans across the island. Just mike points to camera towards dave in. Sandi dave says hey look at the prettiest girl in blue island has sandy strikes. Oppose the camera. And she says she's the only girl on lulu island as mike looks to take off underwater. Sandy gives him a big kiss for luck. And mike says he's never had any better luck back underwater with the tv camera. Mike is waiting for all three villains as they are. Now jumping in the water to steal the pearls but this time one of them has a spear gun. Mike has the tv camera pointed at the pro beds. But there's a problem. The bad guys are coming from the wrong direction and they're not on tv. The ambush mike. Who's only hope is to move maneuver them into the frame of a camera. Chaos prevails as they fight and slash at one. another finally might get them to the pearl beds. The spear gun is fired and strikes the bed. Fortunately sandy is watching and as yells to dave look at this cast off now. The cops are headed to the fight during the fight. Mike's left arm is slashed but he continues fighting pulling a regulator out of one of the bad guys. Mouth just then. He sees the to hawaiian police officers free diving or swimming trucks. And says they look like angels with the odds now even justice prevails and the bad guys lose again in the final scene near back on the shore of an allure island. Mike's arms bandage. Dave asks in the. He needs a ride back to honolulu. Sandy tells dave that mike is going to be on vacation. Dave says the sandy. Nobody likes a cop. Sandy says she will give him the best testimonial but also gives mike. Another big kiss to which mike replies that is the best testimonial in my life. I'm not exactly sure where this episode was filmed for the top side scenes but it sure does look like hawaii however you never know when it comes to television or the movies. The part of sandy was played by nobu mccarthy and kendrick played lieutenant dave calcutta and here's one final interesting tidbit. This episode was remade in the nineteen eighty-seven version of sea hunt and it was titled pearl beds. And just so you know. I'm still trying to get my hands on that. One thousand nine hundred eighty seven series with ron ely. Maybe someday
A Look at Farallon Industries
"Couple of months ago. I told you about a guy who dropped off some vintage scuba quip at the shop. One of the regulators was an old poseidon cyclone and that spurred me to segment on poseidon here on the show. I also mentioned that the cyclone was complete with a set of farallon gauges and that there were a pair of farah line fins that were unfortunately torn so they got me thinking about doing some additional research on fairlon and doing a segment here on the show. I gotta tell you. Researching on industries was a bit of a challenge. It was difficult for me to piece the information together. So some of this may be a little bit out of sequence. Let's start at the beginning. Or what i think is the beginning from my research. I believe it was somewhere around. Nineteen sixty nine. That guy named ralph osterhaudt was working on a diver propulsion vehicle or dp that he called the mark one. It seems that this was pretty successful. Product and the us navy decided to purchase two dp marquand from ralph and it appears that that's when he started foulon industries. Farallon is the name of a small group of islands about twenty six miles due west of san francisco. I wasn't familiar with the farallon islands but found out some interesting stuff about them from what i read. They were originally called the islands of the dead by native americans and then given the name farallon meaning cliffs by the spanish. I'm not exactly sure. Why ralph named is company farallon industries. Farallon was based in belmont california which is between san francisco in palo alto on the san francisco bay side. The address was listed as one three three three old country road. But when i google map data address it came up with one three three three county road now. I like to take a look at the street view at these locations to see what it looks like today and today one three three three county road in belmont california looks like a self storage facility. One of the ways that i researched founded on industries was to look back at old trademark registrations impacts when registering a trademark or patent near sometimes a description of the business on one of those registrations the businesses described as as a california corporation producing goods and services for skin and scuba divers equipment namely self-propelled vehicles for transporting scuba divers. Interestingly i saw a fair aligned dp up for auction just yesterday. I think one of their most famous patents was also in early one. It looks like it was around seventy one and that was the shock dart famous because of its uses a prop in nineteen seventy five blockbuster draws the shark dart is described in the patent as a compressed gas injector weapon including parts. Therefore you may also see these come up for auction from time to time and complete rig gets pretty pretty expensive now. There were a whole lot of patent issued to caroline industries in the nineteen seventies. It looks like it looks like there was another row involved with foulon who is also inventor and that was ralph sham champion in an old article that i read who's identified as the president of farah line industries and was listed on a number of different patents. So let's take a look at some of these products in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. It looks like they submitted a patent for a decompression indicating instrument and it said it was an analog computer then in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. They produced a pressure gauge and started to design fins over time. They introduced the farah thin the fahrenheit which was a rechargeable hand-held light and then in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight farallon industries was issued a patent for a pilot regulator that said it incorporated a novel valve assembly in the second stage in the form of a unique main diaphragm valve and a pilot valve assembly. Now i did try to trace. What actually happened to farrell on. There's some indication that it was acquired by a company called tacna. But if you look on the oceanic website they say that. Bob hollis took a big step forward with oceanic when he acquired foulon industries around nineteen seventy six giving oceanic full line of scuba equipment with an innovative line of instrumentation products. I'm not exactly sure when oceanic stop branding their products with the farallon logo. I did find a price list and catalog. from nineteen seventy eight. They're still showed a lot of the farallon. Products including their low profile pragmatic mask their patented molded mouthpiece swim snorkel. The farah light farah fins and all their instrumentation they were also still producing four versions of their diver propulsion vehicle. The mark to the mark sri mark for mark five. Interestingly in that cadillac. I did see that. Both the farallon. An oceanic logos were shown together. And oh by the way you could still get the shark dot and he came in two flavors the magnum supreme in the magnum super. Well i knew. When i started this research on farallon line industries that would be a little more challenging than some of the other companies that i've researched farah line. Industries wasn't around very long but it looks like they did some really interesting
Wet Notes - 7-18-21
"This is what notes here on scuba shack radio for sunday. July eighteenth two thousand and twenty one first up. Today is an update on the upcoming boston. Sea rovers clinic. Historically the clinic was held in the early part of march just before the start in the northeast dive season. The show actually happened in march. Two thousand twenty just before the country shut down it was probably the last scuba diving show before cove. It wasn't possible to conduct the clinic in march. Two thousand twenty one as we were still at a high point of covy nineteenth spread infections so the decision was made to move the show to the first weekend of october in two thousand twenty one fall in massachusetts. That should be pretty neat. Tickets are on sale now for the boston. Sea rovers to day clinic in danvers massachusetts. Right now the early bird special is still available. You can attend the daytime. Saturday and sunday clinic along with the saturday night. Film festival for seventy five dollars. You can pick and choose your options and that's a pretty good deal. Don't wait check out the boston. See your oversight for all the details and get your tickets now now. Here's something new to help you with your fish identification. It's something called name that fish dot com name. That fish dot com was created by a guy named jake easterling and he is the co founder of a company called scuba. School botox mission is to reduce the cost and time requirements to monitor coral reefs by using artificial intelligence autonomous underwater vehicles and citizen science. I guess and of course this work. Jake developed a database of fish and came up with the idea of taking people's underwater video footage and identifying fish in the video. If you go to the name net fish dot com website you can view short video on what the finished product looks like. Jake also has assured Tutorial on how to make a submission the site says it will accept dot m. p. four emo v dot j. peg in png files. Max file. Size is one hundred megabytes and must be at least seven hundred. Twenty p or higher processing time is one to five days the more fish more processing the rare species. The longer it takes to verify and if your quality isn't that good don't be don't need more time to process. There's a little bit of disconnect on pricing. Jake says into in his short tutorial that you can set any price you think is best but there's also a button that says it costs three ninety nine in any event. Why don't you just go out and take a look at name. That fish dot com. I recently hadn't really interesting email. Come across my desk a few days ago and it was from reef divers. If you're not familiar with reef divers they operate with the clearly came in resorts. Cobol coast on grand came and the little cayman beach resort and the beach resort. They're known for their valet diving. Well reef divers is expanding our operation in the caribbean to turks. Keiko's now they are partnering with east bay resort on south. Keiko's it looks like they plan to be up and running there by late. August east bay resort sits on a mile long beach and boasted. Every room has a beach view. To get south goes she'll need to fly into providence jalis and then you can take either a short air hop over or board the ferry. It's not that long of a ride resort officer an all inclusive option. That seems pretty good reef divers outstanding operator in the caymans so sure that you can look forward to superior valet service from nemo turkson. Keiko's as well so many places to go diving. What it dilemma. Just about every week. Get an update from michael light. Any contains various tips and tricks for better underwater photography plus they also provide some product updates but also in this email is some other interesting information last week. They introduced me to an organization called washed ashore and the articles title said using discarded plastic to save the ocean. Now washed ashore. It is a five. Oh one three or c three nonprofit arts and environmental education organization aimed at bringing to light the world's plastic pollution problem. Well how well washed ashore started by angela ponzi who is a lifelong lover of the ocean and after the death. Her husband from a brain tumor. She turned to the ocean for healing. What she also found was that the ocean needed healing as well so she turned her artistic talents into creating sculptures. That are marine-related using the plastic. That is washed up ashore and they do some spectacular sculptures. I was also amazed by the fact that they have over fourteen thousand volunteers. Working with washed ashore. These are not small sculptures. Either you can check them out at washed ashore and take a look at some of their work. You will be amazed well. I'm sure that we've all heard about the billionaires who are competing to go into space amazing stuff for someone who grew up at the start of the space race in the nineteen sixties. But there's also another race going on and that's the race to build the world's deepest pool at the top of the list. Right now is deep dive. Dubai located in nod al sheba. Which is fifteen minutes from downtown dubai. It's an amazing sixty meters deep. That's one hundred ninety seven feet and contains fourteen million liters of water or three point. Seven million gallons. The pools constant thirty degrees celsius or eighty six degrees fahrenheit. It is team doesn't abandon sunken city. Now that's pretty cool. They have an onsite hyperbaric chamber restaurant gift shop and dive shop. Put this in perspective. The other deep pools around the globe include. Why forty in italy at forty two point one five meters deep spot in poland at forty five point four meters and there's either one coming online or it's online and crom cornwall england. That's called blue vis at fifty meters deep. I wonder if there's some kinda limit on just how deep can build a pool. I'm sure we'll be amazed and finally today. Here's another message in a bottle story. this time. It comes from michigan. It seems that jennifer dour the owner and operator of nautical north family adventures of scuba snorkeling. Glass bottom boat company was cleaning a windows on her glass bottom boat in the cheboygan river when she spotted the bottle inside. The bottle was a message from ninety. Five years ago it read will the person who finds a bottle return his paper to. George morrow cheboygan michigan until where it was found. The message was dated november. Nineteen twenty six. Jennifer posted this on social media and george morrow daughter michelle who's now under seventies reached out michelle indicated that her father was probably eighteen years old when he put the message out. There sounds like the battle didn't travel very far. However now i wonder just. How many messages in bottles are out there. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on
The Hero from Season One
"It's time for another installment of si-hun it's still alive and this time we're going back to season one episode twenty-six the hero and it premiered on july fifth nineteen fifty eight sixty three years ago on my third birthday. The hero opens up with mike underwater. Telling us these working with. Dr george snider on a project to turn ocean plants into food. Apparently they need funding for their research. And that's where a millionaire elliot conway and his wife. Gloria come in you see. Elliot is a big game hunter and he wants to take his hunting underwater and he wants to hunt for sharks and giant squid only problem. He doesn't know how to dive. He needs mike to teach him and gloria so he can bag. What's down there. Mike price five thousand dollars now since it's going to research glorious says it's a worthy cause and a tax write off elliot agrees to pay like twenty five hundred dollars upfront and the remaining twenty five hundred when he gets his first shark. So now they're off to a place known for sharks portable ongko and they go in elliott's private plane and that plane. Looks like a dc. Three named misguided gal now. Puerto blanco is on the west coast of south america. A small fishing village with a new hotel. Not much more. Just as they're getting off the plane guy comes running up and he introduces himself as dr gomez. Any needs to use of elliott's plane to get a sick child to a hospital over three hours away. Elliot agrees so now. They're all set to start their scuba training. And mike tells. Gloria things will be okay if elliott follows all precautions glorious says he never does mikes response he better now before they start training mike scouts out the deep area offshore for sharks. We see a variety of sharks white tips black tips and even some clown fish interesting. Now we start to see what scuba training was like in nineteen fifty eight. Mike takes the couple through snorkeling skills and then talks about how the equipment is delicate and technical. He tells them there is only one way and that is safely theory in practice. That's what it takes. But elliott is getting impatient in the next scene we see mike demonstrating what happens when a balloon is inflated at depth and brought up boom. Goes the balloon back on the boat. Mike tells them it's called an air. Embolism and you must always excel. Exhale as you extend. Gloria asks mike. How fast and he tells her no faster than your bubbles. Elliott wants to know. When do we stop learning and go hunting. He wants his shark. Glorious says she's tired and wants to sit out the next dive. Elliot tries to coax her into diving. But mike says it's dangerous to dive if you're tired so now we switch back to the hotel and we can clearly see the tension between elliott gloria. Gloria tells mike that that elliott is a mixed up millionaire. He's an architect. Who inherited the conway oil company when his father was killed in an auto accident. Elliott doesn't want to really be an architect anymore. Just a big game hunter. Now elliott comes into the scene and he's carrying a spear gun that he's all proud of its cocked and loaded. Mike is furious and he and elliot start to argue. And in the argument elliot drops the spear gun. It goes off narrowly missing gloria and lodging in palm tree. Now we switch back underwater. Mike says elliott has be elliott has become pretty good. Shot with the spear gun. And they're shooting at this target. That set up kind of lake for archery. But mike says he just needs to stop pointing a gun at mike. Now we switch back to land where mike. Gloria elliott are working on camera to document the shark on elliott. Says he wants to order. Chicken cacciatore for dinner might tell them. Oh no that's too spicy before diving. Says okay good now. Probably order to and elliot goes off. It's just mike gloria now. Gloria tells mike she's unhappy made a big mistake in marrying elliot. Mike tries to console her and she tells mike he's sweet and she puts her head on his chest. Elliot sees this and is upset. What's going to happen when they go on the shark hunt the next morning. They are at the dive site. Mike cuisine i finds a shark and is ready to take them down for the hunt. Just as soon as you can get the bait ready now. The three of them are down below at seventy five feet. Gloria has the camera as mike elliott head off to the hunt just end we switched to the surface in a boat is approaching. Its dr gomez. He needs elliott's playing again. As you get close to the dive boat. He throws his anchor over the side and it crashes down into gloria breaking her rag might just happens to look back and sees the glory is in trouble and they both rush back elliott steps in and starts buddy breathing with gloria the sharks. Fresh off debate sense trouble. As the big one continues to circle. Mike is impressed. With elliott's calmness and sends them to the surface while mike fights a rearguard action again and he spears the big shark. We then see all the divers back on board and dr gomez says we must go sure back at the hotel. Elliott s mike. Why don't they haven't hospital here. In puerto blanco might tells him. It's always money. Justin dr gomez emerges and skulls mike for letting gloria dive in her condition. She's expecting a child in six months. And dr gomez congratulates elliott by saying congratulations senor. Now you need to take her back to the states to the hospital. That does elliott is going to build a hospital in portable. Ongko and keith tells mike it'll be done in six months. Mike says that can't be done elliott. Replies you don't know me when i go to work elliott conway the hero. You'd recognize him. That's larry hagman. J are jr ewing from dallas or tony nelson from my dream of jeannie Mike nelson tony nelson coincidence. Who knows
Wet Notes - 7-4-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for sunday july fourth two thousand and twenty one first up today i wanna talk about re fest two thousand and twenty one this october. The reef environmental educational foundation will again be holding refenced from thursday october fourteenth to sunday october. Seventeenth in key largo. That's four days of some great activity. The festivities kickoff on thursday. And one o'clock. You can then get a couple of days of diving in on friday and saturday morning with a two tank dive from either key divers amaury dive resort or essence. Those charters run about ninety dollars and they go out at eight am. If you wanna do a kayak tour you could also do that. For sixty dollars with florida bay outfitters. There are seven afternoon workshops and seminars and activities at john pennekamp park the coral reef restoration foundation. The history of diving museum and the florida keys. Wild bird sanctuary. Wow this sounds like a great event. Unfortunately i won't be able to make it down due to a family obligation but this sounds really good. Be sure to check out repressed. That's reef fest. Two thousand twenty one on their website. Well who watches the tv. Show curse of oak island. I think matt has watched every episode. And i think they're still searching for treasure but i came across an interesting article about one of the guys on the show. I guess tony sampson had a strange situation happen about a year ago tony's frequently on the show and he runs a tour company called salty door. Salty dog tours. Well he was taking some tourists out when one of his guests hat blew off so quickly turned the boat around to fetch the hat. And that's when he spotted something else a voter in the water. Apparently the boater was on his maiden voyage with this new boat when it capsized and he couldn't get to his life jacket because it was tied to the boats seat ono so tony fortunately rescued the voter in what is called the oak island triangle triangle. I guess the boat subsequently washed up on oak island now at least those guys found something there about a year ago. Olympus announced that they were getting out of the digital imaging business and that they would not be making cameras any longer and that would have been a shame if these Tech this technology went by the wayside. I really liked my Olympus t g six. well don't worry. A new company named 'em digital solutions is producing the old olympics. Cameras binoculars audio gear. They took over in january. Two thousand twenty one. Their website is get olympus dot com. Now if you want to know more about the company checkout oem dash digital solutions dot com. This company is based out of tokyo. And it's led by sha guinea saga motto all digital solutions employees about two thousand people with evaluation of twenty seven billion yen or about three hundred and thirty three million. Us dollars the oem comes from the nineteen seventies oem solutions that they put in place to make cameras smaller more rugged and quieter. This is great news especially for us olympus fans. Here's some sobering news out of florida. The manatees are under stress as of june fourth. This year. Seven hundred and eighty two manatees have died in two thousand twenty one alone and that's a one hundred and fifty one percent increase from the three hundred and thirty one that died during the same period last year to put this in perspective. The record number of deaths for manatees in a year is eight hundred. Twenty one or eight hundred and twenty four and that was in two thousand eighteen. This increase is so dramatic that representative vern buchanan from florida wrote a letter to the us fish and wildlife services to change their status from threatened to endanger and that's the highest level of protection here in the us. The florida manatee used to be on the endangered list until two thousand and seventeen when their numbers rose. Above six thousand six hundred they now estimate a census of about seventy five hundred but as we can see that number is going in the wrong direction. Now what's the cause food availability. The seagrass is being killed off by oversaturation of nutrients and the manatees simply. Starve to death. Not sure how a change in status will solve the sad scenario but we need to start someplace. Well it's summer. And i know that a lot of people like to catch up on summer reading while they're on vacation we'll scuba diving. Magazine just published a list of books that you might consider in their armchair adventure section. A couple of book stood out. One of them was in oceans deep courage innovation and adventure beneath the waves. And that's written by bill steve. And it's a history of our underwater presence. He covers submarines saturation diving and recreational gear. Bill also goes into the impacts of aro vs versus in-person exploration. You can pick up this book in ocean deep for about fifteen dollars in paperback. Now the second book is exploration deep ocean the first descent to the bottom of all five of the world's oceans and it's written by josh young. The book covers the exploits of victor scovill and his team on their history-making mission. You can find this book in hardcover for a little over twenty one dollars time to kick back with some good summer reading and finally here on wet note if you're a collector of vintage gear or want to start mark your calendar for the vintage scandal auction on july seventeenth. The auction is run by the nation's attic and you can register at live. Auctioneers dot com now. The auction starts at ten. Am central standard time. You can go to the site now and take a peek at all the cool stuff you can also register embiid early. The first part of the auction folks who focuses on vintage scuba gear from the nineteen forties to the nineteen seventies things like regulators knives mask cetera. Then it switches to maritime artifacts and closes out with the really expensive stuff. Those classic military commercial hardhats. I missed the last one. Because i was out diving. But we'll definitely try to tune into this next one get set up early and register. It moves pretty quickly when when the auction goes off. And don't miss out on that special piece of scuba history. Well that's it for wet notes. For sunday fourth two thousand and
Your Next Dive - Key Largo
"Last year my goal was to do a segment of your next dive where i featured key largo dive mecca here in the united states. I wanted to time this segment for just after we returned from key. Largo in april of two thousand and twenty. Well we all know how that turned out. We did not get there and again in two thousand and twenty one. We were not able to plan out an excursion as we would have hoped to. Two thousand and twenty two however is on the horizon. But i didn't wanna wait any longer to talk about key largo so here we go with your next dive where we travel to key largo florida. I think i've mentioned it before here on the podcast that my first is after getting a certification where with it's a dive located at the marriott hotel on the overland highway in key largo and it was fantastic. How about your first real dive being on a real historic wreck the city of washington a ship that was in havana harbor when the us main exploded and sank now. There are many reasons to choose key largo as your dive destination. Especially if you live in the eastern part of the united states first off. It's easy to get to. You can either fly into fort lauderdale. Which is my preferred airport. As i find it logistically navigate or miami which is a little closer to key Key largo you just hop in your rental car. That is if you can find one these days and head on down now. Let's talk a little bit about the dive. Operators in key largo as you can imagine being to dive. Mecca that it is. There are quite a number of operators to choose from it's a dive at the marriott is no longer operating but i will talk about two of the operators. I'm familiar with. They are horizon divers and rainbow reef now right after only a couple of months. After i did that first trip to key largo i returned and at that time. I drove with horizon divers back. Then they were located in marina at mile marker one hundred of the overseas highway and that was right next to the courtyard by marriott. Which at the time was a radison. It was very convenient to roll out of bed. Get a quick bite to eat and stroll over to the dive. Shot horizon has moved however and they are now located on the overseas highway at mile marker. One oh six. That's the dive shop in a retail store. Their boats are located about a half a mile up the road next to a place called shipwrecks oceanside now rainbow reef has taken over the old horizon diver facility at the mile marker one hundred marina additionally they also bought out ocean divers on the other side of the marina and have quite a large operation. Now the last time we were in key largo. We stayed at the courtyard and dove with horizon. We were going to go back to key. Largo in two thousand twenty and planned to die with rainbow reef. We didn't make it down there now. If you're looking to do more technical diving then. I think horizon divers maybe a better choice for the shallow reefs that i like rainbow reef might be a good option as they have those big forty six foot newton dive boats now. I have to admit that. I've never done the deeper wrecks down there like spiegel grove. Where the dwayne bid. But i love the shallow wrecks like the city of washington. The hanan bell. Also known as mike's wreck and especially the ben would. They are teeming with fish life and are great places to do fish identification and surveys. You can also experience of great dives on elbow reef molasses reef and french reef another great shallow dive through the book spurring grove. Karl is christ of the abyss. Dry rocks you can grit some great photo opportunities there. The water temperatures in key largo range from the mid seventies in the winter months to the mid eighties in the peak of the summer. When i dove in april of two thousand and nineteen. I was pretty comfortable on the shallow reefs with my three millimeter wetsuit. Only wanna do to morning dives. You can free up your afternoons for some topside adventures. A trip to reef headquarters Is interesting or you can take a tour of the coral restoration foundation and just down. The road is the history of diving museum in l. morada. I was really looking forward to getting to the museum last year and hope that i can make it down there next april. Talk about the dining. While if you're staying at the courtyard on the marina you don't have to get in your car and drive someplace you can just scroll stroll over skippers doc right on the marina. They have some great conch chowder. There and if you want a burger or some pub food than walk a little bit further down to dr sharpies shark bite grill. You'll probably run into some of the dive staff there hanging out now. Another great place to eat is the pilot house and that's located right near the coral restoration foundation very close by and and if you're in the mood for pizza then upper crust pizza at mile marker one zero one point six. Just make sure it's not. Wednesday is their closed. We made that mistake. So as i wrap up this segment. If you've been diving in key largo. I hope that you will agree that it is really a cool place to dive. And if you've never been there. I would encourage you to consider putting a trip there on your counter. I regret having taken fourteen years between visits. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.
Wet Notes - 6-6-21
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated and finally here on wet notes. I just saw that. Bob ballard has a new book out and it's titled into the deep and memoir from the man who found titanic a couple of years ago. We met doctor ballard at the sixty fifth boston. Sea rovers clinic and his presentation was fascinating. Some sure the book will be equally fascinating. There was an article on cnn where they interviewed bob allard. And according to this article the book delves into some of the most defining moments of his personal life including the tragic death of his son. Ballard turned seventy nine in june and he said that depend pandemic. He had a lot of times on his hands. So he teamed up with christopher drew the new york times who's an investigative journalists to write the book into the deep by robert. Ballard would be a good one to add to your summer reading list. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio
The Invader -
"It's time for another installment of seahorn. It's still alive here on scuba shock radio and this time we're heading back to july thirtieth nineteen sixty for season three episode thirty titled the invader in this episode. Mike is on assignment to a small unnamed. Latin america country where his job is to train a new underwater demolition team in the opening underwater scenes. Mike is with two other divers and there are placing underwater charges. Mike says that in wartime the underwater soldier only has his blade and bundle of explosives. Well when the charges go off you see the divers being violently tossed about but they're okay. They were just far enough away from the concussion back on the boat. Mike tells us that he has started with twenty men but now he is down to their. Is thomas vegas a wealthy princeton graduate and paul ramirez better known as indio an orphan who is happy but can be serious as a barracuda but there is trouble ashore. The scene shifts to the office of the president day president they duran and he's being confronted by an opposition leader so scenario silvano who is calling for revolution against iran's tax bill. Mike confronts scenario storms out. Mike is worried about this little dictator but president duran assures in he was a soldier and all will be well now. We're back on the boat. Where mike still has his hands. Full with a rivalry between tomasz an indio underwater thomason indio get into a fight by training. Mike forces them to the surface. Thomas toes indio that if he kicks him again like that he'll cut his throat. Mike tells ended. They gotta learn to work together to now. Tomas asks to go sure to go on a date with dawn comes trouble. Speedboat approaches the argonaut with a colonel. Who tells them that. President duran has been abducted by solano and being held in an island. Four miles offshore. What can you do ask the kernel. We'll think of something. Mike replies give us until noon. And if you haven't heard from us by then you've never will. The next thing we see is tomasz on the radio and he is talking to survive at the fort. The revolutionary traitor to l. president. He tells them that there will be an underwater attack. Now as mike in dior getting ready their gear we see tomas sneaking a flare gun into his rig back underwater. The three divers are set for a long swim with patrol boats circling around. So mike takes the boys deep into the channel to create a diversion. Mike sends up a surface marker buoy with a time fused bomb on it when it goes off. The fort thinks it's a pto and savannah. Realizes mike nelson is on his way. President they durant says. Mike nelson is an extraordinary man to which ivano replies. He's an extraordinary gag. Man you see. The revolutionaries have set up a concrete and steel screen across the channel. The only way through is to blast but they wanna confused patrol boats and the floor so they set off a series of bombs in different locations while they blow up the screen. One two three bombs go off in the guards and savannah are confused with a concrete and steel screen blown apart. Mike leads the divers through just then tomasz takes off. Where's he going. He makes his way to the sea wall and is ready to fire off his flare gun to signal the four when mike jumped him they didn't tie tomasz to a floating rafts off the island and set off a smoke bomb again to confuse the revolutionaries mike and i had to the other side of the island. They're getting shallower and shallower into a mike. Pops his head up all clear and they get out of the water and ditched her scuba gear. The raft trick worked by tells indio and he tells them to keep them busy while he gets el presidente. Indio starts tossing grenades. all around. the guards are shooting at everything. Now we see. Mike armed with a small revolver while savant is starting to freak out in the cell. He keeps calling out for martinez. President duran smiling smugly as the havoc rains bike sneaks into fort with his revolver and then we see so von. Tell the guard. Go out and find martinez. Well that opens the door from mike to be called in by president day duran. Mike surprises silvano and tells them to call off the revolutionary. When he says no. Mike says he's a peaceful man but he won't hesitate to shoot him. He'll give him the five one two three okay. So von gives up and radio demand to stand down. Mike is florida the revolution and saved l. president day in the final scene. We see mike at the helm of his boat with a metal pin to his chest. His first from a foreign government indio ramirez is now the head of the country's coastal defense once again letter. Nimoy shows up on seahawks where he played indio. The invaders wasn't filmed in a small latin american country to filming was done in silver springs florida. Well i hope you enjoyed this. Latest installment of sea hunt that still alive brought to you by scuba shack radio.
Wet Notes - 5-21-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock. Radio for friday may twenty one two thousand and twenty one first up. Today's news from the history of diving museum down in. I'll mirada florida about a month ago. On april twenty first to be precise. They opened up a new exhibit at the museum. This new exhibit is called diving in pop culture and it runs through december two thousand and twenty one the exhibit showcases. The underwater world portrayed in advertising entertainment and mainstream culture. The museum says that there is something for everyone. They have the regulator that was used in star wars. I think i read somewhere that a been an old decor that was used for darth vader's heavy breathing. They also have stuff from jaws men of honor and of course see hunt. Yes it's still alive. This is not a virtual So you'll have to get down to i'll miranda before december thirty first to catch diving in pop culture. Pick or it didn't happen. That's the tagline used by light. I'm sure to have my acolyte. Olympus t g six rig when i head down on a couple of days well i just saw that. They are running a contest for people to design their new pick or it didn't happen shirt. The design winner will get five hundred dollars worth who i like year. That's pretty nice. I hope you also get a teacher now. The contest opened on may first and runs until june sixth. So he's not a lot of time. The designs must be underwater photos or have underwater theme. And you must incorporate pick or it didn't happen into the design. No other words are allowed. You cannot use the ike light logo or any other copyrighted material the entry form on the lake blog so you have to search for light contest to find the link. I wasn't able to get to directly from their main websites. Who just do a little bit of searching there so fire up your creative juices and enter the pick or it didn't happen. T shirt design contest from michael. Light is reef. Well this is very interesting. Hope reef is an initiative that is being sponsored by shiba. The cat food brand hope reef is in sulawesi indonesia and they are planning to restore one hundred eighty five thousand square meters of reef spells out hope and apparently you can spot the letters on google earth. The purpose beyond restoration is to drive awareness and show how positive change can happen in our lifetime. Hope was unveiled on may fifth. Two thousand twenty one but it actually started two years ago is using something called restare technology that incorporates centimeter wide steel stars that the corals can attach to hope reef has its own youtube channel and you can check out the short one minute and thirty eight second video called the film that grows coral. It's called the film that grows coral because all advertising revenues from the film support the hope reef. Just go out there and search hope brief. Take a look diving with a purpose. That's exactly what a team of divers started last week. According to an associated press article. That i read this team of five to ten. Divers started a massive six month effort to clean up lake. Tahoe out in california. Their plan is to cover seventy two miles of shoreline and their goal is to conduct three dives each week to a depth of about twenty five feet. The team will be running this dive schedule from now through november. The operation is being sponsored by a nonprofit called. Clean up the lake. It was founded by a guy named colin west who is a diver and a filmmaker. The ultimate cost of this endeavor is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on that i dive. They pulled two hundred pounds of trash from lake tahoe and tagged twenty larger items for subsequent removal. It's amazing that people still use our lakes rivers and oceans as garbage dumps. Good luck to this team for making a difference and diving with a purpose in case you missed it. Psi pci the gurus scoop scuba cylinder inspection. Recently posted a short article on died news wire. They needed to dispel a couple of rumors. Flying around out there about scuba tanks. One was about old luxury tanks. But that's not what i want to talk about here. Apparently there is a really bad rumor going around that beginning in two thousand and twenty one. Steel cylinders are exempt from ota cleaning requirements. What how did that one start. That is just unsafe and dangerous. Cg a or the compressed gas association states oh to cleaning is required for anything above twenty three point five percent over to please please please make sure you get your tanks properly serviced and cleaned for. Oh two as necessary thanked. Psi pci and finally. Here's some news from vermont. The remote business magazine recently reported there has been an appeal of the vermont agency of natural resources permit to sink the one hundred and fifty two foot ferry and the adirondack. as an artificial reef in lake champlain. The vermont national resource council via in the lake champlain committee. Lc has appealed to permit the vn rc's policy and water program director. John grove been. Doesn't think that this sinking is for the benefit of the people of vermont as it only serves a small group of divers. Laurie fisher the executive director of el-sisi stated that lake champlain is not a dumping ground. She feels the pcb's and other contaminates from the ferry will impact their drinking. Water she indicated that lake champlain. Already has one hundred racks and doesn't need the mvp honor adirondack on the bottom certainly an interesting perspective wondering how this will turn out.
History Of Diving Museum Has A New 'Diving In Pop Culture
"News from the history of diving museum down in. I'll mirada florida about a month ago. On april twenty first to be precise. They opened up a new exhibit at the museum. This new exhibit is called diving in pop culture and it runs through december two thousand and twenty one the exhibit showcases. The underwater world portrayed in advertising entertainment and mainstream culture. The museum says that there is something for everyone. They have the regulator that was used in star wars. I think i read somewhere that a been an old decor that was used for darth vader's heavy breathing. They also have stuff from jaws men of honor and of course see hunt. Yes it's still alive. This is not a virtual So you'll have to get down to i'll miranda before december thirty first to catch diving in pop culture.
"scuba" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Like Mothers Day celebrating this year, certainly going to be different. For some of US are dads are no longer with us. It's been twenty three years now since my dad passed on, but that doesn't mean I don't take a few minutes out of today and think about him. If your dad still with you, please take a few minutes to let him know how much you care. On today, show I have a special your next I feature. I had a chance to sit down with Peter Cats. Talk about his adventure to the Mall Dis. Peter is a patty master instructor here with Scuba Shack and he also runs are awesome. Nassau Beach, Memorial. Day weekend. Although this year, we because Kobe, we had to move it back. We'll be going in October. We had a great conversation. It goes a little bit longer than a normal show, but it's real really worth it to hear all about the Maldives, so here's my conversation with Peter Cats on your next died the Maldives. A! Well today on this segment of your next I've. I told you. We're going to do something a little bit different and what I've asked. Peter Catch to join me here today. On the Scuba Shack Radio on your next dive to talk a little bit about his trip to the mall that just completed earlier this year, so welcome Peter to Scuba. Shock Radio Thank you jeff. But he used to be here. Yeah, so. I go a long way back. Heater was actually assistant instructor when I was taking my first patio open water class so I tell foot long pier and I've known one another so thanks Peter for for coming on board. Now you. You've dove all over the place. You've been all over the world diving. What made you decide to go out to the Maldives? Interesting that you ask that question. Preface by saying that I haven't really been all over the wow. I'm starting to cover a bit more especially since I'm now retired. But The Maldives has been on my bucket list of dive destinations and I started diving in nineteen, Eighty, seven, and I read a lot of scuba magazines with articles on exotic locations,.
"scuba" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Several months ago, I did a segment on voight. One of the original five scuba equipment manufacturers in the United States. As a reminder, those original five were decor. US, divers swim master Voi-, and health ways, and we know that void bought swim master in the early nineteen sixties. Today. I want to continue the discussion on these original five with a look at health ways. My research took me on some interesting twists and turns. A relay what I pieced together. But I'll caution. The things might not been. Things may have been a little bit different than what I present here. First. Let's talk about the founder of health ways. That was Richard Klein. Richard was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six in Maine. And he enlisted in the marine. Corps at the age of fourteen. Back then I guess you could get away with lying about your age. While he was in the Marines Richard studied calisthenics in bodybuilding. and. When he was discharged, he ended up in Atlantic city acting as a strong man. That's when he was discovered by a paramount pictures executive who brought him out west to the paramount studios where his job was to make. The movie stars Look Fit. While in his job, at Paramount Richard Started, a company called health ways. Hollywood and Nur tagline was America's way to health. The company had a wider range of fitness equipment and early nine thousand nine hundred fifties. They had water sports. Department that included things like Basques spear guns. And Fins and they called the Finns Webbie's. In one thousand, nine, hundred fifty four health ways obtain distribution rights to the LG. Declare regulator. If you WANNA learn more about LG Arpan. There's a great article in one of the old journal of diving histories by I'd liberal shelf. You can go and do some research on that. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, six, Richard Hired, Richard, E. Dick Anderson to establish a scuba equipment department. Diver Dick Anderson is interesting, Pioneer and scuba, and I'll probably have to do a podcast just on his accomplishments. They're pretty extensive. Diver. Dick also brings on Sam Lecoq to help him design house ways own regulator. They introduce their double hose regulator and name Scuba. I guess the copyrighted the name. Scuba I read somewhere that because of this copyright. US divers had to go with the term aqualung. The scuba regulator was produced between nineteen, Fifty, seven and nineteen fifty-nine. During this time both Dick Anderson and Sam la coke had left health ways. Sam Start at sports ways another manufacturer and produced a regulator that he called water lung. The water long. Caused some litigation with US divers because they were using the term aqualung. Don't know how that turned out. By one, thousand, nine, hundred, Fifty, eight Dick Anderson rejoined health ways, and he was the chief engineer of research. By nineteen sixty, the company was producing a new model called Scuba Deluxe. Health wise also developed scuba. Pack Harness. The Scuba Star Scuba air in something called the snark. Air SORTA like a snorkel with a pony bottle on it. By nine, hundred, sixty two. It looked like the company was developing a line for professionals called scuba pro. Well Richard Klein hired Bonin and Gustav Delay To head. Up this line. But. Unfortunately health ways went into bankruptcy on December nineteen, sixty two. And you'll find Dick Bonin and Gustav Della Vella Bought Scuba Pro for one dollar. And started what we now know today as scuba pro. But wait, there's more. And this is where things get a little hard to reconcile. Richard Klein unfortunately died in nineteen, sixty three. But health wage did not. According to Alec Pearce on one of these youtube videos, health ways continue to make regulators for scuba pro. I tried to find out more about the bankruptcy, and it took me to a document from the Small Business Investment Company Program from August one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty three. Near as an entry that shows health ways of having sales of two point, nine million dollars with ninety six employees and a prophet of twenty, one thousand eight hundred dollars. It looks like they got some investment money and statement said they were on the road to profitability and operating in the black. Somewhere along the way health ways was acquired by elden industries in Los Angeles. From what I gather Eldin was a may have been a toy company, and it's really hard to find out information about them. In any event, the last thing I could trace was nineteen seventy-one Scuba Cadillac from health ways that showed it as being a subsidiary of elden. I also read along the way that they sold scuba equipment to sears Kmart nine, thousand, nine hundred seventy S. I wasn't able to actually nail down when health ended. So my journey to find out more about one of these original five US scuba manufacturers provided some fascinating twists and turns and Lake Oj all journeys I passed a few interesting side roads. Some I went down. And others yet to be explored. Hope. You enjoy this look at health ways.
"scuba" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Interesting to watch the world come alive outside when this whole thing started don and. I took to walking around our neighborhood. Since the gym's closed from those darker colder windier days with the drab landscapes. We've seen the metamorphosis to all the green leaves and colorful spring flowers. It feels good to be back on today's show. I WANNA cover a little bit about underwater communications. The latest World Economic Forum report on effective energy transition and we'll another installment of Ceyhan. It's still alive. One of the first things we realized is new. Scuba divers is that we must have an ability to communicate underwater. Talking to your buddy or instructor doesn't work. We rely on hand signals slates and wet notes to convey information answer questions or signal that we have a problem were initially at night. We can even use our lights to communicate. Most of the signals are standard. But sometimes you might get an unusual signal especially if you're frustrating your buddy. I know I've gotten them well. Not Mainstream for most recreational divers. There are options out there for voice communication. So let's talk a little bit about them. In the first ever episode of Mike Nelson is talking to the boat from sixty sixty feet below using type of underwater telephone with a throat. Mike kind of little like what you see on those World War. Two movies on the bombers where the pilot talks to the Bombardier. We've come a long way since then voice. Communications for Recreational Scuba falls into the wireless type hard wire. Communications are primarily reserved for commercial divers and public safety. Type were military as divers. We don't want to be tethered. So as I was doing some research for this segment I came across an article from x Ray magazine on Underwater Communications. Looking back the author talked a little bit about the very early wireless communication systems for Scuba called wet phone from a company named sound where systems and that was built in the nineteen seventies. You can even buy one on Ebay today for about twelve hundred dollars. The technology wasn't very good and wouldn't be until the nineteen eighties. They had to move from the. Am radio technology to more sophisticated. Single side Band modulation today. Underwater wireless communication systems use ultrasound and that operates in the range of twenty five to thirty three kilohertz. You'll also hear them called half duplex and that means only one person can talk at a time when a given frequency so. Let's talk a little bit about what you need. If you're going to take the plunge into underwater voice communications I you'll need a full face mask. There are quite a few out there. Like the inner spiro the Ots Guardian. For Kirby Morgan. Mk Forty Eight. Not s spectrum or the ocean reef g diver not going to go into the details on the masquerade. Now Rather I wanNA talk about the several options you can choose from the ocean reef. Group has a couple of systems out there. One of them is called the GSM g diver and in another company. That offers a wireless wireless underwater. Communication Unit is dive link. There's is just called Com F- f- The company that I'm most familiar with is. Ot s their buddy phone the D. to the D. to all have surface units that also allow you to communicate with the divers now. These are small communication units in they operate on about a half a watt power and use either a nine volt battery where you can have a battery Lake Into. De Link or dive link with these units you can expect to get a range of between one hundred fifty and fifteen hundred feet. And the all caveat that the range czar dependent on the sea conditions in annoys. The other thing that you have to consider is the cost. They aren't inexpensive full face mask already. You can expect to invest between fifteen hundred and two thousand dollars or more and then remember you have to have somebody to talk to so now if you and your buddy are geared up for underwater voice communications you're not gonNA have to interpret those unusual hand signals when you frustrate them you'll hear it loud and clear.
"scuba" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"About a year ago. I did a segment responding to an article about Sunset House in Grand Cayman. That was long before I started to your next dive feature here on Scuba Shack Radio and because sunset house is one of my all time. Favorite dive destinations. I wanted to take you there. And so this edition of your next dive. I'm going to take you to Grand Cayman where we'll dive at. Sunset House with sunset divers. My first trip to sunset house was in July two thousand sixteen and I've made three more trips in. Stay with my last one. Being in two thousand eighteen of would have gone back there last year but we went to little came in instead from the minute. I I got there. It just felt good. It seemed like everything I want it. Let's start with the diving. I thoroughly enjoy the house reef especially going in from the ocean pool and following the Channel Out to the Mermaid Statue. If you take your time going out there you'll get to see so much along the way. Just slow down you can easily get to the Nickerson wreck from the Mermaid and then get out to the beginning of the wall now for both diving. You'll get to the wall on the west side and it has some great dive sites. Some of my favorites are things like Trendy Cave and big tunnels the shallower dives on that side. Include things like Lamesa devils grotto and wreck of your verdy now. Senate house doesn't have Newton dive boats but the boats. They have are comfortable in well-maintained new Catamaran last year and you're expecting another one soon the diving in Grand Cayman doesn't disappoint now. If the weather gets a little rough on the west side they just slide around to the south side and get some more great dive sites and it's a lot calmer if you wanna do a night dive check out the house reef. You'll know where you are. That's important to me on a night dive. And you'll also enjoy the show as for the hotel and the rooms there what you would expect for a dive destination. A hotel dedicated to diving. They're clean neat well-maintained and functional for divers. They're continuing to upgrade with new furniture. And things like that while we were there. They were replacing all the furniture out on the decks for for dining. I rarely leave the hotel. You get a decent breakfast every morning in the sea harvest restaurant then you can grab lunch and dinner at my bar. My bar is the biggest outdoor bar on Grand Cayman. It has a fairly extensive menu and some good food. If you want to be a little more formal you can always have dinner in the sea harvest either inside or on our patio. They have a nice gift shop on the premises. And if you big into photography Kathy's Church photo center is right. There Sunset House is about ten minute. Walk to downtown or a quick cab ride. They also provide shuttle. We make the short walk at least once or twice during our stay. Also sunset. House is only about ten minutes from the airport. So if you get there early enough on your trip down you can even sneak in an afternoon. Shore dive right after you arrive so for me. Sunset House in Grand. Cayman is a goto place. Just talking about it makes me yearn to be there right now. Wouldn't that be nice? Maybe soon maybe your next dive can be with Sunset House in Grand Cayman.
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"Recording an interview here on a new Clean fee dot net application than I downloaded or I've installed on a computer to do some remote interviews And we're going to do our first remote interview using this new technology and in here I am sitting in the Scuba Shack Radio Studios I E my basement and I'm going to interview Donna Donna. Who's in our temporary home of Scuba Shack? Which is in our dining room so welcome Donna to Scuba Shack radio. Thanks Jeff sitting about ten feet above your head. Yeah we're getting a little bit of feedback on there but we'll see how that goes so It's been over two weeks now since we closed the shop up and So what's a what's it been like being here at home and not having to go to shop every day? Well for starters I get to sleep a little later which is nice because you don't wake me up when you're going to the gym. There's no Jimmy her so I get a chance to Eat a more leisurely breakfast I I not spending time driving to the shop so I don't have to leave the houses early so I can show up to work a few minutes late because nobody's really watching waiting for the shop dope and nobody standing itself has been very quiet. There's been very little in the way of email or phone calls but there's been a few yeah so We're in the midst of this. It's going to be a little bit of a little bit of a while but but So what he'd been working on up there. I've been taking a lot of the items that we've had to put on Ebay for some of them have been in the shop for quite some time and trying to get caught up on that so there's been a lot of items to put up there. It's not quite as quick because it sounds like it might be so it has taken a while to do all of the. It's pretty neat stopped. We went through last week trying to get it up there on Ebay so the posted a bunch of new stuff last Friday And we sold an item on Saturday so I went over to the SOP and got that ready to ship and drove over to the bank and was going to ask the question of them and while I was at the bank I saw the second Item sold on Ebay. So I went back to the shop and pack that one I know where this is gone. And then I took that over to the post office and those dropped off and then while I was in the parking lot at the post office a third item salt so back to the shop again that one up and went and smelled the third Sitting here watching those Ebay things come in and realize what was going on over there so interesting stuff but besides e Bay I know there's a couple of things going on patties running some webinars. I think you sat in on one yesterday. Was it how that goes so I did sit in on the Patty Webinar. And they've had a couple of questions that they sent out to all the listeners to are you using any online classes And it was about fifty fifty some are implementing some of the online stuff and many are not And they had a question about whether or not you intend to do. Any of those types of classes as well coming up in just a few Of The classes that are that don't require dives are good classes to do virtually or online. We have the The equipment specialists class were doing virtually Montes got the classroom wall. Set up for that and then In addition to Patty I know you. You had a chance to talk with divers alert network this week. Wh WHAT ARE THEY DOING. They have opened up a lot of their Talks that they have that are normally for members only They've opened up their website to anybody. Who would like to go in and listen to them? They all run. You know about fifteen minutes so it's not a lot of time But you can go in and pick the topics that you're interested in Manage no charge for that right now. They've opened it up to everybody. So you can go to Dan divers alert network and go to I believe it's there well. I can't remember if it's how they what they call it but they're you know they're talking about this stuff. They've got a lot of stuff out there if you take the time to poke around on the Dan Website so So things are are are still going. We've got scooby shock On hiatus a little bit Kinda shifted over here to the House. I know you're monitoring email and checking voice mail now a lot of traffic as you said but we're hoping that we get through this year presume but one last question before we wrap up What's for dinner tonight? You know I don't I don't until about five minutes before kick it out. We'll have to go in more than one chocolate chip cookies today while you've been awfully nice to meet during the envy so yeah you can have. Okay okay well. That's our first episode here with this new clean feed. Let's see out goes and we might get it on a future episode of Scooby Shack Radio Bikes. Jeff.
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"Did you have have heroes when you were younger. Real Heroes Real people. I'm of a certain age. Were my heroes. Were seven American pilots. Who became the mercury seven astronaut? Not these seven men Alan Shepard Gus Grissom John. Glenn Wally Chirac Gordon. Cooper deeks Layton and Scott Carpenter or who many young boys stories like me want it to be like a couple of these guys. I followed them to the Naval Academy. But I didn't pursue being pilot. That's another story but like like one of them. Scott Carpenter. I followed him to the ocean. Scott Carpenter was born in May of nineteen twenty five and he died in October. Two thousand thousand thirteen at the age of eighty eight his path to becoming a mercury astronaut is fascinating and you can read all about that and his book that he co authored with his daughter titled for Spacious Skies Guys. It's a great read but Scott was more than an astronaut. He was also a knock. Were not his only spaceflight was in May of nineteen sixty two. You and that was three months after John Glenn's orbital flight and you can hear Scott on John Glenn's flight with the uttering the phrase Godspeed John Glenn now that was his only flight that he ever took in space and there was a lot of controversy about it related to how he piloted the capsule and landing so with Scott not being able to fly again or not having a flight he decided to pursue another path in the book that he co authored with his daughter they discuss. How Scott was not scheduled to make another flight with NASA so he decided to pursue something different and he wanted to go to a lecture at Mit to hear Jacques Cousteau speak and then he approached him with a proposal that he wanted to join jock? Cousteau's rose divers. They had some dialogue and and jot determined that it might be a good idea of Scott work with the US Navy. Now Scot wasn't even a diver from the account in his book. He was exposed to the ocean when he was stationed in Hawaii and they talk about him snorkeling with his family family often ever beach. Remember being outed of a beach for some softball games when I was stationed out there in the Navy I guess being a national channel Hero has some advantage so he was able to connect with George Bond. Who is heading up to navy saturation diving program at the time and planning C.? Lab One Scott joined the program I he needed to learn how to dive. Obviously not that great of a challenge for someone who ventured into space he was was supposed to be part of the crew on C. Lab one but right before the mission he crashed his motor. Scooter in Bermuda the site of C.. Lab One and was a pretty bad accident and he was had had to be evacuated. Now they didn't know Scott was ever going to be able to die again but he was cleared an actually he was named. CEO of the C.. Lab To mission which was going to be off California in two hundred feet of water and it was actually a nice tat where ten men would live for fifteen days. Each Scott stayed for thirty while on that mission He got stung by a Scorpion working fish and was in pretty bad and painful State but there was caused concern but He stated out for thirty days now while Scott was on there. There's there's a film that the Navy had produced it's vintage archives. It's about thirty minutes long and you can look at it. That goes into all of the C- lab too and it shows Scott playing playing the Ukulele while he's down in NC lab to And then there's also a scene where he's talking to Gordon Cooper one of his mercury seven buddies who was on a Gemini flight at the time so he was talking from the ocean floor to the Gemini Capsule that was In orbit and Scott was going to be part of C. Lab three but He was no longer able to dive. I've so he wasn't cleared for saturation diving. So then therefore he went back to NASA where he was working with the astronauts and one of the things it was interesting is he was instrumental in introducing the pool training as a simulator for weightlessness in space first. They were very skeptical about doing it. But it proved who've to be Quite innovative so Scott Carpenter was not only an astronaut. WHO's also an awkward not He's one of my heroes growing up in a great American hero and another link in our diving history.
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"Do you have a four ocean bracelet. I got one. I got the jellyfish bracelet a team of this this year and I got that by signing the four ocean. Pledge Book there to do one thing to protect the ocean environment but just what is for Ocean to unique organization and they have a simple purpose and that is in the ocean plastic crisis. And how did they want to do this. I just cleaning the ocean and the coastline and second stopping the inflow of plastic based on changing consumer habits. It's an organization nation founded on optimism. The founders are a couple of guys Andrew Cooper and Alex Schultz and they started for ocean in January of two thousand seventeen. It's a global organization that is trying to attack the plastic crisis from all angles. There's a couple apple youtube videos out there by the founders Andrew and Alex and I'll post those on the Scuba Shack Radio facebook page later so you'll have an opportunity to take a look at them Andrew and Alex our college friends and surfers when they were on a surf trip of a lifetime to Bali and got there and they were disappointed with all the plastic that was on the beach so they asked the locals about why didn't clean the beach. The response it was they had they'd cleaned beach but so much came right back in. Its place so they wanted to do something about it. They created the business model where they would sell bracelets and for each bracelet that they sold. They would pledge to remove one pound of trash from the ocean or coastline navy do this by paying workers to fund cleanups and then they could also make donations to other organizations stations that needed scale in their cleanup efforts. Now it is not a non nonprofit organization organization and it does not accept donation it is funded exclusively by the four ocean products. That they sell right now. There are over twenty different bracelets that you can get is that each bracelet has a different colored lanyard that represents something in the marine world for example. There's a bracelet for the Manta Ray Bracelet for the sharks for the everglades for the dolphins jellyfish. One I just mentioned the seahorse you can see them all when their website. I think I'm trying to decide. What is the next bracelet that I wanNA get approximately sharks? Maybe that's the one that I'll go for. They also sell products hats and t shirts and they're all cotton ought not so there's no synthetic or micro fibers to pollute the ocean. If you look out there they also sell drink wear reusable the Yeti tumblers ambler bottles. I guess the good news is those are sold out so It's making a difference. There's also single use alternatives. There are a reusable Chico bag that you can get from four ocean as well one of the other things. It's pretty interesting is you can can go and look at their tracker and they show the amount of trash that they have removed from the ocean since two thousand seventeen they. They removed seven point four million pounds of trash from the ocean coastline. You can also look at what's been done weekly now. They operate out of the US. In Florida Haiti and Indonesia also was really cool was when we were down. Dima Patti hit teamed up with four ocean so patty for Ocean project aware all working together to help sustain the oceans. So I encourage you to go take a look at the four ocean. Website support them. They're a not a nonprofit profit they don't accept donations and they really are making a difference looking forward to my next bracelet.
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"When I was planning to show I wanted to do an update on the recent causing l.. I reported earlier this year in my blog that the race in causing all were closing in October because of stony coral tissue lost disease and they expected those reefs to be opening up again in December. But I wasn't able to find anything specific about the reefs opening back up again. Also a lot of our divers like to dive in the Florida keys. Not as also being impacted by the stony coral oral tissue lost disease. So I thought I'd do a little bit of an update there on that particular item quick recap stony coral tissue loss disease. Zeze is a lethal disease. That was first reported in two thousand fourteen in Florida now while its causes are unknown own. They suspect that it's bacterium. That's causing the disease. Since it was first reported in Florida back in two thousand and fourteen it spread read to Jamaica. The Mexican Caribbean Saint. Martin Saint Thomas and Dominican Republic. Now there are some highly susceptible type of coral to the disease and they are particularly brain coral pillar coral elliptical star coral smooth. smooths floral maze. Choral those are the ones that are highly successful now in doing some research. I came across this great website right. It's called A. G. R. A. Or the Atlantic Golf Rapid Reef Assessment Program. And and it's a program that Champions Coral Reef Conservation an empowers those who protect these diverse ecosystems and it was first started in Nineteen Nineteen ninety-seven by Dr Robert N Ginsburg now. The goals of age E. R. R. A. R. doc scientifically typically sound comparable regional surveys of the health of coral reefs promoter collaborative learning platform training exchange and open access Advance our scientific understanding of coral reefs analyzed data results and provide easy access to data and serve as a catalyst list to conserve impacts partnerships create effective communications to a wider audience. Now if you go to the A. G. You are a website that's h. e. r. Dot Org and you click on the coral disease outbreak. You get a lot of Information related related to the stony coral tissue loss disease. It provides the description characteristics latest news tracking tracking the disease and provides several videos that you can actually look on the website now. What's so different about? Stony coral tissue loss US disease well first of all there are many coral species that are impacted by this particular Malady it's got a high prevalence. There's a rapid mortality rate in the coral. They're high rate of transmission and it goes over a large geographic area and it is taking a long duration so it's very different than things they found in the past now some good news Florida has introduced some interventions and they seem to be helping out and they're using topical applications of either chlorine or Amoxicillin they're also using some poxy to help save the corals what they're also doing some so nappy tation where they cut off the disease part and allow the rest of the according to to grow and then there's also some relocation they actually move the coral from one area to another that's not impacted by disease now. Amoxicillin seems to any more effective than the chlorinated treatments that they've been using So there's a lot going on here with stony coral tissue loss disease. I would encourage you take a look at this Go out to the age E. R. R. A. Website And you'll get a lot of great information on this and see just what's happening. We're hoping that the reef soap and soon in Causa Mel and let's also hope that we get this disease under control in back in two thousand eighteen. We had a booth at the Hebron Harvest Fair here in Connecticut and women came up to to me at the booth and said that her father in law introduced scuba diving to the United States and his name. Was Jim Kale. That's interesting so I figured I'd do a little bit more research on. That took me a little bit of time but I finally got around to it first off. Jim was a navy defraud. Men were formerly known as the UT in he was actually when one of the first classes of the ut called the Amphibian Rogers Rogers after you get out of the navy. He wanted to continue diving so he started a salvage business and not alternately turned into into a company called New England dive in that went pretty much countrywide. They were doing a lot of work around the country. Jim was born in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and he passed away in two thousand eight and you can read a lot about him on his wikipedia page now. According to wikipedia Jim was a now. He Co founder. In if you go out to the Boston Sea Rovers page. He was also an original member of the Boston. Ymca Sea Rovers now. There's a quote on the wikipedia page says cousteau invented scuba diving Piquet Hill introduced to the United States. A couple of other interesting things You know he started the WHO. We caught by scuba training camp camp which was on children's island in Salem Massachusetts and apparently he started that with buster crabb. Who's the actor who played Tarzan? Also it says that he consulted to Lloyd bridges on Seahawk. Haven't been able to verify that in any of my research with C. on but that's an interesting tidbit now. One of the things that I came across on the Wikipedia page was a reference and it was to a book written by. Jim's brother. Bob Okay and that book is called diary of the depths and it was published in nineteen seventy two by Robert Ellis Kahlil. Now it's really interesting. Read I found. I was able to get a copy from Abe books and It's a really quick. Read and it recounts stories by Jim Along with several of other stories of Robert himself and then there's a couple of other divers that talk about Some of their adventures in diary of the depths. One of the interesting ones Is a couple of chapters by a fellow named Frank Sanger S. A. N. G. E. R.. And Frank was a double amputee. Who Lost an arm and a leg when he was two years old and a trolley act in peabody Massachusetts but frank became a very accomplished diver and worked a lot with Jim couple of stories? Jim Recounts his training as the U. D. T. Frogman in. He talks also about his time in Greenland where they were sent to blow up icebergs and also also some of the work that he had to do under the ice in recovering. Soldiers lost in a truck accident there. Also a couple of chapters in there. Were Jim Bob. Talk about. The workday did in underwater evidence recovery in a very publicized murder case in Massachusetts couple of chapters that are stories by Frank. Sanger recount the work that he did recovering bodies on a lear. Jet That went down on in Boston harbor and also worked at. They did on trying to recovery bodies from something called the Texas Tower which was the tower built way out in the Atlantic about sixty miles out as a radar intercept during the cold. War in Texas Tower went down in a storm and they were sent out to try and and save a anybody that might have been in the Texas Tower. Unfortunately no one was saved but Frank recounts some of the interesting and hazards of that dive so it took me a little bit different direction. Action trying to research Jim K.. Hill to diarrhea the depths in some of the history of New England diving. But I thought I'd pass along very interesting interesting stuff in the history diving. The United States is pretty pretty pretty cool.
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"Resorts both Puerto Galera and Dumaguete in the Philippines. It was outstanding. We made it out in New York just ahead of the snowstorm on December. I got to Manila on the evening of December. Second just ahead of the typhoon. Typhoon caused a suspended an extra day in Manila as the storm passed before we had a down to Puerto Galera but the typhoon didn't do a lot of damage so we were able to get in our dives down in Puerto Galera. I'll be talking more about the Atlantis dive resorts in the next episode Scuba Shack Radio when I featured in your next dive. Also I WANNA say There was a big win yesterday for the Navy football team as they snapped a three-game every game losing streak to army. So congratulations to the midshipmen. Were all pretty happy here in the household here about the navy win so now let's get on with the show it from the beginning of my diving career. I've always carried a camera. Underwater water zoom matter of fact on my first diving key largo. I had a disposable film camera. You just shot at what you wanted to take a picture of named and send out your film to be developed in hope that you got something good. The pictures were very blue and very grainy so from there I it went on to a digital sealife camera with a strobe. It took some great underwater shots not satisfied with stills. I switched switched over to a video camera and I went with a Sony HD video camera that shot tape because back then the Kodak's for HD video radio weren't well established and I bought a gates housing for it. Then I went back to stills and got a Canon G. Twelve took awesome great shots still wanted to go to video so I went to a Gopro. Now is really a pretty cool camera and we still have that and shoot video with the GOPRO. Oh still photography a little bit better and I went with the Nikon w three hundred without a housing and took that underwater into water very lightweight and compact. But I didn't really like the way. The underwater shots came out so while Dima I had a chance to talk to a number of vendors urge and decided to go with a package and the package on went with his from eight light. And it's the Olympus t g six with the light housing now. That package comes pretty pretty good package. It comes with the camera it comes with the accolade housing the action trae to with the left handle hello. DRC ONE TTL receiver for those of you. That don't know T. L. stands for through the Lens and that means that it's a receiver that adjusts the flash power our to properly exposed to subject and also comes with a fiber optic core the DS fifty one strobe and a compact ball arm for quick quick release after talking to Jean Ride. Berg there who runs Ike Light. We also opened up as part of their dive store. Twenty twenty program where We will be able to pass on some great savings to our customers gene suggestion. I also got the wide angle three three inch dome port for it and that was for doing work in the Philippines now when you use the td six that has Several underwater modes olds. There's a normal mode a wide mode a macro and a microscope mode for shooting under water near our three filter settings that you can say shallow shallow nude in deep now. I didn't have a lot of time to really Learn how to use the camera before we left. I only got it like a couple of days before we. We actually left for the Philippines so it can be a little intimidating. I burn still learning how to use it. What I did find? I found it Quite challenging to do some of the macro or microscopic work underwater. My eyes are a little bit of a challenge. I think I need a new prescription on my mask. So we'll be working in on that as well also. I need to take some time to learn more about the strobe at settings when you use them and how to position it overall this is a very very powerful setup and can be expanded when we were in Portugal Awry. We did a trip over to verity island which it's just an amazing Underwater adventure and I used a three inch wide angle in a wide mood underwater and got some really nice shots of of the expansive. The Pinnacle Now I also was shooting In both Jay Peg Ross. So you get to two images ages when you shoot. You GotTa J. Peg in a raw image now. I do some pretty basic photo. Editing and I primarily Murli use iphoto for some cropping and adjustments in white balance and things like that not very powerful. But one thing. I- photo you cannot do. Is Edit the raw photos but what you can do. Is You can download a program from Olympus it's called Olympus Works base and you can then edit the raw images in in that I played around with it a bit but haven't really had had enough time to to work with it now. Also you can get an additional Dome Port Sixteen Stone Report for that or that light housing for the Olympus t g six if you really Wanna get even wider angles so now. I'm hoping that that this is the camera that I'm going to use and really learn how to get the most out of. I've got a lot of work to do to to get get up to speed with it. But if you're looking for a reasonably affordable alf outfit for underwater photography take a look at the. You're quite package for the Olympus t g six.
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"Are Open water class. We're introduced to basic underwater navigation on those last two dives. We were required to use a compass both on the surface and underwater. Pretty simple navigation just an out and back reciprocal bearing now using a compass. Underwater and being able to navigate effectively is important skill and you can mash straight over time. I know it took me a little bit of time to trust the compass and and to keep things simple most people are probably familiar with classic analog compass they know that the needle always points to to the north and they understand the components like the rotating Basil And the Lubber line while not going to try to teach underwater underwater navigation in this podcast or how to use a compass. But rather I wanted to talk a little bit about my Go-to Compass and why my my compass of choice is the Sinto S. K.. Eight in the Susanto S. K.. Eight is a liquid filled compass and it's billed as the world's most popular dive dive compass. Now they claim that both the northern and southern hemisphere models can be used over a wider area of the globe and that's primarily because of the upgraded magnets in the compass now from a measurement standpoint if you think about The compass the euro as its round. But if you look at it in a square pattern it's probably two and a half inches by two and a half inches on square square in about one point seven two inches high. So it's pretty low profile. It's not very big You can get it in a wrist. I strap version or a bungee mount and some people do put them in their consoles. Now I prefer the Bungee Mount now. I know that some of our divers like strap they just feel. It's a little more secure and it goes on a little bit easier than the Bungee gene now. One of the biggest benefits of this compass is its ability to function with a high degree of till now you can tilt this compass compass plus or minus thirty degrees and that they claimed that that's about two to three times larger till than most compasses. This is out there now. The Basil Ratchets every fifth degree. So what that means is it's very smooth turning on the Basil and also so it it doesn't it's not susceptible to dirt debris really clogging it up so it smooth turning in in all conditions. Now there are also digital. Compasses and I've had a number of them. But I've never really taken the time to practice navigating and had a digital compass on a soon to- d-6 computer my Souto Viper and also on my perfect say I in one of the reasons I never really took. The time was because I found that they they were very sensitive to movement so I started focusing in on the computer and trying to stabilize the compass to the point where it was very distracting. And I wasn't really paying attention to what was going on around me so I decided to use my computer for dive related Information Asian and use my analog compass for navigating now that doesn't mean that that's the only way to do it. Some people are very good with the digital compasses and use them quite. Yeah well I just haven't taken the time to practice but my go-to compass and if you're looking for a really reliable a highly effective analog all compass. You can't go wrong with the Sutanto S. K.. Eight.
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"There was an article in the latest alert diver magazine from divers alert network that talked about diving in green protected areas well I thought I dive a little bit deeper into just what a marine protected area is so as always do a little research going out and found that there's a lot of great information out there on the National Oceanographic in administrate an atmospheric administration webs site under Marine Protected Areas DOT N-O-A-A DOT GOV in it was tracing it back as to how just marine protected areas came to be being in a pointed me in the direction of an executive order by the president of the United States and it was an executive order one three one in five eight that was signed by President Bill Clinton in May of two thousand and the purpose of the executive order her was to help protect significant natural and cultural resources within the marine environment for the benefit of present in future generations by strengthening and expanding the national system of marine protected areas so back in two thousand President Clinton in was looking to expand marine protected areas as a result of that we can now say that there are twelve hundred under it marine protected areas in the United States and they encompass three point two million square kilometers of space that represents twenty six percent of all the US waters out there and twenty three percent prohibited commercial fishing and to put it in perspective the marine protected areas cover about one point four times the amount of the land space of the United States but the definition of a marine protected area is any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by federal all state territorial tribal or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or all the natural and cultural resources there in now it didn't all start in two thousand it actually traces back to the early nineteen seventies and way back then there was a law passed called the National Marine Sanctuary Act and that was signed in one thousand nine hundred seventy two and it had been amended and reauthorized several times now why did they pass this law back in nineteen Seventy two well as early as one thousand nine hundred sixty eight there were eleven bills introduced into Congress because of various things we're going on particularly there was concern about the dumping of nerve gas and oil waste off the coast of Florida and then all the law passed the law has been amended several times nineteen eighty eighty four eighty eight ninety to ninety six and again the last time time was in two thousand in it actually authorized funding at the time through two thousand and five and it went from thirty two million in funding up to forty million in two thousand and five if you read that law a little bit it talks about the it the marine protected areas fall under the secretary of Commerce there are procedures written in there for how they get designated the prohibited activities that should or could not occur in a sanctuary the enforcement aspects of it for example a criminal offenses six months in jail plus a fine or if you're a weapon used or bodily injury ten years and then civil elise can be up to one hundred thousand dollars per day there's researching education associated with it and then things around destroyed Auctioning loss of the environment while I was a little curious about where the money comes from for marine protected areas marine sanctuaries and I guess it's under the Noah budget so I looked into the Noah budget for both two thousand nineteen thousand in twenty the good news for two thousand and nineteen was even though the current administration tried to cut back the Noah budget significantly it was fun the to almost its full requirements but that's not the the end of the news The two thousand and twenty budget calls for some significant cuts in the Noah budget specifically in the areas of ocean and coastal management services and climate research so hopefully those funding will be restored so we can continue on the great work on the marine protected areas in the great work that no is doing I did notice in the The brochure for the Dima Conference or Dima show that there will be a a presentation called diving in to your ocean parks in lending your voice and it's going to be by John Armor director of Noah's Ocean in National Marine Sanctuary so I'm hoping that I'll be the gets the funding necessary.
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"Welcome to Scuba Shack Radio Episode Fifteen recorded Sunday September twenty second two thousand in nineteen Scuba Shack radio is a biweekly podcast in support of our mission to empower individuals with knowledge ability experienced to venture underwater in pursuit shoot their aspirations and advocate for ocean health and sustainability Hi Everyone and thanks for listening to Scuba Shack Radio. I'm your host was Jephson's European. All today is the last day of summer. Two Thousand Nineteen and boys have been a really busy time for us and he didn't get any ls busy this week. We had emergency first response class this week. Oh we're doing a rescue class this weekend. There's an open water class also going on this weekend. Yesterday we did nighthawks class and earlier this week. MONTY and I were up at the Boston Sea Rovers meeting for the month of September getting ready for the clinic in March twenty twenty so stolen going on up here will be diving next weekend up at Jamestown Rhode Island to finish up some certifications and then it's off to the to the Caribbean and Dima and maybe out to the Philippines as well.
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"Think one thing we can all agree on. Is that every day we get one day older older in as we get older. I guess two questions become. Is it still safe to dive as we age in. Just what is that safe aged to dive in. What age should you stop diving. What's a hard question to <hes> to actually answer. There is a chapter after the complete diver the book by dr alex brill ski the chapter is titled as young as you feel diving in the effects of aging kind of find it funny that the chapter comes right after the chapter that's titled <hes> the next generation of what you need to know about your your kids in diving so <hes> dr brodsky talks a little bit about <hes> <hes> aging the fact that we talk about chronological age age versus physiological age in areas of difference <hes>. There's a lot of information that he puts in into this chapter. <hes> it's jam-packed packed talks about what's happening at the cellular level as we age how fitness effects are performance <hes> the difference difference how diseases might impact us in injuries. I think the big one that's out there is the idea around heart disease in the fact that ten percent of dive <unk> fatalities are <hes> are attributed to to heart disease now <hes> the the the chapter references a study that was conducted by by the duke university medical center and was published in the journal of applied. I physiology in february of two thousand and three that <hes> i i looked at that article up in their journal. Archives is in the article is actually titled effects of age and exercise on physiological dead space during simulated it dives at two point eight atmospheres absolute so essentially what they did is they took people into the hyperbaric chamber and simulated related dives up to sixty feet and they had a control group of younger divers and an older divers and what they found is that the the the c o two of that was built up was not any significantly different <hes> in the younger divers versus versus the older divers so aged in seem to have <hes> an impact there then there's also talks about our older divers riders more suspect to <hes> DCSS in thought behind that are that <hes> older divers produce more <hes> <hes> bubbles <hes> that can conform in in your tissue <hes> that will actually impact your <hes> <hes> your susceptibility to getting DC s and it really turns out to be <hes> just the age as we age. Our bodies have gone through a locked scar tissue. There's injuries and it takes a long time for an older body to <hes> to recover based on the the cell production coaching and things like that so it really interesting <hes> chapter in dr brodsky's book on aging in and how it affects diving then there was also an article in the one of the alert diver magazines from the summer of two thousand eighteen last year called hog scuba diving in life expectancy and he talked a little bit about well does scuba diving help you extend your life and it was kind of interesting little discussion there that that <hes> <hes> peter buzzer caught had with a couple of different <hes>. PHD's he's on on the effects of diving and how it impacts us <hes> as we grow older in reference to an idea around having two identical twins ends may be having one diver in one not be a diver and see what the effects are as they aged and hypothetical but they thought <hes> wow that that would be interesting to see if <hes> if diving actually makes us live longer. Let's hope so keep diving.
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"Get the schedule adjusted for the rest of the year when and i looked at the calendar it turns out that we have a lot going on <hes> coming here in the next few weeks in september <hes> an end with our little came in trip in october demon in november and in the philippines in december. I wanted to get on a schedule so i could get to you every <hes> couple of weeks so a little bit earlier this time i also wanted to just <hes> take a moment to reflect back on the events of the past week very somber bring news with with the <hes> dive boat accident out in california terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to <hes> to the whole died community out there especially to the families families who lost loved ones also <hes> the devastating effects of the hurricane doreen down in the bahamas <hes> quite a a scene of utter disaster down there <hes>. It's going to take a really long time for that. Police to recover based on what i saw this morning on the news so again our thoughts let's go out to the bahamas and we're hoping for a speedy recovery as as can happen down there so a lot of somber news in dive community unity <hes> in in in the world <hes> this week when we first i started to learn to scuba dive we learned all about the equipment that we use to go diving with an important piece of equipment that we have is our scuba cylinder and and we're taught about the different types of scuba cylinders a different type of valves and things like that one of the things that we also talk about a lot is the inspections that are needed for the scuba cylinder and there's two types of inspections that we talk about obviously there's the hydro static test which is mandated by the united state's department of transportation and that's a five-year tests that <hes> has to be conducted on all compressed air cylinders but there's also also another inspection that we talk about and that's called the visual inspection and there's a question about where did it come from and is it mandatory mandatory and the fact is that <hes> the visual inspection is a scuba diving industry standard not a government standard and <hes> we all adhere to that and make sure that our cylinders are visually inspected every year otherwise we don't fill the tank so so where did that come from and i did a little research on this and found that <hes> it really became a standard <hes> coming out of a study study that was done by a group called the national underwater accident data center and it was it's a an organization organization or <hes> a facility that was started <hes> by a man a gentleman from the university of maryland john jay the NF in nineteen seventy and <hes> they commission to study at the university of rhode island for <hes> inspections of <hes> of scuba cylinders and the actual report which you can find online is called the <hes> <hes> scuba uber safeties report series report number one and it's conducted by the department of ocean engineering at the university of rhode island and it's on the corrosive study of steel scuba cylinders so if you read that report it goes into <hes> the the idea around around will why are scuba cylinders different than regular compressed air cylinders and and essentially it's because of the environment that the tanks are in with the water and assault conditions that could impact the cylinders into study <hes> goes in and talks about how they did subject jackson new brand new tanks to <hes> the environment and after a hundred days of corrosion tests the the tanks were <hes> <hes> severely corroded and probably would not have passed a <hes> a cylinder fill in could potentially exploded so their recommendations were that <hes> scuba tanks be subjected to a yearly inspection now the report also talks about about a program that had been implemented by the national association of skin diving stores and that was called their VIP. I pee program or visual inspection protection program and it was kind of interesting because they talked about for a dollar fifty. You could take your tank into any of these stores where they would actually open it up look inside and inspected and then put a sticker on it so that's kind of originated with <hes> with the dive stores back before the study and and really became something of a standard right after the study now there's also an organization <hes> that that we scuba shack utilize for our inspection training that's PSI ESI or professional scuba inspectors or professional cylinder inspectors and our technicians need to be <hes> <hes> trained by <hes> PSI and then have a recurring training every three years and really interesting article in the relationship latest dive newswire from eight twenty six where PSI PCI inc was warning of misleading advertising is it for somebody trying to confuse people about their training versus PSI PSI and you know <hes> these guys PSI aside PC. I wrote the book on inspection bill. Hi mark gresham they wrote the book and we're pretty proud to be a part of the environment for our cylinders inspections to keep people safe. So if you're interested you can go out there and look online at the report. It's fascinating <hes> they recommended commended that it become a law way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy but i guess we can still wait on washington cert- the pass certain types of loss <music>.
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"It very interesting listen. It's very sad to think about how in this day and age with species under threat we simply wasted the twenty seven percent of seafood taken from the ocean..