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Wet Notes - 9-27-21

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06:45 min | 3 weeks ago

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.

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Wet Notes - 9-13-21

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08:02 min | Last month

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

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

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06:22 min | 3 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"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

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A Look at Farallon Industries

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06:22 min | 3 months ago

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

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Wet Notes - 7-4-21

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08:12 min | 3 months ago

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

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 The Invader -

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07:33 min | 5 months ago

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.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

06:07 min | 6 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"A month or so ago. Gentlemen came by the dive shop to drop off his old gear as donation. That's always interesting to see. What type of vintage scuba gear might walk in well. This time we saw some old sherwood aqualung tanks with some farallon fins. Unfortunately one was cracked on it and a couple of regulators one of the regulators was in nineteen eighties. Vintage decor pacer. I've already discussed decor here on the show. But the second regulator was poseidon cyclone probably around the same vintage. It is pretty cool. And it also made me realize. I didn't know anything about poseidon or regulators so it was time for more research and what i found was pretty fascinating first off poseidon. Regulators come from sweden. That's where the inventor ingvar elvstrom lift turns out as a young man. Ingvar was fascinated by the underwater world and wanted to dive back in the late. Nineteen forties and early fifties. Scuba equipment was not readily available and difficult to cure so ingvar. Did what a lot of the pioneers in diving did. He built his own regulator in his kitchen. I believe that was in around. Nineteen fifty four also right around this time. Ingvar formed a dive club and named it. Poseidon this first regulator was a double hose rag and he named it. The poseidon senior in the same timeframe ingvar teamed up with a couple of friends. Ralph tis strategy and dennis audubon to form a company to sell the precise brand and that company was originally called aqua sport it was founded in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight in gothenburg sweden and it still located there today now. According to the siding website and facebook page they claim that they have produced the first single hose regulator in the world and that regulator was called the cyclone junior. I think i read that. That was in nineteen fifty eight as well as we've seen however there was a lot going on at this time with sam moroccan sports ways and dick anderson and health ways. We didn't have the instantaneous news. Reporting that we have today are the ability to readily share information so hard to say exactly who was first being ingore. Ralph and dennis lived in in dove and sweden. There was indeed for thermal protection so they branched out into wetsuits. Still the need for warmth during diving prevailed and by nineteen sixty. Three poseidon was contract by the swedish navy to come up with a solution. That's where they came up with a neoprene dry suit that they called the unit suit and it is billed as the first gas tight. Neoprene dry suit. I think that dry suit then became the commercially available jet suit. In addition to the new cyclone single hose regulator poseidon also upgraded their double hose rag from the senior to the poseidon monon by nineteen eighty four. The company opened up state of the art manufacturing plant along with a massive unique pool facility. Ingvar passed away. Nineteen ninety eight at the age of seventy but that did not mean that was done innovating. Also according to their website the presiding seven plus re breather was the world's first recreational re breeder has been around for a really long time over sixty years and they are still force believe it or not they are still producing the cyclone series of regulators the cyclone ax and a couple of out along with their extreme and jetstream regulator offerings. They also still make the seven-plus re breather poseidon also manufacturers. Abcd using computers on their product lines. They don't spell out. Wet suits dry suits but they do have an online manual for their mission in one suit wetsuits. Perhaps i will still need to do a little bit more research on this. I also have a bit of research do on that. Presiding cyclone came into the shop. I am not sure of the exact model. I did pull the serial number but have not yet been able to track it down. It was certainly before they use the alternate second-stage. However i did have a gauge console with farrell on.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

06:50 min | 6 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"This is wet notes for april twenty third. Two thousand twenty one here on scuba shack radio. I up just after i recorded. The last episode president biden released his two thousand and twenty two budget. Well if you're a fan of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration or noah. You'll be happy in the budget. Proposal released on april ninth. The president proposed a record budget of six point. Nine billion dollars for knowing now. How does that compare well. This year knows budget is four point. Six billion wow. that's big increase. This budget really supports taking action. On climate change protecting marine mammals the ocean great lakes and coastal communities. If you recall the previous administration has proposed cutting knows budget only to have it restored by congress. Now this is just a first step in the budget proposal. It has a long way to go to get congressional approval. But i think it's a very good first step now. Here's something that's really interesting. I read this in the cayman compass online. It's about a grand cayman. Northside family found a message in a bottle. Yeah on easter. i think it was. The family was out walking on a remote part of the island. A place called the parrot sanctuary. I think this is on the east end. Well that's where patricia dacosta her family recovered an emerald colored bottle with a handwritten message inside the note said thrown into the ocean on six december. Two thousand and seventeen somewhere between the bahamas and florida. If you find this drop us a line and let us know where it ended up. Signed by darren and shannon from evansville illinois and it gave them their email address so patricia them with the news and now darrin shannon are planning to visit grand cayman at some point as for the bottle. The dacosta family's planning to put their own note in the same bottle and send it back out to see what an incredible journey. It's here the second quarter edition of the journal of diving history magazine. It arrived in the mail just after the last show. This latest additions cover story was written by chris. Cole and it is about the divers who worked on the edgewater disaster. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in us history. I'll leave it at that and you can do some of your own research but it was a really interesting article. There's also an interview in the edition. Done by michael newdow with dick rakowski and he's dubbed. The father of nighthawks again. Some really interesting stuff. I highly recommend that you take a look at the historical diving. Society's website if you become a member you'll get the journal mail to you every quarter a pleasant surprise in your mailbox. I received an email from a friend a few weeks ago with the subject line serenity so who can't use a little serenity how about serenity now well it turns out that my friend was asked by our son to watch him cameras for a school project. These live cams were from the monterey bay aquarium so i went to the link and it took me to their landing page for nine different cameras. I'm not going to list them all right now. But you can peek. In on their penguins. Sea otters were moon jellies. There's even a camera for monterey bay itself personally. I like to observe my sealife while diving but these live cams from monterey bay aquarium can fill in and provide that little bit of serenity. Now here's something interesting. That came in from shearwater. You know the makers of the dive computers. They have a contest. It's going to be starting up. In may called the spring shopping spree and the winner will get four thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars shopping spree at the dive shop of their choice. And here's how it works if you purchase the shearwater in april or if you buy one in may you can register for the contest with their online portal with a proof of purchase. But you don't have to buy a computer to participate. You also be able to register by completing a short fifty word essay on why you like shearwater computers. The lucky winner will be selected at the end of may. And it's another great way to support your local dive shot. Thanks your water for doing this. And finally there was a short article from patty on april twentieth about their meeting with the maldivian government to confirm the protection for sharks. There was some speculation out there that the maldivian government might be lifting the shark fishing ban in their countries waters. Well this can't be good over ten years ago. Patty along with others helped to establish this current protection so the patty staff met with the moldavian ministry of fisheries marine reserves and agriculture's lead zaha wahid. Well here's some good news here at the meeting minister while he said that they were committed to sustainable and responsible management on april twentieth the ministry released a statement that said the maldives does not intend to permit a targeted shark. Fishing in the mouth. These great job. Patty in great job maldives for protecting these critical apex predators. Well that's it for wet notes. For

Wet Notes - 4-23-21

Scuba Shack Radio

06:50 min | 6 months ago

Wet Notes - 4-23-21

"This is wet notes for april twenty third. Two thousand twenty one here on scuba shack radio. I up just after i recorded. The last episode president biden released his two thousand and twenty two budget. Well if you're a fan of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration or noah. You'll be happy in the budget. Proposal released on april ninth. The president proposed a record budget of six point. Nine billion dollars for knowing now. How does that compare well. This year knows budget is four point. Six billion wow. that's big increase. This budget really supports taking action. On climate change protecting marine mammals the ocean great lakes and coastal communities. If you recall the previous administration has proposed cutting knows budget only to have it restored by congress. Now this is just a first step in the budget proposal. It has a long way to go to get congressional approval. But i think it's a very good first step now. Here's something that's really interesting. I read this in the cayman compass online. It's about a grand cayman. Northside family found a message in a bottle. Yeah on easter. i think it was. The family was out walking on a remote part of the island. A place called the parrot sanctuary. I think this is on the east end. Well that's where patricia dacosta her family recovered an emerald colored bottle with a handwritten message inside the note said thrown into the ocean on six december. Two thousand and seventeen somewhere between the bahamas and florida. If you find this drop us a line and let us know where it ended up. Signed by darren and shannon from evansville illinois and it gave them their email address so patricia them with the news and now darrin shannon are planning to visit grand cayman at some point as for the bottle. The dacosta family's planning to put their own note in the same bottle and send it back out to see what an incredible journey. It's here the second quarter edition of the journal of diving history magazine. It arrived in the mail just after the last show. This latest additions cover story was written by chris. Cole and it is about the divers who worked on the edgewater disaster. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in us history. I'll leave it at that and you can do some of your own research but it was a really interesting article. There's also an interview in the edition. Done by michael newdow with dick rakowski and he's dubbed. The father of nighthawks again. Some really interesting stuff. I highly recommend that you take a look at the historical diving. Society's website if you become a member you'll get the journal mail to you every quarter a pleasant surprise in your mailbox. I received an email from a friend a few weeks ago with the subject line serenity so who can't use a little serenity how about serenity now well it turns out that my friend was asked by our son to watch him cameras for a school project. These live cams were from the monterey bay aquarium so i went to the link and it took me to their landing page for nine different cameras. I'm not going to list them all right now. But you can peek. In on their penguins. Sea otters were moon jellies. There's even a camera for monterey bay itself personally. I like to observe my sealife while diving but these live cams from monterey bay aquarium can fill in and provide that little bit of serenity. Now here's something interesting. That came in from shearwater. You know the makers of the dive computers. They have a contest. It's going to be starting up. In may called the spring shopping spree and the winner will get four thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars shopping spree at the dive shop of their choice. And here's how it works if you purchase the shearwater in april or if you buy one in may you can register for the contest with their online portal with a proof of purchase. But you don't have to buy a computer to participate. You also be able to register by completing a short fifty word essay on why you like shearwater computers. The lucky winner will be selected at the end of may. And it's another great way to support your local dive shot. Thanks your water for doing this. And finally there was a short article from patty on april twentieth about their meeting with the maldivian government to confirm the protection for sharks. There was some speculation out there that the maldivian government might be lifting the shark fishing ban in their countries waters. Well this can't be good over ten years ago. Patty along with others helped to establish this current protection so the patty staff met with the moldavian ministry of fisheries marine reserves and agriculture's lead zaha wahid. Well here's some good news here at the meeting minister while he said that they were committed to sustainable and responsible management on april twentieth the ministry released a statement that said the maldives does not intend to permit a targeted shark. Fishing in the mouth. These great job. Patty in great job maldives for protecting these critical apex predators. Well that's it for wet notes. For

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

02:18 min | 6 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"But these live cams from monterey bay aquarium can fill in and provide that little bit of serenity. Now here's something interesting. That came in from shearwater. You know the makers of the dive computers. They have a contest. It's going to be starting up. In may called the spring shopping spree and the winner will get four thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars shopping spree at the dive shop of their choice. And here's how it works if you purchase the shearwater in april or if you buy one in may you can register for the contest with their online portal with a proof of purchase. But you don't have to buy a computer to participate. You also be able to register by completing a short fifty word essay on why you like shearwater computers. The lucky winner will be selected at the end of may. And it's another great way to support your local dive shot. Thanks your water for doing this. And finally there was a short article from patty on april twentieth about their meeting with the maldivian government to confirm the protection for sharks. There was some speculation out there that the maldivian government might be lifting the shark fishing ban in their countries waters. Well this can't be good over ten years ago. Patty along with others helped to establish this current protection so the patty staff met with the moldavian ministry of fisheries marine reserves and agriculture's lead zaha wahid. Well here's some good news here at the meeting minister while he said that they were committed to sustainable and responsible management on april twentieth the ministry released a statement that said the maldives does not intend to permit a targeted shark. Fishing in the mouth. These great job. Patty in great job maldives.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

06:32 min | 6 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"You're welcome to scuba shock. Radio episode fifty seven recorded friday april twenty third two thousand and twenty one scuba shock. Radio is a biweekly podcast. In support of our mission to empower individuals with knowledge ability and experience to venture underwater in pursuit of their aspirations and advocate for ocean health and sustainability..

Wet Notes - 4-9-21

Scuba Shack Radio

07:46 min | 7 months ago

Wet Notes - 4-9-21

"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty

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Underwater Navigation

Scuba Shack Radio

05:08 min | 8 months ago

Underwater Navigation

"Last weekend. I was teaching a private open water class to a woman who wanted to get her confined water. Training done before heading out to the south pacific to work and to complete are open water dies. That's pretty nice. Don't you think well as we were finishing up our classroom work. We reviewed the logistics for our pool session. The next day. I pulled up the map on my computer with the street view to show her where to enter the building and the location of the parking and as we were closing out she said just give her the address. She'll let the gps in her phone. Get into the pool. Pretty simple and she arrived on time the next day at the pool. Ready for our session. Now during our pool sessions we have our students where computer on the wrist. I like to let them get used to the feel and also looking at the computer while underwater and as i was explaining that we liked to wear the computer on our right wrist with our compass on the left wrist. She asked if there was an underwater. Gps available instead of a compass. That's a reasonable question. Right now i would say not really. I know that garment makes a dive. Computer the descent mark one that has surfaced. Gps to mark your entry and exit points but the glamour on their website states. Gps tracking and satellite communication does not work underwater technology however continues to be amazing. I did come across a company. Navigate out northridge california that is creating a solution of sorts it involves a gps gateway which is a floating radio antenna with a suspended array below and that communicate with a wrist mounted unit it uses an acoustic signals that determines the bearing and range from the gps gateway and then plot your position on the dive site. It's an interesting piece of technology and still evolving. The website for naveh made says it will be available this year. The cost of the wrist unit will be fifteen hundred dollars while the gps gateway will also come in at fifteen hundred dollars. There was some reference that they would be making the gps gateway available to boat operators. So it would appear that we are at the cusp of some new and exciting ways to navigate during our diving but as we know the proliferation adoption and success could take awhile the wrist. Mount unit is only good. If you have the gps gateway available it could take awhile until there are enough of these units out there to make to make it worthwhile purchasing a fifteen hundred dollar unit. You could end up with the gadget on your arm. That isn't going to give you what you want. So that's where we come to the tried and true underwater navigator. We all start are underwater navigation. Training deal i open water diver course when we are introduced to the compass and how to use it for some simple navigation on the surface and underwater. But if most people are like me. I wasn't really ready to navigate effectively on a dive. I needed more experience and training. We get this during our advanced open water training when we do more navigation training and conduct a navigation dive to extend our knowledge we learn about kick cycles how to measure distance and extend our skills with a compass for most people. This is pretty much the extent of their navigation training. So you'll have to make sure that you practice use your compass during a dive to set a course and see if you can return to the boat us time to judge your distance and kick cycles learned to trust your compass and you'll find your underwater navigation skills improved. You can also continue your navigation training and education with the water navigation. Specialty course for the patty specialty. You go into more detail about measuring distance how to use natural navigation techniques and more use of the compass including underwater patterns after completing your knowledge development. Which can be done using the patio electronic learning platform. You'll conduct three open. Water dives to build your skills and proficiency and underwater navigation having that confidence and competence in using your compass and finding your way underwater reduces your stress and anxiety and make sure diving more relaxed and fun right now. We really aren't able to avail ourselves of underwater. Gps it sounds like there might be solutions in the future and as we have come to appreciate technology advances. We'll be standing by for now however you can't go wrong in developing your skills than the tried and true underwater navigation techniques and equipment

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

06:01 min | 9 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"Few been listening to scuba shack radio. You'll know that. I've been doing segments on the original five. Us scuba equipment manufacturers in the united states to refresh. I've already covered voight health ways and decor that leaves swim master and us divers. Why thought i'd cover swim master in this episode. But i was stymied in my research. There just isn't that much i can find. I'm not sure if swim master actually started out as spear fishermen or was already in existence before they bought spear fisherman. Apparently spear fishermen was started by arthur brown in one thousand nine hundred forty five and by nineteen fifty-five liz either sold to or became swim. Master ultimately swim master was acquired by void in nearly nine thousand nine hundred sixties. Beyond that i ran into dead ends are continue to poke around and if i come up with more i'll pass it along shots so our shift my focus and said to us divers but we have to stay. It's a little complicated. So let's start at the beginning. Us divers originally started out. As rene sports rene sports was a small sportswear company in los angeles owned by rene bezos. The store probably opened the early nineteen forties as rene had immigrated to the united states in nineteen thirty. Nine from france rene boos was born in paris in nineteen o six. His father was an inventor and one of his inventions was a slot machine. While rene i came to the us helping his father deliver slot machines in las vegas. He fell in love with america and moved his family to los angeles where he opened his sportswear company. The primary clientele for rene sports was free divers and the underwriting underwater hunting community. There's some conflicting information on. Just how rene was introduced to scuba diving some indications are that he saw the cousteau aqualung in a store in paris and contacted Cousteau directly. There's another story. Cousteau brought six regulators to the west coast. And left them with rene well about this same time and the old gag non had moved to montreal and set up a division of lehrer liquid there and was using a company in the us called sparkle to distribute their equipment. I also found some stories. That rene wasn't happy with the six unity had so along with glenn mccall dick anderson and sam laura. They kind of made them work. So as rene looked to get more regulators landmark. We'd wanted to go wanted them to go through baco but rene wanted none of that. He wanted to distribution rights for the west coast along the way renee sports. Got a contract to provide aqualungs to the us navy. I guess that required that the parts be made in the united states. So i think that's where rene got a license to produce scuba regulators the nineteen fifty two he formed. Us divers out of rene sports and the rest is history. Rene also registered the name. Aqualung fortuitous measure well by nineteen fifty-six larry liquid wanted to terminate the exclusive agreement with. Us divers after some tense. Negotiations rene finally sold us divers to lehrer liquid for three million dollars in nineteen fifty seven and jock. Cousteau was named chairman of the board of directors in two thousand three. Us divers was renamed. Aqua lung america and the spirit techniques which was part of layer liquid was renamed aqualung international. As i mentioned there was some pretty complex arrangements back then and somewhat difficult unwind stivers name still lives on however an aqualung uses it for some of their school. snorkeling gear. But whatever happened to rene booze well. He wasn't able to stay in the united states he could not get Become a naturalized citizens and it was forced to return back to france. Perhaps that is another reason why he sold the company as to why you cannot obtain citizenship that had been may have been something to do with his avoiding military service during world war two or perhaps his battling in federal court over tariffs back in france. He became a golf course entrepreneur and he passed away in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. So that's a little bit about. Us divers or as we know it today as aqua lung one of the five original scuba diving equipment manufacturers in the united states gone but certainly not forgotten.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

07:10 min | 10 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"When you own a dive shop people routinely either stop by or call us to see if we're interested in buying their old scuba gear or they have equipment that they used many years ago and went to try to get back into diving and wonder if we can service it. Well that's a whole different discussion than where i wanna go today. Many times the gear that they bring in is from decor one of the original five. Us manufacturers scuba diving equipment in the united states. We've already covered two of those five here on scuba shack radio voice and health ways and i'll get to the other to swim. Master stivers down the road today. We're going to talk about decor. The davidson corporation was founded in nineteen fifty three by samuel davidson junior. Sam took the da from davidson and decio are from corporation and put them together to form decor i read somewhere online at sam patented the name and even gave the patent number three dot one two eight four eight one. Why tried to find that specific patent and couldn't find that where he patented the name but that number came up with something called a safety float that was submitted by samuel davidson junior filed in nineteen sixty. One so interesting. So how did sam davidson get interested in scuba diving. Well sam richard klein who started health ways was also in the united states marine corps during world war two he was stationed on guam and it said that he had gotten hold of some japanese goggles and started to explore underwater after the war. His interest in exploring underwater continued back then. Getting reliable. scuba equipment wasn't easy. So sam hooked up with an old neighborhood friend named bob olsen and they decided to build their own double hose regulator well somewhere along the way a buyer from montgomery ward department store chain found out about the regulator and purchase ten later. They update to three hundred. Sam had a business. He borrowed ten thousand dollars from his mother and got rolling by nineteen fifty five decor was producing what they called their dial breath. Double hose regulator sam along with another engineer while he mitchell continue to work on regulator development along with other scuba diving equipment from my review of the old decor catalogs. It looks like they didn't introduce their first. Single hose regulator the decor dart until one thousand nine hundred sixty two although they had developed earlier some say four years before sports ways introduced. There's but as a as we've seen with health ways and dick anderson's work a lot of folks who are innovating at this time. One of the ways. I like to research. these early. Manufacturers is look at their old catalogues. The cg forty-five website has a lot of reference material. Along with these old catalogs the earliest decor catalog that i was able to review from thousand nine hundred sixty one. That was the same year that see honda ended. The catalog was a whopping four pages. Long it had there are three double hose. Dial breath regulator for eighty two dollars. They complete single tanks system for one hundred and forty four dollars and a double host set up for doubles. Set up for two hundred and twenty nine. You could pay an extra five dollars to get yellow tanks. The cadillac had one mask one snorkel and one set of things by nineteen sixty two their line expanded with the d one day corridor. Single hose regulator and a new are four dial breath double hose. Remember that patented safety float. Well it was in thousand nine hundred sixty two catalog over the next couple of years. They continue to innovate with the dart d. Two and a dart with ajay valve for three hundred psi reserve on the first stage they also had the clipper series double hose regulators c two and c three by nineteen seventy decor came out with yet another new regulator line the olympic series with the one hundred two hundred four hundred and eight hundred. The last catalog. I went through was from one thousand nine hundred eighty and decor was touting twenty-six years of diving innovation with a doubling of their space at northfield manufacturing headquarters and the installation of a hyperbaric chamber for regulator testing. Looks like nineteen eighty was the year. They introduced what they touted. As a revolutionary regulator their decor pacer regulators pacer is short for positive air controlled equalizing regulator claiming to have totally balanced first and second stages with a remarkable point zero five inches of water. Cracking pressure wow. That's pretty low. They say they harnessed venturi with something called. Ventura matic something really innovation at this. Time was there microsoft Circuit dive computer. It looks like it took up. Most of your forearm with indicators for deco cent rate depth time readouts and more. It was quite a marvel for the time. Sam davidson passed away in nineteen eighty seven and sam's wife. Joan became ceo by nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Joan sold decor tomorrow's an overtime the decor named faded into our diving history. I did see a short article in two thousand five edition of sport diver and it was from nari and they indicated that they could no longer get replacement parts for decor regulators because the parts suppliers had destroyed their mold before they can move all of that to the marez a facility in palo italy. So that's a little bit of the history of sam davison junior the davidson corporation and decor one of the five original scuba equipment manufacturers in the united states.

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07:10 min | 10 months ago

DACOR - An Original Five

"When you own a dive shop people routinely either stop by or call us to see if we're interested in buying their old scuba gear or they have equipment that they used many years ago and went to try to get back into diving and wonder if we can service it. Well that's a whole different discussion than where i wanna go today. Many times the gear that they bring in is from decor one of the original five. Us manufacturers scuba diving equipment in the united states. We've already covered two of those five here on scuba shack radio voice and health ways and i'll get to the other to swim. Master stivers down the road today. We're going to talk about decor. The davidson corporation was founded in nineteen fifty three by samuel davidson junior. Sam took the da from davidson and decio are from corporation and put them together to form decor i read somewhere online at sam patented the name and even gave the patent number three dot one two eight four eight one. Why tried to find that specific patent and couldn't find that where he patented the name but that number came up with something called a safety float that was submitted by samuel davidson junior filed in nineteen sixty. One so interesting. So how did sam davidson get interested in scuba diving. Well sam richard klein who started health ways was also in the united states marine corps during world war two he was stationed on guam and it said that he had gotten hold of some japanese goggles and started to explore underwater after the war. His interest in exploring underwater continued back then. Getting reliable. scuba equipment wasn't easy. So sam hooked up with an old neighborhood friend named bob olsen and they decided to build their own double hose regulator well somewhere along the way a buyer from montgomery ward department store chain found out about the regulator and purchase ten later. They update to three hundred. Sam had a business. He borrowed ten thousand dollars from his mother and got rolling by nineteen fifty five decor was producing what they called their dial breath. Double hose regulator sam along with another engineer while he mitchell continue to work on regulator development along with other scuba diving equipment from my review of the old decor catalogs. It looks like they didn't introduce their first. Single hose regulator the decor dart until one thousand nine hundred sixty two although they had developed earlier some say four years before sports ways introduced. There's but as a as we've seen with health ways and dick anderson's work a lot of folks who are innovating at this time. One of the ways. I like to research. these early. Manufacturers is look at their old catalogues. The cg forty-five website has a lot of reference material. Along with these old catalogs the earliest decor catalog that i was able to review from thousand nine hundred sixty one. That was the same year that see honda ended. The catalog was a whopping four pages. Long it had there are three double hose. Dial breath regulator for eighty two dollars. They complete single tanks system for one hundred and forty four dollars and a double host set up for doubles. Set up for two hundred and twenty nine. You could pay an extra five dollars to get yellow tanks. The cadillac had one mask one snorkel and one set of things by nineteen sixty two their line expanded with the d one day corridor. Single hose regulator and a new are four dial breath double hose. Remember that patented safety float. Well it was in thousand nine hundred sixty two catalog over the next couple of years. They continue to innovate with the dart d. Two and a dart with ajay valve for three hundred psi reserve on the first stage they also had the clipper series double hose regulators c two and c three by nineteen seventy decor came out with yet another new regulator line the olympic series with the one hundred two hundred four hundred and eight hundred. The last catalog. I went through was from one thousand nine hundred eighty and decor was touting twenty-six years of diving innovation with a doubling of their space at northfield manufacturing headquarters and the installation of a hyperbaric chamber for regulator testing. Looks like nineteen eighty was the year. They introduced what they touted. As a revolutionary regulator their decor pacer regulators pacer is short for positive air controlled equalizing regulator claiming to have totally balanced first and second stages with a remarkable point zero five inches of water. Cracking pressure wow. That's pretty low. They say they harnessed venturi with something called. Ventura matic something really innovation at this. Time was there microsoft Circuit dive computer. It looks like it took up. Most of your forearm with indicators for deco cent rate depth time readouts and more. It was quite a marvel for the time. Sam davidson passed away in nineteen eighty seven and sam's wife. Joan became ceo by nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Joan sold decor tomorrow's an overtime the decor named faded into our diving history. I did see a short article in two thousand five edition of sport diver and it was from nari and they indicated that they could no longer get replacement parts for decor regulators because the parts suppliers had destroyed their mold before they can move all of that to the marez a facility in palo italy. So that's a little bit of the history of sam davison junior the davidson corporation and decor one of the five original scuba equipment manufacturers in the united states.

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01:53 min | 10 months ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"Here in connecticut. And we were pretty lucky. However because i have found out from a friend that lives up in ludlow vermont that they got a whopping forty inches of snow up there. That's quite a bit. And i'm sure it will be around for christmas. Also as as a as. I was getting things ready for today's show. I realized that this will be the final episode of two thousand and twenty. I'm pretty sure we are all ready to put this year behind us and look to the new year with a lot of hope and optimism with a vaccine for the corona virus Now being given things are definitely looking up. We just need to keep our guard up for a little while longer in the last episode is featured aruba in your next i've segment when i talked about the abc islands being independent countries of the kingdom of the netherlands. I misspoke of it. One of our diver. Sarah who actually has a place down in bon air reached out to let me know that bonar is not an independent country but is what they call a special municipality within the netherlands aruba encourage how are actually constituent countries. Thanks sarah for keeping me on the level and thanks for listening. Hope you endeavour able to make it back down near soon. We missed our trip in october. We were disappointed someday. I'll make it down to air on today's show. I'm only going to have to segments to wrap up the year. Continue to talk a little more about the environment and climate change with the discussion on geo engineering. And then we'll take another trip back in our history of scuba diving at another one of the five early. Us scuba equipment manufacturers decor.

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08:07 min | 1 year ago

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"E. R Johnson had a long in an illustrious career underwater photography and also with the world of scuba diving. You may recall from the first two segments in this series fence started shallow water diving, using a Miller and done helmet I to untangle his yachts propeller and then to embark in underwater photography. After retiring at age twenty, eight from the victor. Talking, Machine Company accompanied at his father founded he started the Mechanical Improvements Company and that company designed and manufactured underwater cameras and photography equipment. In World War Two Johnson served in the navy and used his expertise in underwater photography. After World War Two. Lieutenant Commander Fend Johnson remained in the naval reserves and was instrumental in working with and documenting operations of the navy's underwater demolition, team. The visual evidence of the things the divers did with the underwater submarine underway probably Save the U. D. T. as a viable force of the future. But then Johnson wasn't done with underwater photography yet. I guess he was also bitten by the scuba diving bug like many of us. So he starts a company and calls it John. In Fan, John is a company that focuses on underwater photography equipment as well as a wide array of scuba equipment. Fan. John was based out of Ardmore Pennsylvania. Interestingly I grew up not very far from more in a little town called Phoenix film in the nineteen fifties and sixties. It's really a small world just twenty miles away. The address offend John Was Ninety Cricket Avenue Ardmore Pennsylvania so just for fun I went to Google, maps to see what it looked like today. It's a nondescript brick building with a lawyer's office in it. I wonder what would make of it today? In an undated catalog from Fan John. Deere is a picture of the company and the building looks pretty much the same way did today. It's a little bit of a mystery as to exactly when Fan Johnson started fan. John. In all the material should Mac and provided from the earliest date materials nine, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, four. I also did some research on the Pennsylvania business entity site and the record show that Fen John Company Inc was established in nineteen, fifty seven and dissolved in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, nine. Not. Sure. Exactly. How accurate all that is, but there were two entries for fend. John. So little bit of a mystery there the nineteen fifty four catalogue is titled Fen John Underwater Photo and equipment company plus a nine hundred and fifty four advertisement in the May nineteen fifty four diver magazine also caused the company Fan John Underwater Photo and Equipment Company and the advertisement states that John is the largest and oldest underwater camera manufacturer in the world. That's a pretty bold statement. So I'm guessing, offend just kept evolving his original company the Mechanical Improvements Corporation into e R. Johnson laboratories and then into fend. John. That's just speculation on my part. So, what was John Offering in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, four. Well the first item in the catalog is defend John Bantam Sixteen millimeter underwater motion picture camera. It claims to have been successfully used by two navies and states that it's the first camera that an amateur can use. Equipped with a bell how sixteen millimeter motion. Picture camera that holds fifty feet of film. and. It's weighing in at twenty one pounds in air for the hefty price of one, thousand, nine, hundred and ninety dollars. So I was curious. What would that be in two thousand and twenty dollars? So I went to the Internet and according to a website called dollar times one, thousand, nine, hundred and ninety dollars in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty four would equate to nineteen thousand and ten dollars today. That's an expensive camera. The nineteen fifty four John Catalog also had a still camera and that was just going into production at the time. It also had an underwater exposure meter and underwater Tripod. And a housing for the camera that Hans Haas used for his Red Sea trip. As, for dive gear, he has the Aqualung for hundred and sixty dollars. A diving US pressure gauges, fins, and Fan is also distributing Pirelli and bell. Aqua dive suits and even has a compressor in the cattle on. The catalog is just sixteen pages long. By thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, six, defend John Catalog while it's still being looked, it's still at sixteen pages is packed with a lot more equipment and it has part numbers now on all the equipment. The cover shows a diver. After of woman underwater, she's not diving. She just sitting in the sand smiling. And a credit the photo having been taken in Florida's silver springs. The featured items are the fend John Gog. Ler His underwater still camera. It looks like he perfected the nineteen fifty, four camera. The cast aluminum housing the camera could be opened and closed in five seconds and could hold up to fifty pictures. The price remained the same at six, hundred, seventy, five dollars. The Bantam was also featured, but it wasn't called the Bantam in this catalogue, but the description and the price were exactly the same. Another new item that Fen Johnson was offering was defend John Universal housing. It claimed that it would accommodate any thirty five millimeter camera for a cost of sixty five dollars. But it would not be ready until March. John is also distributing a whole bunch of other housings and has a wide array of accessories for underwater photography. When you look at the diving equipment, his featuring the Scott Hydro pack for two hundred and fifty dollars. But now is offering six different aqualung setups from thirty eight cubic foot tanks two doubles. Fan. John also carries three North Hill setups and to diverg configurations. There are spear guns, more diving suits, morphines, masks, snorkels, including the Medusa Double Snorkel, three compressors, and so much more. You could see growth over two years. Oh and he states prices in this catalogue in cloud delivery anywhere in the USA. Fen John Prime except you don't have to pay ninety nine dollars. The last catalog that's shared with me is undated, and by this time, the company is simply known as John Company and a catalog is titled Underwater Equipment. In the forward fen rights. On the following pages, there is.

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04:36 min | 1 year ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"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.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

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06:34 min | 1 year ago

"scuba equipment" 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.

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34. Lets talk about save-a-dive kits and Healthways  an original scuba equipment provider - burst 6

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06:34 min | 1 year ago

34. Lets talk about save-a-dive kits and Healthways an original scuba equipment provider - burst 6

"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.

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04:55 min | 1 year ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"Yeah, yeah, a little bit different so so all rings. You have to go crazy to see some of the save a diversion ring. Kids have neck bows are the tank valve the neck rings, but Uh, that you're going to be replacing Matt in the field. I mean most people would. Replacing ended itself as it has got to be very careful, because a lot of people hit hit the the handle with a hammer and to off, and that's not how you do it so. Don't be replacing your neck ring out in times, so all ring so yeah, get a little package of them we have. Little package of old rings. You can get You don't have to go crazy with them. so okay so rings now let's go through some of the other stuff. What are other pieces that people should have well without a doubt? One of the biggest failures that you'll see out in the field is mass straps. Breaking off you know again, your mask is exposed to the elements is exposed to sunlight, which is a big killer for for for for straps so they do break and. Again in this case, we WANNA make sure. We had the right strap for your mask in a lot of it. It's gotTA FIT in a lot of those same dive kits. They'd just throw the cheapest thing in there. They can absolutely fine, and it may work. It may not work, so we WANNA. Make sure that if you're carrying an extra strap that we've been fitted to your mass previously so that you can have the proper equipment and. In the field additional, you might have velcro so velcro strap and we WanNa have a velcro replacement. Your APP is well. Yeah, so you usually replace it with one of the slap straps, and then just keep the older silicon strap as a replacement. Absolutely you know if you're like us. We just haven't extra mask with. Your. So! What else do we need in our savings? Well,.

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31. Dive Flags, EN-ROADS climate solution simulator, diving the Andrea Doria - burst 02

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03:57 min | 1 year ago

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"Many of us go on die vacations to exotic spots and do a majority of our diving from a boat. I did a piece on boat diving etiquette back in February. And you can check out the archives if you're interested one of the things we don't have to worry about when we were diving from a boat is having a die flag that all changes if we are sure diving. You'RE GONNA have to fly or carry your own die flag now. I I learned about die. Flags in my patty open water diver course like most of us have and we actually used a die flag when we were doing our certification dives at Fort Weather. All in Jamestown Rhode Island. Now I went back to my original open water manual to look at what they covered. Yeah I still have that manual. That was before we had the electronic learning. Now we're all familiar with the red rectangular flag that has the white diagonal stripe but remember. There's also blue and white double tailed pennant. Or Alpha flag that signifies diving operations now according to Patty. The flag must be large enough to be seen from at least one hundred yards or meters away so to give you some perspective. Think about this. You're standing on the goal line of a football field and that you're able to see and more importantly identify that flag placed on the other goal. Line I want to cover a couple of other things about your die. Flat your flag is supposed to be flying so do accomplish. This usually have a wire across the flag to keep it extending now. You GotTa make sure that that wire is in place and there are no rips or tears in the flag the might make go limp remember. You're on that far goal line and it's Kinda hard to pick out the flag if it's not flying also. The flag needs to be seen by any boats in the area and should be at least three feet above the surface. Now that's absolutely necessary. When there are choppy seas the laws in your area may have special requirements. So you're going to have to check them out on the distances etc. But if they don't you WanNa stay within fifty feet of your diet. Flag and boats are supposed to stay one hundred two hundred feet away from die flat. Now I can tell you from experience and seeing it. That doesn't always happen. Boats don't usually respect. Sometimes they don't respect that one hundred two hundred foot rule. The die flags pretty simple is usually has a float and nears. This poll that goes through the middle of it runs through the the float and it usually has a counterweight on the bottom to keep the pole upright. Now you also have a line attached to it. That usually seventy five hundred feet normally polypropylene wrapped around the holder. Like I said it's pretty simple until you get into water you have to practice holding it leading out the line keeping the float above you not trailing way behind pulling the float underwater or getting tangled up in the line of another die flag or your gear. We've seen it all at our open waters in Jamestown. Also remember you need to hang onto your holder. We've seen that to die. Flags get away from people. Remember die. Flags are another important piece of your safety equipment and it's only safe. You know how to use it. So when you're on your shore dive be cognizant of what you're doing with that die flag practice with it and be safe with it.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Guess now there's a little bit of a break in action Arizona New Mexico around the Kansas Nebraska Oklahoma is okay Arkansas they had the storms and even tornado touched down there Texas is still pretty much on the eastern border down there's still where that line of us ours is analyses severe thunderstorm since we've got a line of showers and still just outside of Texas but it's through the big easy up through Jackson this is a man the Nashville Huntsville Alabama this in through can talk of course you know here in the Buckeye state we're getting rain and severe thunderstorms all over Pittsburgh PA at all over Pennsylvania there is some really super nasty weather since you get up around the Great Lakes around D. A. a severe thunderstorms and that runs all the way through the upper peninsula of Michigan in the west constant end of Minnesota Minnesota you could get the combination of snow sleet rain thunderstorm believe it or not so you got everything going on and still have scattered rain throughout Iowa and few scattered showers I guess the badlands of South Dakota the east coast like I told you all night you're gonna run in and out of rain maybe some heavy rain up keep alive on that and if there's a phone line whatever opens up right now I think everyone's busy we might have one line opened up eight eight eight eight six zero eight seven eight five and then locally five one three seven four nine seven thousand we got some great callers now I want to get some guys been hold on for about two hours J. T. one of them I'll just say hi we're out we try to have time to talk any music but Hey do a J. D. more more more level Walmart I was a second take off your scuba equipment.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"Today's final segment. I WANNA take a look back at a part of our scuba diving history and that part of our history is on the early manufacturers in one in particular named voight now. I was inspired to do this. Based on the last episode see on Debt I reviewed called the Aqua Net and while the nets were on the deck of the Coast Guard cutter in their rigs. You could clearly make out devoid name on the first stage of their regulator. So That's interesting. Void certainly doesn't make scuba equipment today so I thought I'd take a look back at their past. Voy is a company that started in California in one thousand nine hundred twenty two as tire retread company and because the owner. William voight was an avid sportsman. He went into making athletic equipment and particularly patenting. An all rubber inflatable ball and voice still manufacturers athletic equipment for The balls today now as a sporting goods company William voight junior moved them into developing professional dive equipment and actually Voi- was one of the first five companies in the United States to make and distribute scuba equipment and those companies were US divers decor health ways. Swim master in void. So are any of them around today. Now actually voight bought swim master. In the early nineteen sixties and swim master was originally called the Spear Fishermen Company That started in nineteen fifty five now. Voie was a manufacturer of all the types of scuba equipment including masks tanks fins regulators and scooters and they had a long history with Hollywood and they supplied equipment for the nineteen fifty five movie underwater. They provided all the gear for sea hunt. They also provided gear for voyage to the bottom of the sea both the movie and the TV series and not to be outdone. They also provided equipment for the James Bond. Movie Thunderball so today. I thought I'd focus a little bit on their regulators and I found a lot of great information on a website called vintage double hose dot com. So I thought I talk a little bit about some of the the regulators that they made so from one thousand nine hundred fifty six to fifty nine they had something called the VR one sportsmen and it was essentially the same as the US divers Mistral regulator they also had from nineteen fifty six to nineteen fifty eight something called the VR to Mariner and that was very similar to the US diver navy type DA regulator from nineteen fifty nine to one thousand nine hundred sixty one they had the VR C two fifty fathoms regulator and there was no US diver equivalent in one thousand nine hundred sixty one. We start to see the AF LOGO. Voight was sold to a company called a. m. f. and that shows up on their VCR. Five Blue Fathom fifty regulator now from sixty two to sixty three they had the V twenty two polaris fifty fathom and that was again the same as the US diver Mistral and then in sixty two. They had the V. Fifty five blue fifty fathom regulator and then in sixty two to sixty four. They had the V. Sixty six navy regulator which was equivalent to the US diver. Da Aqua Master. Now in sixty six to seventy. That's kind of the last of their double hose. Regulators they had the R. Twenty Two and the are twenty two j and the are twenty. Two J was one that had to three hundred PSI reserve capability built into it and that was also a two stage balanced regulator. And you can see on that one that it said voight swim master now. There was also another site that poked around on Www DOT CG dash forty five dot com slash regulators slash void and. We saw an air on that website. That in nineteen seventy two. They had a single hose regulator that they introduced and in nineteen eighty three. It looks like they stopped making regulators altogether in couple of other interesting things. I found on that website with some of the prices for regulators so for example in one thousand nine hundred sixty to the void conquerors sold for sixty dollars in nineteen sixty five devoid avalon. So for thirty seven dollars and fifty cents and in one thousand nine hundred seventy the voight dolphin to which was used in. The movie thunderball sold for eighty five dollars. So I thought it'd be a lawyer interesting to go through some of this real quick to see how voight played a part of our scuba history and whenever we review An episode of Seahawk for seeing it still alive we can be sure that Mike Nelson and all the divers are using voight equipment. Another part of our scuba diving history.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"We had just been inside of cracking and dissolving in breaking up into just slush ice on the surface of the ocean as far as the eye could see so the cave we had just been inside was now gone had you been there what what would have been your fate all my gosh if we'd been in there we would have been killed there's no doubt how dangerous is cave diving boy well some people call it one of the most dangerous occupations or or even recreational activities I've I've lost you know more than a hundred friends and colleagues throughout my career in underwater caves in technical diving you know when I heard the term cave diving I picture people going out into the ocean and a vote and then you know going over the side and finding caves near the shore or along the ocean floor but what you do often involves guys that are you know miles sometimes hundreds of miles from the ocean to to really serious Depp's inside the you're a couple hundred feet or more what kinds of bodies of water are you exploring in these times well underwater caves are really abstract it's it's hard for people to grasp that the earth is like a giant sponge and so far in land far away from the ocean I can climb down into a sink hole and and go into a cave passage that's filled with water that branches out like a tree fingering through the planet right and up and down hills and cliffs right through regulations yeah yes sometimes inside mountains where you're climbing down a cave traveling through a waterfall and then reaching a body of water within the earth right and when you're down there does this water have movements currents yes sometimes the currents are so hard that we can't even make headway against them it's kind of like trying to walk against a hurricane strength winds and you're pulling yourself along the rocks against the flow and what's propelling the water well water moves through the planet from higher elevations to lower you know just like you have a water fall on the surface the same thing can happen underground making the water move with great velocity Joe hunter this book is into the planet my life as a cave diver we'll talk more after a short break this is fresh AIR deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has soared since Brazil's far right president took office in January hello this was still doing my just said that every time you look at a satellite image of the forest you see another little pieces missing that's bad news for the planet's climate the forest stores vast amounts of carbon trip into the Amazon this afternoon on All Things Considered from NPR news starting at four on W. NYC this is fresh air and we're speaking with Jill Heiner she is a veteran cave diver exploring underground bodies of water he's also a writer photographer and filmmaker her new memoir about cave diving is called into the planet one of the things that you write about is that this mud and silt when you're driving in various underground bodies can really create a hazard right you can't see sure yeah when you swim into a cave especially when you're the first person to go into place nobody's ever explored there's still on not just the floor but on the walls and ceiling and your very passage through that space and the bubbles that you make from your scuba equipment can knock that sold off the walls the floors ceiling and obscure your visibility so that you can't even see when you're coming out you you talk about diving into Florida spring called devils hi where you go down to a certain death and there is an underwater sign featuring an image of the grim reaper one was this doing under the water well we put signs in springs especially at popular locations like the ones in north Florida worn on trains scuba divers from going into these environments because when they get into these environments the doorway can be very lowering the water may look clear and the the roommate looks spacious but when they go in if they haven't been trained properly they make kick up the silt and be suddenly blind and unable to find their way out they could get lost in the maze like passages so there's a lot of things that can go wrong they also don't have a sense of how much of their gas supply they need to reserve to get out and so it's very very dangerous without proper training to go into a cave and we hope that these signs will scare people off so this is difficult and dangerous what's the appeal of it to you wow you know since I was the smallest child I always wanted to be an explorer to have an opportunity to go some place were nobody has ever been before and as an artist with my camera it's an incredible opportunity to document these places and bring back images to share with others have you seen some pretty strange life forms down there caves are filled with remarkable life forms that we barely understand we're barely even beginning to document these new species there were animals living inside the earth that they don't live by photosynthesis and many of these animals have no eyes no pigment but they have remarkable sensory capabilities and all of these animals with these unique characteristics may be able to teach us an awful lot about evolution about survival maybe even about new chemical and drug compounds that are used to humanity could you expand on that a bit are there particular insights that we've gotten from some of what's been discovered in kitchens yeah the the longevity of some of these animals within the cave diving environment is remarkable I mean we can look at the blind albino crayfish that can live for two hundred years inside a cave when its closest relative in the river outside only lives two to three years another crayfish is living in an incredibly foods scarce environment where he has to conserve energy so that's kind of an interesting strategy to look at what's he feeding on and how often and why does that make him live longer and then these animals that could have been sort of stock in evolution and haven't evolved in over sixty five million years here did they reach some sort of a a perfection in the environment or does that represent something about the environment that hasn't changed we don't even know yet so those animals are are really special and an interesting in and since we're only beginning to identify them and and record them as a new species there's a lot of work left to do was to run if he'd I run a P. is a cool little animal it's it's you know less than two inches long kind of a centipede like white blind animal again but it has venomous fangs and cancers and it can attack something forty times its size immobilize it and then turn the insides of that pre into Jello so that it can suck the life out of it over time and if this animal was the size of a cat it would be the deadliest thing on the earth and it's also been unchanged for over sixty five million years so it's like a living swimming dinosaur Jill hi nurse new memoir is into the planet my life as a cave diver after a break she'll talk more about the dangers involved in cave exploration about how her thinking about fear and wrists were shaped by a terrifying experience above ground and about being a woman in the male dominated world of cave diving also Maureen Corrigan recommends to mystery novels by women whose.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

07:29 min | 2 years ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Memorial honoring our veterans and it's located right off the Pinellas county coast with us in studio doctor he word Mantes professor of oceanography at C. P. college and JD one person Rudy with circle of heroes you can find out more at vet memorial dot org and again them members of the public who wish to attend the dedication ceremony they can bring their own bottle correct there's going to be to the veterans reef Monday nine thirty AM yeah we we expect we will have a flotilla of boats at her to be out you know aside from the super queen which is kind of where the the ceremony is going to take place is going to going to be a unique you know ribbon cutting if you will out on the water you know ten miles off shore and I'm sure people on on sure gonna be looking like you know when the the the Coast Guard as their fly over and everything I mean it's gonna be pretty exciting but yeah we'll probably have twenty thirty boats out there in addition to us and you know probably a couple hundred people out there on the water about a year ago with bush will win got part way through this right yeah yes my I'm player thank the college and has a foundation and the foundation that actually funded five of our veterans to actually take my scuba class so they could work with us and a couple then we'll be out with us on Monday going down because they they got to scuba class courtesy of the foundation just so they can work with us and on veterans reef and I want to talk for a moment pressing you mentioned something earlier there's so many different ways that we're dealing with PTSD these days number of different treatments and therapies and things like that you mention diving before and how this can be part of that kind of explain that and how that came to your attention that that that's something else that this memorial could potentially be used for him JD and I've I've worked with a local nonprofit in the community called the international institute for thought of some prosthetics and they use diving is a way to deal with kind of and your keys I should say you know they use diving then for veteran entities and active duty entities are trying to re discover things they can do you know when you're out of the water suddenly everything is kind of balanced out you can you're free to do yeah you may not be able to land so you utilizing diving with entities is nothing that's necessarily new but it is growing aqua therapy for using for those folks that are suffering from PTSD is also something that we're seeing more and more that's happening this particular group that are selling about earlier deep sea Val pres they take veterans are suffering from this all around the literally around the world on trips to help them deal with it and you know they find that it's very calming they rediscover us talking Jenna is actually to be up here on Monday for the the ceremony from Miami he's a veteran he found out about he emailed us into the website cities in the come up he was tell me on the phone last week about how you know he's he's been dealing with PTSD for so long and somebody said once you try diving once you try this at citizen to come up he was tell me on the phone last week about how you know he's he's been dealing with PTSD for so long and somebody said once you try diving once you try this organization any thought you know okay whatever I'll just try it yeah he says it has helped him immensely no I don't know that the science behind it and write a medicine behind it but but I do know that there are a lot of people that will tell success stories about it it's really cool so we do want to engage the local community like I. O. P. that utilizes diving in some capacity to get out there and be involved in that was truly one of the reasons why we said let's get on board and let's do this because this is really gonna provide some good one of incoming aside from from what you're saying you know we expect will probably have I don't know Hey doctor Manny's what would you say thirty to forty people are gonna be part of that first dive on Monday that number the charter boats are all booked up yeah I I had one German speaking to on the phone this week and he told me that he's got a third some put intrepid and on that boat he is included as a group of six veterans that all entities that died what a great site that's gonna mazing that's going to be really cool you now SO it's just wonderful to see that this memorial is going to be so much beyond just honoring that there's also use for it it in that just like I say it makes us feel like we're really doing something positive for this community and giving back to those who serve for us sure absolutely and after the unveiling after this is made public on Monday what is the process gonna be like for people to go in and check this out so it's going to be a regular county park it's on counting property so to speak and it is maintained by us in the county and people can go to their local dive shops if they don't have a boat or don't have equipment and they can book a charter if they do then they just put in the cordon aunts and go out there we ask that you you know you use the mooring bellies and you are are respectful if you see something that needs repair let us know but it's going to be open to the public and we're going to be working on phase two when it get the comes time to drop the second set of statues will notify the public but it's gonna be open for business starting Monday so phase two let me just touch on that real quick because again if if there's anybody out there that wants to help as face to the process is under way putting this together again that memorial dot org is where you can find out more in where you can donate so phase two is going to be right next to it's going to be actually with so it's gonna be within the same circle so we put we put twelve down but we less space for the next twelve so it's gonna make the circle even tighter more contiguous that we've actually put of like real light chain down on the bottom so once you go down with more in movies there's no chance you're gonna get lost or wonder what you gonna follow the circle all the way around in their change you go to the center monument from all four directions so it's going to be very user friendly you don't need a guide book or a a map to show where it is here it is on that the movies you can save on like a mile away you pull in there then Thailand go straight down and follow the chain you can see the whole thing there then in a single dime you know something else it's interesting about this and and it's not a it's not a perfect snorkeling spot because it's in forty feet of water and depending on visibility may not be able to see it from from up top but they have three doctors that do not use scuba equipment and then they go down and they hold their ground and they're very accomplished at is arrested and so the the if the there's a free diving community here that if people are interested they can they can go down without any equipment and go down and see the the my didn't know that was your your hobbies yeah I got sort of idea the class yes I get this this is ten miles off the coast and how deep is it forty three feet its forty two feet to get to the top of the statues are noted the routes into the ground a second basic up about seven feet above that and and for somebody like me who's not a diver really doesn't know anything about it how difficult of a dive is that certain times a year when the water gets clear you'll be able to see the outline of it from the book it always that right wow what Clearwater yet we have clear what let we had that they're going to go off at any kind of start the water up right now so now the visibility maybe twenty twenty five feet okay but those are normally out of that roof and then when you get a veteran three you can own a decent day you can look that aspect is on the bottom they could you see the bait fish all over the place sure but this is a simple dive for a learner this is a very simple dive and I'm sure it's gonna be utilized quite a.

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"scuba equipment" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

08:53 min | 2 years ago

"scuba equipment" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Roosevelt to do what it takes Donovan sends a group of men swimmer, strong swimmers and risk management. Chieftains? Chiefly. These guys are extreme sports fanatics. These sends them to train on that doesn't exist. They started Annapolis. Now, they go to cite de on the Potomac, and they gather around them a number of men who are committed to this idea of being a strike team special operations team Dunkin, Spence wicker, wildly cooling-off. And of course. Jack Taylor, whoever the word frogman, Patrick where does it come from? It comes from. One of the one of the operatives in this group. John Spence who was a navy diver hard hat divers of the guys that kind of have the, you know, the the large brass helmets and all that stuff and the canvas suits he joins this group. And somebody is he's popping out of the water in a wet suit that the has developed the always this develops all of equipment, the the the Rebrith scuba also the wetsuits fins facemask because something these popping out of the water. Somebody else hate frogman. And that is that is that the origins of term. It's that simple. And by the way, they had to invent the wetsuit because the Potomac is much too cold to try to practice in unlike the the Pacific we now have a team assembled. But they're extremely frustrated. Taylor is probably ready to go over the wall because he wants action, it's the it's the summer of nineteen forty-three finely. Donovan commanding. S S cuts general order number nine and says that the maritime unit is ready before we send them into the field. They have the Rebrith. They have the wet suits. And they have a form of transportation, which they call it inflatable surfboard. What's that Patrick? It's a floating mattress that has a silent electric motor in these guys. He can see can seek the it can be two men can ride in silently to a covert landing. And it's quite ideal in the sense that radar is big during World War Two as the war goes on it gets even bigger. So even small boats are being picked up by radar so the inflatable raft is ideal men can penetrate without being detected by radar in covertly infiltrate behind enemy lines. And that's exactly what they're able to use these things for this wouldn't be a story of the armed services. If there was an interservice rivalry as I understand it. The navy didn't like the idea of the maritime unit at all they had their own version the underwater demolition team. How did the navy? The navy? There's a bit of a love hate relationship within the native because many of the men within the the maritime unit or navy personnel. That are detached in brought into the. S and in in nineteen forty three the take the scuba equipment and in August and September. And they they go down to Florida to Fort Pierce, where the the is is set up a school and everything else in they bring in this high tech, JAMES BOND type Queant in the unity guys, aren't even using flippers. At this time, they're they're using tennis shoes to swim around in and stuff. And this is this is decades ahead of anything that they're used to and the says allows them to test the equipment, they sort of do some joint exercises in the documents are very interesting on what happens next as one is operatives says, he's never been sworn at more in his life in the men were actually thrown out in you know, there's a lot of reasons why that might have happened. The the kind of the the one. Operative that was set down. There might have sort of went above commanded suggesting that maybe the navy could provide many of the recruits for the S, and there's a lot of chances for synergy Kerr at that point. And it didn't what happens is though, interestingly enough, many one swim team that the develops becomes something called UT ten and it's one of the navy's premier teams that that operates in the Pacific. These are the this is the frontline development. We're following Jack Taylor behind them. There will be other teams forming back in the US from mission throughout the world. We'll touch on some of them, but we're going to follow Taylor. And the what we'd have to say is the team as they go to war on the orders of Donovan, get them out of the United States before before the other runaway or cause any more trouble. So we'll go immediately to Cairo. Here's where I started to not believe this story in Cairo Jack Taylor former dentist to the stars is looking for a head. Cortez a port. He's also looking for a fleet they base out of Cairo. And they have what you Patrick described as a rundown, Taj Mahal and showing up as a companion is a man by the name of Hamilton. Who is he? Hamilton is sterling Hayden the same as movie actor and and the Hamilton shows up. I mean changes his name because he doesn't want to become recognizable. Even though when he shows up at the ties Mahal secrets five as if you will. Everybody's kinda like kind of look like a famous football star. Or who are you? In and then right there at the Taj Mahal is a six foot five muscular guy, that's armed with a three fifty seven magnum. He's got a parachute kind of boots on in an American flag on one slave, and he gets there. He's all dressed up. It doesn't have a mission at all. And he runs into Jack Taylor. And the two men kind of form an interesting friendship, and and their the they worked together quite extensive. We wanna mention Willie. Did he go to Cairo with them or stay back in the US? No stayed back in the US, and he was more or less the the organizer and in visionary willy a British officer. He's a British officer. That is a quite extraordinary one. He was highly decorated World War One. And and then becomes an American citizen. He marries an American it in before the war, and he's a Hollywood script writer for paramount. And then right before the war. He's brought back into the Royal Navy and he's the liaison officer in Washington DC. And that's how that's how Donovan meets him. Did he introduced Donovan detailer? He did. So that's why we wind up with how we have Jack Taylor because Willie and Taylor were close friends in what right now the Hollywood connection or works. Again in Cairo the frustration here is they wanna mission. A no one will give them a mission. Or when they do give them a mission. It's already been done that happens a few times. So they decide to symbol their own fleet. They're pretty much without supervision. It doesn't look like there's an adult along board. I can imagine they spent their nights carousing and their days searching for a fleet to attack. Germans was is that pretty much what they told you the reports. Well, it was it was frustrating. Jack taylor. This lowly Lieutenant that goes over and has to work with colonels and general officers, but he also works with a very interesting in collecting soup of individuals. And these the always says is culturally aware, and they bring in individuals that knew the area in those happen to be anthropologists and archaeologists classical Greek our gala, just so Taylor is working with these archaeologists, and they've assembled a small kind of ragtag fleet of vessels, and they're held khakis, which are they're Greek small fishing ships. And they hire typically smugglers and kind of men of that are a little bit salty. You know, some people that are also very patriotic. But as the report goes of these guys are sometimes Goldberger's if you will. That was the quote that they had and, but they were very they were fairly effective in aiding German patrol. Let's go to war. Just a moment. First seals the untold story in the forging of America's most elite unit. Patrick O'Donnell the author. I'm John Batchelor. Washington's mall W M A L or Washington comes to talk..

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Taiwan, Soccer and Texas discussed on Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager

01:49 min | 3 years ago

Taiwan, Soccer and Texas discussed on Dennis Prager

"He did promise in announcement would come by monday secretary of state mike pompeo is in the air and on his way to north korea after intelligence and satellite imagery showed that despite all the goodwill gestures to the us and south korea kim jong un may not be moving towards denuclearization after all the president says turning illegal immigrants back at the border it's just like kicking people off your front lawn the president taking to twitter to rail against immigration laws that he calls in say mr trump calling on congress to pass what he calls smart fast and reasonable immigration laws the president tweeting that when people with or without children editor our country they must be told to leave without enduring what he called a long and costly trial the president adding they must leave just as they would if they were standing on your front lawn wally hindes reporting meanwhile all that ruckus yesterday the statue of liberty protesters hanging antitrump antivice banners were arrested including the woman who climbed the base of the statue and didn't come down for for several hours detective brian glacken from the nypd she was basically up there saying about the children in texas a quarter beer inflator today for her how could you be trapped in a dark cave in taiwan for almost two weeks with twelve young boys while the answer meditation the soccer coach was a monk they're teaching those boys to swim with masks in hopes that that will help extricate them we don't need to train them to be scuba diver all right we just need to turn them to know how to use the equipment and how how to breeze from scuba equipment either using the foo fest mass or using the rick law regulator they're all described still is mostly healthy just hungry townhall news stocks and options trading involves financial risk and is not suitable for all investors for your your stockbroker and hire yourself i'm scott bauer and.

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