I’m not sure if the world needed another free classifieds website or not, but here’s one more. I mostly created joeuw.com as a test related to another project, but now that it’s finished and live, I really like the site and would like to see people use it–especially after looking around at the few scuba gear […]
When I originally created the JoeScuba blog, I had several informal goals. First, managing a blog is a fun way to stay connected between dive days. Secondly, I want to grow JoeScuba into a large online forum where divers from all over the world can share information about all topics related to diving, dive travel, […]
I joined a vintage scuba message board a couple weeks ago so that I could contribute to a discussion about the concept of a formal vintage scuba class. Presumably, the idea would be to train divers on the safe use of double hose regulators, etc. In truth, I don’t believe there is enough of a […]
This is one of my double hose regulators. It is one of only three that I know of but I’m sure there are more like it. What makes it so unusual is that it labeled (view the gallery here to see the label) as an Aqualung Mistral, but more closely resembles the J. C. Higgins […]
Anyone for diving? from Vintage D on Vimeo. This is awesome! I love seeing the way classes were handled back then. I was first certified around 1980 (YMCA) and it wasn’t that different. I remember having to recite Boyle’s Law, Henry’s Law, Dalton’s Law, Archimedes Principle, and tons of additional physics and physiology that you […]
I just got back from the PADI Annual Forum. It was very interesting and I won a hat. One thing that came up is the issue of shark finning, the hideous practice of cutting the fins off of sharks in huge numbers and tossing them back into the ocean to die. Shark numbers have been […]
I’m starting to think seriously about organizing some dives for vintage nerds like me at beautiful Lake Tahoe this Summer. I am pretty sure that I can arrange a special room rate at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, as well as lake front dining specials nearby. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested.
http://www.vintagedoublehose.com/index.php/component/content/article/91.html This site has a really cool listing, with pictures, of double hose regulators. I like that there is a rating system (1-5 stars) depicting the rarity of each double hose regulator they list. Among the rarest is a “blue can” Mistral made around 1958. I own one that is original and still working (You […]
In a sudden wave of inspiration, I just pulled one of my vintage double hose regulators out of storage and connected it to a scuba tank (single 38 cu. ft., 1800 psi). I have several of them, all of which are unusually rare. This one is a late 50’s U. S. Divers Mistral that is […]
I am a big fan of vintage and historic SCUBA gear. This is a pretty (well, VERY) rare SeaHorse SCUBA double rig from the early 1940’s.