Story: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-divers-treasure-famed-wreck-151015129.html If there’s one thing that I believe all divers have in common it’s that somewhere deep in the recesses of our subconscious minds, there’s a remote hope that’we’ll discover treasure. As a kid, I remember reading a book from the library that was an account of Mel Fisher’s search for the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which […]
Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay was once the site of the Emerald Bay Resort. I believe the resort was in operation from the late 1800’s until around 1920, but I’m not sure about the exact dates. When the resort was dismantled, a lot stuff was shoved into the bay, including a boat dock and diving platform […]
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 […]
I don’t have anything profound to say about Jacques Cousteau, since most likely, anyone who stumbles across this already has been touched by the man or his work in some deep and enduring way. As a kid growing up in Southern California in the early 1970’s, I remember many rainy days at school when rather […]
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 […]
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news//2011/02/110211-two-brothers-whaling-ship-pollard-science-nantucket-noaa/ I can’t imagine how many shipwrecks there must be throughout the world, but certain ones excite me a lot. Queen Anne’s Revenge, The Nuestra Señora de Atocha, The Hunley among others come to mind as wrecks I am particularly fascinated with. I remember reading a book about the Mel Fisher’s search for the Atocha long […]
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.