Post by sheriffdiver on Mar 19, 2017 8:20:58 GMT -8
I know this is a big event on a regional basis, but I'm so far away that it is difficult for me to make it to Silver Springs. I would also need to add to my double hose inventory as most of my stuff is Healthways, USD, Nemrod and Sportsways. I have the guts to an AMF Voit 50 Fathom two hose, but not the case. With not too much $$, I could get a plastic case for it from The Scuba Museum, and have thought about that for a number of years, but that's not what was seen on Sea Hunt, and would probably be disallowed by the protocol.
I'm one of those kids who was watching Sea Hunt after my YMCA swim team practice in Salem, Oregon in the 1950s. While Jacques Cousteau was the main factor in my getting into diving, Sea Hunt was fun to watch, and after having dived for a while, critique. We would watch it, and see the scenes where the regulators were switched from the old green straight mouthpiece to the newer grey Voit mouthpiece, in the same dive. Or a diver with twins would suddenly have a single tank on, or the dives continued with the J-valve down. As teenage divers, we would enjoy the series and the stories, but developed a way of looking at them as a Hollywood production which was somewhat detached from reality.
I love seeing these videos of Silver Springs, and the Sea Hunt divers there. Yes, I agree that they are doing a lot for vintage diving. Just talking to the tourists would be fun, and give them an idea of diving in the 1950s and 1960s, and the safety of vintage diving. I have a couple of questions:
--Is the noise I was hearing the props of the tourist boats overhead? I could not see anything that would make such a racket.
--Are there three statues in the center of the frame? If so, what do they represent?
--There is one guy in the midst of the divers in modern gear. Is he videoing the event?
--Was there any or much TV coverage of the event?
That fish (perch?) kinda stole the show for a few moments there. As a diver with a degree in zoology, I am interested in the aquatic life in Silver Springs too.
Please thank all who participated for me as this does represent vintage diving to the public, and is much appreciated.
At first the noise you can hear is Jerry Lang's scooter and then the noise you hear is from the propeller blades of the glass bottom boats above us. Yes there was a local newspaper photographer in modern gear taking photos for the newspaper. No TV coverage that I'm aware of. The statues are left over from a movie a believe.
Also somebody had a really noisy regulator. It would make screeching noises upon inhalation. Creepy sounding. Those fish look like our Sunfish around here.