One avid diver and a vintage dive gear collector here. Like most of you, i grew up watching Cousteau and hes adventures. Always dremt about diving, but never had the money for it before 10 years ago, and now still taking back the time that i couldnt dive. We are mostly in the water every week and just loving it. I dive both technical and recreational levels in the Baltic sea. Im a huge fan of wrecks and we have alot of them here. The baltic is a low salinity, cold and dark sea, so most of our wrecks are well preserved after hunders of years. Lots to discover!
I have been reading this board for a while as a guest, but thought of joining now. Also im always on the hunt for vintage dive gear and like now, i have a wanted post on the forum, so it might help my searches.
Hei Dust, tervetuloa sivuillemme! Mistä olet Suomesta? Vaimoni ja minä olemme San Franciscon lahden alueella. Voitko kertoa omistamistasi laitteista? Kuten varmaan jo tiedätkin, rakastan Healthways-varusteita, mutta arvostan myös kaikkea muuta, koska se on minulle haaste ja siksi voin tehdä tutkimusta.
Hi Dust, welcome to our site! Where in Finland are you from? My wife and I are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Can you tell us about the gear you have? As I’m sure you know already, I love Healthways gear, but I also appreciate anything different just because it’s a challenge to me and that way I can geek out doing research.
Kiitokset lämpimästä tervetulosta! (Thank you for the warm welcome!) I live on the south-west part of Finland, right on the coast in a big harbor city. If anyone here knows Finland, they can easily guess where i live.
My collection of vintage gear consists of two hose regulators, single hoses, depth gauges, bendomatics, masks and knives. No fins or spearguns. But my collection is not only vintage gear. It also consists on vintage scuba stuff like toys and graphics. For me not all regulators, masks or the vintage gear gets my attention. I work as a product designer, so it needs to have certain elements that peek my interest. For instanse if it is a bad working regulator, i dont mind it, im there just for the esthetics of the piece. Lets say it this way: i would buy a crappy chair where it is terrible or impossible to sit, but beautiful to look at(i also have those).
If i would say what would be my favorite, i would say 60-70s era and Italy. They had an eye on beauty almost in anything.
Hei Dust! Joo, ymmärrän täysin mitä tarkoitat estetiikalla: olen sekä "visuaalitaiteilija" että graafinen suunnittelija. Suurin osa taiteestani ei mahdu tälle sivustolle, mutta teen paljon plus-kokoisia pin-up tyttöjä…
Pidän myös hyvästä teollisesta muotoilusta. Talomme etuosa on rakennettu vuonna 1926, joten säilytämme siellä antiikkihuonekalujamme. Talon takaosa on lisätty 1950-luvulla, siellä on "modernit" huonekalumme 1950- ja 60-luvuilta, Dux, S.L. Moebler ja Adrian Pearsall.
Suosikkisukellusvarusteeni on Healthways, se oli halpaa, mutta hyvää. Heidän suunnittelijansa teki todella hienoa työtä, kaikki se kromi saa sen näyttämään suurelta amerikkalaiselta luksusautolta, vai mitä? Hi Dust! Yeah, I totally get what you’re saying about aesthetics: I’m a fine as well as graphic artist. Most of my art is not suitable for this site, but I do a lot of plus-size pin-up girls…
I enjoy good industrial design too. The front part of our house was built in 1926, so that’s where we keep our antique furniture. The back of the house was added on in the 1950’s, that’s where we have our “modern” furniture, 1950’s and 60’s, Dux, S.L. Moebler and Adrian Pearsall.
My favorite gear to collect is Healthways, it was cheap, but good. Their designer was really great, all of that chrome makes it look like a big American luxury car, doesn’t it?
Hey Jaybird! Yeah i think plus-size pin-up are for a different site .
I like the look of Healthways. The chrome really makes it pop and thats why also like the look of old Scubapros. My modern plastic Apeks-regulators are nothing to them.
The house sounds really nice and the car is super cool! My ride is a little more modest one, during the summer we drive an old German beetle that my wifes grandfather bought as new, straight from the shop in -62. I did a full restoration on it, wich took 4 long years. Sooo much rust!
Hey antique diver! Actually 2 weeks ago we dove again on an old American Victory-ship that sank on our coast in a winterstorm on the 24th of December 1947. 10 Sailors lost their life in the tragedy. Beautiful wreck, huge and lies on a sandbed in about 35m/115ft, so the visibility is usually really good. Its always like a Pandoras box to ask me about diving, cant shut up about it