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Old 01-01-2017, 01:32 PM   #1
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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When I started diving in the Keys in high school, back in the 60's.....

I swear I used a double hose regulator.

It was pretty archaic. But all our diving was from shore.

I dont think Pennekamp was a state park back then; but that was the one place we would go if we were on a boat.
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Thats some scary outfits right there. The 8th picture has 1917 date on it.
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Boy it looks like there was a lot to go wrong with those early hard hat and articulated suits. Some sure look like they landed in Area 51 !

I still have 1 or 2 of my old 2 hose regulators and wouldn't hesitate to use one of them for relatively shallow dives with low current, but they look pretty "new high tech" now compared to those vintage deep dive zombie suits.

Might be fun to have a modern ADS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_diving_suit (and the required support team and equipment ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_diving_suit


Thanks for the post , Gil. Very interesting ...and a scosh creepy.
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I liked it thanks !!
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We had to start somewhere.

I agree, some of those set ups look like they belong in a Will Robinson flick.
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This guy looks like Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters.
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This guy looks like Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters.
Same expression to.
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I wouldn't mind diving with this one.
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I wouldn't mind diving into this one.
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I swear I used a double hose regulator.
I've got a top shelf working order US Divers double hose reg....they breath a little on the hard side.

Most of those surface supply dive suits reminds me of the robot Lost in Space.
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Some of it reminds me of "Lost in Space".

My uncle was a Navy diver during WW2, and he had lots of stories to tell. He used the more "modern" diving equipment then.

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Brought to mind the phrase "Klatu barata nichtu".....
brass balls......big ones......
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Brought to mind the phrase "Klatu barata nichtu".....
brass balls......big ones......
Had the same thought.
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Looks like death on a hose.
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I got claustrophobic looking at those head pieces. There is no way that I would go down on any but two of those. The women of coarse.

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An 1800 PSI set of doubles I dive with from time to time ...

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