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    Model information : Watergill / Seapro Regulators

    A little late responding to this note. I was looking for something else from Water Gill. Water Gill was big in Wisconsin with the At-Pac from 1968 about, to 1977. President Bill Walters and I collaborated on the BCVest in 1975 I later named the challenger. Here's the story; about 1975 Bill came...
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    8th Annual Ghost Ships Festival

    May 2019, It appears I was a decade to early for my discussion on the 'Sunken Treasure of Poverty Island'. Lately television favorites like History, Discovery and others have been inundated with programs like: Curse of OAK Island, Curse of Civil War Gold and Lost Gold of WW2 or (something close...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    I have received a few feedbacks on my post. My number 867 is an NASDS instructor number, not a student number sorry for the confusion. Also the PADI instructor number is not a mistake it is PADI instructor #12 MSDT. And the 58 is the number of years to date I've been in scuba diving, both...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    There was a question on whether NASDS instructor numbers were issued starting at 1000. In an earlier post I said I had an NASDS instructor number of 867. In 1967 I was certified NASDS instructor through Sea N' Ski in Milwaukee, WI. I took an update in 1970 and again in 1973 in Rhode Island and...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    NASDS certified in 1967 #867 through Sea N' Ski Inc. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Updated course in 1970 in Rhode Island. PADI Certified in 1966. Still hold active PADI certification MSDT #12. Just celebrated 45 years as PADI instructor. Received nice glass free-form trophy and write up in Under Sea...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    Angelo (POP) Poppalardo was a long time friend. We ran some joint scuba tours together to the Caymans. You should hear those stories.
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    Oh' those were the days. There weren't instructor numbers on NASDS cards in the late sixties only the student numbers and the instructor name. The earliest student number I certified that i can find is (with his permission)#1681. Later I re-qualified in Rhode Island when I opened my own store...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    Still a few left, but numbers are getting thin. NASDS instructor # 867. A comment about using SSI numbers for certification numbers; I have a few records from 1967 and the earliest number I can find is #1681. I just happen to know this fellow and he said it isn't any part of his SSI number...
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    Worlds Youngest Diver??????

    Received an e-mail from a friend about the 'oldest diving instructor' it was posted to Scubaboard. Thought I might update it and ran across the youngest child diver. Come on guys, do you think your wife would approve. If an adult could get an AA in less than half an atomsphere pool, don't you...
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    Roll call: Any old NASDS divers out there?

    How about an old instructor from the 1968 vintage era? Still kicking.
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