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Early scuba training push ups on the beach

Discussion in 'History of Diving Museum' started by shurite7, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

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    I am looking for some pictures of training in the early years; specifically showing students doing push ups on the beach while wearing their gear. I saw a picture, years ago, I believe in a Skin Diver magazine, of a group of students doing Calisthenics on the beach.

    If you know where I can find the picture please let me know, or post it on this thread.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Why do you want the pictures ?

    SDM
     
  3. Hawkwood

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    To answer your question, a quick Google search found this:

    pushup_divers.jpg
     
  4. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    I've got some photos of the U.S. Navy School for Underwater Swimmers, but was unable to take photos of the pushups, as I was doing them with twin 90s at the time. We also did flutter kicks on our backs while wearing our twin 90s, with a face mask full of water. But again, I couldn't get photos of that at the time.

    SeaRat
     
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  5. shurite7

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    Hawkwood,
    Hm, my Google search was not as lucrative. I tried key words such as 'push ups', 'scuba', and 'early years of scuba training', but i did not find any pictures like the one you posted. Thanks.

    The pic is for DM candidates. Many divers today don't realize what the early years of training was like.
     
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  6. Hawkwood

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    I got lucky I guess. I don't remember the search string, but it came up on the first pass.
     
  7. Chugwhump

    Chugwhump Loggerhead Turtle

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    Ahhhh.....
    The good old days.
    Swimming hundreds of laps in the pool in full gear.
    Diving down 17' in the pool to don gear, without a mask, with -8.0 eyes.
    Horse Collar "B.C.'s" (yeah, they sucked).
    Voit Viking fins.
    J-Valves.
    Chafing.
    Instructors knocking your mask off and ripping your reg from your mouth quiet unexpectedly.

    Yup......
    Those were the good old days.
    not.

    Chug
    Knows how bad it used to suck.
     
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  8. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Sureite7
    I will repeat my question why do you want/need the picture?

    FYI it was snapped at an early NAUI course for publicity and not as a course requirement or exercise.

    SDM
    FYI NAUI Instructor #27- What is your NAUI instructor Number?????????
     
  9. shurite7

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    Sam,

    My answer is an above thread. Some DM candidates and rescue students gripe about some of the skills being to difficult- primarily because they are out of shape.

    I have seen other pictures of students on the beach doing push ups. That is the one I would prefer. I just don't remember which periodical or book that I saw it in.

    When was the above picture taken and where?
     
  10. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    It was photographed at one of the very early NAUI courses when Al Tillman was the president of NAUI and appeared in a early possibly 1962 -1963 edition of Skin Diver Magazine in the "Instructors corner".

    Al, NAUI #1, was also a founder of LA Co UW instructor's association, therefore LA Co #2 or perhaps #1. He wrestled professionally while in college and after receiving his doctorate in Physical education was a professor of physical education at a Los Angles college. Therefore a proponent of physical conditioning.

    As we often said there was never a fat LA Co UW instructor, which held true for a while with NAUI.

    Now so many are so grossly out of shape (and post to this board regularly with great authority)

    SDM

    By the way I received a Christmas card from Harry Vetter, NAUI Instructor #2...The oldest living NAUI instructor. He is the only living member with single digit number and only a handful with double digit numbers remain.

    SDM
     
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