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Vintage dive - July 8th

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by justleesa, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well we both had the day off and my buddy said he wanted to do a vintage dive. So that's what we did.

    On the deep dive to the Sea Tiger I wore my regular gear and just took pictures of my buddy, but on the 2nd dive I got to do a vintage dive.

    This was my 2nd ever vintage dive. I was using a Voit Trieste regulator (1969) with a dacor pressure gauge (60’s) and a dacor depth gauge (60’s), twin 38’s with a voit backpack (1961), a Voit mask (70’s – brand new out of the box), an old Body Glove shorty (70’s) and a pair of yellow Aquatic Pinna Nautilus fins (60’s). The regulator had just been serviced.

    At first I thought the fins were not going to do the trick but I had no problem keeping up with my buddy with his Whitestag, full power fins. No cramping, no tired legs....they were just perfect.
    Still have to practice a bit on keeping my head a bit more up, but otherwise everything went great. I enjoyed the freedom of not wearing a BCD and am looking forward to the next day off :D Anybody else wanna go?

    PS: I usually wear a perscription mask - can't believe how good I saw with the mask....maybe time for new glasses...lol
     
  2. Pedge

    Pedge Nassau Grouper

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    OK, stupid question--why don't you need a BCD when you do a vintage dive?
     
  3. ...nice shots, Lisa........looks like you're having FUN!

    ...please keep 'em coming.........

    Karl
     
  4. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Because they didn't have BCD's back then :D I do have weights, but all the up and down I have to do I just do by in & exhaling. Next time you come, you can do a vintage dive with me :wink:
     
  5. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, it was fun :D
     
  6. Winton

    Winton Nassau Grouper

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    Leesa,
    what is the purpose of a vintage dive? To test the equipment?

    Winton
     
  7. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    Leesa,
    Beautiful pics...you capture the very essence of vintage diving fun...

    The purpose of diving vintage gear is because its fun, is like taking a trip back in time to an era of the way it 'used' to be done.

    Double hosers are very neat and cool, they exhaust the bubbles behind your head - great for photography, underwater metal detecting, etc. They are basically very simple devices and fun to work on.

    I just had a 1968 Aqua Lung double hoser re-chrome plated, rebuilt, etc. and now I have a working collectors piece thats over 30 yrs old and still works! Its looks brand new again!

    IS that neat or what?
     
  8. DennisW

    DennisW Solo Diver

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    Lisa,

    Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Purpose? The purpose is fun, the same as it is for most of the diving we do. I am, however, happy that I have newer technology when I dive. Those old regulators breath hard.
     
  9. Danny D

    Danny D Solo Diver

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    The pics look great. I wish I had the opportunity to dive in the water that you have ! Ow well if the New England water doesn't kill you it makes you stronger I guess hahahah.

    What is the point of a new equipment dive ? $$$$$$$$$$$ no skill required :11: .......... :06: ...... :wink:
     
  10. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Aloha Winton!

    My SO is a big time vintage scuba collector (regs, suits, masks, spearguns, magazines, books, catalogs......you name it, he's got it). We use more sq footage to store and display his collection than we use to live (just to give you an idea....lol) He keeps everything well maintained and every now and then he will pack a bag with his vintage gear to go out and dive it. It is a bit of testing, but also and mostly for the fun.

    Aloha,
    Lisa

    Aloha,
    Lisa
     

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