Re: Does anybody here do any vintage diving?

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Posted by baja haha on October 26, 2009 at 10:04:41:

In Reply to: Does anybody here do any vintage diving? posted by Eric S on October 26, 2009 at 07:39:05:

Yes there are a number of double hose divers in California.

The Historical Diving Society, is primary directed towards classical or helmet and surface supplied diving, however a a small section of their magazine is devoted each month to SCUBA. The cost is $50.00 per year for 4 issues of Historical Diver Magazine

An off shoot but in no way connected to HDS is the California Classic Equipment Divers (CCED) HQ in San Pedro area. They conduct a periodical classical dive generally in or around the LA harbor area. The newsletter, membership and diving is free.

I would suggest that you investigate and possibly join the "Vintage Double Hose" board. It is very active and it is also free. This organization is devoted to the preservation and diving of the vintage double hose regulators. You will have the opportunity to interact with other enthusiasts from not only California but the world.

Hope that this answers your question.

It is suggested that prior to doing serious diving with the double hose regulator that you obtain a copy of the New Science of Skin and Scuba, probably one of the 1960 editions and practice the skills identified in the book. Those double hose bubble machines dive different than the modern tube suckers.

Enjoy the thrill of yesteryear

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