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Posted by Capt Nemo on December 08, 2012 at 08:29:00:

In Reply to: Re: Ancient gear? vs Vintage gear? posted by Guest comment on December 07, 2012 at 11:35:30:

Excellent info...

15 October 1953: The BSAC is founded

1954 First scuba certification course in the USA is offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Program created by Albert Tillman and Bev Morgan now known as LA County Scuba

1959: NAUI is founded by Albert Tillman and Neal Hess

1966: PADI starts

2001 December: The BSAC allows rebreathers to be used in BSAC dives

2009 June: NAUI approves the first Standard Dress Sport Diving course. The course is conducted in Australia, bringing antique helmet diving back

Draw your own conclusion about leadership in dive instruction...

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