Category: Diving Equipment

Tanks and Weights

Well – maybe it shouldn’t have taken me by surprise.  But it did.  A communicating New England area dive shop told me, “It’s OK to sell integrated weights BCs because divers don’t drop their weight-belts anyway.”  An honest peddler –…

New World Record!

I was in the Bahama Islands in the late 1960’s. I had just awakened my mania for Scuba and decided that Going Diving was I wanted to do with my life. I was glowing with the excitement of self-discovery when…

Nitrox and Other Gases

A reader of Britain’s Diver Magazine recently wrote to me complaining that I had admitted in print to using independent twin tanks, one tank with air (MOD 182 feet at 1.4 bar ppO2) and one tank with nitrox 32 (MOD…

Room with a View

Nearly forty years ago I had the chance to spend some time in an ambitious underwater habitat project known as La Chalupa placed on the sea bottom  off Puerto Rico. My host was Mike Kilbride (son of the BVI’s infamous…