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Arcadia Publishing has officially released the book “History of Diving on the Oregon Coast”, and it’s available now.
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The Oregon coastline is beautiful, rugged, and unspoiled. Even today, a relatively small number of scuba divers explore the near offshore rocks, reefs, and wrecks, but those who do are treated to some amazing diving.
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The Northwest Diving History Association’s mission is to record and preserve the history of the people that contributed to the development of scuba diving. To help preserve this history,
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While scuba diving is enjoyed worldwide today, few enthusiasts may be aware that the origins of their hobby can be traced to a pioneering Japanese immigrant in prewar Australia. Yasukichi Murakami (1880-1944) is credited
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It was on my second dive of the Sea Use III-A mission that I had a “grandchild experience! That is an experience you call tell your grandchildren one day when you really want to hold their attention. It was the first dive of the day. Kirby Johnson and I were the divers. The morning was beautiful with perfect calm conditions […]
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Zale Parry doesn’t celebrate her own birthday. She shares, “being ageless is wonderful.” What she does celebrate is diving! Zale is a Pisces; the constellation and astrological sign named the Latin plural for fish. As the Greek legend goes,
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Dr. Glen Egstrom’s research in diving performance and development of fitness principles are timeless. His diligent work, role model and influence, continues to inspire and permeate the sport, business and safety of diving. While developments in diving and equipment were taking place around the globe, right here in the heart of America and later the heart of Los Angeles, a […]
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The Northwest Diving History Association concluded their annual weekend meeting and event Sunday evening in Olympia, Washington. The event marks the fifth year for the Association, which is dedicated to recording and preserving the history of the people that contributed to the development of scuba diving in the North Pacific Region. On a rainy, cool Fall day, the first day […]
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Early era fin of unknown origin, possibly foreign military – Circa most likley early 50’s This pair of fins are unique in that they incorporate both a heel strap and a set of laces which seems somewhat odd since the boot pocket would be unlikely to cinch around the foot to a degree where the laces wouldn’t either stretch or tear […]
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Navy Underwater Demolitions Teams “UDT” Fins – Circa post WWII throughout the 50’s-early 60’s During the inception of the U.S. Naval underwater warfare units, Strong swimmer, Frogmen, OSS-UDT and finally SEALs teams, the earliest days utilized Churchill style fins but shortly after WWII the Navy began looking for a more military grade “hardier-use” fin to stand up to the rigors of […]
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