Hi Eben, in my humble opinion anywhere we could put on a show and folks could see us in some manner (even CC TV?) would educate on the history of diving. For example, diving is big in Japan and a friend of mine who lives in Tokyo asked me the other day if the SHF cast would be willing to put on a show in one of the big open ocean tanks at an aquarium in Japan. I told him that if his group could pay all travel expenses for everyone i'd do my best to talk the cast and crew into it. He said he would check into it but not to hold my breath. Bottom line, probably not gonna happen. Regardless, other locations exist. My 2 psi. Mark.SurfLung wrote: There may be other Florida springs with clear water and a spectator capacity. But then, what would be the "Sea Hunt" connection? Sea Hunt is part of the history of Silver Springs. If it can't be held there, it doesn't really make sense to do it anywhere else. (ie. Move it to whatever spring the current Springs Fest event is being held at).
Been there, done that. Many of the Sand Dogs were located in FL and we dove the mentioned springs. Some of the participants burned out on the springs. That is one of the reasons we tried a Sand Dog up north. (That was a flop). Not sure if the days of Sand Dogs have expired. Biggest issue along with venue is organizer. Seems some participants are not willing to step up to the plate and do one. Maybe new blood infusion is needed.swimjim wrote:Maybe instead of a SeaHunt event, we could just get together and dive a couple of springs. I wouldn't mind visiting Alexander or Troy springs. Drift dive on one of the rivers? Just a thought. Of course, as usual, my attendance would be based on if I have work through the winter. But it sure is nice to get out of Wisconsin mid March to mid April.
Alec Peirce is as well. But you three are the only ones I'm aware of.Ron wrote:Well, I am still one of only 2 people qualified to teach a complete vintage equipment diving class. I've taught 4 people and offended virtually everyone here by getting certified to teach it, LOL! Apparently there were concerns that I was "in it for the money." The other guy who teaches it is a VDH member as well, Mr. Tim Ewing. Tim also wrote the course. I don't know what I'm going to do with all 80 of these fat George Washingtons I've got laying around from teaching vintage equipment diving. Maybe I will spend it on 1/6th of a bottle of good Scotch, or 1/100th of a Rolex.
If people wanted a class at an event, then I'd show up and teach it.
I'll be here all week folks.
When you put it that way, it makes sense... After all, most of the spectators that saw us at Silver Springs had never heard of the Sea Hunt TV Show before they saw our Sea Hunt Forever event. I guess I was thinking about the personal significance of Silver Springs to us divers.
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