Yes, I thought that was a significant sign of the times that would likely invoke some feminine ire within a few years. As a matter of fact though I don't recall any female instructor candidates being at that program.
Thanks. It was taken at Possum Kingdom Lake, which is about 80 miles west of Fort Worth. Beautiful winding lake on the Brazos River, it was really popular with divers from 1950's until recent times. A surge of building homes, golf courses, etc. may have contributed to the falling visibility from fertilizers, and it certainly lost some of it's wilderness beauty appeal. I don't know of any good public shore access suitable for diving anymore, so diving is pretty much limited to those with boats or homes on the water. This was the home of iconic "Scuba Point" dive shop, owned by diving pioneers, Tom and Mary Davis, and family from 50's until about 2010. Great shore access right behind the shop.
sbotes wrote: ↑Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:38 pmHoly Smokes...... the YMCA memories.
I grew up with a big Midwest YMCA Scuba Club called the Atlantis Divers. My mom and dad were original members. A ton of history. I remember training classes in the late 50's. Although then the certification cards carried the name of the Scuba Club not the YMCA. I even have a film of a club trip to the Bahamas that I believe was in the early 60's.
Wish I could find a place for some of my memorabilia.
I remember Jacques Cousteau coming to the YMCA to show his film Silent World. He was also trying to raise money for the first Calypso. I believe I may even have some of the paperwork from that day.
How did the song go.... Memories...... sweeten through the ages....
Hi Bart, Do you live at Possum Kingdom area? I'm in Parker County, not so far away. I got certified SCIP in 1965, and instructor rating in 1968. Haven't dived PK in about 20 years, and no longer having a boat don't really have good access. I'd like to go back this spring if I could get some good advice on shore entry locations. Please let me know if you have some suggestions.
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