I would like to solicit the collective knowledge of you kind folks. I have been asked to give a talk at a diving symposium on vintage diving. I have settled on my topic as being "The Sea Hunt Era."
While including fun facts about the show the topic itself is broader than just the show. Basically, I plan on looking at the state of diving in general during the 1958-1961 time frame.
That includes equipment innovations (for example the introduction of the venturi in regs in 1958 to the US market), diving clubs, instruction techniques and organizations (i.e. NAUI founded in 1960), diving in the media (Hollywood films, tv shows, published books, etc...), notable diving exploits (for example Connie Limbaugh died cave diving in France in 1960). Basically, just a snapshot of diving life during that time period.
Looking for photos, video clips, stories, ideas, etc... that I can combine into a powerpoint presentation.
Post here or email me. Thanks much.
"The diver who collects specimens of underwater life has fun and becomes a keen underwater observer. .. seek slow-moving or attached organisms such as corals, starfish, or shelled creatures." (Golden Guide to Scuba Diving, 1968)