More Gold From the Atocha

Story: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-divers-treasure-famed-wreck-151015129.html If there’s one thing that I believe all divers have in common it’s that somewhere deep in the recesses of our subconscious minds, there’s a remote hope that’we’ll discover treasure. As a kid, I remember reading a book from the library that was an account of Mel Fisher’s search for the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which […]

Jacques Cousteau

I don’t have anything profound to say about Jacques Cousteau, since most likely, anyone who stumbles across this already has been touched by the man or his work in some deep and enduring way. As a kid growing up in Southern California in the early 1970’s, I remember many rainy days at school when rather […]

Vintage Double Hose – Cool Site!

http://www.vintagedoublehose.com/index.php/component/content/article/91.html This site has a really cool listing, with pictures, of double hose regulators. I like that there is a rating system (1-5 stars) depicting the rarity of each double hose regulator they list. Among the rarest is a “blue can” Mistral made around 1958. I own one that is original and still working (You […]

Rare 1823 Wreck Found—Capt. Linked to “Moby-Dick”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news//2011/02/110211-two-brothers-whaling-ship-pollard-science-nantucket-noaa/ I can’t imagine how many shipwrecks there must be throughout the world, but certain ones excite me a lot. Queen Anne’s Revenge, The Nuestra Señora de Atocha, The Hunley among others come to mind as wrecks I am particularly fascinated with. I remember reading a book about the Mel Fisher’s search for the Atocha long […]