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Dr. Lambertsen, UMS Founding Father Passes Away
The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society is sad to inform you that Dr.
Christian Lambertsen, MD has passed away at the age of 94. He was one of the six
individuals responsible for forming, the then, Undersea Medical Society on April
10, 1967. Dr. Lambertsen, as the only civilian, as the other were all US Navy
Officers, was given the job of writing its constitution and was a member of the
first Executive Committee. The first annual meeting of the Society followed on
May 8, 1968 with 88 charter members. There are few who will not have known Chris
Lambertsen in the first 30 years of the Society.
Wes C. Skiles, Underwater Photographer Dies at 53
Legendary underwater photographer Wes Skiles died an unexpected death
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 while filming off the coast of Florida.
Two Ohioans with President's Award
On July 17 and 18th the TA Dive Club held their 26th Annual DAN Barbeque at the
Portage Quarry in Bowling Green, Oh. Mr. Dan Orr, president of Divers Alert
Network (DAN) and his wife, Betty, were present for the Tater’s Treasure Hunt,
as well as the Barbeque on Sunday, where awards and prizes were handed out.
Guerreror Identified as Possible Reef by Dive
Dr. Jose Jones and Jay Haigler, members of the National Association of
Black Scuba Divers,
survey the shipwreck Guerrero as reported in July 12, 2010 issue of The Key
West Citizen. The Guerrero wrecked north of Key Largo in December 1827 as an
African slave ship, 41 lost their lives while shackled onboard en route to
Dan Orr thanks the TA Club:
President and CEO of the Divers Alert Network (DAN), thanks the TA Club for over
$35,000 in donations. Dan will be in attendance at the DAN Barbeque July 17-18,
2010 at Portage Quarry.
Receives UHMS Award:
Dario Gómez Castillo (left) accepts the Undersea and Hyperbaric
Medicine Society (UHMS) Young Scientist/Medical Doctor Award from
Laurie B. Gesell, M.D.
50th with New Facility: NAUI
opened its new headquarters February 20, 2010 with a 50 anniversary celebration
including Beau Bridges who accepted an award for his father, Lloyd Bridges.
NAUI and Legends Plan for the
Celebration on Cozumel Island:
NAUI is celebrating
its rich history with a 50th anniversary bonanza at the Legends of Diving
festival on Cozumel Island, starting April 12. Plenty of activities are planned
for the event including specials for the first 50 registrants. Jeff Rice (right)
meets with Jim Bram (left), NAUI president at the headquarters.
Meet the legends and celebrate.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine
Technicians Handbook, Procedures for Shipboard Diving:
The University Guide for Diving
Safety for the International Legends of Diving. Project to preserve this
original document for dive training, in cooperation with James R. Stewart,
revised in 1971 by the author.
Read the original dive manual
NAUI Celebrates 50th at Legends Festival on Cozumel:
More to follow on this news from NAUI and the
International Legends of Diving. Not just a dive trip...it's a dive event!
Double Hose Regulator Pairs for Sale:
These are the EDPM hoses that were voted as the
best for comfort at the Portage Quarry two years
ago, now for sale online here. They fit Aqua Lung,
Voit Healthway, La Spirotechnique and other
regulators. Also in the shopping area are new hats
with the International Legends of Diving logo.
Go to the shopping cart.
Notes from the Road: Underwater
Adventure Seekers (UAS) 50th Anniversary Celebration: Washington, DC: September
18-20, 2009: by Dan Orr.
Joyce S. Hayward -
International Women’s Divers Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Maritime historian.
Passed away August 26, 2009.
Harry Ruscigno - Seatec Founder - Founder
of SeaTec /Inflatable systems, was a very active diver, a respected engineer who
adapted his talents to the diving world over forty years ago.
Story and obituary.
celebrates birthday with deep dive:
Meistrell successfully dove down to 162 feet for his
81st birthday as posted on the Body Glove blog, July 31, 2009.
Congratulations Bob. Meistrell will be one of the featured legends
at the Portage Quarry on August 7-9, 2009.
Read the blog on this dive.
Diver, Carl Spencer, dies in an accident filming the
Geographic Society on May 24, 2009 at the age of 37.
Story and obituary.
Guard Looks for Missing Two:
U.S. Coast Guard officials say
they're looking for the 69-year-old Quen Cultra of
Gilman and marine naturalist Joe Strykowski of Crystal
River, FL, who they say are missing in the Indian
Ocean after one of those crafts capsized in a storm off
on this Story Published February 2,
Announcements for April Legends:
The Legends announcements for
January 30, 2009 include a January Newsletter and
itinerary for the week in PDF format.
UNEXSO Legends Event Hits the Press:
fervor starts its swell for the event to be held on Grand Bahama
Island April 2-6, 2009.
Ellison Pratt - Glass Sculptor - Originator of Legends Awards:
Sidney Pratt, a native of Nassau, Bahamas
began learning his craft as a glass sculptor in 1988 working
under Sky Kanoia, an ex-pat who lived in Grand Bahama during
it’s heyday in the 1970’s. The business was eventually sold to
Sidney who started to create his own unique pieces of Bahamian
Official Photographer Named for UNEXSO Event:
Christopher Guglielmo has
been developing quite a following in underwater
photography. His photos have been featured worldwide.
Read his bio. He
was named as the official photographer for the UNEXSO
See his photos at aquaexposure.com.
Articles One Result of Legends Weekend:
You asked for the book from the "Keeper of
the Flame," Nick Icorn. There is none but Tina Icorn followed
through and began sending us the articles that he used for his
research on the presentation at Portage Quarry. Through her
diligence and the dedication of scribes Dr. Clement and Connie
we are posting new articles that offer a glimpse into the early
days of diving.
New Legend added, Glen H.
Egstrom: UCLA Dive Physiology Researcher -
Read his Complete Biography.
Teaching responsibilities at UCLA and during Diving
Medical courses in the past 50 years have included
courses and graduate seminars in applied anatomy,
exercise physiology, underwater physiology,
environmental physiology, aquatic kinesiology,
biomechanical analysis and conditioning for optimal
Historical Perspective and
Legendary Freediver and
‘Keeper of the Flame’ Headline Historic Dive Weekend -
The annual legends of SCUBA diving festival in
northwest Ohio is having its biggest expansion this
year -- more featured legends, more prizes from
sponsors, and an off-shore sister location on Grand
Bahama Island in the Caribbean.
Press Release on July 26, 2008.
More Prizes Added to Saturday
Night Drawings -
Saturday, August 9th, another first grade prize was
added to the mix.
Look for the drawing of the
Grand Bahamas/5 day 2 Tank dive trip at World Famous
UNEXSO with your 7 Day/6 Night stay at the Pelican
Bay Luxury Hotel.
Great Prizes added to Legends Festival in
- Check the
for new drawings recently added such as a
Whites $1,400 Fusion Dry Suit Scuba and a
Cressi-sub Archimedes Dive Computer, retail
$780, donated by Alec Peirce of Scuba 2000.
Robert Croft Joins Legends of
Diving in August at Portage Quarry -
Robert Croft, who introduced free diving to America,
will be among those who will be honored at the
International Legends of Diving Festival at Portage
Quarry, August 8-10, 2008. In 1967 Croft was the
first to break the 200-foot barrier for depth while
breath holding. Also announced, Tina Icorn will join
her father Nick at the Legends Festival. Tina is an
accomplished diver with logs from around the world.
The duo adds to the second generation pairing which
also includes Dr. Sam Miller III and Dr. Sam Miller
Grand Bahama Island and UNEXSO
well represented in August -
Keith Cooper of UNEXSO will be at Portage Quarry
legends weekend in support of the International
Legends of Diving and to answer questions about
diving there in April of 2009. Also with him will be
members of the Bahama Ministry of Tourism and the
Bahama Diving Association.
Condolences to Nick Icorn -
offer our condolences to Nick Icorn and his family
for the loss of Marilyn Icorn who died June 15.
Click here for
the obituary, charities and to sign the guest book.
(Inventor of the Wet Suit and
Notable Physicist. Died May 8, 2008 at age of 92).
Lyons launches new web site for
Helmets of the Deep
museum, likely the largest collection of its kind on
Grand Bahama Island,
April 2-6, 2009 special edition of the Legends
Annual series, before returning to Portage Quarry in August of 2009.
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