Legends of Diving Past Events


Ninth Annual Legends of Diving Festival
August 10, 2013

The 9th Annual Legends of Diving Event was held at Portage Quarry in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday August 10, 2013. Returning Legend, Alec Peirce, of Scuba 2000 (Toronto, Canada) was on hand to inform and entertain our visiting divers with a lively presentation on Sea Hunt. (More)

Sixth Annual Legends of Diving Festival
August 12-14, 2011

The Sixth Annual Legends of Diving Festival was held August 12-14, 2011 at Portage Quarry in Bowling Green, Ohio. Dr Jose Jones, Marine Biologist & Featured Guest Speaker, joined returning Legends Alec Peirce and Victor Worst for 3 days of Diving, Raffles, and Presentations. (More)

Legends Gather for Fifth Year to Celebrate DACOR
August 12-15, 2010

Not just a dive trip...it's a dive event! The fifth annual Legends of Diving festival series continues at Portage Quarry near Bowling Green the weekend of August 13-15. The legends who crafted the sport and profession are honored each year the second weekend of August. (More)

Legends Returns to Portage with Both Number 1s
August 7-9, 2009

Fourth Annual Legends of Diving brings together Both Number One Dive Instructors with Croft and Peirce: Bob Meistrell, Robert Croft, Alec Peirce, and Dottie Frazier comment on each other's photos August 8 at the International Legends of Diving Festival, Portage Quarry, August 7-9, 2009. Meistrell was male dive instructor number one and Frazier was the first female dive instructor. (More)

Legends is International on Grand Bahama Island
April 2-6, 2009

Fourth Legends Event Memorable: Honored with awards were Dr. John Clement, Ollie Ferguson, Dave Woodward, Ben Rose, Dr. Jose Jones, Nick Icorn, Neal Watson, Dottie Frazier, Alec Peirce, John Englander, Karen Rolle accepting for her husband Nick Rolle, and Robert Croft each received awards for their contributions to recreational and sport diving. (More)

Third Annual International Legends of Diving
August 8-11, 2008

Legends Gather for Third Year: Honored this year were legends Nick Icorn, "Keeper of the Flame" and Robert Croft, legendary breath holder (freediver). A new spirit also was in attendance as Keith Cooper of UNEXSO promoted the next Legends of Diving episode on Grand Bahama Island in April. Read the personal account by Tom Briggle. (More)

Second Annual International Legends of Diving
August 10-12, 2007

Plenty of Smiles - Zale Parry finds new friends at the quarry including the Creature from the Black Lagoon. (More)
Diving With Zale Parry: The highlight of the weekend was the dive with Zale Parry, star of movies and Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges. Divers came from afar for the second annual event held at Portage Quarry. (More)


First International Legends of Diving
August 11-13, 2006

Flags of Our Fathers: One of the attractions for the weekend was the Landing Vehicle, Tracked (LVT) in this series of photos as it enters the quarry from the swimming beach. This LVT was used in the filming of a fall release movie with Clint Eastwood called the Flags of Our Fathers, a story of Iwo Jima. This is one of six known LVTs in operation. (More)
You Had to be There: Samuel and Debborah Lecocq (center) met with guests in the meet-and-greet Friday evening. Also pictured are quarry regulars Tom and Linda Briggle. Rob Studmicka was presented the grand prize by featured guests Sam Lecocq and Dr. Sam Miller following the drawing of his ticket for the trip to Belize, a $3,500 value. (More)

Diver Above - Diver Below: Divers from 17 different states gathered at the edge of Portage Quarry. Maybe the long distance driving award goes to Fred Morrison, Somt Familir Due Momont, Quebec, which is 400 miles north of Montreal and 23 hours from the quarry. Tom and Cindy Madere of LaPlace, LA might have the award for driving the furthest from within the U.S. (More)

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