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|Number 74 - Winter 2015
Hans Haas downunder.
UK Visitors to Oz
SMD Emden Diving Helmet
Western Australian Heritage
Festival, April 2015
RAN Clearance Divers Diving
HDS Aus-Pac at OzTek 2015
The Birth of Cave Diving
in Australia - Rod O'Brien
Buying a Dress - Steve Taylor
Carlo Pilippetti - Allan
A Visit to Low Head - Tasmania.
The Lawson Lung Part 3.
Did You Know? Des
in the Society is AUD $50 for Australian and New Zealand Membership and
AUD$70 for memberships from all other countries, per year. Members receive
four issues of the Society’s magazine ‘Classic Diver’ as well as the invitation
to participate in events and network with others interested in historic
diving, both in our region and internationally.
membership, New Zealand and all other countries, contact HDSAP Membership
Secretary, Des Williams, via email email@example.com
or mail to c/o P. O Box 347 Dingley Village, Victoria, 3172, AUSTRALIA
using the membership application form which can be downloaded via the following
James McFarland wearing the Drager rebreather
on a Vintage Scuba Day
New member Patrick Rodgers,
obviously enjoying his historic
diving at Portland.
This year marks the 20th
anniversary of the Historical Diving Society Australia-Pacific. A
number of things are planned to celebrate the event. First there
will be a bumper edition of our magazine, Classic Diver. This will
be published in Spring or Summer. Anniversary cloth badges will be
distributed to all members in the 2016-2017 financial year. We will
be going back to our roots for the AGM and holding it in South Australia.
See below for more detail.
NAUI Standard Dress Course and Rally
Will be held again in
Portland, Victoria, over the June long weekend, 11 – 13th June. To
book, contact the organisers, Professional Diving Services on 03 5523 6392
20th Anniversary AGM and Conference
Will be held in Adelaide,
South Australia, over the October long weekend. The agenda is being
finalised and will include a conference, AGM dinner, and options for attendees
to go wine tasting and other activities around Adelaide. Attendees
may also choose to dive as a non-HDS activity. The sunken ex- HMAS
Hobart is accessible from Adelaide. Further details will be published
in the Winter Classic Diver.
NEW HDS AUS-PAC CLOTH
Avaulable when you ren-ew
your membership - WHICH IS DUE NOW.
[See notice delivered with
thew lastest Spring 2015 edition of Classic Diver]
HAT VIDEO AVAILABLE ON LINE.
Max Gleeson, author of several
excellent books on NSW shipwrecks, and the Yongala, and cinematographer,
has kindly made available
online a video of the Helmet Diving Course in Portland last June.
mentioned in previous issues of our magazine, we are running free classified
ads for members in "Classic Diver" magazine.
you would like to advertise your interests, equipment you are looking for,
books you have for sale or exchange, gear you have for sale -
related to diving history please email a short description directly to
our Editor, Jeff Maynard at
sure you include your name and email (along with address or phone number
if you want).
we can keep track of frauds and fakes, bargains and anything to do with
the pleasure of collecting and restoring historic diving equipment.
for dive book collectors, check out Classic
NAUI STANDARD DRESS COURSE AND RALLY
6 – 8th June 2015
By all accounts the Standard Dress Course and Rally at Portland over
the June long weekend were a great success. As usual everybody had a great
time with the diving and social events. New divers were certified
as NAUI Standard Dress divers. Alan Earle is pictured below left.
Alan came along to the standard dress diving event held at Nelson Bay in
May last year and has been a staunch member ever since. He has frequently
travelled several hours from the country to attend our Twin Hose Tuesday
event run by Dave Thomas. This year he went to Portland and qualified
as a NAUI Standard Dress diver.
Also pictured is long time member Lester Smith “manning the pumps”.
It’s only in the last couple of years that we have been using hand operated
pumps. This one is a Siebe Gorman three cylinder, single acting,
single diver pump. The pump belongs to Frank & Cathy Zeigler
and was restored by member Charles Peart who is Cathy’s father. Charles
was a coppersmith before retiring. Frank reports that the pump is
easier to operate and provides more air than the lever pump (possibly a
Draeger). Photo far right is Phil McGowen obviously enjoying his historic
diving. As Facebook is taking over our communications (and life!!!), you
can see more photos on our group link (above). Search for “Historical Diving
Society Australia-Pacific” or use the group link.
a you-tube video of a Portland
The HDSAP enjoys a close
relationship with various Historical Diving Societies and like-minded organisations
around the world.
This list is printed for
the benefit of members who may want to share information, network or learn
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DIVING REFERENCE SITES VINTAGE
LISTING OF BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORED OR PUBLISHED BY HDSAP MEMBERS.
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