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.
RENEWAL FOR 2015-2016
please see the enclosed form with the latest (Winter 2015) edition of Classic
Diver. For new memberships, please download the form.
New Zealand and all other countries, contact HDSAP Membership Secretary,
Des Williams, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
7th ANNUAL NAUI STARNDARD
5th - 8th June 2015 Weekend
Last minute contact email@example.com
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wonderful event - more details see below.
If you missed this year's
wonderful weekend, there is always next year. Keep it in mind.
Just a quick heads up that
the AGM will be held in Sydney this year. While details are yet to
be finalised we will be trying a different date to the last few years.
Target is mid November with exact date to be advised. Next year is the
20th anniversary and we are hoping to make that a major event so this year
we are planning a quiet year with no conference. We will hold the
AGM and dinner afterwards on a Saturday. There may be some other
informal social events over the weekend.
STANDARD DRESS ANS VINTAGE
30th August 2015, Clovelly
Ocean Pool (Sydney, NSW)
Please note this is still
subject to final confirmation. We are able to dive in the pool at
this time of year and I am trying to co-ordinate with the Surf Life Saving
Club. We may assist them with some fundraising on the day. We will
be diving in standard dress and can do vintage gear as well. This
is not a HDS Aus-Pac event and only NAUI certified Standard Dress Divers
will be allowed to dive in standard dress. We also need volunteers
to be safety divers. The secretary has received some expressions of interest
already. If you are interested and have not advised Allan please
contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
Link on heading.
DIVING REFERENCE SITES VINTAGE
LISTING OF BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORED OR PUBLISHED BY HDSAP MEMBERS.
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