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39. Fen Johnson Part 3 – FENJOHN Company and the equipment he offered plus a discussion on World Ocean Observatory



ER Fenimore Johnson had a company named FENJOHN that build and sold underwater photography equipment along with a wide array of scuba diving equipment. The company was based out of Ardmore, PA. The 1954 catalog featured the FENJOHN Bantam 16mm underwater motion picture camera for the hefty price of $1990 ($19,010 in 2020 dollars). By … Continue reading 39. Fen Johnson Part 3 – FENJOHN Company and the equipment he offered plus a discussion on World Ocean Observatory


38. Fen Johnson Part 2: His work with the Navy UDT and Your Next Dive takes you to Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA



In 1948 LCDR Fenimore Johnson again uses his expertise in underwater photography to work with the Navy’s Underwater Demolition team. The Navy doesn’t really believe that the divers can do all the things they report that they are doing. That is where Fen Johnson comes in. He will document their work using both film and … Continue reading 38. Fen Johnson Part 2: His work with the Navy UDT and Your Next Dive takes you to Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA


37. Who was ER Fenimore Johnson – Part One and Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive – The Defector from 1961



ER Fenimore Johnson was a pioneer in underwater photography. He was born in 1899. His father was the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Fen Johnson worked for the company until it merged with RCA in 1927. Fen got involved in diving using a Miller and Dunn shallow water helmet first to clear lines … Continue reading 37. Who was ER Fenimore Johnson – Part One and Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive – The Defector from 1961


36. A special interview with Amy Lee from REEF



Amy Lee is REEF’s (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) Engagement and Communications Manager. In this episode I had a chance to catch up with Amy and chat a little about her background, her work at REEF, her recognition as the 2019 DEMA Wavemaker and some of her favorite dive destinations. Amy has been with REEF since … Continue reading 36. A special interview with Amy Lee from REEF


35. A special Father’s Day Edition of Your Next Dive – the Maldives with Peter Katz



Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there On this special episode of Scuba Shack Radio I sit down with Peter Katz – PADI Master Instructor to talk about his trip to the Maldives. Peter was fortunate to get his trip to the Maldives completed just before the pandemic lockdown. We talk about his … Continue reading 35. A special Father’s Day Edition of Your Next Dive – the Maldives with Peter Katz