Category Archives: Scuba History

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


34. Let’s talk about save-a-dive kits and Healthways – an original scuba equipment provider



Every diver should have a save-a-dive kit and your kit should be tailored to your gear and your configuration. Every diver should have o-rings in their kit. Tank valve o-rings and hose o-rings are very important. You should have a spare mask strap but make sure it fits your mask. If you have replaceable fin … Continue reading 34. Let’s talk about save-a-dive kits and Healthways – an original scuba equipment provider


31. Dive Flags, EN-ROADS climate solution simulator, diving the Andrea Doria



A dive flag is a very important piece of your safety equipment especially when shore diving. A dive flag let’s boat traffic know that you are in the area. A flag must be within 50 feet of you and be able to be seen from 100 yards away. It should also be flying and 3 … Continue reading 31. Dive Flags, EN-ROADS climate solution simulator, diving the Andrea Doria


30. An interview with Donna, the National Marine Life Center and another edition of Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive – Diving for the Moon



The dive shop has been closed since mid-March. As we learn to be more virtual, I recently practiced doing a remote interview. I interviewed Donna who was in our dining room while I was in my office in the basement. We used the internet to conduct the interview and talked about how she is trying … Continue reading 30. An interview with Donna, the National Marine Life Center and another edition of Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive – Diving for the Moon