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David Wilson's Recent Activity

  1. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    On to the next Mares snorkel-mask, which happens to be the "San Remo" or "Sanremo". I mentioned that I had one in my collection and...

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  2. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    Thanks again, everybody, and here particularly to Pete with his spearfishing insights on early snorkel-mask use. I'm especially taken by...

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  3. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Look what I came across anyone recognize?.

    Those Dolphin fins are still made in Japan by Gull Marine Sports (Kinugawa Rubber). They are one of the products in the company's AQA...

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  4. David Wilson liked АлександрД's post in the thread Look what I came across anyone recognize?.

    Nice theme... just one huge problem - to see the equipment behind theese girls... it is the same as this picture... nothing strange...

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  5. David Wilson liked Popgun Pete's post in the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    The mask equipped snorkels with swing or cage valves are not very suitable for diving down as the hydrodynamic drag affects the...

    Oct 21, 2020 at 1:14 AM
  6. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Look what I came across anyone recognize?.

    The fins have a distinctive corrugation down the middle of the blade. Possible candidates are the Salvas Pacific: [ATTACH] and the Super...

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  7. David Wilson liked lowwall's post in the thread Look what I came across anyone recognize?.

    Are you sure it's not a Russian copy? Paging @АлександрД. And we certainly need @David Wilson to consult on masks and fins.

    Oct 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM
  8. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Why dry gloves are in blue color?.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] As shown above, you can get dry diving gloves in colours other than blue. The red ones above were introduced by one...

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  9. David Wilson liked Angelo Farina's post in the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    Paraggi is the name of a very nice location near Genoa... It is the bay next to Portofino's bay. Paraggi - Wikipedia

    Oct 19, 2020 at 1:30 AM
  10. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    Thanks, Angelo! That makes much more sense, considering the manufacturer's tendency to use Genoese toponyms when naming their early...

    1280px-Paraggi.jpg Oct 19, 2020 at 1:30 AM
  11. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    Second snorkel-mask of the day is the Mares Paraggi. The Italian plural noun "Paraggi" normally signifies "neighbourhoods, environs" but...

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  12. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli.

    Thanks again, everyone! As promised, we move on now to Mares snorkel-masks. A reminder first that early European snorkel-masks were not...

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