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David Wilson's Recent Activity

  1. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    The classic flexible-hose snorkel is still around if you know where to look. Here are some modern examples of the genre: Escualo S22...

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  2. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    As for the origins of the flexible-hose snorkel, Scubapro founder Dick Bonin, who died in 2015, once claimed when interviewed “We...

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  3. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    The 801 L-shaped snorkel was not the only Barakuda snorkel to be given a reallocated stock number. The other was the 805 snorkel, which...

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  4. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    During the early 1960s, diving equipment manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic embraced the “L” design, introducing the Beuchat...

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  5. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    On to another couple of Barakuda snorkels. We'll begin today with a model launched in 1968 with the stock number 801, which was...

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  6. David Wilson liked Sam Miller III's post in the thread Which was the very first scuba mask?.

    Suggest checking out 1860s Rouquayrol & Denayrouze..."Aerophore" Full face mask for the R&D unit A RATHER LONG RESPONSE...

    Nov 7, 2019 at 9:24 AM
  7. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Which was the very first scuba mask?.

    [ATTACH] The French Squale mask? Paul DUBOIS (above) created and developed a diving mask, which he called the SQUALE mask (left below)...

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  8. David Wilson liked АлександрД's post in the thread Which was the very first scuba mask?.

    First googles was introduced by Guy Gilpatric in his book For Sale - The Complete Goggler First mask was patented by Alexandre...

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  9. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    The second Barakuda snorkel of the day is the 306, which is to the 304 what the 301 is to the 302 and what the 303 is to the 305:...

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  10. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    The Barakuda 304 had a number of lookalikes such as the Beltran breathing tube made in Spain: [ATTACH] And here are a couple of...

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  11. David Wilson attached a file to the thread Basic gear from the mid-twentieth-century Federal Republic of Germany.

    Back to the Barakuda trange of snorkels and today's offerings came with ball valves. Let's begin with the 304 model: [ATTACH] German:...

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