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John C. Ratliff
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Sep 16, 2021 at 6:56 PM
Nov 23, 2002
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Dec 17, 1945 (Age: 75)
Beaverton, Oregon
Retired Industrial Hygienist

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John C. Ratliff

Instructor, Scuba, Male, 75, from Beaverton, Oregon

Solo diver most of the time. Jun 20, 2016

John C. Ratliff was last seen:
Sep 16, 2021 at 6:56 PM
    1. John C. Ratliff
      John C. Ratliff
      Solo diver most of the time.
    2. Sam Miller III
      Sam Miller III

      Moro Bay sub

      made by Ed Pierce of Moro bay in 1970s--exact date unknown

      Ed was a commerical fisherman & commerical Abalone diver

      The boat was operational for a few year-some reports indicate 5 -10 years

      it was parked in front of Depth Perceptions in Moro Bay -- now located in SLO

      The sub is now owned by the Pacific Coast Maritime Museum but currently located in the county storage yard in Moro bay.

      That should elimate all the speculation..

      FYI Swimaster
      your mask is an early model...there were four + models, very small differences in them...
      #1 was green rubber
      #2 yours I (I think)
      #3 skirt shortend & side screws eliminated..note other mask
      #4 Composition change

      It was designed by Art (Bud or Brownie) Brown in Laguna beach, then Huntingto Beach
      Sold to Ken Norris of PMP
      Sold to Voit -Swimaster--produced by New port divers supply --Joe La monica AKA JBL in Orange

      It was is and will always bemy favorite mask...have a number of them -- will E bay them
      Cheers SAM
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  • About

    Dec 17, 1945 (Age: 75)
    Beaverton, Oregon
    Retired Industrial Hygienist
    Certification Agencies:
    LA County, U.S. Navy, USAF, NAUI#2710 Retired
    Dive History:
    I started diving in Oregon rivers in 1959, got certified LA County in 1963, and have been diving ever since. In 1967 I entered the US Air Force, and began Pararescue training. I graduated from the U.S. Naval School for Underwater Swimmers in 1967, and also Pararescue Transition school after completing several other schools (medical, survival, mountain climbing, and jungle training). In the USAF, I dove Florida springs and reefs, Bermuda, and Okinawa. I enjoy underwater photography, and in 2015 started making some diving videos. On my own, I've been to Hawaii (Maui is my favorite place), Puget Sound (Edmonds UW Park, and other places), and currently dive the rivers around Portland, OR.
    Certification History:
    I don't collect badges. I create new types of diving gear.
    Certification Level:
    Retired NAUI Instructor, (NAUI #2710)
    # of Logged Dives:
    I'm a Fish!
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    I use several types of gear, mostly vintage double hose with twin tanks. But I also have a Scubapro AIR-I, a UDS-1 and a Dacor Nautilus system. I like experimenting with different types of fins, different regulator configurations, etc. I invented the Para-Sea BC, and am working on new ways of underwater swimming.
    I've been diving actively since 1959, and certified first by LA county ('63), US Navy (67), NAUI #2710. I'm a former USAF Pararescueman, former NAUI Instructor, like photography and biology.


    I've been called an "old Coot." Well, that would be the American Coot (Fulica americana ) or mud-hen, and I've done my share of mucking around in low visibility, so it applies. But, you're never too old to learn something new.
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