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Sam Miller III
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Aug 17, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
Occupation:
Retired and tired Doctor

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Sam Miller III

Scuba Legend, Male, from CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!

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Sam Miller III was last seen:
Aug 17, 2017 at 7:29 PM
    1. trapezus
      trapezus
      Happy thanksgiving sAM
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    2. Kayleighd13
      Kayleighd13
      Hello! came across a thread where you said you're in PB! I'm in GB! I'm in an environmental biology lab, and we went to the abalone farm in Cayucas. Iwas hoping maybe you could help me out! I only have 4 shells, and they're rather small. I guess they were from the tanks that didn't make it to "market" size. They're well under 4" i do appreciate any response! thank you E-mail is: Teaandmoustaches @hotmail.com
      1. Kayleighd13
        Kayleighd13
        I did Google, but everything mentions some sort of acid. I don't feel comfortable buying and working with such a process
        Jul 12, 2016
    3. captain
      captain
      Hi Sam,
      It has been a while since we have communicated, I hope all is well with you and your family.

      I have a question. I recall there was an article in Skin Diver Magazine around late 1960 or 1961 about some Navy scuba divers on a training mission who accidentally found a Japanese midget sub at the entrance to Pearl Harbor. Do you perhaps recall the article and what issue it was in.
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      2. Sam Miller III
        Sam Miller III
        are you still looking for the article on Sub ?

        I will be reviewing SDM page by page to develop a history of Spear gun power point presentation

        Happy Turkey

        SAM
        Nov 24, 2016
    4. dead dog
      dead dog
      Do you know an underwater photographer by the name of Al Thompson ?
    5. seacap
      seacap
      Hi Sam, This Saturday is your birthday. I am leaving to go sailing tomorrow for a few days and just wanted to wish you well for your birthday. HBD!!
    6. stevensamler
      stevensamler
      Sam I just read about you in the Santa Maria Sun newspaper , congratulations it's an honor to know of you and someday hope to meet you.

      Steven Samler
    7. JBozanic
      JBozanic
      Hi Sam!
      Yes, Time certainly seems to fly by!

      I'd love to get together.... either next time you come visit the Sam IV... or I may be driving to Seattle mid-August. Might be able to stop by then. I'll have the 2 younger kids, but Evan will be competing in an international soccer tournement in Houston then.

      Hope all has been well!
      Jeff
    8. indydivegal
      indydivegal
      SAM!!!!!! I have been trying to email you from my regular computer, but it keeps bouncing back. I have missed you!!! I have changed jobs and no longer at ONB. Please email me at lpang@ncs-law.com. I am VERY sure we will be at Portgage Quarry this year for the Legends event. Would LOVE to see you!!!! Lisa
    9. DivemasterDennis
      DivemasterDennis
      so , I'm still waiting for you to send me an address to mail you personalized complimentary copy of "The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette." or email me at dennis@scubasnobs.com
      DivemasterDennis
    10. Jendra
      Jendra
      I penciled in the dates for Legends of Diving. Seems like it would be a great experience.
      I hope you have a fabulous trip!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    Occupation:
    Retired and tired Doctor
    Gender:
    Male
    eBay User Name:
    sdm2001
    Certification Agencies:
    INSTRUCTOR; LA County~~Never completed a basic course
    Dive History:
    Stripper pits southern Indiana 1940s ( I was born in Indiana since it was necessary to be near my mother at birth --I am a true Californian!)

    Laguna beach 1950-crude homemade equipment Suggest see ~ www.portagequarry.com ~ "Legends of diving" "The Mask"

    Baja travel and diving 1951 present. First in 4X4 WW11 war surplus truck, then VW now travel trailer and Toyota. (authored a number of articles on Baja travel and diving)

    Central America diving 1960s, tropical diving 1970s to present; Mexico, Carribean, SE Asia, Red sea, Europe and some places best to be forgotten.

    Prefer diving in Laguna beach or Catalina over any place in the world.....
    Certification History:
    INSTRUCTOR LA County #11, NAUI #27, CMAS 2 Star, PADI 2241, NASDS & SCIP prior to LACO UW Instructor 11, NAUI 17, CMAS 2 star, SCIP PADI 241 & others long forgotten
    1964-Outstanding contributions to UW instruction, 1969-Outstanding UW instructor of the year, 1986-NAUI Over the reef gang-1990, NAUI Diving Dinosaurs, 1993-Whos Who of SCUBA Diving, 1994-SSI Pro5000 diver son also a Pro 5000 diver, 2000 Father of World of Free diving and Spearfishing ( only 83 ID in the world), 2005-West Coast Diving legend ( Per Dive Chronicles) Legends of diving "Dive legend 1996," SCUBA Show California Diving Service Award 2013.

    Developed Instructor / diver Rating System=Rejected by LA Co and NAUI, Accepted by PADI currently use by all agencies from basic diver to MDT
    Contributor LA Co ADP and NAUI ICUE.
    LA Co DM , UICCs ( PADI MSDT based on LA Co Dive Master but PADI a much watered down version)
    "NAUI Industral diving course" @ Scripps IO"
    Certification Level:
    Vintage Underwater INSTRUCTOR-but not a supperdupperpooper instructor
    # of Logged Dives:
    5,000 - ∞
    Dive Classification:
    Scuba Industry Professional
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    All sorts--a cherry picker; Much home made, some old some new..
    Cameras; Samson 16 mm movie; Nikonos & Calypso

    Bibliophile; Largest Dive library in US & possibly the world
    large collection of historical books, many inscribed
    Magaphile; collector of dive magazines and epherma, SDM, Dive Catalogs, current and out of print magazines.
    Collector; 2 hose regulators, single hose regulators and associated items.


    Make custom teak Spear guns since 1970..Article about them in Skindiver Magazine.
    Rebreather Experience:
    • Prism
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    1948 /1949
    Veteran diver; began in 1940s with goggles, Home made rebreather 1948, first SCUBA dive 1951, Veteran Instructor, Professional Diving witness for over 50 years (most famous defense of dive flag-1963, and in 1988) Spear fishing record holder. Helment Qualified.

    Author 150+ articles, and four dedicated columns; Discover Diving, can be a few words or an entire paragraph (upto 1000 characters).
    Certification History:
    INSTRUCTOR LA County #11, NAUI #27, CMAS 2 Star, PADI 2241, NASDS & SCIP prior to LACO UW Instructor 11, NAUI 17, CMAS 2 star, SCIP PADI 241 & others long forgotten 1964-Outstanding contributions to UW instruction, 1969-Outstanding UW instructor of the year, 1986-NAUI Over the reef gang-1990, NAUI Diving Dinosaurs, 1993-Whos Who of SCUBA Diving, 1994-SSI Pro5000 diver son also a Pro 5000 diver, 2000 Father of World of Free diving and Spearfishing ( only 83 so honored in the world), 2005-West Coast Diving legend ( Per Dive Chronicles) Legends of diving "Dive legend 1996," SCUBA Show California Diving Service Award 2013. Developed Instructor / diver Rating System=Rejected by LA Co and NAUI, Accepted by PADI currently use by all agencies from basic diver to MDT Contributor LA Co ADP and NAUI ICUE. LA Co DM , UICCs ( PADI MSDT based on LA Co Dive Master but PADI a much watered down version) "NAUI Industrial diving course" @ Scripps IO"
    Tell us about your collection of diving certifications. This can be a few words or an entire paragraph (upto 1000 characters).
    Certification Level:
    What's your current highest certification?
    # of Logged Dives:
    None - Not Certified 0 - 24 25 - 49 50 - 99 100 - 199 200 - 499 500 - 999 1,000 - 2,499 2,500 - 4,999 5,000 - ∞ I'm a Fish! I just don't log dives
    How many dives have you made over the years?
    Dive Classification:
    New To Diving Vacation Diver Just An "Average" Diver Experienced Diver Technical Diver Commercial Diver Dork Diver Instructor / Assistant Instructor / Dive Master / Dive Con Dive Equipment Manufacturer Owner / Employee Dive Resort / Liveaboard Owner / Employee Dive Shop Owner / Employee Scuba Industry Professional
    What kind of diver are you?
    Years Certified:
    Not Certified Less Than One Year One Year Two Years Three Years Four Years Five Years Six - Ten Years Ten Or More Years
    What's the depth of your experience?
    Dive Equipment:
    All sorts--a cherry picker; Much home made, some old some new.. Cameras; Samson 16 mm movie; Nikonos & Calypso,GO Pro Bibliophile; Largest Dive library in US & possibly the world large collection of historical books, many inscribed Magaphile; collector of dive magazines and epherma, SDM, Dive Catalogs, current and out of print magazines. Collector; 2 hose regulators, single hose regulators and associated items. Make custom teak Spear guns since 1970..Article about them in Skindiver Magazine.
    Tell us about your gear. This can be a few words or an entire paragraph (upto 1000 characters).
    Rebreather Type:
    Cis-Lunar CCR2000 Dräger Dolphin Evolution Explorer Frog Hammerhead Inspiration JJ CCR KISS Megalodon O2ptima Ouroboros Pathfinder Poseidon Prism Prism2 rEvo Sentinel Titan Topaz
    What brand of rebreather do you own?
    Rebreather Experience:
    • Cis-Lunar
    • CCR 2000
    • Dräger Dolphin
    • Evolution
    • Frog
    • Hammerhead
    • Inspiration
    • MK-15
    • Kiss
    • Megalodon
    • O2ptima
    • Ouroboros
    • Prism
    • Prism 2
    • rEvo
    • Sentinel
    • Titan
    List all rebreathers you've been trained on.
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    When did you start diving rebreathers?
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    Methods:
    Boat Liveaboard Resort Shore
    How do you prefer to enter the water?
    Interests:
    Caverns & Caves Freediving Gathering Open Water Photography Spearfishing Technical Diving Wreck Survey Wreck Penetration
    What kind of diving do you prefer?
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    Enter the latitude of your location. Click here to determine it. Please enter numerical values only (64.24 or -45.23).
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    Dedicated SCUBA columns in Discover Diving ,Southwest diving news, Arizona Diving news and Historical diving. First dedicated News paper column in US. First guest editor Skin diver Magazine, Cover SDM, articles in SDM; only person with all four honors, Sea food Chief in Scuba Pro diving and Snorkeling, Co Author "Orange County diving" in "Diving West" (first west coast dive guide.)

    Diving consultant to Voit, US Divers, and Sea Tec and several others long gone and forgotten.

    President Sea Sabres, LA County; B of D, HDS; Founding Bof D, Director of Sport diving Lecturer: Clubs in SoCal, LA County, NAUI & PADI courses. SLO UW S&R DivCon The SCUBA Show In Long Beach
    Clubs; SoCal Skin divers, Long Beach Neptunes, Sea Sabres, Underwater Photographic Society,Historical diving society (HDS) Club Hombre de Ranas, (honor-Mexico)

    "Miller's reef," Woods cove area in Laguna Beach named in my honor.

    DSO & CDO for DDS Beaver
    Participant; Sea trials Cousteau's Denise DDS.
    Visitor & guest on JYC's Calypso

    Game & Spear fishing; Lobster 17 Lbs, BSB 345 Lbs, WSB 49 Lbs, Halibut 38 Lbs. Yellow Tail 27 LBS, Sheepshead 26 Lbs (see painting by John Steel in anniversary issue of SDM)

    Research projects published; History and development of diving fin, History and development of Spear gun,American retailers and SCUBA industry, The Gilpatric Project.

    Married-wife diver for 40+ years. 5 children all divers for 30 plus years. Son is a NAUI (Life) PADI , Pro 5000 diver and a Hyperbaric doctor in Santa Maria Caifornia

    All of us "Just a bunch of lousy divers...."

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