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A question, (rhetorical)

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by lexvil, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
    Magnificent post thanks David Wilson

    So one must ask which colour skirt Lou Gossett Jnr was wearing and it's tensile strength
    Couldn't make a movie like that today without the villagers bringing out their pitchforks
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  2. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    Dammit, was just going to say the same thing!
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    cold water anyone?
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    You may assume the water was cold if you look for other pics from the deep.
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  5. Robbyg

    Robbyg Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    Winged BCD are highly overrated! After seeing that picture I am firmly backing front flotation devices or BBC.
  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    Dude, try to focus on 'you are a dude'...
  7. rx7diver

    rx7diver Solo Diver

    Yes, I learned (somewhere) that U/W photographers sometimes prefer that their model wears a mask having a clear skirt because more light more easily reaches the model's eyes. (All portrait photographers understand the importance of having a sharp focus on a model's eyes.)

    My first mask, purchased in 1987, was a US Divers triple-panel wrap-around mask having a clear silicone skirt. This mask is similar to the black-skirted mask that used to be worn by military rescue divers. I liked it (even though it wasn't a very low volume mask). I wore it even on extended range Great Lakes dives, until I eventually replaced it with a Scubapro Frameless mask (black skirt) in the mid 1990's, which I continue to wear today.

    The type of silicone used for the US Divers mask would cloud up eventually. And then I would have to boil it, which would restore it back to being reasonably clear.

    ETA: This pic is of me diving the SS Chester A. Congdon off Isle Royale (Michigan, Lake Superior) c. 1995. (This was my very first Scubaboard avatar, iirc.) I am wearing my US Divers mask in this pic. Photo taken by the late Richard J. Roost, Jr.


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