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“Aquanauts” tv show logo meaning?

Discussion in 'Scuba Diving TV & Movies' started by Doctor Rig, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    In 1960 and 1961, there was a dive tv show like “Sea Hunt” called “The Aquanauts.” This tv show had a unique logo that I fondly remember. The logo can be seen at the end of this YouTube video:

    I don’t remember what all the symbols within the logo represent. One definiately is a fish, the round circle might represent the world, but I have no idea what the third trumpet shaped symbol is.

    Does anyone know or can anyone make a good quess what the logo and symbols might represent? Get your thinking cap on, this inquiring mind wants to know! Thanks for all replies!!
     
  2. Doctor Rig

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    131AD2F0-49CA-4637-9CFE-85B53BD8A34C.jpeg I just realized I could post a picture.....
     
  3. grf88

    grf88 Divemaster

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  4. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    Thank you, grf88.... very helpful!

    A fish, a horn and a circle (which might represent the world). Anybody have any idea why a horn would be associated with this scuba tv show and diving. A horn from a boat maybe?
     
  5. CandiveOz

    CandiveOz Nassau Grouper

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    I have never heard of this TV series. This posting caught my attention. A horn? Definitely a fish. The circle could represent the world. But here are my first impressions of the logo;

    Before watching the clip I thought the circle represented the head of a man (or even a dive mask although then it should have been oval to represent the masks of the day). And the horn looked to me like a large fin symbolically representing a "manfish". But after watching the clip I concluded that the horn is actually the nose cone of a rocket. Remember the Aquanauts main job was to recover rocket nose cones according to the TV intro. The horizontal line represents the ocean so the nose cone is underwater lying on its side. The man and fish are above the line or out of the water. So why is a vertical line cutting through the fish? I think this is symbolising that the "man" (represented by the circle) is "half fish." The fish is out of the water because it is more related to the man rather than below the surface. It emphasizes the man is part fish - which a scuba diver essentially is.

    Then again I could be completely wrong and this could be a Christian symbol with the horn announcing the second coming of Christ represented by the fish (remember the loaves and fishes story) to pass final judgement on the world!
     
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  6. Jay_Antipodean

    Jay_Antipodean Need to dive more!

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  7. CandiveOz

    CandiveOz Nassau Grouper

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    Suunto Zoop? Classic! You made my day :clapping:
     
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  8. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    Your creative thinking is thought provoking, and makes me wonder more what it all means!

    I recently did a quick search on the people associated with the show. Of the three main show actors, only one is alive today. I searched for contact information of names associated with the show but without any hopeful luck. Somebody has to know!
     
  9. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Since the fish shape is above the water line, could it be a dolphin jumping out of the water?
     
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  10. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    Not that this helps whatsoever... but this is where my mind went early in the morning with 2 sick kids lol
     

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