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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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    Love the the creativity of thought...... speaking of such, I just had a thought that the horn shaped item might represent a wake behind a boat. This might be supported by the rounding of the right upper and lower corners, as that’s what a wave might do. Does this make more sense than a horn or nose cone?
     
  2. CandiveOz

    CandiveOz Nassau Grouper

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    @Doctor Rig the way you coloured in the picture in post #12 to me it looks like a nose cone but I have to admit I love the speedo:rofl3:
     
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  3. SurfLung

    SurfLung Angel Fish

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    Whenever I've seen a fish drawn that way, it signified Christianity... A disciple is a "Fisher of Men..."
    The "Horn" looks alot like the blue and white Divers Flag...
    alpha-dive-flag11-300x173.jpg
     
  4. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As near as I can tell, the Alpha flag was not directly associated with diving. It was used to indicate "underwater operations, navigation restricted" to other vessels. It was used more for dredging, cable, and pipe laying operations than diving before around the 1980s. Even when it was used for diving, it was for surface-supplied.
     
  5. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    I ran across a reference to its use during speed trials. Ships navigation would be restricted at that time due to the course being run for the trials.


    Bob
     
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  6. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh Barracuda

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    Yeah, I'm familiar with this as well, I believe in Chapman's Manual (great boatman's reference btw) the Alpha flag refers to a vessel with limited navigation for almost any reason, except on anchor, but would include divers in the water. (i.e. limited propulsion, gear in the water, UW operations, Survey operations, etc...)
     
  7. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I also thought of a horn or trumpet and it made me think of the Greek God Triton. He was a Merman and the son of Poseidon. He carried a trumpet made from a seashell and used it to calm or raise the waves.

    In the ancient Greek story of Jason and the Argonauts, Triton assisted the crew of the Argo after it had been driven ashore by storms. He guided them through a difficult passage and back to the open sea. He also provided favorable seas to help them on their way.

    The name "Aquanauts" sounds very similar to "Argonauts" so maybe that was the inspiration for the horn?

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  8. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    Very interesting @KathyV..... thanks for sharing.

    The shape of the logo horn, more represents a seashell trumpet than anything else and logically makes great sense. I’m going with this theory, as it makes a more interesting story for the logo.
     
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  9. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't remember this show but I'm intrigued, here is some more information and a DVD:

    http://classicmoviesdvd.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=746&filter_name=aquanauts

    Keith Larsen and Jeremy Slate starred as two skin divers in this hour-long rip-off of SEA HUNT (from the same producer). Larsen later developed an ear infection in the middle of the season and was replaced with Ron Ely. That's when the series was re-tooled and Ron Ely took Larsen's place, re-titling the series as MALIBU RUN, instantly making the sleepy little beach town famous. This 2-DVD set includes three hour-long episodes: "Night Dive" (November 16, 1960), "The Jeremiah Adventure" (March 1, 1961), "The Double Adventure" (March 29, 1961).
     
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