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Mike Nelson and Sea Hunt inspires another

Discussion in 'Scuba Diving TV & Movies' started by covediver, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    Rebreathers actually predate open circuit scuba and were used by military divers. However, early rebreathers used 100% oxygen so were limited to only 20 feet or so because of oxygen toxicity.
     
  2. GreggS

    GreggS Nassau Grouper

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info. I may just have to do a little research on them even though I'm really not interested in diving rebreathers.
     
  3. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Manta Ray

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    I actually did sit in front of the TV every week to watch Mike Nelson and I too was certified before I got my driver's license.

    I'm thinking of forcing my newly certified girlfriend to watch some old episodes :wink: I made her sit through Dive to Danger and Beneath the 12 Mile Reef. She has also seen at least three movies where divers are attacked by a giant octopus.

    I enjoyed the scene in Hot Shots Part Deux where Lloyd Bridges was scuba diving below a boat accompanied by the theme from Sea Hunt and narrating, wondering how they could pass below without being detected.
     
  4. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Solo Diver

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    I am addicted to watching "Sea Hunt" (on DVR from "This TV ") as well as addicted to diving.
    As I watch it now , I realize just how hokie the stories are, how much misinformation is displayed and how chincie the production values were.
    Of course I will continue to watch.
     
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  5. KathyV

    KathyV Loggerhead Turtle

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  6. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Solo Diver

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    As I watch an episode recorded the other night, I think of all the "no no's" good ole Mike Nelson does and the unexplainable.
    He's in a closed room in a wreck. He has no light but has no problem seeing a small hatch to escape. The hatch is square he can get thru if he takes his tanks off, but can't get the tanks thru. But the diagonal of the hatch has ample room for his tanks
    On the surface the divers immediately put their masks on their head (great way to loose the mask), then they swim on the surface with mask on forehead doing the crawl.
     
  7. GreggS

    GreggS Nassau Grouper

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    Yeah, I've seen episodes where he's inside a wreck without a light and it's very well lit inside. I've been inside tugboat wrecks that weren't but 20-25 feet wide window openings all along both sides and still had to use my light. I love the show, but some things in it are quite funny because they are so wrong.
     
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  8. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Solo Diver

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    As I watch an episode recorded the other night, I think of all the "no no's" good ole Mike Nelson does and the unexplainable.
    He's in a closed room in a wreck. He has no light but has no problem seeing a small hatch to escape. The hatch is square he can get thru if he takes his tanks off, but can't get the tanks thru. But the diagonal of the hatch is plenty large enough for the tanks to slip thru too.
    Divers on the surface always seem to swim with mask on forehead and arms swinging
     

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