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Old Dive shop?

Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by oldschoolto, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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  2. trapezus

    trapezus Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Black Sea ,Trabzon,Turkey
    inelegance !
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  3. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
    Well, I'm trying to touch base with anyone who knows the owner of this one shop... The guy was a big part of my youth and feeding my drive to be a wreck diver...

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  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Good luck, my friend.
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    There are several sources for dive shop names, 1) the now defunct. "Skin Diver Magazine: a magazine for skin divers and spear fishermen," which published listings of both dive shops and dive clubs 2) a number of vintage books contained the same information in the same format .

    If I had additional information such as approximate year (s) location such as street name and approximate block number I could review my resources and probably provide you with a name,

    But I won't !

  6. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
    Well Sam, If you would change your mind....:rofl3: The address would have been like
    5660 Old Sunrise Hwy
    Massapequa, NY 11758

    Sports and touring garage was on the next lot in the back... They were a scuba pro dealer... And that old two man yellow sub in the front yard....

  7. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Contributor

    Sam is west coast I'm East coast. The shop is Divers Way. Bob Debonna. Big inflatable gorilla out front. Where in Maine you live?The guy from Turkey cracks me up.
  8. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Contributor

    I know stuff also. One of the best collections in the country. Will post a nice Central Skin Divers catalog cover next week.
  9. captain

    captain Captain

  10. Denny Crane Esq.

    Denny Crane Esq. Dive Resort

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Dana Point, CA
    The shop on Jamaica near 160th in NY was Central Skindiver's, famous for their ads featuring "Honest Archie." I remember it well, and I grew up on the West Coast.

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