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US DIVERS CATALOGS & SCUBAPRO CATALOGS

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by AMIR007, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bangkok
    69
    18
    8
    I'm looking for anybody who want to exchange vintage catalogs , I'm interested in US divers Catalogs and scubapro catalogs
    us divers i have from 1953 to 1983 but I'm missing few , if you have it and you would like to exchange or send it to me please send me a PM .
    the missing catalogs that I'm looking for of us divers are :
    1950 - 1951 - 1953
    1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979
    1981- 1982 - 1984 - 1985 -1986

    for scubapro i only have 1962- 1963
    so anything from 1960 to 1986 i would like to have it

    if you don't have what i need you, can still can contact me about what you need , if i have i will be happy to share it with you .
    Cheers
     
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,869
    3,495
    113
    I have a number of duplicates --but -- packed away.

    I am not interested in trading a catalog for another catalog...do you have anything else to trade ?

    Perhaps at a later date we can get together for a trade ?

    Why don't you log your dives ?

    sdm
     
  3. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bangkok
    69
    18
    8
    sorry my mistake i forget to mention that I'm looking for PDF versions not real magazine .
    my rec dives i lost the count around 250 to 300 a year , my tec and cave dives not more than 50 and i don't see the point of logging dives, i knew cave and tec instructors here they they put statue as a dive master and log 2000 dive in SB
     
  4. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Maine
    2,898
    1,076
    113
    Many of those Scubapro catalogs are available at VintageDoubleHose.com (VDH).

    We all seem to be missing the same US Divers catalogs that you are missing. VDH also has the same US Divers catalogs that you have. A copy of the 1953 is also available at VDH.
     
  5. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bangkok
    69
    18
    8
    in VDH i found only 2 scubapro catalogs .
    i just downloaded the 1953 from VDH sill missing the 1952 as well
    if anybody want to share with us the missing catalogs from DHV it will be much appreciated
     
  6. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,869
    3,495
    113
    I have all the US Diver Catalogs but mine were bound in library binding many years ago..so I can't assist you in your quest.

    The world diving ibliophiles will all agree that up to a few years ago catalogs had minimum bibliophilic value . Now they have great value to the diving community for their historical value in order to reconstruct the short and interesting history of recreational diving. I suspect my collection is the only collection with intact mint copies.

    The entire collection 2000 plus volumes, 13 bound historical and current magazines and a vast amount of uncatalogued diving epherma will be inherited by my son Sam IV who is a NAUI (Life) & PADI instructor a SSI Pro 5000 and a board certified ER & Hyperbaric doctor---So It will be many moons before my dive library goes on the market .

    Don't give up in your search ---Good luck (you are going to need all the luck you can muster)

    SDM
     
  7. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bangkok
    69
    18
    8
    lucky son
    i hope some people who have these copies would scan and share it as a pdf , the pdf doesn't have value its just a source of informations as long as they keep the hard copy which have value they won't lose anything form the share
    thank you for the support i will keep looking till se see if i can have something
     
  8. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

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    I think there are 17.....Have another look
    Scubapro Catalogs in Manuals and Catalogs section.JPG
     
  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,869
    3,495
    113
    You will be surprised where diving artifacts turn up ...

    Some years ago I had a neighbor who's relative was involved in USN research in WW11 and had passed on. While going through his possessions he found an intact good condition copy of the 1942 the English translation of Bert's Barometric Pressure which was a word for word translation of the very rare 1878 edition of Paul Bert's pioneering work La Pression Barometric which he gave to me . As you probably realize this a very rare pioneering work and most copies are gone with the wind.

    So let it be known to your friends, neighbors, relatives and even dive buddies that you are searching for US Diver & Scuba pro Catalogs --- You just might be surprised what will turn up

    once again good luck

    SDM
     
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  10. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bangkok
    69
    18
    8
    Thank you Bryan its seems its new just uploaded couple days ago
    hope we can find soon the missing US Divers catalogs as well
     

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