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US Navy Experimental Diving Unit

Discussion in 'History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss' started by Akimbo, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    A tip of the MK 5 or KMBs off to @Akimbo for this very informative post

    I had several up close and personal contacts with EDU --

    I was in the process of acquiring all the USN diving manuals and was in contact on numerous occasions with the NEU librarian, whose name as I recall after all these many years was Mrs. Mc Donald

    She was one salty librarian - like no other I have ever met --buit she was also extremely helpful and I managed to acquire all of the USN manuals prior to diving bibliophilia became rampant in the diving world.

    (an of course the 1923 edition was stolen by La crook- Why ???)

  2. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Was this before the move to Panama City? I don't know much about the culture at NEDU today, but it was really salty when it was at the Washington Navy Yard. Salvage was the major focus of the Navy diving community at that time, which is easily one of the harshest diving environments.

    The Navy Yard didn't look anything like it does now on the NCIS TV series.
    abnfrog likes this.
  3. compressor

    compressor ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York State
    Fabulous reading; thank you for the effort to make it available to the rest of us.

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