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Ryanh1801
05-03-2008, 02:26
Thought this was pretty neat.
YouTube - Divers Go Down to Andrea Doria One Week After Sinking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvrId8v2JEg)

WV Diver
05-03-2008, 05:44
Cool, that is the oldest film I have seen on the Doria. Fun to watch.

texdiveguy
05-03-2008, 06:22
Sweet... :)

mm2002
05-03-2008, 12:00
Very cool vid! You need to post that at the Scuba tube site!

skippy11
05-03-2008, 22:08
Cool Video. Thanks for sharing.

spatman
05-04-2008, 08:39
great find! those guys were ballsy. well, either crazy or ballsy. maybe both.

navyhmc
05-04-2008, 10:11
Both!

I looked at the old navy charts-he was down for a total of 4 minutes on the Andrea and cut a short deco if he was down only 18 minutes.

Love the triple 42 set up, not to mention the old 2 piece dry suit. That's older than the old rubber one-peice that you literally tied a gooseneck know in the loose end.

spatman
05-04-2008, 10:19
Both!

I looked at the old navy charts-he was down for a total of 4 minutes on the Andrea and cut a short deco if he was down only 18 minutes.

Love the triple 42 set up, not to mention the old 2 piece dry suit. That's older than the old rubber one-peice that you literally tied a gooseneck know in the loose end.

seriously short. the vid said it took a three minutes decent, too...

and no gloves either. that must have been COLD.

navyhmc
05-04-2008, 10:33
I recall a dive I did years ago in 58f water with no gloves. kept trying to put them in non-existent pockets in my wet suit. I won't even go into the brain freeze with no hood. Oi!

spatman
05-04-2008, 13:07
I recall a dive I did years ago in 58f water with no gloves. kept trying to put them in non-existent pockets in my wet suit. I won't even go into the brain freeze with no hood. Oi!

58f with no gloves? how long did you last? i probably wouldn't be able to move my fingers after 20 minutes in water that cold.

navyhmc
05-04-2008, 13:20
Lasted 15-20 minutes. My head and hands were hurting! Had to get help unbuckling my gear. I was done for the day!

spatman
05-04-2008, 13:22
Lasted 15-20 minutes. My head and hands were hurting! Had to get help unbuckling my gear. I was done for the day!

that's what i figured. even wearing wet gloves in cold water, my hands are numb after a 50 min dive. once i moved to drygloves, i haven't had any problems with the cold.

Ryanh1801
05-04-2008, 13:34
I have done 46 with no gloves. The second dive they started to get a little chilly. Im pretty warmed natured though. Seems like I always forget my gloves at home.

spatman
05-04-2008, 13:38
I have done 46 with no gloves. The second dive they started to get a little chilly. Im pretty warmed natured though. Seems like I always forget my gloves at home.

46 with no gloves? wow. for how long?

texdiveguy
05-04-2008, 13:41
I have done 46 with no gloves. The second dive they started to get a little chilly. Im pretty warmed natured though. Seems like I always forget my gloves at home.

Your much braver than I!!!! BBBuuurrrrrrr

Ryanh1801
05-04-2008, 14:00
I have done 46 with no gloves. The second dive they started to get a little chilly. Im pretty warmed natured though. Seems like I always forget my gloves at home.

46 with no gloves? wow. for how long?

I think it was a 30 min. dive and then a 20 min. So not to long of dives. As long as my heads warm in cold water the rest of my body is fine, im sure any colder than that I would have to have something on my hands.

elijahb
05-04-2008, 14:26
what was with killing the shark?

spatman
05-04-2008, 16:05
what was with killing the shark?

macho BS, most likely.

navyhmc
05-04-2008, 16:23
what was with killing the shark?

macho BS, most likely.

Awww, c'mon, it was a shark, them babys will go after a diver like they're filet mignon. I mean, how many of us have seen a shark in the water and immediately made a beeline back to the boat. "Look, a nurse shark! I am outta here." And remember that all you have to do is swim faster than your buddy. <sarcasm off>

In all honesty, back then, that was the basic mind set: see a shark, kill it because they'll take the guys in the water.

Yeah, it's machoism of the day-kind of like strapping the deer to the hood of the car.

matt151617
05-04-2008, 21:25
Pretty cool video.

spatman
05-04-2008, 21:31
In all honesty, back then, that was the basic mind set: see a shark, kill it because they'll take the guys in the water.

Yeah, it's machoism of the day-kind of like strapping the deer to the hood of the car.

yeah, macho + some ignorance + shark fin soup= the world's shark population down to 95% of what it had been.

ok, that was a simplistic equation, but you get the idea. i just really hate the needless killing of anything.

Scubastud16
05-05-2008, 22:20
Very cool! Thank you for posting the link. I read about this dive in 'Deep Descent,' as well as the other Peter Gamble expeditions. It's cool to see the original footage!

Danny

kevinj1
05-06-2008, 00:28
Cool Video. Thanks for sharing.

mitchy
05-07-2008, 19:05
Great video!!

wolfen42
05-07-2008, 22:35
I have to say... the whole share thing is a bit of a comedy moment... "The diver is unaware that they are battling a deadly shark at the surface..."

Meanwhile on the surface some poor shark is on a hook thrashing around thinking, "OMG! what happened... I was just cruising by and tried to grab this little piece of chum and BOOM!"

Geoff_T
05-07-2008, 23:51
Forget the no gloves there was no wing with those tanks any damage to the suite and you are done. I have never tried it but don't think it is easy to tread water with triples.

Ryanh1801
05-08-2008, 00:37
I think its safe to say, divers back then where just flat out hard core!!

aprilgoddess1987
05-08-2008, 20:53
I did a dive in 46 degree water and I agree I was looking for my nonexstint pocket