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|Posted on June 25, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (21)|
You know what I love when I'm researching my TBT article? Seeing if the business that put an ad in 1960's-70s scuba diving magazine still exist today. I found one such ad for a place in the Bahamas called Cape Eleuthera. Not only are they still around, but it looks like they've expanded. I took a quick peek at Google Maps to see what their resort looks like today and it looks like they've been pretty hard at work over the last 35ish years, wouldn’t you say. (btw, I know the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 18, 2015 at 3:05 PM||comments (886)|
I'm gonna let you in on a little secret about me.. I'm a Bond fan. In fact, although this movie came out before I was born, it was one that I watched many times growing up and was inspirational in wanting to learn to Scuba Dive. 'Thunderball' was the newest and biggest Bond films when it was released in 1966. Over 50% of the footage is underwater, filmed in the Bahamas, It had the largest budget ever allocated to an underwater film before ($10,000,000). Not chump change in thos...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM||comments (2217)|
For this weeks TBT, I found an ad in a 1978 Skin Diver magazine. I've been trying to figure out what is going on in this image for about 20 minutes now. How about you guys and gals? Any thoughts?
|Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:40 PM||comments (722)|
One of the best parts of working at UB Diving is literally being surrounded by vintage Skin Diver magazines from the 60's and 70's. I'm going to try and revive the Throwback Thursday routine. My first entry is this ad from a Feb 1978 issue for US Divers wetsuits. One of the first full color ads I've found. Those are some stylish suits.