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Rich from Kings Park NY | Scuba Diver

I have been a diver since 1970 when my cousin and I bought a tank and regulator along with a book on how to use them

I did most of my diving at that time in the Huntington and Northport bay areas of Long Island New York. When I went to college

four years later I took a course and got certified. Six years after that I took a commercial diving course and spent the next ten

years working as a commercial diver.

Most of my time as a commercial diver was spent working for Xplo a company that specialized in underwater demolition and

bridge reconstruction. Other companies I worked for had me doing pipe line work, pipe penetration, power plants and saturation

diving. The most hours I spent under water in a single year was 1,237 and my deepest dive was to 686’.

About fifteen years ago I got into kayak diving. On Long Island beach access is limited so this got me to places easily that could

only be reached by boat and did not require me to trailer a boat and find a boat ramp in the area. I set up a small umbilical to run

off a scuba tank so I could leave the tank in the kayak as I towed it behind me. Due to the size of the kayak I had to keep the size

of the umbilical to 50’, so diving with it limits me to about 35-40’. This works very well for me when I am going for lobster in the

shallow and very rocky waters of the north shore.


Judynelly - 2/05/2014 6:00 AM
Wow your scuba diving life story is fascinating!!! I enjoyed reading it. I can’t believe you just bought a tank and a manual and went diving! Hahahah that must’ve been real exciting!!
RichKeller - 2/05/2014 6:27 AM
It was a very different time then the way things are now. Scuba as a sport was still somewhat new so there were not a lot of rules back then. With some trial and error we just made it up as we went along.
Judynelly - 2/05/2014 7:06 AM
RichKeller - 4/10/2013 3:07 PM
Has anyone dove here? If so what did you think?
RichKeller - 4/11/2013 3:15 PM
Someone on another forum sent me this link about that site.
RichKeller - 1/07/2013 11:15 AM
Passamaquoddy Bay, Eastport, Maine

Does anyone have any experience or information about diving in this area?
Greg - 1/07/2013 12:15 PM
This would be better as a question in the Forum section. Just add a new forum topic and ask your question.
RichKeller - 12/24/2012 12:02 PM
Scubapro Regulator Museum

Scubapro’s legal department has had the Scubapro Regulator Museum web site shut down. Is there enough interest on this site to set up a thread to post information on this subject? This could include pics of the regs, schematics and owners manuals.