NEWS

AUGUST 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Rolex Divomet depth gauge   ➤  La Spirotechnique Aquadag knife ➤  Undersee Bantams sling speargun  ➤ Undersee Cobra spring speargun ➤  Le Fusil Americain Superaquascope mask  ➤  Sub-Scope periscope mask
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  Healthways 1949  ➤  Hurricane 1954  ➤ Amf 1954  ➤  La Spirotechnique 1983     Norseman 1961
CURIOSITIES AND ARTICLES > STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES ➤  Cressi Rondine e Pinocchio turn seventy years old
HISTORY > WRITING AND IMAGES ABOUT DIVING HISTORY > BOOKS AND MANUALS  ➤  Galeazzi Slip instruction manual
TECHNIQUE > WORKSHOP > REGULATORS  ➤  Scubapro Pilot
HISTORY > VINTAGE ADVERTISING  ➤  New advertising pages:  Cristal 1962 - Le Prieur Scuba 1936 - Le Prieur mask 1956 - Pulvenis speargun 1937 - Sesto Continente film - Turnbull 1954 fins  - Undersee Hornet speargun 1951 -  Viking regulator 1958 

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JULY 2022

INNOVATIONS

Recently this site has been completely renewed and enlarged, becoming simpler and perfectly compatible with smartphones. Let's see what has changed in the main MENU.
> The Technical Sheets are no longer within Technique and now they have a menu of their own.
> Technique now contains the new Patents submenu
> History is a new menu, it contains Historical Brands which are in turn divided into two submenus; therefore there are Historical Figures, also new; Writings, Images, Sub History Movies; Vintage Advertising.
> Curiosities and Articles contains Curiosities and Oddities and Articles from Magazines and Newspapers.
           As always, the general search engine allows you to immediately reach what you want, just enter a word.

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Superlluch Argonauta  mask  ➤  Handcrafted folding spring speargun  ➤  Dräger Vm 60-Pa 38 regulator-mask  ➤  Turnbull Superjet sling speargun  ➤  Guwelin Najade fins  ➤  Panerai underwater pressure gauge
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ Voit Swimaster 1977  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1979  ➤  Le Fusil Americain  ➤  Sportsways 1971  Sportsways 1973
HISTORY > HISTORICAL FIGURES  ➤ The Pulvenis Brothers, underwater pioneers  by David Wilson
HISTORY > HISTORICAL COMPANIES  ➤ The Australian Sea Hornet  by Mel Brown
HISTORY > WRITING AND IMAGES ABOUT DIVING HISTORY  ➤  Scaphandre Le Prieur - 1933
HISTORY > WRITING AND IMAGES ABOUT DIVING HISTORY  ➤ 6 famous short films have been inserted

RARITY  ➤ Two precious tools have been added: a 1956 Rolex prototype and a 1942 Panerai, plus the strange 1955 Sub Scope mask

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JUNE 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

There are important news coming to the site <www.blutimescubahistory.com>, we will see them soon. Meanwhile, this month there are several new entries and there is no shortage of rarities.
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Le Prieur Scuba  ➤  Mohnsam Airomat two hose regulator ➤ Tigullio Air-Matic single hose regulator  ➤  the strange 1951 Australian Undersee Hornet speargun  ➤ Healthways  Genoa e Competition fins
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  Voit Swimaster 1973  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1974   ➤  Voit Swimaster 1975  ➤  Sportsways 1965  ➤  Sportsways 1966  ➤  Sportsways 1967
MUSEUM  >  STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤ Le Prieur mask patent dated 1939 (David Wilson archive)
MUSEUM  >  WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY   ➤  Life and Adventure of Francis Namon Sorcho - 1888 (archivio Andrea Campedelli)  

 

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MAY 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤  Barakuda Monsun II Passat two hose regulator ➤  the incredible Nautilus mask by Le Prieur  ➤ Worker Plant Kiev  Ikhtiandr  fins   Turnbull Super Flipper fins   ➤  Sportsways Navy  depth gauge ➤  The Knife knife  ➤  
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1970  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1971  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1972/1 ➤  Voit Swimaster 1972/2  ➤ Sportsways 1963 (fatto)     Sportsways 1964 Scubapro
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES    ➤  US patent Galeazzi Zeffiro
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY   ➤  Denayrouze Diving Apparatus, the illustrative brochure of the innovative apparatus of 1874 from which the precursor of the underwater breathing apparatus without constraints with the surface will later derive

 

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APRIL 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤  Pirelli Compact Sm speargun  ➤  Piel Micro-Regulator  one hose regulator  ➤ Tigullio Manta  fins  ➤  Scubapro Multipurpose tool first series  ➤  Sound-Wave System Wet-Finder  ➤ Technisub Piccolo folding knife  ➤  Pirelli Nereide mask first series
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  Sportsways 1961  ➤  Sportsways 1962  ➤  Voit 1966  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1967  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1967  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1968  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1969
TECHNIQUE > VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENT  ➤ new advertising pages of Couseau-Gagnan - Desco - La Spirotechnique - Pelletier - Piel - Salvas - Submarex - Tekna
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY   ➤  Piccola Guida del Subacqueo con autorespiratore - Rolex, 1963

 

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MARCH 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS    ➤ Ida 71 rebreather  ➤  Aquatic goggles  ➤  Semperit System Hans Hass fins  ➤  Dunlop Admiralty  fins  ➤  Suwa Arrow Scope spear gun  ➤  Sportways Waterlung mask
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ International Divers 1958   ➤  International Divers 1960   ➤  La Spirotechnique 1970  ➤ Voit 1963 -1964 -1965
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  Dacor Nautilus Cvs 
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY  ➤  "Dahlak" by Roghi - Baschieri in English

 

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FEBRUARY 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  So, in Italy wi colled it... single stage by Luigi Fabbri
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤  Pirelli Ondina masl  ➤  Voit Viking A6 fins  ➤  Pirelli Superga fliating fins  ➤ Superga asimmetric fins   ➤ La Photocinesub  Term-o-Matic underwater thermometer
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ Voit 1961  ➤  Voit Swimaster 1962   ➤  La Spirotechnique 1963  ➤ La Spirotechnique 19672  ➤ La Spirotechnique 1975
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES   ➤  An Emergency Lift

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JANUARY 2022

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤  Aqualung-Technisub multipurpose leg knife  ➤  Spirotechnique Spirodag Amagnetic knife  ➤  Nemrod Capri regulator-mask  ➤  Technisub Ax for red coral hunters  ➤  Mares lamp Star 4 first series  ➤ Technisub - La Spirotechnique Grisbi knife 
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS    ➤. Siebe Gorman 1957  ➤  Voit 1956   ➤  Voit 1957   ➤  Voit 1958  ➤  Voit 1959   ➤  Voit 1960  ➤  Voit 1960  Equipment and Manual
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY   ➤ La Spirotechnique " Scaphandre autonome-scaphandre narghilé"
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  The CG-45 reversed circuit regulator

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DECEMBER 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤   3. The red coral hunters - Meeting and stories
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤  Loosco Dive Safe  single hose  mask-regulator  ➤  Heinke Delta dry suit for women  ➤ Stomil Komandosky fins with laces  ➤  Dacor R-1 two hose regulator  ➤  Dacor Enduro one hose regualator   ➤  Sea Dive De Luxe  mask  ➤  Beuchat Espadon Tarzan serrated knife ➤  Beuchat Espadon Tarzan Stiletto knife
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  La Spirotechnique 1971  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1974   ➤   U.S. Divers Aqualung 1975   ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 19780  ➤   
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY   ➤  "Illustrated History of Russian Diving 1829-1940", beautiful Russian / English bilingual book on the history of Russian helmet divers, with a large number of absolutely interesting images
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤ Eoba, the micro-rebreather

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NOVEMBER 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  2. Coral - The red gold divers by Andrea Campedelli
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Spiro Sub decompression table with cursor  ➤  Blandford Sub-Aqua manometer  ➤  Cressi Sub oxigen rebreather manometer  ➤  Tecnisport Killer Standard  spear gun  ➤ Arpin  Divair mod. "C" two hose regulator  ➤  Tauchtechnik Passat V two hose regulator 
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ U.S. Divers Aqualung 1970  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1972  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1973
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES   ➤  The U.S. patent of the Galeazzi Tricheco Pirelli regulator
WORKSHOP  >  REGULATORS  ➤ HEINKE instruction manual  ➤  HEINKE exploded views and diagrams  ➤  Medi MLW  Hydromat instruction manual 

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OCTOBER 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  1. Red coral - The ancient fishing, a highly documented article by Andrea Campedelli
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤ Mask-regulator single hose Desco Saf-T-Eye  ➤  Speargun U.S. Divers Sea Hunter Pistol  ➤  Lamp Salvas Shark Lux  ➤  Cressi Sub manometer for Mach spearguns  ➤  Gsd white manometer for spearguns  ➤  Gsd black manometer for spearguns   ➤  Oxigen yoke manometer  ➤  Sunline underwater pressure gauge    
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  U.S. Divers 1967  ➤  U.S. Divers 1968  ➤  U.S. Divers 1969
WORKSHOP  >  REGULATORS  ➤  Desco - Spirotechnique - Dräger  

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SEPTEMBER 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Siama Albatros corurt spear gun  ➤  U.S. Divers three glas mask   ➤  U.S. Divers dry suit for woman  ➤  
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1963  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1964  ➤   U.S. Divers Aqualung 1965   ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1966  
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES   ➤  The aufitory cylinder  ➤  The gaff by pocket  ➤  NEW: The "By titles" submenu now uses a convenient dedicated search engine  
WORKSHOP  >  REGULATORS  ➤ Cristal Explor  ➤  Demone two hose  ➤ Demone  single hose  ➤  Modulo M Oxigen  ➤  Spirotechnique Aquilon  ➤  Spirotechnique Explorer  ➤  Spirotechnique Spiro Club and Spiro Pro  

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AUGUST 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤ Pirelli SM  lamp  ➤  Arpin Divair bronze two hose regulator  ➤  Beuchat  Souplair Espadon Tarzan two hose regulatore  ➤ English rebreather Scr ➤  Professional U.S. Divers mask
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ U.S. Divers Aqualung 1960  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1961  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1962
VINTAGE ADVERTISMENT ➤  added 17 new historical advertising pages

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JULY 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤ In the article "The analogical decompression gauges of Sos" the author Andrea Campedelli describes these instruments one by one, highlighting the different methods of operation, while in the final text Luigi Fabbri highlights the main behavior errors of the divers who used them.
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤ La Spirotechnique Otarie fins  ➤  Salvas Squalo Bucher fins  ➤  dry suit Siebe-Heinke Dip Suit   ➤   U.S. Divers Aqualung Aquamaster two hose regulator ➤  spear gun Zangi Hunter 2 two barrel spring  ➤ La Spirotechnique Alizé single hose regulator. 
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  we continue the publication of the precious series of catalogs of U.S. Divers Aqualung that Maurizio Baldinucci made available to us: this month there are the numbers of 1956-1957-1958-1959.
RARITÁ  ➤  SuperSub Multiplo 8 arrow spear gun.
MUSEUM > WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY > COMPLETE BOOKS  ➤  “Under Sea With Helmet and Camera” comes out of Andrea Campedelli's digital archive and is a rare 1940 book full of illustrations that tells the underwater photography of those years, practiced in the USA with the open helmet "hookah".
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES   ➤  NEW: "Curiosity and Strangeness" is now divided into two submenus, with the index of the months and the index of the titles published  ➤ Cousteau said it.

 

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JUNE 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤ Deco Brain Hans Hass, the first dive computer  
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤ Dpv  Lillywhites  ➤  SuperSub Multiplo speargun  ➤   Campinoti Iride lamp   ➤  US Divers Calypso  one hose regulator  ➤   Heinke MK IV  two hose regulator  ➤  U.S. Divers AquaLung Broxton green label  two hose regulator ➤  U.S. Divers AquaLung Broxton  blue label two hose regulator
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1954  ➤  U.S. Divers Aqualung 1955
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES   ➤  The ancient Cressi Sub - Historical offices and brands  
CONTRIBUTIONS  ➤  Franco Martini

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MAY 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  The first PANERAI, the italian navy rAiders’ watch  
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤ Mares  lamp Fanale  ➤  Cressi Saetta B Extra speargun  ➤  Cressi Jolly plastic speargun  ➤  Fiap Baleno speargun  ➤   Spearfischerman shorty dry suit  ➤  Desco Jack Browne regulator-mask  
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤   catalogo Air Dive 1964  ➤  catalogo Air Dive 1983
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  The octagonal barrel of Zangi speargun
CONTRIBUTIONS  ➤  Andrea Campedelli

 

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APRIL 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Pasciani Atlantic mask  ➤  Riviera Cannes mask  ➤  Healthways Carib  dry suit  ➤  Turnbull Giant fins  ➤  Mares Piovra fins  ➤  Cirio housing for Arriflex
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤ Beuchat catalog 1966   ➤  Air Dive catalog 1963  ➤  Barakuda catalog 1964 english language
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  The impossible dry suits

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MARCH 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤ O2 Rebreather Cressi Lung  ➤  Pirelli rubber leaf  dry suit  Merlo housing for Paillard 8/mm  ➤​Scubapro Hook-Up regulator
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  Air Dive 1962   ➤  Mares 1955  ➤  
Lillywhites 1971   
WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY  ➤  the famous single issue magazine "Mondo Subacqueo 1950", reproduced here in its entirety  
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  The mysteries of a photo: the unknown O2 rebreather and the impossible rifle

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FEBRUARY 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

This month we inaugurate two new sections in Technical Data Sheets: one is reserved for dry suits, the other for pressure gauges, inserted among the Instruments.
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS > DRY SUITS   ➤  "Vestito Belloni " dry suit  ➤ "Skooba Totes"   dry suit  ➤  Technisub two pieces in neoprene dry suit   ➤ Tegur dry suit
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS    ➤  Healthways  underwater pressure gauge ➤ Mega  Sport  compass ➤  electronic gauge Magic Technisub  ➤  Beuchat Jetfin with complete shoe  ➤  Beuchat Jetfin with strap
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤  Lillywhites 1969/1970  ➤   Lillywhites 1970/1971
SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  Another interesting article by Maurizio Baldinucci: "The Italian underwater breathing devices of the 1940s and 1950s"  ➤   Update of the article "The elusive Mares Air King" with photos of the very first version
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤ The oldest fish in the world

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JANUARY 2021

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ Tarzasub 1975 ➤ Lillywhites 1964 ➤ Lillywhites 1965 ➤ Lillywhites 1967/1968 
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS   ➤ Triton compass ➤ Triton thermometer   ➤ Aer Sub depth gauge  ➤ Atmos Technisub snorkel   ➤ Depth Finder manual sounder
WRITINGS AND IMAGES  ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY  ➤
 Thanking Andrea Campedelli for his collaboration, this month I publish two original books"Le Prieur - Le Scaphandre Autonome": the Le Prieur breathing apparatus manual from 1937, the latest technical evolution of the continuous flow regulators which later became automatic with the GC/42 by Commeinhes and the CG/45 by Cousteau & Gagnan
WRITINGS AND IMAGES  ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY  ➤ A tribute to friends collectors of diving helmet equipment: the manual  "Diving Apparatus Siebe & Gorman" di A. Siebe from 1870
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤ CG / 45 La Spirotechnique regulator first version ➤ Historical Dry Suits

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DECEMBER 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Barakuda Malta mask  ➤  Mares two-port HF cylinders   ➤  Technisub diving buoy with lamp
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤ David Wilson has made available to this site several English and American catalogs that are hard to find, including the famous Lillywhites notebooks which we begin publishing this month along with others of his ➤  Aqua-Marina Sports 1966  ➤  Globe Riviera 1964  ➤  Lillywhtes 1961  ➤  Lillywhtes 1962  ➤ Pinguin suits 1954  
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  The fashion of white  ➤  American mask

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NOVEMBER 2020

 PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS    ➤  Tarzasub Revolmer  Speargun  ➤  Trolley Tarzasub   ➤  housing Ocean Optics 
SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  The database of two-hose regulators: the most complete ever

TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS   ➤  Marvel 1961 (thanks David Wilson!)

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OCTOBER 2020

 PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

SPEAK ABOUT  ➤  “The 80s”  by Luigi Fabbri
TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤ Torch Superpila Mariner  ➤  Mask Mares San Remo  ➤  Polimare Volans  Fins
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤ Cressi 1952  (thanks Max Perugia!)  ➤ Polimare 1970
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  Errors in the Cressi catalog 1952  ➤ The Bonnec & Gautier patent documentation for the French regulator Cristal Explor from 1955

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SEPTEMBER 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE > TECHNICAL SHEETS ➤ Kent Submarine Mask   ➤  Typhoon Surfmaster  Fins
TECHNIQUE > COMPLETE CATALOGS  ➤ Swimaster 1962  ➤ Cressi Sub 1953 ➤ U.S. Divers 1976
TECHNIQUE > SPECIAL COLLECTIONS  ➤ Sectioned items: 12 new regulators and instruments have been added
STRANGE THINGS AND EXTRAVAGANCES  ➤  “The origins of underwater hunting” from the Cressi Sub catalog of 1952 ➤ II "Do it yourself" in diving in the 1950s and 1960s / 4th: the English magazine “Practical mechanics” of February 1959 teaches how to build a dry suit.
➤ The same thing is found in the Italian "System A" of August of the same year in an article that is not identical but very similar. Trade deals or what? It is legitimate to suspect ... 
PAPERS FROM MAGAZINE  ➤ "The underwater pneumatic weapon", an absolutely technical article from the Italian magazine Il Subacqueo of the year 1973

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August 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE> EQUIPMENT DATING ➤ New additions in all categories and now the total of equipment for which the date of birth is indicated is almost 1,500
TECHNIQUE> COMPLETE CATALOGS Thanks to the collaboration of David Wilson and Alfonso Gangemi this month we have added two new catalogs:          ➤ Barakuda 1981 ➤ Cavalero Champion 1962  ➤ Scubapro 1963  ​
HISTORICAL COMPANIES: revision of "Mordem
TECHNICAL > TECHNICAL SHEETS  ➤  Typhoon mask  ➤  headlamp Fulgormare Quasar 120 ➤ torch Cressi Sub  Tana II  ➤ torch Cressi Sub Tanalux  
RARITY  ➤ Cressi Excelsior speargun

 

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JULY 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

DATASHEETS: ➤ Two hose regulator Nemrod V2  ➤ Mask Yarti  ➤  Rebreather Pirelli Gamma
LINK: page renewed with sites logos and with new addresses added
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - STRANGE THINKS AND EXTRAVAGANCES➤ The patent documentation in Italy and in Usa of the Cressi Sub fiber fins ➤  The "Do it yourself" in the underwater years between 1950 and 1960 - 2st: this month we publish the project to obtain a diving mask from a remnant war gas mask, from "System A" of August 1962; then the project for a particular speargun with rubber slings, from "System A" of July 1960
TECHNIQUE / GENERAL CATALOGS: thanks to the collaboration of David Wilson this month we added a new catalog: ➤ Cressi Sub 1982 

 

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JUNE 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

TECHNIQUE / GENERAL CATALOGS:  ➤ New search engine by titles, by brand, by date
VINTAGE ADVERTISING:  ➤ 10 new historical advertising pages
DATASHEETS: ➤ Seapro Zepher one hose regulator, strange and rare ➤ Demone Mark 1 one hose regulator, strange and rare ➤ Demone Mark 2 two hoses regulator, strange and rare
SPEAK ABOUT: ➤ "The elusive Mares Air King", an article as usual surprising by Maurizio Baldinucci
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - STRANGE THINKS AND EXTRAVAGANCES: ➤ The patent documentation of the Colombomatic "Colombo" regulator. ➤ The "Do it yourself" in the underwater years between 1950 and 1960 - 1st: this month we publish a deadly tool to drive out fish, the ballast for the mask and more.

 

 

 

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MAY 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

VIRTUAL MUSEUM: ➤ A very convenient search engine now allows you to immediately find what you are looking for, just write the brand
SPEAK ABOUT: ➤ A "Demone" of Regulator: a new article on an absolutely original regulator
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - STRANGE THINKS AND EXTRAVAGANCES: ➤ The documentation of the Cressi patent (1952) for Rondine fins: the project and drawings of the revolutionary Rondine
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - WRITINGS AND IMAGES ABOUT SCUBADIVING HISTORY: ➤ "The Skin Diver" complete magazine n. 1 of 1951, the world's first underwater magazine
TECHNIQUE / GENERAL CATALOGS: ➤ Hurricane 1947-1961:  more than 50 pages of great historical interest
VINTAGE ADVERTISING: ➤ Section restructured and enlarged with 30 new historical advertising pages
DATASHEETS: ➤ Mares Air King B.60 regulator: photos and characteristics of one of the most uncommon two-hose regulators  ➤  Dpv Nemrod Power-Pack: the scooter to be fixed rear in line with the cylinder //

 

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APRIL 2020

 

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

RARITY: ➤ Bourdon original depth gauge
WORKSHOP:
➤ Restored section - Instruction manual Gsd Spinnaker regulator
DATASHEETS:
➤ Gauges / depth gauge Bourdon 
DATASHEETS
➤ Scuba photography and cinema / Revue Exa-Marin camera housing
SPEAK ABOUT:
➤ SpiroSub and AerSub trademarks history
SPEAK ABOUT
➤ The article "The Blue Hole of the Maldives" is now also available in English
VIRTUAL MUSEUM - STRANGE THINKS AND EXTRAVAGANCES:
➤ The documentation of the Alinari patent for hydropneumatic spearguns Alcedo Hydra and Sos Hydramatic

 

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MARCH 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

DATASHEETS / FINS:  ➤ Extruform Tihany
DATASHEETS: / COMPLEMENTARY GEARS:  ➤ Mares Sea-Voice
DATASHEETS / CYLINDERS:  ➤ Mares Ara-Safe
GENERAL CATGALOGS:  ➤ Cressi Sub Catalog 1964 - Cressi Sub Catalog 1959  ➤  La Spirtotechnique Catalog1969   Mares Catalog 1976
GAUGES: ➤ Gsd Prof 240
TWO HOSE REGULATORS: ➤ Apag Air Master
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES: ➤ The fins of Balilla Bovi
STRANGE THIKS AND EXTRAVAGANCES: ➤ Patent certificates of Pinocchio and Granfacciale Cressi Sub masks

 

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FEBRUARY 2020

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH 

FINS:  ➤ Britmarine Clipper  ➤  Dunlop Aquafort   Heinke Hans Hass  Moscow Rubber Tyulen  
MASKS: ➤ Francese Oeil Marin
REGULATORS: ➤ Bioengionics Nautilus 1966
SPEARGUNS: ➤ Russian Rpb1 1979
SPEAK ABOUT: ➤ Off Topic - The Blue Hole of Maldives

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JANUARY 2020

We start with January to publish a list of what has been added to the site in the current month, so that it is possible to immediately identify what is new. From February the updates will be in real time.

PUBLISHED THIS MONTH

COMPLEMENTARY GEARS:  ➤ Technisub Phonar
REGULATORS
 Aga Tm 3300 
SPERGUNS
 Technisub Pulce 40 serie personalizzata   Copino 1962   Galeazzi Comet  Mares Spring  - Mares Juni  
TORCHES: 
➤ Technisub Nuova Iodin
MASKS
➤ Bitmarine Clipper Sea Nynph  ➤  Cressi Sub Medusa 2 prima e seconda serie 1951
REBREATHERS
 Fenzy/La Spirotechnique Oximix 3C
GENERAL CATALOGS
 Mares Catalogo 1970   Mares Catalogo 1969
SPEAK ABOUT:   
➤ VISIONARIE MASKS - birth and development of the large masks that included the regulator function, such as the Scubapro Visionaire and the Galeazzi Tricheco

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DECEMBER 2019

BETWEEN HISTORY AND LEGEND
CHRIST OF THE ABYSS

1938 – A lifeguard, a sea “fanatic” and a boy.
No fins, a mask made from an air chamber and a kind of net.
They dive to recover fishes’ victims of bombers. They don’t know yet but, they are some of  the people who invented diving.
Then, Duilio Marcante - the lifeguard - commits to improve and codify the first diving techniques; Egidio Cressi - the fanatic - builds the first spearguns and the first, real mask, Dario Gonzatti - the boy - conceives something similar to the future regulator, with the idea to connect it to a compressed air bottle.
War stops everything.
1946 – They believed that the correct path was the oxygen rebreathers, used by the italian navy seals (Ferraro, De La Penne and their colleagues) so, they abandon the idea of the compressed air.
Marcante has the ideas, Cressi builds, Gonzatti tests. So, the recreation oxygen rebreather is born however they don’t know its limits. In front of San Fruttuoso Dario Gonzatti ascends, lifeless, from a pure oxygen dive at -42 meters.
It is the 21st of September 1947.
It has been a memorable summer, made of fabulous fish catches, discovers, brilliant inventions.
Back from the funeral, to honor his very close friend, Marcante dives in the tragedy waters and he conceives the idea of the Christ of Abyss.
Now Christ of Abyss is there, to remind a precursor, a glory dedicated to those who sacrificed their life, in the sea and for the sea. The statue was crafted in bronze from melted down metal of important origins: parts of sank ships, bells, and the medals of mariners, Olympic athletes, donated by people who know the sea.
It is still there, lowered on the bottom of the sea on August 29, 1954 among the shouts of the alarms of the surrounding ships, with flower wreaths, his arms raised which seem to beg that surface which many, too many did not reach anymore.
Luigi Fabbri – September 1977

The Christ of Abyss bronze statue, made by the Genovese sculptor Guido Galletti, it is 2,5 metres (8.2 ft) high and it is welded on a reinforced concrete foundation which weight 90 tons, cemented to the seabed. It is submerged in front of the east point of San Fruttuoso bay in Liguria, Italy and his head stands at 12 (39.36 ft) meters below the sea surface.

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NOVEMBER 2019

NEWS stopped since a long time but, in the meantime, we improved not only our website contents but many other subjects. Recently, we added the new "RARITY" menu, addressed to those people who are engaged in the research and classification of ancient equipment. In our standard "LET’S TALK OF..." menu, we published the detailed historic-technical articles of Maurizio Baldinucci, the best at world level. There are some articles surely very interesting also to those people who are not much involved in diving such as, for example, Movies and respirators.
People who like to repair gear, in the "WORKSHOP" section they can find now documents and a complete support for regulators and spear guns. We will keep it updated, by inserting new brands and models.
NEWS section partly change its target; it was now improved by inserting documents and, general news of special interest, both current and historic. It is an initiative to make your visit to this website fascinating, also to those people less passionate of old diving gear.

Totally bilingual in Italian and English language, revised and widened in its contents, this website remains open to everyone’s contribution. If you wish to participate with documents or pictures of your equipment, that are not already published in this website please, send an email to info@blutimescubahistory.com, by specifying what you have. We will contact you.
Our website is broad and it presents, among other, forms of 800 types of gear and more than 2.000 pictures; for this reason, we recommend you watch it with a large monitor!
Good web surfing.

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MARCH 2018

The section “Let’s talk of …” is having a big success; it is opened to everybody. We wish that other collectors profit to divulge their precious competence. In the meantime, a brand-new article of Maurizio Baldinucci came out, this time dedicated the relationship “movie-regulators”. A fascinating union in which we can re-experience, by means of an accurate narrative and lots of images, scenes of famous movies where we can see historic diving gear together with famous actors.
Concerning diving equipment, our website recently acquired some rare pieces, such as the precursor of all diving spear guns, the Pulvenis, that can be set between the hand spears and the first spear gun models, with the classic handle invented  in 1937 by Kramarenko. Then Mares VicoJet De Luxe stainless-steel model, perhaps produced in a very small series or only on order, in competition with the exclusive SuperTrident of Salvas, the first stainless steel spear gun offered as an alternative to the standard Trident.
In the regulator sector, we can highlight the continuous increase of the two-hose models made in USA that, slowly, allow to build the evolution of the series began with Mistral, in an escalation of changes and new models to arrive to the Royal Mistral branded, above all,  U.S. Divers and Aqualung, unknown in Europe.
A special attention is brought to the illustrated catalogues of diving gear of the first decades, difficult to find but extremely important means to build, with precision, the rise and evolution of historic equipment and instruments appeared between 1935 and the beginning of the 1970. In their specific section, until now the complete catalogues are 22, scanned page by page and downloadable. Many other are coming, also of unknown companies. It is impressive to discover how much information it was available to the divers, during the time, considering that once, almost everything was produced by artisans, alternating genius inventions to extravagant ones. Speaking about numbers, with the contribution of several collectors and passionate, our descriptive technical sheets of different products are more than 600; files dedicated to dating report the origin year of 1.100 gear and other hundreds are waiting to be inserted. Speaking about the pictures, those present in our website are more than 1.500.
One section is still, that one of Special Collections and, it is a pity considered the curiosity created by little known things, equal to the simplest and expected ones, presented following a scheme. It could be the humblest piece of equipment, the snorkel, to show a series of types, models, colors to tell its evolution path, from the piece made by a gas hose used by pioneers to the more sophisticated units, equipped with valves and deflectors. Then knives, gadgets, harpoons and others. All contribute to enrich our technic/historic culture or, simply, our curiosity for that adventurous and fascinating period which characterized a diving age, very far away.

 

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NOVEMBER 2017

Sometime passed from our last encounter and we have lots of news. Besides the continuous increasing of contents in each sector, during the last months a new column was opened called Old Market, which disappeared at the beginning of November. At its place, after few weeks, there was its closing notice. Why? This Market was born with a special goal. First, it had to be known, to transform in something exclusive. At the beginning it had a discreet success but, in October, it brought to insisting and continuous requests of not compatible insertions, information, evaluations, derogations from the accepted ages; at the end, this was a loss and, in some cases, also annoyances, enough to decide to close it. A pity but, it will not be the last time that it happens. This website wants to stay alive, anything but stagnant therefore sections that, during the time, show to be difficult to manage or little appreciated, will be changed. Back to our Old Market, we might be thinking to reissue it, based on completely different assumptions. Its place has been taken now by "OUR COLLECTIONS", a space dedicated to those people who are cooperating to manage this website and wish to show to the public images of what they collected with passion. Remaining in the blue string of the main menu, the column "LET’S TALK OF...." is opened to anyone who has something particularly interesting to publish. A precious article of Maurizio Baldinucci with the title "the surprising origin of Mistral" is already there. Another news is the publication of the complete catalogues of the diving companies of the historic times (Technic> Catalogues and logos of diving companies>complete catalogues): for now, we have Malagamba (1939), Cressi (1947 and 1953), Mares (1963), Technisub (1968). If you have a catalogue dated until the beginning of 1970, it will be published with your name. Same proposal regarding the last news “CURIOSITIES AND STRANGENESSES", a collection of anecdotes and unknown news, to which everybody can attend. Someone told us that it is quite hidden (Museum > documents and images of diving history > Curiosity and strangenesses). We will see how to make it more visible. Last thing: in July we succeeded in opening the brand-new Diving Collectors Register of Italy, the collectors’ register of diving items of all ages: This is a unique initiative in the world, which already counts registrations of many among the most famous International collectors. The website address is < http://www.divingcollectorsregister.org >. If you are collectors of diving gear or of diving helmet equipment please, register!

 

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OCTOBER 2016

To grow and continuously improve is part of the priority of this website, of its own nature. So, it happened also in the last period, with the introduction of new products, pictures, technical information, historic news. Above all, with the last improvement of its structure and the introduction of the search engine, although if not final yet. Also, if we did not advertise it, has already several followers also International, from Europa to USA until Australia, where one collector asked a lot of questions and advises. Unfortunately, we are not able to satisfy the requests of those who ask for all pages in English however, several documents will be available also in English soon. We remind you that this website is opened for the cooperation of everybody, as we specified in the News. Please, let us know about special gear that you own or technical news, and we will publish them with your name.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

The August’s calm suggested to review some parts of the website structure; you can see it above all in its new menus and submenus, more immediate and faster. Also, the guide has been reviewed since, before, it was not too clear and useful to the majority, as it had to be. We corrected few mistakes. We kindly ask you to inform us about them, when you find one! Concerning the new introductions, there are several ones in the Lamps and electronic computer sections while some other addition has been made in Spear gun, Underwater Photography, Equipment age. Historic company profiles are now four, with the entrance of Healthways and Scubapro, soon adding Spirotechnique and Technisub. In the introduction of the companies that made the history of diving, somehow, we try to follow a time line but, the difficulty to find news and images of their age sometimes makes this a hard job. We remind you that this website is opened for the cooperation of everybody. Please, send us news and special gear that you own. We will publish them with your name. Going back to the main page of these news, you find some information.

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JULY 2016

FRIDAY JULY 1, 2016
Right now, this website is online however, it is incomplete, with many sections, poor of contents. It will take two months to improve it, with a lot of material.
Work in progress, be patient.

SUATURDAY JULY 30, 2016
In this last period, the website structure had some improvements while the Guide highlighted in red in the main menu now should give a clear idea of how to navigate in the different sections, subsections and menus.
The new introductions refer to several sectors.
The technical sheets of spear guns were completed for all 96 models present in the Virtual Museum; in Equipment age, the list of gear passed 900 items; in Underwater Photography we added the complete series of Nikonos; single hose regulator arrived to 116 and in the Fins and Masks section there are now about twenty products. Also, the Workshop section enriched of other two illustrated maintenance charts with the very precious series of demonstrating pictures.
At this point, this website is composed of more than 500 pages but, considering that many sections are low of contents, thanks to the contribution of our new and old friends we see the possibility soon of reaching 1.000 pages. It is an ambitious goal, quite worrying!!

 

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