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Sea Hunt Remembered: Mike's TV Intro Mask - S02E09

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Every TV episode starts with Mike Nelson (Lloyd Bridges), putting on a strange mask. What is it? Alec shows his copy of the famous "Jack Browne" full face, free flow, commercial diving mask that Mike puts on. The frame is all brass with a rubber sealing skirt, breathing surface supplied air in a constant supply (meaning free flowing, no demand regulator). Still sold and used today. ***** Alec Peirce Scuba ***** SCUBA TECH TIPS playlists ▶︎ Series 6: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QPUG1sUYHrO9eSKQ4XG7b0B ▶︎ Series 5: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QM1kJF6re614D95obxUJLTe ▶︎ Series 4: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QPZUeotCLbh0ic7ygFwRYcj ▶︎ Series 1, 2 & 3: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QPtP2-4sINDYMP8yNJkFgzc VINTAGE SCUBA playlists ▶︎ Series 3: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QM6MUtwcT3jMO2tRfjAPh2H ▶︎ Series 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QOgU748Ss3eYf7BX3M-UPfx ▶︎ Series 1: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QP3E8OVncZtnoSa8fuZN6LX SEA HUNT REMEMBERED playlists ▶︎ Series 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QMZrI4i-_16Zr1NkqoZx48b ▶︎ Series 1: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzEmTMig18QO-MiB19Ctkfe1DB59w9dly ▶︎ SEA HUNT COLLECTOR website: http://seahuntcollector.com
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Skeeter Saurus (2 months ago)
I've noticed that you mention Sea Hunt a LOT on your channel...you do know that you (and all your subscribers, viewers and friends) can watch ALL SEASONS, ALL EPISODES on YouTube, whenever you want, for free...right? I mean, if you are a diver, there are some gaffs that you'll laugh and catch...but it DOES bring back memories... Here's the link to the 'Sea Hunt' episodes...(all in one-list...note the episode names) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqCIEr8AFgs&list=PLPd5byT7sJ9K8pP51dFSiTc5on3bAWrP5&index=1
Alec Peirce Scuba (2 months ago)
Oh yeah! Thanks but any Sea Hunt Nut knows that the Sea Hunt is still available and popular. Yes, I refer to Sea Hunt a lot. You know I have the largest collection of Sea Hunt memorabilia in the world (according to several authorities and as per the Scuba Book of World Records. In that collection, I have over 100 of the original Sea Hunt films that were sent to TV stations all over North America and then broadcast. I still watch these 60 years-old films occasionally. Great fun. Thanks for watching. Alec
owen mougenot (6 months ago)
Hi Alec. it was nice talking to you and Diane at the scuba swap this weekend. I wanted to ask you about the mask, you mentioned it was a commercial diving mask , because of the constant flow of air is it considered a smaller version of a hard hat diving helmet? The mask was always used in the opening credits but I don't recall anyone in seahunt ever using anything but the 2 hose and later the single hose regs? I read somewhere that the first single hose reg was the Poseidon ? which was the very first actual two hose  not fed from the surface (self contained) diving setup? It is interesting how many of the modern inventions are just variations of vintage concepts from many years ago.keep the vintage playlists coming! thanks Owen m
Passion For Treasure (7 months ago)
Alec I love your channel. Also I remember seeing this mask in a move called the deep. I really enjoy that movie. That's why I use to go hookah diving. To look for spanish galleons in my early 20's.
Passion For Treasure (7 months ago)
Your very welcome. And it's my pleasure .
Alec Peirce Scuba (7 months ago)
I loved The Deep - especially the first 10 minutes. Jacqueline Bisset was gorgeous. That was the first really accurate scuba diving movie. The gear, the actions, the environment were all realistic. Thanks for watching. Alec
The Blue Rose in Winter (7 months ago)
Oh i loved that show, I remember it well, dad said diving was not for girls and would not take us spearfishing >>>> (But years later my sister and i got snorkel flippers and mask and went rock pool sea shore snorkeling together, just to prove him wrong ha ha ha .little to say he was not pleased But showed us how to use a spear gun but we never did, we went for fun and a hand spear for safety in case of a shark getting to close to the rocks we were around.. and as for speargun well one day without thinking he testing his water pressure spear gun he put his spear through a plank of wood and it got stuck I was laughing all the way inside the house and told my grandparents and mum, they all wandered outside to see and came inside laughing also, dad was cursing a blue storm trying to get the spear out of the plank for half an hour. ha ha ha .....memories
The Blue Rose in Winter (7 months ago)
thanks , love your vids will keep watching all the best.By the way i am in Australia and over here it is a case of always swim in pairs and watch your back in swimming scuba diving, to many sharks around some places I gave it up years back when a shark nearly took my sister big monster but she was lucky and I live inland now wheat country, but i remember those days well still do river fishing on shore with a line and so does she when she gets a chance, but one never forgets the wonders of the underwater world. Still love to go to the ocean on holidays every now and then.And still love my seafood with a passion, and when i go holiday i hunt for shellfish and do a bit of seashore fishing with my fishing gear...people think i am nuts over this ..but i come from a fishing family and oyster leases people from way back so i think it is in the blood......lots of luck.
Alec Peirce Scuba (7 months ago)
Wow! Memories huh. At one time scuba diving (lung diving it was called) required just 2 things - a 12" knife and a hairy chest! Thank goodness that has changed. Not only are women great divers, generally safer and more efficient too, but they are fun to dive with. Given a choice I'd always dive with a female diver over a hairy-chested one!! Thanks for insisting on going diving and for sharing. Alec
michael datema (7 months ago)
Just found this site. I'm hooked. Spent most of my life diving. Stories galore. I've accumulated a significant collection of old diving equipment. Similar to some of yours.
Alec Peirce Scuba (7 months ago)
Send me pictures or a list. I'm always interested in sharing ideas or parts or even trading stuff. Anything related to Sea Hunt? [email protected] Thanks for watching. Alec
drmoynihan (11 months ago)
You bring back such wonderful memories. I am so glad that we don't have to go through the "Navy Diver" training to become a scuba diver today. I am 66yrs and Sea Hunt was so much a part of my wonderful childhood. My Dad was a WWII Navy Pilot in the South Pacific and we grew up with a boat and going deep sea fishing in Oregon. As my Dad grew older (passed last March at 95yrs) he loved to watch my underwater scuba diving videos. Obviously (thank God) not the adventures of Mike Nelson. I'm watching/skipping through some of the old Sea Hunt episodes. Thank you again Alec. P.S. Just looked up the Jack Browne Mask. DESCO Commercial Free Flow Mask $730.00
Alec Peirce Scuba (11 months ago)
Great to hear from another Sea Hunt lover. It was obviously a big part of my childhood and it actually influenced my entire life, my scuba hobby becoming a wonderful life-long career. Thanks for watching. I have many more Sea Hunt episodes planned. Alec
Mitchell Johnson (1 year ago)
Gday Alec, im a young diver from Queensland Australia who mainly dives with a hose connected to a small compressor (I do a bit of work removing shell of trawlers) and Im being to be obsessed with your channel haha keep up the great work mate! 🤘
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
A Hookah diver!! Great fun. I've done a lot of that too. Good to hear from you. Alec
Richard Currin (1 year ago)
lol I'm Mike Nelson every night when I put on my cpap mask!
Richard Currin (1 year ago)
Alec Peirce Scuba no just a bunch of marker buoys and signal flares ;)
Richard Currin (1 year ago)
Alec Peirce Scuba just a bunch of marker buoys😳
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
Right Richard. Whatever cranks you! I hope you're not also carrying a speargun or a knife!!!! Alec
Downlink (1 year ago)
Great to see the gear that my grandfather and father used when they dived in the 50s and 60s. What a great channel. Subscribed!
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching. Alec
Courtland Richards (1 year ago)
Hi Alec! It was great meeting you at Silver Springs during the 2017 Sea Hunt Forever events in Ocala! If you recall, we talked about your amazing Sea Hunt collection and my work as the maintenance diver for Silver Springs in the mid 70's. You interviewed me on camera, as well! I just discovered your YouTube channel and subscribed immediately! I'm looking forward to viewing your extensive video library of vintage gear. When I worked at the Springs under Leon Cheatom, some of the old Voit scuba equipment from the 60's still existed and was stored in the dive locker behind the old Bath House and the Reptile Institute. As I remember, there were several sets of the white Voit doubles and singles with 1/2 inch valves attached to the classic Voit hard blue backpacks with canvas straps that were used in underwater still and film productions by the likes of Bruce Mozert, were long out of date, and fascinated me. I wish I knew where all that stuff ended up! Having an original Jack Browne commercial mask is pretty cool! I'm looking forward to seeing some video of the 2017 Sea Hunt Forever events here! Thank you for making your collection and resources available to the public!!!
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
I sure remember meeting you Courtland. I think Kevin is working on a short video that will feature you at my Sea Hunt collection. To the best of our knowledge, 'our' meaning the entire Sea Hunt community, there is no actual original scuba gear remaining from Sea Hunt. It was all sold, given away or trashed. Too bad. You can actually buy old Jack Browne masks pretty frequently on eBay. Take care. Alec
Miguel Gerov (1 year ago)
Hey Alec, how do you equalized your ears in those mask?
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
Very hard Michael. I've used many Full Face masks of different designs and they have a couple of nice benefits (lens never fogs up, you can breath through your nose or mouth, you can talk easily, have a smoke, etc.) but they also have some problems. One is that there's no easy way to plug your nose so equalization is only done by swallowing or moving the jaw. Some commercial divers actually clamp their nose closed before putting on the mask which may help but I hated it. Also they are hard to clear so don't let water in!!
Tom Knudsen (1 year ago)
How come PADI is not listed in the credential list?
Tom Knudsen (1 year ago)
Hi Greg, excuse my late response.. First of I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my little "rant". You should know, my only dream in this world is to become a dive master. As a young boy we did not have the luxery to learn how to swim properly in school, so we tend to learned as we went along. Funny enough and kinda ironic, is that I learned to swim underwater first. Could from the love of god, not manage to swim with my head above water ;) Luckily I eventually did and as the story goes, well enough to become a rescure diver. Which by the way, I am proud to be as of now. In no scenario in my life, have I ever needed to swim very fast. You might call this an an contradiction and you might be right, but I would need to swim very fast in order to rescue an distressed diver. But in most cases I would have my fins and mask/snorcle to help me. Sadly also a dry suit as the water here is insane cold, even in the summer. Anyhow Greg, back to the core issue. Regardless of the course being made to "fit all", it arguable not. I would argue that these its are not for all to achieve, especially the 400 yard skill test. Even If I were to make the lowest score on the 400 yard test, thereby swimming sixteen 25 lap under 11 minutes, I would need to swim as stated pretty much under 40 sec pr lap 25 meter/yard lap). My understanding is this, according to my master instructor you fail even with oerfect score on all other skill tests if you do not make the 11 minute or grade 1 on that test. Hopefully I missunderstood what he said, believe me it happens more times than often he he. But believe me when I say this, it IS to me, a regular slow swimmer with a natural belly keel almost not achievable. PADI will most likely not change this limit, not for me or anybody else. Heck and there are most likely millions out there alread that would argue the opposite. But I would as pretty much all I can do say this, if PADI would consider revise this in the future for some reasons,, a better limit would be 13 or as much as 15 minutes for grade 1. That would arguable mean a normal classic swimming type like me, would have a fair chance. In light of that, I do have signed up for a dive master course this fall, sadly I do not have the option to train for it. Not sure but I do believe PADI I believe do not offer a speed swimming course? Funny enough they do have a "jump out of an helicopter course" he he . Nevertheless I need to try, If not the dream will just be a dream. Again thank you for listning to my humble rant, perhaps it may help another diver somewhere with equal issues.. Have a nice day sir, it was fun talking to you Greg...
Greg Vaysman (1 year ago)
Hey Tom! I'm a PADI Course Director, and happy to walk you through the requirements. Truth is - it's not the score on any individual water skills exercises, but rather a cumulative score on all 5 exercises that matters. This section is set up in such a way that even swimmers that are not particularly fast, could still complete everything successfully. True - if your swim is a bit slower, you may score a 1 on the swim, but that's ok - there is no minimum passing score. All you need to do is score a total of 14 points on remaining 4 skills and you're good to go!
Tom Knudsen (1 year ago)
HI Alec, thanks but I already know those demands. My argument is that you have only 37.5 seconds to do a lap of 25 yards. That is if you are to complete all 16 laps within 10 minutes or 600 seconds.
Alec Peirce Scuba (1 year ago)
For the record, the PADI Divemaster Swimming Evaluation is: - 400 yards, any stroke in less than 10 minutes. - 800 yards with mask, fins, snorkel in less than 15 minutes. - 100 yards towing an inert diver in less than 3 minutes. - tread water or float for 15 minutes with the last 2 minutes hands (not arms) out of the water. If you're in the PADI DM course Tom you should also have the PADI Instructor manual that shows the requirements. Good luck. Alec
Tom Knudsen (1 year ago)
Thanks, it is the 400 meter that is my worst nightmare, that is normally 16 laps in an regular pool and you need 8minutes in order to complete. For that you need to crawl all the way and I am not very good at that. Kinda ironic as you would in 99 percent of the time never need to crawl while diving
ViZiO Music (1 year ago)
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