Dr. Sam Miller
(right) pulls out the winning Belize ticket as Sam Lecocq (from
left), Double Hose club president Jerrie Struble and Portage
Quarry owner Jeff Rice anxiously await the results of the
Off to Paradise in Belize:
Rob Studmicka is flanked by Sam Lecocq (left) and Dr. Sam Miller
(right) following the drawing of his ticket for the trip to
Belize, a $3,500 value
courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board, Hamanasi Reef & Adventure Resort, Aqua
Marina Suites, Aqua Dives Belize Ltd and Maya Island Air.
More Winners: Veronica
Jackson (second from left) won the Sea & Sea Camera System with
a value over $1,200 donated by Alec Peirce of Scuba 2000.
Scuba 2000 is recognized
as the finest scuba training facility in Canada and one of the
best in North America. Peirce is renowned for his knowledge of
Sea Hunt productions and donated autographed copies of Sea Hunt
comics to the second- and third-place winners Marie Morris
(left) and Anna Rice (right). Veronica Jackson drove from
Lansing, Michigan with 36 other members of the Michigan
African-American Scuba Klub (MASK) for the weekend festivities.
Dr. Miller congratulates Veronica (below left) and the winner of
the U.S. Navy Seal diver mouthpiece winner below.
Click here to read Alec
Peirce's impressions of the activities on the weekend.
Equipment manufacturer Mares donated this BC and regulator to
this lucky winner on Sunday.
lively Friday night at the meet and greet party with the two
Sams (upper photo) and Alec Peirce (bottom photo).
staff kept busy Saturday checking credentials and registering
guests for the record dive attempt.
Carrie Sowden (standing) and Robert Graham speak about the wrecks in the
Great Lakes and confirm the work of their Maritime Archaeological Survey
Team. The event was well attended by double hose members (above right
photo). Robert speaks in the bottom photo.
Jerry Anderson of
WTOL-TV interviews Shelby on the first day.
Alec Peirce, Dr. Sam
Miller, and Sam Lecocq pose with quarry owner Jeff Rice (third from
Dr. Sam Miller, Alec Peirce, and Sam
Lecocq pose on the first day of the
There were many
bargains and vintage gear to take advantage of on Sunday at the
Sue Freshouk and Tony Partridge of
Dalton, Georgia, provided comic relief with their home-sewn
Scooby Doo outfit.
Pantasia (left) from
Findlay, Ohio performs with their Caribbean steel drum sound on
Saturday afternoon. Perched on his mobile platform, this guest
videotapes the photographer.
You Had to be There: Samuel
and Debborah Lecocq (center) met with guests in the
meet-and-greet Friday evening. Also pictured are quarry regulars
Tom and Linda Briggle.
The two Sams meet with Toledo
Water Rescue team members.
One of the attractions for the
weekend was the Landing Vehicle, Tracked (LVT) in the top photo
presented by local resident Tom Price. This LVT was used in the
filming of a fall release movie with Clint Eastwood called the
Flags of Our Fathers, a story of Iwo Jima. This is one of six
known LVTs in operation. On hand by Tom Price and his USMC motor
pool included the utility truck shown here, Willy's jeeps and Mighty
Click here for pictures of
the LVT and its venture in the quarry.
Gy. Sgt. Don Preston (right) from
Detroit Retired USMC. He was a Drill Instructor at Parris
Island. He and his wife Lisa are avid divers and often camp at
the Quarry. Selected dive photos with
Record Dive Attempt underwater photos.
August 10-12, 2007
Second Annual Legends of Diving Festival
thanks to Bryan Pennington and Vintage Double Hose,
Dive Training magazine and Sport Diver for all their
support. Also WTOL Channel 11 of Toledo and Jerry
Anderson. Chris Miller of the Bowling Green
Sentinel Tribune and Erica Blake with Mike Bartell
of the Toledo Blade. And all the Media to make this year
Our gratitude is extended to Mares, which have already
promised sponsorship for next year. Karen and Dale Wood
and Jerrie Strubel of Divers Paradise, Bryan
Duboe of Sub Aquatics, Fernando Trejo of
Maya Island Air and The Belize Tourism Dept. Scuba 2000
Toronto and Alec Peirce, Harris Taylor of the
University of Michigan. Carrie Sowden and
Robert Graham, Pantasia, the steel drum band. Tom Baer
of the Best Western Motel Bowling Green. Paul Thayer
of Thayer Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota. And Rich Lauer
of the Ohio Council of Skin and SCUBA Divers. Also to the
staff at Portage Quarry and my webmaster. And two great guys
Sam Lecocq and Dr. Sam Miller for sharing their life
stories and adventures of diving. And to all for spending the
weekend with us. More photos added September 4, 2006.
Look for the
Book - Autographed
Debborah Lecocq promotes the
book Scuba; Evolution, Intrigue and Controversy, A first
hand account of the development of Scuba,
A firsthand account of the development of Scuba from day one,
through the Aqua Lung era, to today.