Stan belongs to: The Diving Centre Ltd
Stan became fascinated with diving from an early age from reading stories about the frogmen. He started The Diving Centre Ltd in 1959.
Stan was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 7 November 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 1 hour, 27 minutes and 45 seconds.
Diving in the North Sea
"The north sea can offer, as per when I say the north sea I mean the northern hemisphere, it, it has to offer what the southern hemisphere has not got"
The north sea can offer, as per when I say the north sea I mean the northern hemisphere, it, it has to offer what the southern hemisphere has not got. Itís got like seasons underneath the water and I may add the word Ďseasoní is in brackets because I donít know what the environment is down there, I know just how it affects a diver, i.e. in what we class as the winter months up here, you can get beautiful visibility in the North Sea, and put it down to the coldness of the water, that the plankton is non-existent, to in May the water starts heating up, very slightly, I may add, in the North Sea but slightly where the plankton becomes progressively more visible in the water so the visibility goes.
But thereís, thereís times in the North Sea where as a diver we class it as, well, itís like lemonade- in other words itís crystal clear. Some people say itís like gin, but theyíre probably the alcoholic type of diver- weíll stick to the lemonade. There again, in the winter you can be underneath the water and it looks like a graveyard, thereís nothing moving whatsoever, and then come into May when it starts heating up again and you start seeing the crab, the lobsters, the shellfish.
Stan has 19 memories in the memorynet:
Stan's memories with a Equipment theme:
- Starting The Diving Centre
- Early wetsuits
- Commercial diving gear
- Commercial diving
- Treasure Hunt
- Hard hat
Stan's other memories: