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.
"You use sound as a means of communication."
You use sound as a means of communication. When you have a diver swimming in front of you, one of the things on a pre-dive, discussing a pre-dive, we always emphasise you never touched a diver, you never touched a diver underneath the water because it could have the effect of giving them a fright, so what we used to use and whatever we had in our hand by just swimming up and tapping his bottle, and the ringing sound used to bring his attention to you straight away.
Sound travels tremendously underneath the water. In some respect, itís pretty frightening. In the commercial field when you were working in an environment when there were boats up above and their engines were going, you were very, very cautious where you surfaced. On the other hand, when you were sports diving, etc, to hear a speed boat going overhead of you is a terrifying thing. You think itís going to cut you up. It could be 50, it could be half a mile away from you but the noise- wow, it seems right above you. So in that respect noise is a good thing and a bad thing as far as divers are concerned.
Stan has 19 memories in the memorynet:
Stan's memories with a Adventure theme:
Stan's other memories:
- Starting diving
- Starting The Diving Centre
- Training programmes
- Early wetsuits
- Clammy death
- Commercial diving gear
- Training people to breathe properly
- Diving in the North Sea
- Diving in Malta
- Commercial diving
- Treasure Hunt
- Hard hat
- Freddy the Dolphin
- The Lobster Pot
- Waterskiing the English Channel
This memory has these themes:
Sounds and Smells