August 10-12, 2007

Legends of Diving Weekend

Weekend Event Wrap-up
3rd Annual Legends Festival:
Aug. 8-10, 2008

Belize drawing will be held Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
$20.00 admission on Saturday for divers
This also gets you a chance at winning a $3,500 trip to Belize.
You must be present to win.

Sponsored by Portage Quarry
and the following Co-Sponsors

Win a Dive Trip for Two - Belize

The Historical Diving Society USA was formed in 1992 and incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation in 1994. The HDSUSA prides itself on the accurate investigating and recording of diving history. These high standards have attracted the support of the world's leading divers, many of whom sit on the Advisory Board. Join HDSUSA.

For Sponsorships of the 2007 Legends Festival E-Mail Jeff

World Record Dive Attempt - August 11, 2007

As part of the Second Annual Legends of Diving Festival we will once again attempt to break the world record for divers in one location. The current record is held in the Maldives. In the inaugural Legends of Diving festival we went after the world record for most divers in one location and recorded what we believe is the Ohio record of 303 divers in one location for a single dive. Set your calendar for August 11, 2007 to be a part of this record-setting dive attempt.

Support Your Local Dive Shop: The LegendsFest weekend is the perfect weekend to visit your local dive shop for all your rental gear, including weights and tanks. This will ensure you have all your gear before your arrival. The equipment at the Portage Quarry is on a first come, first serve basis.

Numbers for 2006 World Record Attempt

Number of Divers States Represented Countries Represented
303 17 3 provinces of Canada
Mexico
Japan

Legends Begin to Line Up to Appear with Zale Parry for Second Annual Festival


One of her several photos on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Zale Parry is credited with appearing on the cover for the first SI swimsuit edition, She will appear with others in the second annual Legends Festival August 10-12.


Tradition was started in 2006 with an all-night big screen showing of dive shows. Sea Hunt returns, but the main feature will be the classic 3D showing, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Bring your own glasses.

Download the 2007 Flyer

Set your calendar for August 10-12, 2007 to be a part of the Second Annual Legends of Diving Festival.

Zale Parry, arguably the most famous female scuba diver in the world today, will appear with others in the Second Annual Legends of Diving Festival August 10-12 at the Portage Quarry Recreation Club. As a complement to the appearance of Zale Parry of Sea Hunt, Alec Peirce returns

with an assortment of memorabilia from the famous TV show. Bring your own 3Dglasses for the Saturday night showing of the 1954 3D classic,


Dr. Sam Miller at the Portage
Quarry in 2006

Creature from the Black Lagoon. A limited supply of anaglyph glasses will be available for the movie. Make sure you get the most out of the movie and bring your own.

Sam Miller, whose take on scuba history was a crowd pleaser in 2006, will make a second appearance and speak about early equipment with the beginning of dive certifications.


Sam Lecocq, among the
legends of
2006, will return
in 2007

Sam Lecocq will continue his series on the history of dive gear development.

Zale Parry helped run the first civilian hyperbaric

chamber for divers in California. In 1954 she set...

Click here for the Complete
article on Zale Parry

Order Your Official 2007 Shirts

2007 Zale Parry Legends Polo Shirt:  Wear this Chili colored shirt at LegendsFest, it is the official Polo Shirt for the Zale Parry visit the weekend of August 10-12. -  See Item
Zale Parry Legends T-shirt:  A full color collage of lifetime achievements for Zale Parry is screened on the back of this T-shirt. The shirt is 100% cotton. -  See Item

Free Special Dive Stamp

There will be a special stamp for your log book at the dive shop for this weekend and date. Make sure you go to the dive shop and get your log book stamped. It's free.

Vintage Dive Gear Swap Meet

Pack up your vintage dive gear and swap it out for more vintage dive gear in the second annual Vintage Dive Gear Swap Meet, Sunday, August 12. Arrange for a table, or browse the tables for dive gear that revolutionized diving. The best legends will be there to evaluate it and verify its authenticity.

Peirce of Scuba 2000 Returns


Alec Peirce of Scuba 2000 returns for the second annual Legends Festival with memorabilia on Sea Hunt and Lloyd Bridges. Bridges starred in the show which ran from 1958 to 1961 and inspired many who took up SCUBA diving for a living and for recreation.

As a complement to the appearance of Zale Parry, Alec Peirce returns with an assortment of memorabilia from the famous TV show. His presentation and late night big screen viewings of Sea Hunt at the inaugural event was a big hit with the attendees.

Alec Peirce attributes his interest in the sport of scuba directly to his life-long hero, Lloyd Bridges, and to the Sea Hunt show. Scuba 2000 is recognized as the finest scuba training facility in Canada and one of the best in North America. Scuba 2000 has been the subject of dozens of diving articles, TV Shows and endless chat lines.

Scuba 2000
EMail     Website
Phone: 1-800-324-3483
Fax: 1-905-771-1597
9033 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 4K3


The A12 Landing Vehicle, Tracked (LVT) returns to the quarry. This LVT was used in the filming Flags of Our Fathers, a story of Iwo Jima directed by Clint Eastwood. Look carefully in the movie and you can see the distinctive Tom's Joy on the side of this LVT. This is one of six known LVTs in operation.

Legends Weekend Links

Schedule of Events

Important Notices

Additional Parking

Short Biography of Zale Parry

April 16, 2007 - Press Release

Belize Trip Description and Rules

Legends Weekend Flyer (PDF)

Liability Form - Required for All Divers
Historical/Vintage Dive Form
- For Vintage Divers

2006 Legends Weekend
August 11-13, 2006

A Big Weekend - 2006 Legends

Dive legends Dr. Sam Miller (from left), Alec Peirce, and Sam Lecocq relax on Sunday at the vintage swap meet. Beautiful weather, great guests, night-time viewing of Sea Hunt movies, and many, many, other activities filled the schedule at Portage Quarry the weekend of August 11-13, 2006.

Order the 2006 Videos Today

Souvenir 2006 Sam and Sam Videos are Now Available with Alec Peirce on the Sea Hunt Legacy
Click Here to Order

World Record Attempt: Divers from 17 different states gathered at the edge of Portage Quarry to break the record. Mark your calendar for August 10-12, 2007 for the Second Annual Legends of Diving Festival and the record dive attempt on Saturday, August 11, 2007. Get the Legends of Diving surface pictures from the meet and greet on Friday, to all the events on Saturday, and the finale on Sunday. Enjoy these few selected dive photos and order commemorative shirts with these Legends of Diving and Record Dive Attempt underwater photos. Watch a short video of the Record Dive Attempt with a small number of divers on the silo.


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 drawing. Order the Videos today.

Legends Weekend
August 11-13, 2006

Weekend Host Hotel

The Best Western Falcon Plaza
1450 W. Wooster St.
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone (419) 352-4671
email Tom Baer, Manager

  • Reserve Early: This is BGSU graduation weekend

  • Reservations group name: LEGENDS WEEKEND - 2007 PORTAGE

  • Number of rooms blocked: 20

  • Dates blocked: August 9 - 11, 2007, Thursday - Saturday.

  • Rates: $84.95 plus 9.5% taxes.

The rooms are under the name Portage Quarry Divers. The rate includes a very nice continental Breakfast. These are very nice rooms and there is a free shuttle to and from the Quarry and key spots in town by the motel.

The hotel is thirty minute's from Toledo Express and 1 hour and a half from Detroit. The motel is from I-75. Get off at the Bowling Green exit and go east toward the university. The motel is on the left next to McDonalds.

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