Weekend Event Wrap-up
3rd Annual Legends Festival:
Aug. 8-10, 2008
Belize drawing will
be held Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
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
the following Co-Sponsors
Win a Dive Trip for Two - Belize
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.
For Sponsorships of the
2007 Legends Festival
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
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
Number of Divers
provinces of Canada
Begin to Line Up to Appear with Zale Parry for Second Annual
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
2006, will return
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...
for the Complete
article on Zale Parry
Order Your Official 2007 Shirts
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
Short Biography of Zale
April 16, 2007 -
Belize Trip Description and Rules
- Required for All
Historical/Vintage Dive Form - For
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
2006 Videos Today
Souvenir 2006 Sam and Sam Videos are Now Available with
on the Sea Hunt Legacy
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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.
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
Order the Videos today.
is BGSU graduation 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
name: LEGENDS WEEKEND - 2007 PORTAGE
Number of rooms
August 9 - 11, 2007, Thursday - Saturday.
Rates: $84.95 plus
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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