Underwater photography is fascinating, especially in the clear water of Florida’s springs. Ocala photographer Alan Youngblood recently had a unique opportunity to dive Silver Springs with a group of dedicated and nostalgic divers.
The National Association of Vintage Equipment Divers is a group dedicated to diving using old-style equipment. They gathered at Silver Springs for the 50th anniversary of the end of filming of Sea Hunt, a popular high-action TV series starring Lloyd Bridges as Mike Nelson, a scuba diver in the days when it was new.
Youngblood, the photo editor at the Star-Banner in Ocala, hit the springs too. He captured a great photo gallery showing divers in their funky wet suits, using underwater flares and double hose regulators. Perhaps one of the best shots is of Rick Green recreating a Sea Hunt actions scene, wrestling underwater with a (fake) alligator.
To see all of Alan’s photos, click here.
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