Monday, April 14, 2008

"Back In The Day With Dick"

This week, Small Hope Bay Lodge is hosting some of our very special long time friends. Anyone with an interest in the development of modern scuba should be in the house this week to sit in on the discussions between Fred Calhoun and Dr Don Butterfield (though they maintain their subjects are classified and copyrighted!). It is easy to imagine the two of them in days gone by sitting at the outside bar with Dick Birch holding court on all things scuba late into the Bahamian evening. In the days even before standardized training for recreation scuba divers, these were some of the men who molded the sport as we know it now.

Also visiting us this week was Dean Skag, a friend for more than 20 years, still going strong at 90 years of age!

Not only is Dick's guiding vision still with us at Small Hope Bay Lodge, but the spirit of the man himself lives on through his family and friends. Pin It Now!

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