paul standish
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • United States
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Looking for Savoie supply and exhaust valves in part or wh*** for restoration project...…Continue

Started Jan 31, 2013


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"Harvested @ 1850's Ax cut-old growth fat pine log Recovered 2015 Notice gum-pegged h*** exposed in board cut, log was part of original raft an lost on way to a 1900's down river mill. 2016 milled into fat pine 8" T&G flooring, for…"
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Feb 3, 2016
paul standish commented on Dr Jeff Zhang's group Diving Helmet Collection
"kinda a collector, I used #'s 03 and have Savoie's #'s 94, and Last 1, and the Décor demand neck dam used for gas work, and collecting. I've made templates for the neck dam and headliner with install…"
Jan 26, 2016
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"hey brother salvage diver, that's me diving-in, working the salvage-cofferdam, we patched, pumped, & par-buckled the  "Sea Speed Dora" container ship, sank at the dock, 1977 Jeddah, SA"
Jan 26, 2016
paul standish replied to oneil steenkamp's discussion New in school
"I was in RSA in '75 I had to register with the Dept. of Labor, Factories, Machinery and Building Work Act 1941 Got a Certificate of Registration as Learner Diver No.1094 Blue Book with Photo ID From there had to doc**ent my time in acquiring a…"
Jan 25, 2016
paul standish replied to Papy One's discussion Windfarms diving work?
"it'd have to be cost effective to support a marine based energy generating industry. the Dutch are working with tidal flows to generate electricity."
Jan 25, 2016
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Jan 25, 2016
paul standish replied to B Tillis's discussion Seeking Divers in Southern IN/Western KY/Southeast IL
"I'll get on that freelance list for jobs paying current prevailing wages.."
Jan 25, 2016
paul standish replied to Charles Jackson's discussion Underwater welding?
"Q. Are you a welder, if so can you pass a 6G Test? If so same technique, but with a mask on in a argon environment. Wet weld is just @45 degree down hill using a paraffin coated P5 rod, grind out the inclusions and make it hot!"
May 27, 2015
paul standish replied to Julian villegas's discussion Trades before dive school???
"A old diver buddy and I were talking about the good ole day's last week, and Joe tell's me how he got started: He and a bud out in Cal. went on a bender for a few day's. About that time he starts countin' his monies and figures…"
Apr 28, 2015
paul standish replied to Andrew Kemp's discussion Insurance For Divers
"Don't take a risk insure with "Fisk" New Orleans Broker I used to use."
Apr 28, 2015
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Jun 4, 2013
paul standish replied to John Carl Roat's discussion One Unions Approach to Commercial Dive Training for New and Old Members
"What is journeyman diver scale these day's, in the late 70's Local 454 diver wage was $14.00 hr, DC was Way higher, Mobile, AL was $18.50...Most of the code weld jobs or special projects were done inhouse wet pots... TDS had…"
May 8, 2013
paul standish replied to John Carl Roat's discussion One Unions Approach to Commercial Dive Training for New and Old Members
"3 different jobs with J E Brenaman burning up fuel barges in the Delaware River, Eastern Shore of MD laying outfall... most of the hands are long since past, except ole Pete Rita he's still around..."
May 6, 2013
paul standish replied to John Carl Roat's discussion One Unions Approach to Commercial Dive Training for New and Old Members
"Is the Diver Mobility Clause still in effect, companies could have divers of there choice book into a  local where the work was. Hence experienced hands got the work, in the day...Local 454 is where I was schooled on the term 3 drops on…"
May 6, 2013

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Which of the following are you?
A Working Diver
Dive school you went to or are attending?
Chuck Gates School Of DeepSea Diving
Are you an inland diver, offshore diver or both?
Wherever there's work
What do you like to do with your down time / onshore time?
Pull sinker pine logs, make furniture from old growth logs, enjoy my family...
What's your deepest dive? (in feet)

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At 3:35pm on April 24, 2013, Gunnar Bemert said…

Hi Paul, This is your ol' divebuddy from Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Please contact me on facebook at Gunnar Bemert, or email me at:

All my best,


At 11:30am on February 15, 2013, Ed Shippen said…

Getting into indoor aquaponics in a small way and have been researching Bigfoot in Oklahoma. Spent the day with Steve LaFontaine in Eureka Springs,AR. Did you know him. He was tending and diving back then? Enjoying the simple life, but keeping busy with projects. Dam I wish I still had my Harley. When I moved to Arkansas I went to truck driving school for 2 weeks and drove over the road for 3 years. Doing different things is what makes life interesting.

Looks like you got a nice place in Tallahassee.

At 10:28am on January 23, 2013, Ed Shippen said…

Thanks for the thanks. Sounds like you had a good diving career. I was in the boat business for 20 yrs after diving for 10. Check out my pics and you will recognize some of the oldies, even one of Chuck Gates. I moved to Arkansas 10 yrs ago for the simple life an love it here.. At 73 in good health and spend some of my time chasing the ladies.


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