willy Wilson
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David D Harden left a comment for willy Wilson
"Mr Wilson, just wanted to check in with you and confirm after all these years the gulf sucked. Started a harvesting / in water boat maint. company and started with 1 boat. Got another boat and did a ok,. Made enough off the sale to retire after a…"
Aug 5, 2014
David Weston left a comment for willy Wilson
"Greetings Willy: I went to DIT, 108-77. I remember you well. Learned a lot from you that was helpful during my diving time. Moved on to other things. Hope all is well. You must be at least 50 by now. lol"
Sep 12, 2013
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"Good morning David,  My name is Willy Wilson I am a member in good standing of Piledrivers, wharf builders dock builders and divers local 196 in Seattle. for over twenty years I and many others have been trying to get a program statred for the…"
Jun 13, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"When teh school in LA Harbor started it was the CDC, then it went to the college of oceneering both owened by Jim Joiner, He sold it to two individals ( forgot their names).  They were in it just for the money.  They in tur sold it to a…"
Jun 9, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Tenders Needed
"Jerry, would you like your company to be added to our mailing address for our grads of Divers Institute.  If so send me an e-mail at wwilson@diversinstitute.edu.  We send out month info on our grads.  How they can be contacted, phone,…"
May 25, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"I see everyone is telling you how to teach them but no one is telling you what to teach.  Just about all dive schools teach the same thing, the trick is to do it better then the other guy.  Instructors are the key to a good…"
Apr 26, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"I am Placement Director and the info I give these people going out into the real world is " you will be starting off at the bottom of the of the ladder and don't expect anyone to give you anything".  You can't tell them you…"
Apr 20, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"5'3" don't get you very high'"
Apr 20, 2011
willy Wilson replied to Jerry Babin's discussion Starting a NON ADCI dive school. Veteran Owned and Operated Looking for input.
"I started in this business after I retired from the Navy in 1975. I worked for Santa Fe Underwater Engineering in Houma, LA.  Didn't like the Gulf, so I came to work at a commercial dive school in Seattle.  I have taken a few…"
Apr 19, 2011
willy Wilson replied to A.. Parnell's discussion Great to visit the school yesterday in the group Commercial Diving Academy
"I started MK V in 57 and in 58 went gas.  I was with the group when they made 1010' and was wiht team 1 in SUBDEVGRP 1  I retired in 75'.  When to the Gulf for a short stay and then came here to Divers Institute.  In…"
Mar 17, 2011
willy Wilson replied to A.. Parnell's discussion Great to visit the school yesterday in the group Commercial Diving Academy
"There are a few of us left.  Don't dive much in not at all anymore,but memories are great.  Ace I like them shoes."
Mar 16, 2011
willy Wilson replied to willy Wilson's discussion Union Diver Training in the group West Coast Divers & Pile Drivers
"I am the Director of Placement here at D. I.T. Emplyment here in the Northwest is really difficult but that is not to say impossible. I have been with the Institute for 35 years and have been involved with diving in one capcity or another since…"
Jun 14, 2010
Donnie replied to willy Wilson's discussion Union Diver Training in the group West Coast Divers & Pile Drivers
"Hi Willy, I live in Western Washington and was actually considering attending school at DIT or further south at SBCC. My father is an iron worker local 86 but I am former military and always enjoyed working in the marine environment. Since the only…"
Jun 12, 2010
willy Wilson commented on Dennis Wilcox's group Old School Divers
"'78 was a good year. Update on the school since then. John Manlove sold school in '86 to Norval duncan and John Ritter. School moved from Western Pioneer to 11th ave. NW in 1990. Norval passed away in 92 and John Ritter had sole…"
May 27, 2010
willy Wilson added a discussion to the group West Coast Divers & Pile Drivers
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Union Diver Training

I have been a member of Local 2396 here in Western Washington for about 15 years.  I worked with Vince Rainier. Lonnie wigon and ill Sullivan to get training for the divers in our local.  Everytime we wold start on something we would run into a brick wall.  I taught at the Carpenters Training Center in Kent and at Pleasantton, CA.  That was a short lived experience.  I was approached by Russ Banner out of Oregon to set up a training program for the Training Center in Willamette.  That was the…See More
May 26, 2010
willy Wilson commented on Tom Johnson's blog post News of OLD FRIENDS/COWORKERS
"Bobby Passed away earlier this year. I think the gulf of mexico came to a halt for his services. Willy wilson"
May 26, 2010

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Which of the following are you?
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Dive school you went to or are attending?
U.S. Navy School of Diving and Salvage
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?
Run Small Canvas Business making dive harnesses
What's your deepest dive? (in feet)
1250 feet U.S. Navy

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At 3:32am on August 5, 2014, David D Harden said…

Mr Wilson, just wanted to check in with you and confirm after all these years the gulf sucked. Started a harvesting / in water boat maint. company and started with 1 boat. Got another boat and did a ok,. Made enough off the sale to retire after a some years. Bought up 2 other small companies. The sale of it all has me doing ok for the rest of my life. I am glad to have been your student in 106/83 and even though you, Doc and Francis gave me a hard time, I had fun doing the same to you. I never apologized to you or them for going off that day when a student cut my air off and I climbed up and tossed broco rods at him, or for switching hats underwater with Nahmens, or for booby trapping Docs car with pop bangs, or putting his car sideways in the parking space. or the salmon in the desk drawer.Cant remember if had anything to do with a car being put on a barge, but heah, Im old now, and want to thank you for some of the best knowledge I ever got about diving. Hope you and Doc and Francis are all still kicking it. Retired and in the Philippines, meeting the girls a certain instructor gave dive helmet necklaces to, man are they old and ugly. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. It kept me safe and employed. In fact, still getting calls to return as a sat tech but HELL NO. The $$$ goes a long way here. Respectfully, a bubblehead who wouldnt of made a life without you.

At 7:02pm on September 12, 2013, David Weston said…

Greetings Willy: I went to DIT, 108-77. I remember you well. Learned a lot from you that was helpful during my diving time. Moved on to other things. Hope all is well. You must be at least 50 by now. lol

At 10:04am on September 10, 2010, A.. Parnell said…
Willie several of those names are known. Last night Retired Master diver Sam Sangrey and his family came over for dinner as they are vacationing from Calif. Bob Cave is recovering from cancer, he and Sam Sangrey were my masters at Dev Group Gunner had just left. Small world. Great connecting with you pal.
At 10:08am on September 9, 2010, A.. Parnell said…
So Willie did you work with Bob Cave when in the Navy ? He was one of my
masters when
I was with Mobile Dive Team/Sub Dev Group One in San Diego.
At 2:26pm on May 28, 2010, A.. Parnell said…
Hello Willie wondering if you ever worked with Bob Wick. Thanks.
Ace Parnell
At 11:16am on May 14, 2010, Robert Lucariello said…
Massey is still around as far as I know. He emailed me a couple months ago. He recovered from the head injury and is back doing NDT for some small outfit in Everett I believe. Don't hear from him too often. Do you ever hear from Mel? I get emails from Babs and Jimmy from time to time. Say hi to Boobs for me or better yet let him read this.

Out Here
At 10:24am on May 14, 2010, Robert Lucariello said…
Gramps,

Phone number is still the same, I lost yours as usual, have tried to contact you at the school there but it seems like the message never gets passed on and I tried emailing you with the same result. But hey, it's damn good to be in contact again, I got lots to tell you!

Out Here,

Lucariello
 
 
 

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