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David Strike wrote:
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> At 09:53 PM 20/04/99 -0400, Reef Fish wrote:
> (snip)
> >At 01:28 PM 4/19/99 -0600, Don Ward wrote:
> >>I think who inspired one to scuba has a lot to do with age.
> >
> >Not in my case.  It was THOUSANDS of years after Confucius, before
> >some French kid named Jacques Ives who got more press than his
> >pardner who REALLY did the work to perfect "scuba" came along.
> >How many know THAT guy's name?   :-)
>
> I'm a late-comer to this thread, but:-   Emile Cagnan? Falco?  Or Philippe
> Tailliez?  (I'm discounting Hass, 'cause he and 'Jack the Tank' were
> definitely not 'pardners'!  :-)
>
> Strike
 
No Dave,
the name of this well-deserving person is Feesh.
He promoted the use of the umbrella underwater:
"Don't forget an umbrella when diving, if it rains"
(Feesh, Wisdom in Scuba, Confucius Publications Inc,1986).
Hoping this helps
 
Giovanni (USD president)
 
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Giovanni Marola
Dept. of Information Engineering
University of Pisa
Scuba-Sites in Italy
http://marolaws.iet.unipi.it:8001/Isole/Italia2.html