+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Thread: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

  1. #1
    RBW Member Groupie59 has a spectacular aura about Groupie59 has a spectacular aura about Groupie59 has a spectacular aura about Groupie59 has a spectacular aura about Groupie59 has a spectacular aura about Groupie59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Portsmouth England
    Posts
    28

    Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Hi one and all.

    My name is Tony Groom. I started diving for a living at the ripe old age of 17 and still do a bit now, at a much riper age of 48!
    I was a Mine Clearance Diver in the Royal Navy for 10 years, then a Saturation Diver in the oil fields around the world. So my career took in the Falklands war, and some decidedly dodgy area's around the world!
    Basically, I've been paid to dive all my life, I've never had a day job, and never done a nine to five.

    I was put onto this site by a Ray Mansell. He has just read my book and told me he heard about it on a thread on here somewhere, so here I am having a nose about.

    The re-breathers we used were antiquated in the extreme compared to what you guys have nowadays. So I think I could learn a lot on this site. I would like to learn a bit more about modern re-breathers for my second book. Have a look at my site, if anyone is interested. DIVER DIVER. A diving book. Diving, scuba, saturation, a life under water.


    I look forward to meeting and chatting with lots of you on here, so on-wards and down-wards!

    Looking forward to it, Tony.

  2. #2
    ZeroEmissions Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad is a glorious beacon of light Nad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Worlwide
    Posts
    1,871
    Sentinel/Boris/Evo/Liberty

    HomeBuild, AP Classic, Path

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Groupie59  View Original Post

    Hi one and all.

    My name is Tony Groom. I started diving for a living at the ripe old age of 17 and still do a bit now, at a much riper age of 48!


    Time to retirement...:D:D

    Basically, I've been paid to dive all my life, I've never had a day job, and never done a nine to five.
    Lucky you, for me exactly the opposite...

    However welcome on board, I'm sure you won't need so much to understand modern units.
    Have fun.

    Nad

  3. #3
    Alias - Ray Mansell kiwi_diver will become famous soon enough kiwi_diver will become famous soon enough kiwi_diver will become famous soon enough kiwi_diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    158
    AKA-60 Orca SCR

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Crikey Tony, that was fast! I only just finished doing a bit of a review of your book on the off-gassing forum and here you are!

    Welcome in and I'm sure you'll find all the info you'll ever need on RBW! I sure have.:D

  4. #4
    Not a euphemism! woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody is a name known to all woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Wiltshire UK
    Posts
    331

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Scary,


    I just have read the last page of your book and here you are. Enjoy the RBW exerience. I am still laughing at the description of someone who had a problem with their backside. Described as having a ring like a dragons nostril...priceless.

    Mike

  5. #5
    RBW Member SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK is a glorious beacon of light SimonK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Cumbria UK
    Posts
    356

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Welcome

    I really enjoyed your book, especially the descriptions of Scottish night life, sounded horribly familiar.

    Simon

  6. #6
    Banned MB is an unknown quantity at this point MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    0

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Hey Tony, Welcome aboard. About time you came 'round!

    Best,

    Dave

    .

  7. #7
    Longbottom Time RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL is a glorious beacon of light RAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    460

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Groupie59  View Original Post
    Hi one and all.

    My name is Tony Groom. I started diving for a living at the ripe old age of 17 and still do a bit now, at a much riper age of 48!
    I was a Mine Clearance Diver in the Royal Navy for 10 years, then a Saturation Diver in the oil fields around the world. So my career took in the Falklands war, and some decidedly dodgy area's around the world!
    Basically, I've been paid to dive all my life, I've never had a day job, and never done a nine to five.

    I was put onto this site by a Ray Mansell. He has just read my book and told me he heard about it on a thread on here somewhere, so here I am having a nose about.

    The re-breathers we used were antiquated in the extreme compared to what you guys have nowadays. So I think I could learn a lot on this site. I would like to learn a bit more about modern re-breathers for my second book. Have a look at my site, if anyone is interested. DIVER DIVER. A diving book. Diving, scuba, saturation, a life under water.


    I look forward to meeting and chatting with lots of you on here, so on-wards and down-wards!

    Looking forward to it, Tony.
    Greetings from GOM oilfield trash to UK oilfield trash.

    RAL

  8. #8
    Casual Sport Kiss Pilot RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut is a jewel in the rough RebreatherNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    1,008
    Sport Kiss

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Tony,
    Welcome to Rebreatherworld.com!
    Do you know who in the US sells yuour book and has it in stock?
    I checked Amazon and they say it will take 4-7 weeks.

    Again, welcome on board!

    Cheers,
    RBN

  9. #9
    Rob Clemes iratnl will become famous soon enough iratnl will become famous soon enough iratnl will become famous soon enough iratnl will become famous soon enough iratnl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Eastbourne, UK
    Posts
    249
    Apeks Meg

    KISS Sport, Copis Meg

    Thumbs up Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Hi Tony and welcome

    The Book looks very interesting. I look forward to receiving the signed copy I've just ordered via your site :)

  10. #10
    RBW Member Campbell is an unknown quantity at this point Campbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Landlocked Milton Keynes, UK
    Posts
    171
    AP Evolution

    AP Inspiration Classic

    Re: Hello from an Ex Royal Navy Clearance Diver.

    Welcome to the site Tony,

    I received your book for Christmas and couldn't put the thing down!

    This site has a lot of knowledgeable people on it, I'm sure any questions you have will be answered pretty quickly.

    Enjoy,

    John

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts