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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Barbara Allen Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Oral History interview Barbara Allen.  

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jim Fallon Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Oral history interview with Jim Fallon.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Bill Howard Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Bill Howard is a member of Addicts spearfishing club in La Jolla, California, which developed the Addict Speargun.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dick Long Beneath the Surface of San Diego

If you've ever dived a drysuit - or dived with someone who has - it's probably one that involved Dick's ingenuity and expertise. Founding owner of Diving Unlimited International, the top manufacturer of underwater exposure equipment, Dick has a legacy of keeping warm in the most intense of conditions. His skills have been solicited by military outfits around the world, and with a full-fledged R&D facility in San Diego, Dick remains to be in high-demand for those who want to dive deeper, longer, and stay warmer while doing it.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ron McConnaughey Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Ron McConnaughey is a scuba diver and spear fisherman from San Diego, California.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Chuck Mitchell Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Chuck has logged decades as a scientific diver, research assistant, and student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and remains a close professional and friendly affiliate of the university. He remains actively involved as Managing Scientist of MBC Applied Environmental Sciences (MBC), which he founded in 1969 to conduct integrated studies of the marine environment in the face of coastal development. He is an expert in coastal environments spanning from Alaska to the Baja Peninsula, and enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy at their part-time home on the Sea of Cortez.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas, Paul K. Dayton San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Chuck Nicklin Beneath the Surface of San Diego

Chuck is widely known for both his historical experience as a diver and his success in underwater photography. He recently published a chronicle of his experiences as an entrepreneur, National Geographic photographer, and cinematographer in his book, "Camera Man: Stories of My Life and Adventures as an Underwater Filmmaker" (available on Amazon.com).

Ashleigh E. Palinkas San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Frank Leinhaupel Beneath the Surface of San Diego

One of the founding members of the San Diego Addicts Dive Club, Frank contributed countless artifacts and histories to this project. He set many records for competitive spearfishing, hand-crafted refined models of dive equipment from spearguns to sea sleds, and collected rare specimens as a scientific diver for Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He currently resides in La Jolla with his wife Suzy, and continues to provide insight and historical knowledge to new generations of divers with unmatched generosity.

Ashleigh E. Palinkas , San Diego, CA Scripps Institution of Oceanography