PATRICK W. O'LEARY
The man who inspired me to become a Diver, My father Patrick W O'Leary. A keen Sports diver for many years and took me on my first open water dive, we went down to that magical depth of 100ft off St Davids, Wales Summer 1976
My Dad, pictured on the SS Lipari, on its way to the Volcanic Island of Stromboli circa 1964, he spent many years there and developed his passion for diving and spear fishing
My Dads diving equipment
This is some of my Dads old dive gear, much of which he made himself, I remember as a boy watching him melt lead on the stove and pouring it into a mould he had made to form lead diving weights. He also spent nights making his own wetsuit out of sheets of neoprene.