BVC is mentioned at Biology in Science Fiction today — right below an article on my favorite movie when I was a little kid, The Creature of the Black Lagoon. Hardly anybody had heard of SCUBA gear in the early 1950s, so when I saw a SCUBA diver splash out of the water on the beach of Nahant, Massachusetts, where my family lived when I was a kid, I thought it was the Creature and I ran home.
A couple of days later there he was on our front porch showing my dad SCUBA gear.
It took my mom a while to get over being annoyed at my dad for taking me to see Creature of the Black Lagoon. It was pretty scary for a six-year-old.