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Going Down: 1908

Going Down: 1908

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, circa 1908. "Diver repairing a lock gate." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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I can't see

do I go up or down the ladder?

It's Coming Back

Helmet diving, or "Surface Supplied Diving", is making a come back! Proponents say it's easier and safer for amateurs to use helmets for shallow dives than scuba tanks (the old canvas full body suits are gone though). Tourist resorts throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas offer helmet dives - no PADI certification needed.

It's a great way to take an underwater walk on the reef, and you can hold a conversation with your buddies while you're down!

It's Simply The Way It MUST Be

Even the diver is wearing a hat.

The Original Leadfoot

Wonder if he wore those shoes driving his new auto home?

Supervision

He has plenty.

Claustrophobia galore

I think I'd die of heart failure before I even got into the water!

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