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Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear. And the suits that people created with late-18th century or 19th century technology are astonighing to behold. See for yourself!

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear. And the suits that people created with late-18th century or 19th century technology are astonighing to behold. See for yourself!

1908 - Submarine escape apparatus

Submarine Escape Apparatus. “Crew members of the submarine HMS wearing their Rees Hall escape apparatus, dating from the There is no record of the apparatus ever having been used.” - Sea Your History

There were three generations of Neufeldt-Kuhnke suit to work in deep waters. This one is from 1923.

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

There were three generations of Neufeldt-Kuhnke suit to work in deep waters.

Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear. And the suits that people created with late-18th century or 19th century technology are astonighing to behold. See for yourself!

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear. And the suits that people created with late-18th century or 19th century technology are astonighing to behold. See for yourself!

All metal diving suit equipped with telephone and electric headlights, for salvage operations at depths of 200 feet or more.

Russian Spacesuit

Step Inside the Russian Spacesuit Factory

1935

Roberto Galeazzi, the famed Italian helmet maker and one of his early atmospheric diving suit.

DIY dive helmets - I think not.

Full service Denver scuba dive center with a large selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment. PADI Scuba lessons, onsite pool, rental gear, equipment repair services and unmatched travel experiences!

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A diving bell, one of the first scuba suits created by August Siebe in 1837

Dalí in a diving helmet: how the Spaniard almost suffocated bringing surrealism to Britain  http://lnk.al/ZBD

Dalí in a diving helmet: how the Spaniard almost suffocated bringing surrealism to Britain

Eighty years ago, as Dylan Thomas served boiled string, Salvador Dalí put on a diving suit, grabbed a billiard cue – and changed British art for ever. Can new exhibition Surreal Encounters recapture that spirit?

Peress with his new steel suit, made of Staybrite Silver Steel, at the Olmypia, London, 1925

Mr. Peress with his new steel suit, made of Staybrite Silver Steel, at the Olmypia, London, 1925. (Photo by E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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