Yep... me in 1977 in Brittany,
Some diving Nostalgia....
Humans have been diving ever since primitive man was forced
to collect food from the sea. In the past, the recovery of
valuable goods from shipwrecks forced the invention of experimental
diving devices, leading to the diving bell, in which workers
could spend periods underwater; and the diving helmet, which
was invented by Englishmen Charles and John Deane of Whit
stable in 1829.
The history of sport diving can
be traced more directly to the invention of the first autonomous
diving gear which did not require lines or air hoses to the
The first fully automatic aqualung was developed
by the Frenchman Georges Commeinhes. His twin cylinders were
used with a full face mask and air escaped from a special
valve instead of around the edges of the mask.
The set also
had a pressure gauge. The pressure of the cylinder was 150
bars. Meanwhile, Jacques Cousteau, a French Navy officer,
was also working to develop an efficient aqualung. In 1942,
he combined with engineer Emile Gagnan to produce a new regulator
with an inlet and exhaust tube that was fully automatic.
The modern aqualung was born!
Before starting open water diving, some basic scuba
diving lessons are required. Learning
to fit and clear the mask is essential in avoiding panic
underwater when the mask might be filled with water, making
it impossible to see.
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