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    Historical diving equipment

    This article will make you glad for having been born after Jacques Cousteau and his friends invented SCUBA gear.

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-strange-a...rom-1262529336

    and this little short from 1939 shows what diving was like, pre-SCUBA


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    I don't do scuba, but I shudder at the sight of those medieval torture devices all the same xD

    Worse, that things like eqalization and decompression sickness were unknown back then.
    The italian diver who located a sunken treasure had no eardrums left; and many workers who built the GoldenGate Bridge I think it was- died from decompression sickness.

    No wonder the ancient freedivers, who accessed the ocen so freely and uninhibited, were mermaids in the eyes of ordinary people.

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    Wait wait WAIT. There is NOT a body in the "iron man" at 1:47 is there?!?! Holy crap! That's just...wow

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    I have always liked the Carmagnolle suit from 1882.

    (Formerly known as Æolius)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Dan View Post
    I have always liked the Carmagnolle suit from 1882.

    O_O

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    Oh how times have changed!
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    This is so cool!!
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