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  • “May The People Know I’m Here?”

    “May The People Know I’m Here?” –  by S.J. Pridmore Nazi Germany’s attempt to eradicate an entire race of people during World War Two is a story that’s been told countless times before, through books and newspaper stories, through the… Read More ›

  • Playing ‘Wookey’

    In 1934, a group of caving enthusiasts in the U.K., organised the Cave Diving Group – thought to be one of the earliest diving clubs – to explore a partially flooded system at Swildon’s Hole, in the UK, using a… Read More ›

  • The Submarine Refreshment Bar

    One section of Sir Robert H Davis’ classic work, ‘Deep Diving and Submarine Operations’ is devoted to Divers’ Yarns. One such story concerns a diving operation to salvage the cargo of a sunken merchant vessel. Wearing standard diving dress, a… Read More ›

  • The Conshelf 1 Experiment

    “Under water man shall walk, Shall ride, shall sleep, shall talk”:  Prediction by Mother Shipton; 16th century prophetess  Increasing the efficiency of working divers, Dr George Bond’s concept of saturation diving (a concept in which divers would live and work… Read More ›

  • Hydrogen in the Mix

    In the early part of the 20th century, American physicist and chemist, Professor Elihu Thomson – the person credited with putting the eventual use of helium on the diving menu – had originally proposed the use of hydrogen as a… Read More ›

  • An Early ‘Try-Dive’.

    A section of the classic work, ‘Deep Diving And Submarine Operations’, by (Sir) Robert H. Davis, is devoted to, ‘Divers’ Yarns And Adventures’, and includes the story of an early ‘Try-Dive’ by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), the author… Read More ›