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Diver Using an Experimental Diving Suit (1934)

“Diver entering the ocean wearing an experimental diving suit, Sydney Heads, Port Jackson, Australia, 5 April 1934…” – Image description

This image sends chills down my spine! Even if you don’t suffer from thalassophobia(fear of deep bodies of water) like I and many others do, you can understand how scary this would be. Not only is he going into the great abyss of the sea – he is in an ‘experimental’ diving suit!

Sadly, there is no more information on the background or the outcome. Hopefully, the lack of further details means nothing out of the ordinary happened.

Unknown. Diver Using An Experimental Diving Suit, 1934. State Library of New South Wales, Public Domain License.