Diver’s diving suit

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Reproduction of an old diving suit used for diving since the 18th century

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It was the French mathematician Jean-Baptiste de La Chapelle (1710?1792) who was the first to use the term scaphandre to refer to a type of flotation suit made of cork that he invented in 1775. The word diving suit comes from the Greek skáphos, noun, which can be translated as boat or basket and andrós, which is synonymous with man.
Therefore the term diving suit could be translated as basket man or boat man.

This concept came to Spanish as a diving suit, which refers, according to the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), to a device consisting of a waterproof suit along with an airtight case with different pipes to renew the air and a glass and grille in the area of the eyes, which would allow vision once submerged.

The diving suit allows you to stay and move underwater.

The equipment that combines a helmet, a suit and boots with ballast connected to the surface by a tube is called a diving suit. With this type of diving suit, the diver is attached to the surface, generally a boat, from which he receives a gas that he can breathe through a tube. This type of classic diving suit is used in explorations no more than 66 meters deep.

These types of old diving suits are the ones that we all remember seeing in films based on Jules Verne’s novels, such as in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and which have remained in the collective imagination ever since.



diameter of the diving suit 6.5 cm

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Weight 3500 kg

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