Diving suit

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

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Diving suit. 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 kind of flotation suit made of cork that he invented in 1775. The word comes from the Greek skáphos, a noun, which can be translated as boat or basket, and from andrós, which is synonymous with man.
Therefore, the term escafandra could be translated as basket man or boat man.

This concept came to Spanish as escafandra, which refers, according to the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), to a device consisting of a waterproof suit together with a hermetic helmet with different pipes to renew the air and a glass and grid in the eye area, which would allow vision once submerged.

The diving suit allows you to stay and move underwater.

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

This type of old suit is the one we all remember having seen in films based on the novels of Jules Verne, such as in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and which have remained in the collective imagination ever since.


Height: 11.5 CM (Including the base)

Diameter: 6.5 cm.




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Weight 3500 kg

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Diving suit. It was the French mathematician Jean-Baptiste de La Chapelle (1710?1792)Diving suit
52,03 IVA incl.

Availability: In stock

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