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  Diving suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A diving suit is a garment or device designed to protect a diver from the underwater environment.
A modern diving drysuit has an air inflation valve, which lets the diver control the buoyancy of the suit by injecting gas from the diving regulator to avoid squeeze during descent.
Membrane dry suits are made from thin materials, with a consequent poor thermal insulation, such as vulcanised rubber or from laminated layers of nylon, butyl rubber and nylon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diving_suit   (2516 words)

 Suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suit (clothing), a combination of clothing, such as a jacket and matching trousers.
Environmental suit, a piece of clothing used for a particular activity or in a particular environment, for example a space suit or diving suit.
Suit (cards), one of four categories into which a deck of cards is divided.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suit   (203 words)

 Standard diving dress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A standard diving dress consists of a metallic (copper, brass or bronze) diving helmet, an airline or hose from a surface supplied diving air pump, a canvas diving suit and boots.
An important part of the equipment is the addition of lead weights, generally on the chest and boots, to counteract the buoyancy of the helmet and diving suit.
The watershed development in hardhat diving was the "closed" dress, in 1837 by Augustus Siebe, where the helmet was sealed to the suit making the suit watertight, the helmet could not flood no matter how the diver moved, resulting in safer and more efficient underwater work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Standard_diving_dress   (239 words)

 Wetsuits 101 - What Makes a Superior Diving Suit/Wet Suit?
A proper fitting dive suit will help maintain regular body temperature by allowing a small amount of water between the surface of the divers skin and the inside of the suit which the body quickly warms the thin layer of water.
If the suit doesn't fit properly there is a constant exchange of the cooler outside water with the warmed water inside the suit.
This type of dive suit is to be avoided because the choice of stitching by the manufacturer is a dead giveaway that cheap materials were used to construct the suit.
www.bluewaterhunter.com /wetsuits_101.html   (1551 words)

 diving, deep-sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Modern helmet diving suits usually consist of a waterproof one-piece suit made of canvas and rubber that entirely covers the wearer except for the head and hands.
His first suit was of the open type, consisting of a helmet attached to a jacket made of waterproof material.
To correct this difficulty, Siebe later developed the closed type of diving suit that, with improvements, is still in general use.
www.bartleby.com /65/di/diving-d.html   (892 words)

 Amron-Nokia Diving Suit
The AHD 1600 suit is made from 1600 gr/m2 rubber, and is mainly used by commercial and military divers, and is used for diving in contaminated water and other hazardous environments.
This suit is made of a polyurethane material, which gives this suit a light weight.
This suit is made of vulcanized 1000g/m2 rubber, with the choice of either Neoprene of Latex Hood.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/3518/DH-Nokia.htm   (112 words)

 The Tritonia diving suit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tritonia diving suit, which kept working divers dry and at atmospheric pressure, even at great depth, suffered the fate of many useful inventions when Joseph Peress demonstrated it in 1930: it was not appreciated.
The suit was dusted off and dived for the first time by 80-year-old Peress in the factory test tank.
The suit was completed in 1971 and sea trials took place in 1972 on the Royal Navy salvage vessel HMS Reclaim to a depth of 152m.
www.divernet.com /history/jim1097.htm   (1143 words)

 Scuba Diving - MarineBio.org
In 16th century England and France, full diving suits made of leather were used to depths of 60 ft. Air was pumped down from the surface with the aid of manual pumps.
William Beebe, a diving pioneer and "oceanographic naturalist" descends 1426 ft in a round, 4 ft 9 inch bathysphere; it is attached to a barge by a 7/8 inch non-twisting steel cable to the mother ship.
She became a national celebrity when she broke the deep dive record of 209 ft and went on to star in a TV series called "Kingdom of the Sea" and was also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1955.
marinebio.org /Oceans/S_C_U_B_A   (5502 words)

 Greek sponge diving
Although sponge diving was a source of income for several Greek islands during the last centuries, Kalymnos is known to be the center of the Greek sponge diving industry.
The reason for this was the introduction of the standard diving suit or Skafandro as the Greeks call it.
A combination of several dives a day to depths up to 70 meters and then coming up without decompression stops did not miss its devastating effect: in the first years the standard suit was used, about half of the divers got paralised or died of decompression sickness.
www.divingheritage.com /greecekern2.htm   (1397 words)

 Scuba Diving Apparel - What to Wear When Underwater
Diving apparel such as diving suits are designed and insulated to keep you as warm as possible.
Dry suits are full-length suits made of a double-walled material with insulating airspace in between the layers.
Your choice of suit depends on the temperature of the water in which you will be diving.
www.equipmentfordiving.com /apparel.html   (203 words)

The first real step toward the development of a surface-supported diving technique occurred when the French scientist Freminet devised a system in which air was pumped from the surface with a bellows, allowing a constant flow of air to pass through a hose to the diver in the water.
Siebe's diving suit was tested and found to be successful in 1839 when the British started the salvage of the ship Royal George, which had sunk in 1782 to a depth of 65 feet (19.8 meters) (Larson 1959).
An Atmospheric Diving Suit is an anthropomorphic, single-person articulated submersible that allows the operator, or "pilot", to remain at one atmosphere of pressure regardless of depth.
my.fit.edu /~swood/History_pg7.html   (712 words)

 Diving Suit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Green in colour and suited to a square breastplated helmet (Siebe, Robison, Yokohama "pearler" etc) has professionally fitted rear zip for ease of dressing and good collar and cuffs.
The suit is also fitted with front valve and triangular rubberised plaque reading bp3 - 2p.
A professional repair to the rear is present but overall a good conditioned european manufactured suit.
www.bottomoftheharbour.com /dwaressuiteuro.html   (86 words)

 Diving suit Tests 12.95   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Italian suit makers have always given a lot of attention to semi-dry suit design, and two have recently come up with a revolutionary advance using more effective yet easier to don latex seals and even drysuit-style zips to minimise the amount of water that can enter.
Suits like this are excellent for keeping a diver warm when he is actually in the water.
The suit is put (without hard parts such as valves) into a pressure chamber and the material is crushed, tightening up the bonding and stitching as well during the process.
www.divernet.com /gear/suit1295.htm   (2902 words)

 Halfbakery: Manta Ray Diving Suit
The mantaray suit could be made of closed-cell, crosslinked foam and coated with teflon or shark skin material.
The overall shape of a suit could be personalized to a diver by taking a 3D scan of the diver and smoothing out the edges evenly all the way around the body to a knife-like edge in the shape of a ray.
Diver could control the edge of the suit with artificial tendons which could be made by 3D printing the suit and including higher density sections in the shape of cords into the foam.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Manta_20Ray_20Diving_20Suit   (269 words)

 People Under the Sea: Submersibles - Hardsuit 2000
Consequently, unlike the typical surface supplied diver, as was used in the rescue of the Squalus, the HARDSUIT 2000 can dive as deep as 2000 feet (or 609.6 meters) for many hours without any of the physiological hazards of depth, such as the "bends" or nitrogen narcosis.
The primary advantage of the HARDSUIT 2000, as with all Atmospheric Diving Suits, is the elimination of the compression and decompression hazards associated with the typical ambient pressure diver.
A general rule of thumb for saturation diving is a day of decompression for every 100 feet (or 30.5 meters) plus one day, i.e.
www.onr.navy.mil /focus/blowballast/people/submersibles3.htm   (670 words)

 Diving Wet suit - Paragon
Ideal fo multiple dives in any water condition, the Arctic wet suit is a professional suit designed or sepreme warmth and comfort.
The best suit for entry-level sports divers, the elite wet suit is a one piece rear-entry suit providing simple donning and comfort with the warmth of the patented MerinoTM lining.
The good temperate water suit for entry-level sports divers, the fusion wet suit is a one piece rear-entry suit providing simple donning and comfort with the warmth of the patented MerinoTM lining.
www.abyss.com.au /trident.html   (760 words)

 Siebe-Gorman copper diving suit Otago Museum Dunedin New Zealand
The first diving helmet was invented by Charles Deane, but the design was not originally intended for walking around on the bottom of the sea, but rather, to fight fires.
This idea was developed further to incorporate a suit and in 1839, when Augustus Siebe successfully tested the first surface-supplied air helmeted diving suit.
The suit has a large detachable helmet and breastplate made of copper and the whole thing fitted together to form an air-filled, water tight environment for the person inside.
www.otagomuseum.govt.nz /siebe_gorman_diving_suit.html   (537 words)

 Wetsuit - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This article is about the use of wetsuits in a range of water sports, for protective clothing specialised for scuba diving, see diving suit.
Image:Wetsuit.jpg A wetsuit is a protective garment used for watersports such as scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, and triathlon.
The wetsuit must be a close fit to make the suit work efficiently; too loose a fit will allow the water to move around conduct heat away from the body.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Wetsuit   (666 words)

 Atmospheric Diving Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An atmospheric diving suit is not a new idea.
The first atmospheric diving suits were developed over 200 years ago to protect divers from pressure while they maintained enough dexterity to carry out work.
The cast aluminum diving suit can operate at depths of 1000 feet for up to six hours.
www.nwrain.net /~newtsuit/technology/newtsuit/ns_main.htm   (100 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Diving suit marathon runner does it again
The former fireman from Rainham in Essex staggered around the course in the 58kg suit in a time of five days and one hour to raise money for cancer charities.
"I decided to wear the diving suit because it is quite simply the worst thing that anyone could run a marathon in," Mr Scott told The New York Post.
He said the diving suit was a symbol of his battle with cancer.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/2430091.stm   (326 words)

 InfoHub Forums - Scuba Diving Dry Suit vs Wet Suit
I heard there are two types of suits that keep your body warm when diving in the cold water.
Another very important difference: diving dry suits is technically different from diving wet suits, as you need to be able to control the air flow into your drysuit upon descent and out again upon ascent in order to avoid squeezes and stay neutrally buoyant.
I believe that a properly sized dry suit and reasonable buoyancy control is easier to dive in than a wet suit.
www.infohub.com /forums/showthread.php?t=275&goto=nextoldest   (429 words)

 Halfbakery: Dumpster Diving Suit
Wraith, at least in Australia the contents of a dumpster belong to the person who put it in, until it is taken away.
I do a lot of diving (for lumber mostly) and once won a "free trip in a police van" because of this.
I use to dive at least once a week...i stopped after i was stopped inside a dumpster with a pocket full of lipstick samples and a bag of foundation...the cops had a good laugh at my expense and sent me home...
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Dumpster_20Diving_20Suit   (666 words)

 Weddings In The Caribbean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Definition of diving suits for the international clothing and fashion industry...
The Viking Drysuit is one of the worlds best know drysuit, used in all parts of the world, by demanding sport divers and professional divers for who durability and safety is a main factor.
Two divers, one wearing a 1 atmosphere diving suit and the other standard diving dress, preparing to explore the wreck of the RMS...
www.oceanfriends.org /weddings-in-the-caribbean.html   (219 words)

 Viking Diving Suit
Viking Heavy Duty is the suit used for the harshest type of underwater work, mainly used by the commercial diver.
Viking Diver Dress is a Viking HD suit, but without valves and zipper, intended for use with Hardhat helmets.
The Viking Logo and related graphics is Copyright of Trelleborg AB The Viking Drysuit is one of the worlds best know drysuit, used in all parts of the world, by demanding sport divers and professional divers for who durability and safety is a main factor.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/3518/DH-Viking.htm   (206 words)

 Jim Dutton Ex Navy Diver Deep Sea t-shirts
When you were diving off the coast of Maine in the winter you would put 3 pair of long johns on under the suit.
The tenders are unraveling hose which slows you down a little and the 180 lbs of the suit is all resting on the two bumpy bones on your shoulders just under the breastplate.
It was the other suit approved for wreck entry and was meant for working long periods of time in relatively deep water 40' to 185'.
www.panix.com /~jjd/dive   (1947 words)

 BBC News | UK | Titanic effort of long-distance hero
The last day of his battle to complete the London Marathon in a full deep sea diving suit took Lloyd between the banks and finance houses of the City of London.
But the concentration required to stay balanced and moving in the suit meant Lloyd's mind could not wander, even as far as to what he might do once finished.
And he is considering wearing the diving suit in a more suitable environment, after fulfilling his early inspiration.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1939394.stm   (903 words)

 Diving Accessories
When the diver is ready to dive, the batteries are inserted and the light stays on until they are removed.
A diving inclinometer serves as an underwater level when the diver is welding or performing other tasks.
Depicts a hard hat deep sea diving helmet flanked by two sea horses, with tridents sprouting at port and starboard from the top of the bonnet.
www.antiquesofthesea.com /diving_accessories.html   (881 words)

 Deep Sea Diving Suit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether you wish to dive for fun and pleasure, for profit, or for science, it offers the opportunity to explore a beautiful world that few people ever see.
A man taking part in the London Marathon in a 120lb antique diving suit is due to cross the finishing line.
To prevent this, deep-sea divers either use an all-steel, armored diving suit or breathe a special mixture of nine...
www.all-about-scuba-diving.com /resources/deep-sea-diving-suit.html   (575 words)

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