The History of Underwater Exploration
This book presents the noted marine archaeologist and treasure-hunting diver’s history of diving, from the free divers of the ancient world to those using sophisticated research equipment today. Subjects such as underwater archaeology, sunken treasure, oceanography and skin diving are explored along with the evolution of SCUBA equipment, submarine warfare, deep-sea research capsules and underwater habitats. Includes 46 photographs.
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FREE DIVERS IN THE OLD WORLD
FREE DIVERS IN THE NEW WORLD
DIVING WITH A HELMET
MAN GOES DEEPER
ARMORED DIVING SUITS
DIVERS IN WARFARE
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