Blancpain Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

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Blancpain Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

Postby koimaster » August 7th 2017, 8:45am

The history of underwater diving goes back much further than many might think. People have likely been swimming and diving for tens of thousands of years and it became a practiced and technological endeavor very early on.

As far back as ancient Greece, divers began using stone ballast for fast descent dives, a technique called Skandalopetra diving. Diving bells were also reportedly used as far back as the fourth century BCE, with stories of Alexander the Great even exploring the floor of the Mediterranean.

However, it still would take many centuries for more advanced technological equipment to be developed including diving suits and helmets. The first documented diving suit was made in 1602 in Spain, and the first surface-supplied-air diving helmet was developed in the early nineteenth century in England.


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