The Diver (1911)

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The Diver (1911)

Postby koimaster » June 20th 2017, 8:51am

Found at the German blog Dive into watches

The National Film Preservation Foundation has, among other things, restored the 8-minute silent film " The Diver " via a helmet diving insert in 1911. The Kalem - production probably one of the first films ever to show a diver in action. The first underwater - recordings should until three years later created in " Thirty Leagues under the Sea " of Williamson Brothers. ... diver-1911

" Deep - sea ​​diving goes back as far as the early 18th century, with the development of experimental atmospheric suits. Although we don ' t know of the first instance of the filming of a deep - sea diver at work, this is footage from 1911 Certainly one of the earliest. Shot at the mouth of Florida ' s St. John ' s River, it Demonstrates the careful preparations Necessary for a successful dive. "

Anyone who is interested in the subject and is longing for sound, is also the instructional film of the US Navy from the year 1944 to the heart.



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