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Find Out The Amazing History Of Scuba Diving

Aug 17, 2007
There is an amazing history of scuba diving that most enthusiasts don't know anything about. This article will take you through the complete history of recreational diving right from the very beginning so that you can go out and tell your friends how much you know and they don't!

Where and when did it start?

The history dates back to 1535 where a man by the name of Guglielmo de Loreno invented a diving bell that was used in a way like putting a bucket over someone's head and getting them to pull it underwater with them. Of course he then realized that a person could not survive for long under his bell as the oxygen originally present under the bell quickly diminished.

The next part of the history of scuba diving took place in 1823 when Charles Anthony Deane designed a helmet that was originally designed for firefighters but he and his brother decided it would be a great idea to use it underwater too. This was the start of what would then become the first diving suit.

This was invented 5 years later when Deane and his brother created a diving suit to go with the helmet. The suit wasn't directly connected to the helmet, instead the helmet was just strapped onto the body and there was a section where the water could enter into the suit.

In 1843 the first diving school was established. This was the real beginning in the history of scuba diving as this meant it was starting to be taken seriously now and the idea of being able to breath underwater was starting to look more and more possible every day.

In 1924 the first helium-oxygen experiments were conducted and finally divers had the chance to spend longer lengths of time under water. This was the start of something great in the history of diving.

In 1959 the YMCA began the first nationally organized course for scuba diving, making it possible for everyone to take up scuba diving. This was a huge hit as you can imagine and people flocked from all over to take part in a series of courses that are still being run today in much the same fashion.

The last part of the history of scuba diving is in the 1990's when it was estimated that 500,000 people had already taken part in the national scuba diving course and were all certified divers. This was the point when scuba diving began to turn into a huge industry and now many people are making a lot of money teaching scuba diving to beginners.
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