Category: Finland

Finnish navy divers in the late 1950’s

The following pictures of Finnish conscripts doing their military service and diver training have been dated back to the late 1950’s. Vesa Eronen, who took the training in 1958, identified the gear and vessels to be from that time period. Navy diver training took place at Pansio naval base in city of Turku back then. …

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Book: Finnish Air Force Divers 1964-2000

This book familiarizes you with diving the finnish air forces from its beginnings in 16.3.1964 to its shutdown in 30.6.2000. The book is unfortunately available only in Finnish. The book mentions that the divers were also aircraft technicians or better and that they were used to study aircraft accidents where the aircraft had sunk in …

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Some Finnish diving magazines 1974-2018

Old membership magazines of the finnish recreational divers federation (Suomen urheilusukeltajain liitto, later Sukeltajaliitto) can now be read online. The magazines are written in finnish but the pictures could be interesting to the international audience. Thank you Sukeltajaliitto for a great act of publishing history!

Finnish diving history upto 1850’s

This is a partial translation only. The introductory chapter has been translated as well as headings and captions of images. The rest will get gradually translated, time permitting. We hope that the reader will get a glimpse into Finnish diving history by reading the translated parts. Google translate can be used where needed. 2019-12-08 versionText: …

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