December 2019 archive

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!

Merry christmas!

The Historical Diving Society of Finland wishes its friends, supporters and colleagues a merry chrtistmas and a happy new year!

The silent world (1956)

A film by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle from 1956. Watch the film down on this page. This film (The silent world, Amazon.co.uk) portrays the underwater adventures of the divers of Calypso, the ship owned by Cousteau. The impressive opening scene portrays divers wearing aqua-lungs (Cousteau-Gagnan regulators and three cylinders of compressed air) and carrying …

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England, Porstmouth and Gosport

Text: Jouko MoisalaTranslation: Ralf Strandell Anyone interested in spending a weekend visiting maritime museums and diving museums should head to Portshnmouth, England. It is an old port and a British naval base and there is plenty to see besides the museums. Maritime monuments are present everywhere. In the picture above we can see a figurehead …

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