Hard Hats and Rebreathers
8 July 2000
College of Oceaneering,
Not to be known only for the more Kinder and Gentler type of diving, Jane Rogan, CEDU's latest Closed Circuit Oxygen Rebreather Diver did so happen to Dive in a more traditional type of Dive Dress, that being the Hard Hat.
Taking an opportunity presented in coordination with the Historical Diving Society and the College of Oceaneering, we completed a day of Hard and Soft Hat diving (Thanks for a great lunch.)
Jane dressed in hard hat gear awaiting the Hard Hat..
Headgear, Hard Hat in place. Dive suit complete. Now for a dip in the tank.
"My Sweetie" In The Tank, all systems check fine.
Not only Hard Hat diving was being conducted in the tanks, but some additional training with Closed Circuit Oxygen Rebreathing apparatus was also performed. Below our test subject/diver, Jocko Robinson is Pre Breathing the FEOR ExCap rebreather before entering the tank. (Jocko's prior training in January on the standard FEOR served him well.)
Three Generations of Dive Equipment.
Double Hose Open Circuit Scuba // Mark V Hard Hat // FEOR Closed Circuit Rebreather
After a successful dive Jocko gives the big Thumbs
indicating that he still knows in which direction the surface is.
(A useful post dive neurological test.)
Yes, another fine day of testing.
"To Swim Is Human, To Dive Is Sublime"