Progression of SCUBA Diving

Timeline created by lissiegirl12
In History
  • Feb 26, 1000

    332 BC : The Start

    332 BC : The Start
    At the siege of Tyre, Alexander the Great was lowered in a diving bell, the first recorded use of the device in the history of scuba diving.
  • Mar 16, 1538

    A new beginning

    A new beginning
    German writer Tasinier, who worked for the Emperor Charles V, accompanied the Emperor to Toledo where they witnessed two Greek divers in a demonstration of a diving bell
  • Advancing the diving bell

    The German inventor Kessler introduced his diving bell with glass ports and a ballast weight for stability, but could have proven hazardous.
  • Almost there

    Almost there
    A more successful diving bell is the bell invented by Edward Bendall. This is recognised in the history of scuba diving as a significant moment.
  • The diving engine

    Englishman John Lethbridge builds a "diving engine." This is an underwater oak cylinder that is surface-supplied with compressed air. At most, a diver can stay submerged for 30 minutes at 60 feet, while protruding his arms into the water for salvage work.
  • The first diving suit

    The first diving suit
    German inventor August Siebe developed the first diving suit which was a copper helmet attached to a canvas and leather suit.
  • Full time SCUBA

    Full time SCUBA
    In the history of scuba, the full time scuba is invented by an English-man, William James. His invention incorporates ncorporates a cylindrical belt around the diver's trunk that serves as an air reservoir, at 450 ps.
  • A magicians help

    Houdini's invention for a diver's suit permitted divers, in case of danger, to quickly divest themselves of the suit while submerged and to safely escape and reach the surface of the water.
  • modern demand regulator

    Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau co-invented the modern demand regulator and an improved autonomous diving suit.
  • Produce of the Aqua-Lung

    Produce of the Aqua-Lung
    Cousteau and Gagnan began selling the Aqua-Lung
  • Accidents happen

    The increase in accidents as the sport became more and more popular prompted the forming of NAUI to train and certify divers.
  • Important equipment

    Important equipment
    Equipment used during this time period includes Buoyancy Control Devices, pressure gauges and single hose regulators.
  • X marks the spot

    X marks the spot
    Robert Ballard, using a remote controlled camera attached to the mother ship, finds the wreck of the Titanic
  • A sprout of scubas!

    A sprout of scubas!
    Since the 1990’s an estimated 500 000 new divers are certified every year
  • New Technology always

    Today, SCUBA continues to develop, as new technology is rapidly being created.