Deepest escape w/Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus

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Deepest escape w/Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus

Last updated: September 17, 2017 at 20:03 pm

52 m (170 ft) – John Capes (Leading Stoker), 31, was the sole survivor from the wreck of the submarine HMS Perseus (crew of 61) after it struck an Italian mine off Cephalonia, Greece, on December 6, 1941. The wreck was discovered with the rear escape hatch still open by Greek diver Kostas Thoctarides in 1997. Capes escaped using the Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus (DSEA), a closed circuit underwater breathing system.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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