First saturation dive under polar ice

By | 2017-08-29T23:52:35+00:00 April 7, 2017|Diving Firsts, Records|

First saturation dive under polar ice

Last updated: August 29, 2017 at 23:52 pm

Dr. Joseph MacInnis (Canada) and Dr. Phil Nuytten (Canada) – Arctic IV Expedition, 1974. Dr. Nuytten descended to 67 m (220 ft) breathing oxy-helium. Ice thickness was over 2 m (6.5 ft).

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Watch Arctic IV documentary | National Film Board of Canada (1975)
https://www.nfb.ca/film/arctic_iv

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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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