Leonardo Da Vinci designs a diving suit

By | 2017-11-01T02:44:43+00:00 February 22, 2017|Diving History|

Leonardo Da Vinci designs a diving suit

Last updated: November 1, 2017 at 2:44 am

[ CIRCA 1500 ] Leonardo Da Vinci designs a diving suit and flexible snorkel system for breathing at depth. The snorkel is made of cane tubes joined by pig leather and reinforced with steel rings to counteract the effects of water pressure. The system is successfully tested in shallow water in the Venetian Lagoon by Jacquie Cozens in 2003 for Leonardo’s Amazing Inventions (BBC). Da Vinci also develops the first known self-contained diving system using a leather wineskin to hold air and a urination bottle within the suit for prolonged immersions. The drawings appear in his Codex Arundel. There is no evidence that the apparatus was ever built.

SOURCE:
Researched by Diving Almanac & Book of Records official

Comments are moderated: (1) Stay on topic (2) Be respectful (3) Refrain from vulgarity and abusive language (4) Do not publish materials that violate copyright. OFFENDING COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED.

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.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.