We love the water. We, as in, humanity. We want to live near the water for the access, we are continuously fascinated by all the interesting fish one can find and we’re always discovering new and interesting things down there. Some people actually research the various cable providers just for a chance to have Discovery or the Travel Channel when Shark Week rolls around.
In 1952, one man loved the ocean so much that he created something called the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus – or SCUBA as you might know it. His name was Christian Lambertsen and he was a Major in the US Army Medical Corps during World War II.
As a physician, he was versed in a wide array of methods, trainings and equipment which gave him the experience and the know-how necessary to fashion a rebreather which we would all know as SCUBA gear.
Today, Scuba diving usually involves an oxygen tank with a rebreather that covers the entire face. Wet suits are often incorporated to handle the colder temperatures in the deeper waters and some gear even comes equipped with close circuit communication capabilities.
Scuba diving is the ultimate way for man to enter a vast and uncharted world and, this is key, stick around. And, as advances continue on the tech, who knows what else we’ll discover down there. Did you know that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own oceans?