Diver in 1935 in 1 atmosphere suit about to explore the Lusitania.

In 1935, Jim Jarrett wearing a 1 atmosphere diving suit (a suit which maintained an internal pressure of one atmosphere -- the same pressure as at the surface of the ocean) made a dive to 312 feet to explore the wreck of the Lusitania. This suit was developed by J. Peress, and was a precursor to the "Jim" suit, named for Jim Jarrett Peress's chief diver. Image courtesy of NOAA/OAR/National Undersea Research Program (NURP).

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