Sunday, January 3, 2010

Antique Diving Helmets

Being that I grew up in between the bay and the ocean and forever clambering to be at my grandfathers crab shanty, I have always been drawn to the water. What has really been catching my eye as of late after working on a new bike build are the designs of antique diving helmets. Whether it be the intricate metal work or the use of brass and copper to help deter rust, they are true works of craftsmanship. Gotta stop in the diving museum in Islamorada, Florida next time to see a few more up close. Take a look at the details within these and just imagine how the guys working underwater had to feel about gearing up for this, quite amazing.

Antique Diving Helmets - Photo Collection

Diving Museum - Islamorada, Florida