Deep Diving

Random web surfing on a Saturday afternoon led me to this fascinating article about the advent of deep see diving and its perils.

At the end of the article were references to a couple books, including Ben Hellwarth’s Sealab: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor.

Popped over to Amazon, and less than a minute later, I was diving into the book.

I’m still in the midst of reading (on Kindle Cloud Reader) – am right now at the part where Hellwarth described the famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau’s filming of his Oscar-winning 1964 documentary, World Without Sun. Curious, I opened a new tab in my browser and hopped over to Youtube, to see if I could find a snippet of the documentary. Talk about an interactive reading experience! Heh.

Anyway, some kind soul had uploaded the film in its fascinating entirety online! It’s so cool to see the equipment the divers used back in the 60s, not to mention the novelty of watching a 60s film.


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