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Summary: Training film on full-suit diving technique.
Description: (Reel 1) Film stresses that incorrect procedures can be dangerous, even fatal. Knowledge and self-assurance are necessary. Relationship and communications between diver and his tenders, explained. Techniques, reasons, for control of air pressure in the helmet and suit. (Reel 2) Descent technique: factors affecting means of descent - water temperature, visibility current. Need to conserve energy, avoid emotion. (Reel III) Change of centre of buoyancy. Procedure if lifeline becomes fouled - use of a second diver for rescue. Correct ascent techniques. Use of 'cage' to regulate ascent. Navy standard decompression table. Ascent without 'cage'. Use of decompression chamber. Points to note if diver must make more than one dive per day (only allowed in emergencies).
Production Country: United States of America
Production Details: Bureau of Navy Personnel (Production sponsor)
Science Laboratory, Bureau of Aeronautics (photography) (Production company)
Deep Sea Diving School, Washington Navy Yard (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, United States naval - specialist: deep sea diving (object name)
equipment, United States naval - personal: diving suit (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 3
Footage: 2141 ft; Running time: 24 mins
Notes: Remarks: sound training film. Commentary and film illustrate the surprisingly primitive state of much full-suit diving equipment, even in 1943.