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as of 11/17/14

 

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DRYSUITS

Third party dry suits

sold by DESCO

 

DEEPSEA B-2 HELMET

Composite Beat Engel

Demand Helmet

 


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SAFETY

Update 11-22-12 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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cautionary notes

 

DIVING REGULATIONS

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Manuals & service guides

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

 

 


General Diving & Equipment

 Information

 

SURFACE SUPPLIED DIVING

What gear it takes to dive.

 

CONTAMINATED WATER DIVING

 

HELMET CONSTRUCTION

What goes into making

a diving helmet

 

HELMET IDENTIFICATION

Real or Replica?

 

HELMET DETAILS

Features of the various

helmet models

 

US NAVY MARK V

100 ANNIVERSARY

 


 Company

History

 

COMPANY HISTORY

How DESCO started

 

DESCO PEOPLE

Those who built DESCO

 

DESCO PRODUCT HISTORY

General product history. Catalogs, significant orders, etc.

 

OLD EQUIPMENT

Discontinued DESCO Products

 

MIXED GAS & REBREATHERS

DESCO A, B, C Rebreathers Recirculating Helmets 

 

DESCO SPORTING GOODS

SCUBA Lungs, Water Skis, and Miscellaneous Water Sports Products

 


Galleries

 

MEDIA

Magazine or News

articles related to diving.

Links to online diving videos.

 

GALLERY 1

DESCO company photos

and photos from our archives

 

GALLERY 2

Commercial Diving Photos supplied by customers

 

GALLERY 3

Classic equipment &

hobby diving photos

 

GALLERY 4

Photos of helmets from

other manufacturers

 

GALLERY 5

Photos of equipment

 in museums

 

GALLERY 6

Photos from some of

our repair projects

 

GALLERY 7

DESCO Historical Item Collection

 

GALLERY 8

Miscellaneous Photos,

Old diver and/or equipment photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media

On this page we bring you articles sent to us by the authors or editors and are reprinted by permission. We will also provide links to diving related video and print on the web.


Print Media    Video Media


 

Print Media


These articles are offered here with permission of the authors

 

Article written for Military Vehicle Magazine by Vince Scarponi

 

A Commercial Diver's Story: The Career of Pearl Purdy

 

MAKING AN ICON: DESCO’s US Navy MK V, Mod 1, Diving Helmet


 

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Links to other online articles

 

SS Westmoreland Salvage attempt by Jack Browne & Max Nohl in 1936  Michigan Mysteries website

 

Max Nohl diving bell for Silver Springs Milwaukee Journal article January 21, 1940 found on google news

 

Life of Max Nohl Milwaukee Journal article February 6, 1960 found on google news

 

Men of Honor film Wikipedia article

 

The Deep film Wikipedia article

 


Video Media

Videos posted on Youtube.com


 

U.S. Navy Training Videos:

 

Deep Sea Diving: "The Diving Dress" pt1-3 1943 US Navy

Deep Sea Diving: "The Diving Dress" pt2-3 1943 US Navy

Deep Sea Diving: "The Diving Dress" pt3-3 1943 US Navy

 

The Diving Dress - Department of Defense 1944

 

Assembling The Deep Sea Outfit Part 1 - Department of Defense 1963

Assembling The Deep Sea Outfit Part 2 - Department of Defense 1963

 

The World of the Sea Deep Diving - Part 1

The World of the Sea Deep Diving - Part 2

The World of the Sea Deep Diving - Part 3

 

U.S. Army Diving Video:

 

U.S. Army Diving School - The Big Picture by The U.S. Army

U.S. Army Hard Hat Divers Operate on Bottom of Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam - March 17, 1969

 

 

Miscellaneous Diving Videos:

 

Sponge Divers of Tarpon Springs Florida Sponge Diving 1932

The Pearlers -Made by The National Film Board 1949

The Pearl Shellers

 

US Navy MkV Standard Dress Dive Underwater Training Center Burra, South Australia

Divers institute of technology 106-10 Mark V

Deep Sea Diver Descending

Hard Hat Diving Standard diving gear. Yokohama hard hat. Model 1984.

Hard Hat diving in Stromness Harbour, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Hard Hat Diver form Poland

 

North East Divers Equipment Group

2 Mark V Helmet Divers - NEDEG 2011 Labor Day Rally

Mark V Helmet Diver Relaxing Underwater - NEDEG Labor Day Rally 2011

Gary Diving the Mark V Helmet on Firetruck - NEDEG 2011 Labor Day Rally

Peter Hess Dives the Chinese TF 12 Hardhat at the NEDEG 2011 Memorial Day Rally at Dutch Springs

DESCO Beat Helmet - NEDEG 2011 Labor Day Rally

Jack Browne Diving Mask And Suit - NEDEG 2011 Labor Day Rally

Eric Dives the Navy Mark V - 2012 NEDEG Labor Day Rally

 

Historical Diving Society UK

Historical Diving Society Rally  

 

Dutch Working Equipment Group

DWEG meeting 2010 part 1

DWEG meeting 2010 part 2

 

Historical Diving Society Australia - Pacific

NAUI Standard Dress course 2014

 

 

Diving on TV

 

Watch Sea Hunt Episodes on Hulu

MythBusters testing squeeze

Building a Mark V Helmet How Its Made video on vimeo