Dive The Big Blue a Historical Affair Volume 1 or 2
These enlightening limited edition coffee table books offer an exhaustive depiction of the diving world, coupled with stunning artwork and photography.
Vol 1 Featuring:
1. Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau 2. History of Underwater Imaging by Mathieu Meur 3. Ernest H. Brooks II – Portfolio of a Pioneer (uncropped photos!) 4. The Maturation of Scuba Diving by Lulu M.
Vol 2 Featuring:
1. Ocean Artists 2. Dive Helmets 3. Tek Diving
Please select Volume 1 or 2 or the combo in the options above
The water of our planet has always been my muse. It is the source of everything we hold dear. It connects all the people in all the countries of the world. But it’s no longer enough to protect one body of water without thinking about its neighbour. For example, what happens in China impacts the ability of our waters to sustain life throughout the US and the world – and vice versa. Today, we all must work together to ensure a healthy world. We’ve had all the second chances we’re going to get. The health of the planet is directly tied to what we do, right here, right now.
The HDSUSA prides itself on the accurate investigating and recording of diving history. These high standards have attracted the support of the world’s leading divers, many of whom sit on the HDSUSA Advisory Board. Among these are oceanographer Sylvia Earle; pioneering diver, photographer, filmmaker, scientist and author Hans Hass; the First Lady of the Sea Lotte Hass; ocean explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau; Diving Systems International founder and equipment developer Bev Morgan; Newtsuit inventor Phil Nuytten; Divers Alert Network founder Peter Bennett; astronaut /aquanaut Scott Carpenter; renowned underwater photographer Ernie Brooks II; American diving legend E.R. Cross; French diving pioneer Andre Galerne; Oceaneering founder Lad Handelman; D.U.I. founder Dick Long; Body Glove founders Bob and Bill Meistrell; leading British medical authority Sir John Rawlins; deep-ocean scientist Andreas Rechnitzer; Scubapro founder Dick Bonin; and hyperbaric specialist J. Thomas Millington.
About Society Logo
The HDSUSA logo depicts a helmet manufactured in London around the middle of the 19th century by Augustus Siebe, who is generally considered “the father of deep sea diving.” In much the same way that Cousteau and Gagnan’s Aqualung launched world recreational diving, the designs incorporated in Augustus Siebe’s equipment provided a safe and efficient means for man to work under the sea. It was the Augustus Siebe helmet design and its accompanying apparatus that launched the trade of the diver.
The Augustus Siebe helmet gained a reputation for safety during its use on the wreck of The Royal George in 1840. The combination of features incorporated in its design became the standard for helmet construction throughout most of the world, and certain features were incorporated into the design of modern-day space suits.