A DIY Scuba Diving Helmet? [Video]
It seems like making your own scuba equipment is a challenge that more people are taking.
This individual challenged himself to make a scuba diving helmet. He has plans for over a year to do it and he finally got around to completing it.
He basically uses a plastic water bottle connected to a garden hose air supply. The theory is that when the air supply is pumped into the bottle it displaced the heavier c02 allowing him to breath the freshly pumped air. By the way, a bicycle pump is used by an associate to pump the air.
Although, his invention and idea is rather crude…I give him a lot of credit for having what looks like a well prepared team including at least 1 scuba diver for backup support.
Watch him put this contraption of a scuba diver helmet to the test in the video on the next page below.
Watch this contraption of a scuba diving helmet put to the test in the video clip below.
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This is not a SCUBA diving device. S-C-U-B-A stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing. This is clearly getting the air supply thru the hose going to the surface. If he could just see better thru the plastic, it might be worth the trouble.
yep as the above comment states “self contained underwater breathing apparatus” This has so many things wrong with it. The pipe that feeds him air must be able to NOT collapse at the depths of pressure, same for the helmet. At 10 metres for example, that will be 1 bar surface pressure plus the 10 metres water pressure, so 2 times the pressure on the surface. God forbid if he went to 50 metres (6bar). At six times the pressure of the surface, a sealed container will implode on itself. Why do you think standard dress helmets were made of brass. I think SCUBA will be the wrong abbreviation. He should use BUPA.
this was done about a decade or so on a tlc show called junkyard wars