What a 'pretty' diver !
Pictures of girls in heady
diving equipment is vary rare, but I had managed to get
this 2 pictures, which I think are very nice. The picture
on the left showing a girl in a diving helmet, the helmet
is a Kirby-Morgan
SuperLite 17A/B, used by many
commercial divers. The helmet is attach to a yoke
sealing, which seals to the divers neck. The suit she use
is a hot water suit, which means that hot water is pumped
from the surface to the diver and then circulated through
the divers suit. This type of suits is very used by
divers, who dives in great deeps for a long time.
The picture on the right,
is also showing a girl, which is donning a Kirby-Morgan SuperLite Diving
Helmet. She uses a neoprene neck dam, to which the
helmet is secured with the big 'clips'.
use a full face mask ?
The full face mask is
about to become more and more popular, not only for the
professional diver, also the recreational diver use these
masks more and more. The price has gone down over the
last couple of year, and the full face mask has several
good tings to offer:
trough the nose.
comfort when diving in cold water
installation of communications equipment
against contaminated water, special if used with a
primarily used by professional divers, which have to stay
for a very long time in cold of contaminated water, and a
helmet is the ONLY way to protect the diver 100% from
Below, some of the full
face mask and helmets on the market today, is shown:
Face Mask is very popular, not only by
professional divers, but also by recreational
divers, who often dive in cold water.
is available with 2 types of regulator, an
ordinary demand regulator, or a 'positive
pressure' regulator, which keep a positive
pressure inside the mask, this add an extra
safety feature while diving in contaminated or
The mask is also available with communications
equipment which is required in may countries
today, to be used by professional divers. The
microphone is place just over the regulator in
the front of the mask. The speaker in the harness
just next to the divers ear.
|The DSI EXO full
face mask, is much like the AGA/INTERSPIRO mask,
but this mask is primarily used by professional
divers. The front frame is available in different
colors (yellow, red, black, a.o.). The mask can,
as all full face masks, be fitted with
|This full face mask, special made
for the sports-diver is in an all new design, big
front-window, and can be used by a great number
of different regulators, which can be fitted to the mask in
three different ways. The mask also got the
possibility for adding communications equipment.
full face mask is a little different from the
other mask on this page, the front visor is
separate in two and the diver can grab her/his
nose for ear clearing, no special
places to press the mask body for doing this.
The mask frame is made of light weight silicone
rubber and got a double reflex sealing for
enhanced security when diving in dirty water.
|This light-weight free flow helmet is
very used by commercial divers who dives in contaminated water, this helmet uses either it's own neck
seal or direct on a drysuit.
|This 'old style
helmet' is still used by commercial divers, who
works on the bottom. The helmet can only fit
|This Helmet which can be used by
any suit, both wet- or drysuits. The sealing can
either be to a yoke attach to the drysuit, or a
loose one sealing around the divers neck.
Technical the helmet is very much the same as the
'Strap-on-mask' - Kirby Morgan 18A/B, but this
one gives the diver a better protection by diving
in contaminated water is used with an drysuit.
|This helmet is maybe more a mask
than a helmet, but I have decided to show it
under helmets. This mask is a 'Strap-On-Mask',
which will say that the mask is held in place by
a harness like the AGA mask. The mask was
developed in the 1960's and is not changed much
since. The mask is very much used by professional
divers and can be used to dive into great depth
by feeding the mask with mixed gasses.