THE ORIGIN OF THINGS

by Luigi Fabbri
Who invented the mask, the regulator, the dry suit? Where did the first underwater magazine come from? And the first diving school? Many answers can be found in the pages of this article, sometimes surprising or in contrast with those believed to be certainties.
April 2017


 

COLLECTIONS & COLLECTORS

by Luigi Fabbri
Some people collect all the beautiful things that belonged to the scuba diver of the past, others dedicate themselves to a few specific equipment. For a collector, however, the greatest pleasure is not only the conquest of a new piece, but the discovery of its origin, often fascinating history.
September 2017


 

DEVELOPMENT OF THE OXYGEN REBREATHER

by Maurizio Baldinucci - July 2019
From the apparatus of Sir Robert Davis to the Aro of the men "Gamma", from the Dräger Tauchretter by Hans Hass to the Cressi "57 B". The compelling story of the oxygen breathing apparatus told through the episodes of war and the sporting adventures that have seen it protagonist.

BREATHING UNDERWATER THROUGH A "BEER CAN"

by Maurizio Baldinucci - February 2019
When the Cousteau-Gagnan regulator started to spread, his success led individual inventors and underwater manufacturers to explore alternative technical solutions. Skills and imagination have bloomed, often giving life to instruments with unusual shapes.

HISTORY OF THE SINGLE HOSE REGULATOR

by Maurizio Baldinucci - April 2019
Who invented the single-hose regulator? Actually it is the result of a long and complex evolution that occurred in the same years in various parts of the world. Maurizio Baldinucci displays with passion the adventurous history of this instrument to which we owe the universal expansion of diving.

CINEMA AND UNDERWATER BREATHING DEVICES

by Maurizio Baldinucci - March 2018
It was 1943 when J. Y. Cousteau shot the documentary "Épave" (Wrecks) in which the prototype of a regulator appeared. Since then divers with their breathing apparatus have been the protagonists of countless films, retraced by the author through documents and images now rare.

The Mistral’s amazing origins

by Maurizio Baldinucci - November 2017
Maurizio Baldinucci makes us discover the origins of the Mistral and its technological development that lasted almost twenty years through a large number of models and unsuspected solutions. A technical-historical reconstruction unequaled for accuracy and iconographic documentation.