Time-Space and A Brief History of Diving Gears

June 15, 2017

 courtesy of GULL Japan

 

Somewhere in a distant past, a bearded ancestor dressed in deer skins was scraping oysters (yum!) off a rock when his rotten knife fell into the sea. The knife whirled to somewhere in the bottom. Only by jumping in the water could he recover it. Was it the only equipment he needs for survival in the water? Was the sea 130 feet deep? Was he actually risking his life for that depth? The question remains but the answer lies somewhere between when the dinosaurs first ruled the world and exactly why they all disappeared. One would never know what actually happened in the past but again why do we need to know that much. Because at the end of the day diving was all about fun isn’t it?

 

Coming a bit closer to reality; one of the main reason for deep-sea diving is fishing for different things such as coral, pearls, or sponged (Yum!). Some people deep-sea dive to repair and examine bridges docks, or parts of ships. Many recover valuables from sunken ships. Before the 1950’s scuba diving was limited to just skilled and very adventurous divers. Then of course we have had all this associations helping 6 million divers to date formulating how to bring out the best of visual experience deep down under.

 

Well, that’s again a flashback from the past. In present day, to remain in trust with the living Einstein’s principles, we just need some sort of evidence of creativity in exploring your chosen balance. That is how well you can communicate and handle situations in the water. Equipment could help you doing that; Proper training with how to use those gear most certainly increase a good chance that you enjoy your dive, safe and sound.

 

 courtesy of GULL Japan

 

Experiences in scuba diving are nowhere near strict parameters of elements of line and shape and on the principles as explained by Einstein’s Time & Space. What they share in common is balance, rhythm and proportion. Having said that, to write in plain English; it’s how well you balance your body whilst maneuvering your diving gear, going through smooth ride during a dive, and of course make a good split between each dives so that you don’t enjoy what’s underneath too much you get sick.

 

Principles are there. We just have to see it from different angles.

 

History of first diving gears could date back to the Greek-Persian war 400 BC where soldiers used a massive bowl covering their heads providing an air source then marching under metres of flooded walls. Then of course we have all this Trimix equipments, comfortable buoyancy control units, fancy masks, or super power fin for free-dive lovers and all that.  Unless space and time travel will be within everyone’s reach real soon (for which I doubt), scuba diving will still be the only way to discover a completely different world.  For a diving trip, since the beginning of the millennium where we have booked a nice hotel, walked the shore or stayed on state-of-the-art live-aboard in Maldives sipping MaiTai before a next dive, I believe good dive should still be prepared from contact with the water and classic appropriate diving gear not always depending on necessity of touristic high-tech stuff.

 

Good diving equipment are ones that are capable of making your time ‘pleasant’ with a space comfort in the water, regardless or why and how you dive.

 

Einstein’s principles remain, but the rest is history

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A non-political traveler, a long-standing certified dive instructor, a pilot-in -training, an underwater photographer and most importantly a man who is still learning with himself on his own pace with growing number of deep sea interests.

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