Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Art of Escaping!

I must apologise for the lack of updates to The Art of Diving recently. Hopefully new posts should start to appear regularly again.

Here's a quickie to start with, from the pages of Express Weekly number 76, March 1956. This shows how submariners would escape from a stricken submarine. On the right you can see the SETT (Submarine Escape Training Tower), located in Portsmouth, which had opened in 1954. When I started diving this was a popular novelty dive for recreational divers but sadly I never got a chance to visit (my initial training had been at the nearby Horsea Island dive centre (the Defence Diving School) which is no longer open to the public). Submarine escape training ceased in 2009. This website is still accessible and contains more information.

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