Portable inflatable habitats provide humans an opportunity to make use of unproductive decompression time. Photo by M. Lombardi 2012.
The History of Diving Museum‘s Feature Exhibit “Underwater Habitats: Man to Aquanaut and Beyond!” is on display through June 2018 and celebrates over 50 years of research and exploration using underwater habitats.
This feature exhibit included our Gen 1 Ocean Space Habitat, which was deployed in the Bahamas in 2011 as part of a National Geographic Society funded mesophotic exploration program that allowed divers Lombardi and Godfrey to experiment with techniques for lengthy decompression following scientific work within the mesophotic zone.
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