I live in Canada and I have been diving for 45 years, a long
story. In my home town, Thunder Bay Ontario, there was a
brief period of diving technology madness. A company
Deep Diving Systems
(they lifted the name right out of the US Navy Diving manual)
was formed around 1973 or 74. John Gerard one of the Bio
Marine employees ended up there and they built “Constructor” a
tethered submersible with a lock out capability to 3,000 feet.
When you entered through the lock on the bottom they had three
units overhead. These were all built into the
PP1 system with an Aquadine cam shell hat.
It was the coolest thing I had ever seen; now I would not get
into the water with it. The principal of DDS Fred Bronelle
is still alive and still in Thunder Bay well into his 70's.
He dove a CCR 1000 on the
shipwreck site, (so happy to be on the wreck he spit out the
mouth piece out and kissed the mast, half flooded the unit and
yet made it into a wet bell and survived the dive). I
would like to take this unit back to Thunder Bay and do a half
hour documentary ‘the dives of Fred Bronelle’ and let him poke
at it over dinner on camera. I am a long time believer and
mCCR systems and that is where my rebreathing diving is
going to stay. I do not think this unit ever
saw salt water it is used but looks good I am attaching photo
samples for you to check out.
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