1966, Czech ‘shallow water’ diving helmets

With special thanks to diving equipment designer and diving historian Peter Katz.

In 1966 Peter Katz and Joseph Mensdorf saw an illustration of an American shallow water helmet in ‘Skin Diver’ magazine. They got enthusiastic enough about it and decided to build such helmets themselves. Two helmets were built, and because they had no official company badges they used some which they took from ‘AGA’ compressors.


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