Thursday, August 23, 2012

Atlantean Diving Suit

Glenn DeCesare brings us this incredible Atlantean diving suit. Despite the insane level of detail it's just a theming prop at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.


Markus said...

It looks a lot like Deathdealer!

Interestingly there are a lot of really depictions of diving suits, some even from medieval times, and it´s quite probably that at least some of them were really functional.

CoastConFan said...

That’s a very impressive prop diving suit. The Disney movie 20000 Leagues Under the Sea made useable props for diving. There is a great ling here with behind-the-scenes photos and a photo of a scale model Nautilus This site shows the difficulty and danger of making an underwater film in mid 1950s.

BTW there was a 1916 20000 Leagues movie made which also featured underwater shots and some of the first underwater film photography as well. Wikipedia article,000_Leagues_Under_the_Sea_%281916_film%29 They borrowed a real submarine to simulate the Nautilus. The complete 1 hour 38 minute film can be viewed on YouTube

DrPnakotic said...

Jules Verne was not very good at mathematics. Instead of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, he could have titled it "17,000 Leagues Above the Earth's Surface."

CoastConFan said...

The title is misleading, especially in English. Perhaps it should have been a bit more Victorian: “20,00 Leagues Under the Surface of the Seas, With Many Diversions, Including A Trip to Antartica, and a Final Destination In The Norwegian Whirlpool.” Now that’s a proper Victorian title. Besides, 20k leagues is six times around the equator; that’s a lot of wandering.

Raven said...

The Atlantis Resort has lots of beautiful decorations in keeping with its presumptive origin. My wife and I went there some years back, on a form of pilgrimage; she's a fan of glassblower-artist Dale Chihuly, whose many works displayed at Atlantis resemble anemones and other sea-creatures.

"The Sun" (or Yog-Sothoth)

Tentacloid floating over Venice