British Invented the Diving Suit

Englishman, John Lethbridge invented the first diving suit in 1715. Made of leather covering the entire body containing sufficient air allowing divers 30 minutes of breathing time underwater up to 30 foot depths.

Date:
      1715
Name(s):
      John Lethbridge
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      England

Additional Information:

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