Posted by: Saul Rosser
The Aquarius Habitat supports Saturation Divers at a depth of 47 Feet Sea Water. The commercial diving industry conducts saturation diving to much greater depths utilizing chambers on board a Dive Support Vessel (SDV) and a Diving Bell for lowering divers to the sea floor. One of the largest and most modern saturation diving systems in operation today is the DSV Skandi Arctic. Aquarius Reef Base’s Operations Director, Saul Rosser, also happens to have been heavily involved in the design of this system which can take divers to 350 Meters Sea Water (1,150 Feet Sea Water).
Discovery Science recently produced an episode of their Mighty Ships series on the Skandi Arctic and it can be viewed at the following link: