CALIFORNIA FISHERMEN WEAR DIVING HELMET (Jul, 1933)
CALIFORNIA FISHERMEN WEAR DIVING HELMET
Fishing in a diving suit is the latest sport innovation at Catalina Island, Calif. Equipped with a diving helmet, and weighted down with a lead belt and shoes of the same heavy metal, the submarine fisherman walks out from shore as shown below. His trailing air hose is attached to a compressor on shore, behind him. He carries a long-handled, three-pronged spear with which to kill his catchâ€”if he can. As fish usually are attracted by the escaping air bubbles, the sport is exciting.