How to Build a Diving Helmet (and Maybe Drown!)

Alex Beyman
Dec 2, 2018 · 9 min read

Diving helmets offer a really cool Jules Verne style diving experience, by contrast with scuba. Your head is dry, you’re breathing naturally rather than through a regulator, peering out through big acrylic windows into the water as you hop along.

That’s right, hop. You’re weighted down when helmet diving and walk around rather than swim, as typically the helmet needs to be kept…