Charles Condert builds the first scuba set

Charles Condert builds the first scuba set

Charles Condert, an American engineer, developed in 1831, the first type of real scuba or Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. The air was pumped into a horseshoe-shaped copper tube wrapped around the body of the diver before entering the water. A manual valve allowed the control of the flow from the air reservoir into the diving dress.