Heads up: Sicilian divers find mediaeval helmet 

Examining the helmet on the seabed (SopMare)
Examining the helmet on the seabed (SopMare)

What was at first thought to be an isolated rock lying on the seabed off Sicily has turned out to be an ancient battle helmet.

The iron headgear, described as practically intact though covered in concretion, was found at a depth of 5m in the Ionian Sea off the uninhabited islet of Vendicari in the south-east of the Italian island.

It was examined in situ by Submerged Cultural Heritage inspector Matteo Azzaro on a dive with University of Naples professors Enzo Morra and Leopoldo Repola.

Enzo Morra and Leopoldo Repola with the heavily concreted headgear (SopMare)
Enzo Morra and Leopoldo Repola with the heavily concreted headgear (SopMare)

The helmet was then raised and handed over to Superintendent of the Sea (SopMare) Ferdinando Maurici, who runs the government agency responsible for protecting ancient maritime artefacts.

It was identified as an Iberian-style cabasset or capacete helmet dating back to between the late 1400s and 1600s, and widely used by infantrymen and also marines. It consists of a semi-spherical cup with an inclined lip around the lower edge and a ridge or crest on top.

The ancient helmet (SopMare)
The mediaeval helmet (SopMare)

Further dives are now being carried out in the area where the helmet was found to determine whether it was an isolated discovery or forms part of a larger site of mediaeval relics.

Also on Divernet: Divers find bones, boots and weapons, Diver retrieves Crusader sword in Med, Weapons & coins: video expands Rooswijk story, Weapon finds punctuate divers’ SAR training

Shearwater Peregrine TX Dive Computer Unboxing Review #scuba #shearwater

@dekkerlundquist5938
#ASKMARK Hello Mark, while out diving recently I talked to an experienced diver who was diving with twins but did not have any manifold on them, i.e. each cylinder had a first stage with a primary and an SPG. One cylinder had the low pressure inflator for his BC. What are the pros and cons of a manifold setup versus independent twins?

#scuba #scubadiving #scubadiver
LINKS

Become a fan: https://www.scubadivermag.com/join
Gear Purchases: https://www.scubadivermag.com/affiliate/dive-gear 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OUR WEBSITES

Website: https://www.scubadivermag.com ➡️ Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Hints & Advice, Scuba Gear Reviews
Website: https://www.divernet.com ➡️ Scuba News, Underwater Photography, Hints & Advice, Travel Reports
Website: https://www.godivingshow.com ➡️ The Only Dive Show in the United Kingdom
Website: https://www.rorkmedia.com ➡️ For advertising within our brands
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/scubadivermag
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/scubadivermag
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/scubadivermagazine

We partner with https://www.scuba.com and https://www.mikesdivestore.com for all your gear essentials. Consider using the affiliate link above to support the channel.
00:00 Introduction
00:40 What's the point of independent twins?
01:06 Answer

@dekkerlundquist5938
#ASKMARK Hello Mark, while out diving recently I talked to an experienced diver who was diving with twins but did not have any manifold on them, i.e. each cylinder had a first stage with a primary and an SPG. One cylinder had the low pressure inflator for his BC. What are the pros and cons of a manifold setup versus independent twins?

#scuba #scubadiving #scubadiver
LINKS

Become a fan: https://www.scubadivermag.com/join
Gear Purchases: https://www.scubadivermag.com/affiliate/dive-gear
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OUR WEBSITES

Website: https://www.scubadivermag.com ➡️ Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Hints & Advice, Scuba Gear Reviews
Website: https://www.divernet.com ➡️ Scuba News, Underwater Photography, Hints & Advice, Travel Reports
Website: https://www.godivingshow.com ➡️ The Only Dive Show in the United Kingdom
Website: https://www.rorkmedia.com ➡️ For advertising within our brands
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/scubadivermag
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/scubadivermag
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/scubadivermagazine

We partner with https://www.scuba.com and https://www.mikesdivestore.com for all your gear essentials. Consider using the affiliate link above to support the channel.
00:00 Introduction
00:40 What's the point of independent twins?
01:06 Answer

YouTube Video UEw2X2VCMS1KYWdWbXFQSGV1YW84WVRHb2pFNkl3WlRSZS44QjI0MDE3MzFCMUVBQTkx

What's The Point of Independent Twins? #askmark

LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!

Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles Scuba Mask
We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Connect With Us

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x