Jennifer Idol, Ocean Artists Society member
Using ocean art to inspire people around the world to a greater awareness of our need to preserve our natural world.
This Mark 12 is complete with it's original dressing.
Andre in a Snead
This shallow water helmet features style three from the Snead Company from New Jersey. At 65 lbs, this helmet is buoyant underwater by 1.5 lbs.
Russian Commando Frogwoman
Polina models the Russian Commando Frogmen suit of the day.
Detail of top of the suit
Russian Military Frogmen are equivalent to American SEALS. This hood features a clasp that opens to allow the diver to lower the hood so that they could aim and fire weapons in combat.
Side view of Russian Military Suit
Strange and foreign looking, this suit is extraordinary to look at.
Morse diving helmet
Marc Cohen regains gravity as he exits the water in his Morse equipment.
For good luck
Marc Cohen rescues rabbits and here sits with one of his own before a dive.
Mark V helmet
My favorite of all the helmets, and first to try, this feels like diving in a people-shaped submersible.
Mark V on the move
Each diver explores the equipment with their comfort level. Diving this equipment is a unique experience.
Snead surface support
Andre Laurendeau oversees his Snead helmet diving procedures.
I tried on the Snead and took it for a spin. They wanted to take my camera from me to make getting out easier, and I said wait. I need to take a photo.
Fred and Polina
Fred Barthes and Polina Reznikov prepare for a dive at Dutch Springs with the Russian military suit.
Russian Military Frogman suit
Polina Reznikov dons this historic suit showing the double hose regulator. This suit cannot be self donned and requires assistance getting in and out.
Russian Military Frogmen
It is no wonder how Russian military divers were dubbed frogment. A look at the early green suits with the round window masks makes this more than evident.
The water is so clear, that it is easy to wander.
Volcanoes National Park
Lava flowing into the sea at Volcanoes National Park was every bit as impressive as I had hoped. I now long to see more lava.
Grand Prismatic Spring
The Grand Prismatic Spring is so grand that you experience it differently from every angle.
Visting the Grand Canyon at sunset on my way out west for some dives on Catalina Island in California.