Saturday, May 18, 2024

Nation’s Attic Historic Diving Equipment Auction Announced


The Nation’s Attic has announced its latest online diving equipment auction, which will take place on December 10, 2022.

A host of diving equipment will be featured, including some rare and historic diving helmets. Highlights from the 135 lots available for sale include:

  • The second oldest US Navy helmet dating back from 1916, which is the prototype for the famed US Navy Mark V helmet.
  • A Mark V helmet with a rich history going back to its use on the USS Arizona in 1943.
  • A rare Mark V “Widow Maker” diving helmet

The auction will also feature a wide range of non-US diving helmets, including models from the UK, Russia and Japan as well as other pieces of diving equipment.

In addition, the auction feature some of the personal belonging of one of the first 100 US Navy SEALs, including:

  • A 1964 Rolex Submariner.
  • A 1943 diving helmet

You can find out more about the helmets here, and the auction site here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for