Save SEALAB I -USA's 1st U/W House
CAPT. Bond and several other men from the SEALAB program founded the Institute of Diving and went on to create the Man in the Sea Museum in 1982. The not-for-profit museum is the home of SEALAB I, and the site of its ongoing restoration into a walk-in exhibit of the underwater house that those four brave pioneers of saturation diving called home for 11 days.
For some 30 years SEALAB I has sat with little attention, now on the heels of its 50th anniversary, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of restoring this historical vessel and re-commissioning it in the configuration as it served as America's first underwater house.
Thank you again for your support, allowing 2000+ visitors to share in SEALAB I's storied history as America's first subsea saturation habitat.
Even though the major refurbishment of the habitat itself has been mostly completed, work continues to expand SEALAB I's capability to serve as an educational outreach platform to tell the history of saturation diving, and to inspire that next generation of sea dwellers.
Can't wait for the "re-christening" of the habitat in PC on Nov 11! Info coming soon, I hear! Put it on your calendar and be there, hoo yah :)
Thanks to all who have bellied up to the bar!! You who haven't yet had a chance - mows the time!!
Stand up, donate one month's dive pay!
Let's not let this awesome piece of diving history go to the scrap metal bin. Donate what you can, when you can.
PLEASE HELP SAVE A LARGE PART OF OUR HISTORY !!!