One Man 1 Atmosphere Submersible, also known as OMAS SPIDER
The Spider 'Atmospheric' Diving Suit was produced in the 1970s for exploration and maintenance work in the North Sea. The Spider had a depth rating of 2000 feet and was used in many deep operations mainly from drilling rigs. It had an eclectically insulated GRP body and a Plexiglas hemispherical dome. The diver could operate articulated arms with powered claws capable of various tasks. Six variable direction motors and thrusters provide propulsion . For static operations there are suction pads for gripping smooth surfaces.
Atmospheric Diving Suits
normally work in pairs for safety reasons to help release the trapped
vehicle should this occur. This also enables round the clock operations.
The Spider was completely
self contained with power packs and oxygen supply on board giving up to 72
hours of emergency life support systems.
showing the divers seat and some of the controls. A view of the divers depth
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