Diving Helmet

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/20/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 3/24/2008 06:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 22
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
Diving Helmet
Contest Directions: Photoshop this diving helmet image (CLICK HERE to download) any way you wish. Examples may include merging this diving helmet with some objects or animals; placing the diving helmet into some environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to kopiluwak and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/20/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 3/24/2008 06:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 22
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
22 pictures
  • Watertight Diving Helmet Carriage

    Watertight Diving Helmet Carriage
  • Boletus Toadstool Helmet

    Boletus Toadstool Helmet
  • Diving Helmet in Space

    Diving Helmet in Space
  • Diving Helmet Submarine Mines

    Diving Helmet Submarine Mines
  • Mr Bean Diving with Sharks

    Mr Bean Diving with Sharks
  • Frogs in a Desert with a Baby in a Diving Helmet

    Frogs in a Desert with a Baby in a Diving Helmet
  • R2D2 Wearing a Diving Helmet

    R2D2 Wearing a Diving Helmet
  • Statue of Liberty in a Diving Helmet

    Statue of Liberty in a Diving Helmet
  • Diving Helmet Teapot

    Diving Helmet Teapot
  • Al Gore Wearing a Diving Helmet

    Al Gore Wearing a Diving Helmet
22 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Diving helmet is an item of diving outfit for scuba diving, which allows swimmers to see under water. The diving mask is designed in such a way that the swimmer can inflate the mask through exhalation through the nose. It is necessary to prevent the "squeeze" of the face, when the pressure of the external environment increases (during descent). The diving mask consists of: * Obturator - a soft body made of rubber or silicone, which ensures the air tightness of the mask; * Body - a rigid ferrule, in which one or several viewing ports can be fitted; * Native viewing ports with glasses or with lenses for vision adjustment; * Fastening belts with clips. The body of the diving mask can be black or transparent. It is necessary to consider that the body from transparent silicone increases the field of vision but can create light spots on the viewing glass. Nowadays diving helmets are often substituted with diving masks, even when it comes to deep diving. Two types of diving masks are available: modern and classical. The advantage of the masks of the classic design is the big oval viewing port, providing large review angles. Lacks are a continuation of the advantages: * Sufficiently large volume of below mask space; * Difficult in pressing the nose with one hand during expansion and have to press the nose with the index fingers of both the hands as the large viewing port and regulator in the mouth obstruct in reaching up to the nose; Full-face diving helmets and masks are also available, which ensure voice communication between the scuba divers. Diving advice for beginners: Jacques Cousteau was the founder of diving as a type of entertainment and sport. We should be obliged to him and his friend Emile Gagnan, a French engineer, for inventing the aqua-lung. The creation of international federations and associations, which now have millions of admirers and fans all over the world, is associated with the appearance of the aqua-lung by Jacques Cousteau. Scuba diving is becoming very popular each year. And it is not a wonder because a person experiences the same feelings in water as in the case of open space. And the magnificence of the fantastic corals of the tropical seas!. Dolphins, trying to play with you and sneaking past you at a speed! How much happiness underwater photography brings to you, which will impress itself on the background of the unforgettable underwater world and you can share these impressions with friends, while listening to enthusiastic exclamations in reply. But diving requires certain knowledge and skills, on the basis of which one has to spend energy and time. Only then will this be a safe and pleasant past time. If training is neglected, then diving turns into a dangerous exercise, undue risk, when life is put at the risk. There are several diving types, two of which can be categorized as recreational or sports and the other two as professional activities. The first two diving types - recreational or sport diving and technical diving, which envisages diving to deeper depths and the use of breathing gases. The second two - commercial (implementation of underwater work: installation and disassembly of equipment, lifting of vessels etc) and military (mining of ships, search and destroying of mines, installation of anti-submarine obstructions etc). They are considered as high technological diving types and are often highly confidential. Training systems: PADI certificate. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) the major international organization, which deals in the training and organization of amateur scuba diving for leisure and pleasure. The certification of PADI is unique for all regions and is accepted by all remaining amateur scuba diving federations and organizations. The PADI system sees that any instructor in any given dive center shall impart one and the same scope of theoretical knowledge, ensure that the trainees are very familiar with the theoretical knowledge and impart one and the same practical skills. This leads to the fact that the divers, having the same level of certification, as a rule, have the same required skills and knowledge and hence are capable of undertaking the most fascinating dives very safely. Apart from the training cost factor, everything is fine with regard to the program and training itself in the PADI system. Abroad, for example in Egypt, training in the PADI system may cost around 700 USD for a week. The selection of a club and trainer: Training and certificates can be obtained in any diving club irrespective of the country. For this, it is necessary to consider the duration of the club's existence; - Its professional status; - Its resource base. Instructors should have a certificate, allowing them to instruct and also an instructor ID card with a current year sticker and the inscription "Teaching Status". At the end of a training session, trainees take the theoretical examination and obtain the international certificate of category 1 of PADI "Open Water Diver", which entitles you to undertake scuba diving in any point of the world. A person with such a certificate is allowed to dive up to 18 meters.