Story: Diving and snorkelling

A home-made wetsuit (2nd of 3)

A home-made wetsuit

In the 1950s, John Calcott (pictured) and his mates from the Waikato Underwater Club made their own wetsuits from Second World War surplus rubber. The style was modelled on an Italian design, but the fit was less elegant.

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New Zealand Underwater, Waikato Underwater Club Collection

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - The development of diving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006