Kōrero: Diving and snorkelling

The woollen jersey (3 o 3)

The woollen jersey

In this 1955 photograph Leo Ducker wears an early form of wetsuit called a ‘sealskin’ over a jersey. Before wetsuits were in common use, divers would often wear woollen jerseys over their swimsuits to ward off the cold and prolong the time they could spend underwater. Sometimes the jerseys were worn in conjunction with early wetsuit prototypes.

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New Zealand Underwater, Whangarei Underwater Club Collection

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - The development of diving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8995/the-woollen-jersey (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006