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Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before

Source: Shanghai Daily/ Yang Jian - March 17, 2017 in Adventure

Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before
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Shanghai’s salvage authority is developing saturation diving technology to enable divers to work at a depth of 500 meters — deeper than ever before for Chinese divers.

Saturation diving technology enables human beings to withstand high water pressure to stay underwater for longer and at a deeper sea level.

The technology is crucial in China’s deep-sea exploration, rescue operations and engineering construction at the bottom of the sea, said Jin Feng, the head of the diving division of Shanghai Salvage Company under the Ministry of Transport.

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