Individual Diver Equipment
Individual divers will employ twin 95 cubic foot tanks connected by a dual outlet isolation manifold. Divers will have two primary first stage regulators with at least one second stage regulator connected to each. AGA MKII Divator full face masks will be used to facilitate underwater communications. The masks will be equipped with a Sartek gas swithching block allowing change to decompression gas without removal of the full face mask. Each diver will carry a stage bottle of not less than 45 cubic feet filled with either oxygen or nitrox. Scubapro S-Tek Bouyancy compensators with back flotation and 65 pounds of lift will be used to harness the double tanks and stage bottles. Diver will wear either neoprene wetsuits or drysuits according to individual preferences. Dual beam high intensity Nite Rider lights will be mounted atop the AGA masks.
Photographic and Video Equipment
Site videography and photo-mosaic production will be produced using a Sony PC-100 digital camcorder with a Light and Motion PC-100 Mako Pro Video Housing. This housing system includes two high intensity rechargeable lights. Additional photography on site will be conducted with a housed 35mm camera.
Diver Propulsion Vehicles
Lift Bags and Harnesses
Emergency Management Equipment Description
Recovery and Lifting Equipment
Click on the titles below for further reading on the C.S.S. Alabama artifact recovery efforts.
Artifact Recovery Main Page
Synopsis of Previous Research
Wreck Site Environment
Description of the Vessel Remains
Approved Scope of On-site Investigation 2000
Specific Research Methodology
Surface Support Vessels
Proposed Project Schedule