An Australian aqualung diver, Walter Reynolds, set a new national record recently, when he reached a depth of 327ft, in Broken Bay, near Sydney.
CU Two men, pan to map they study.
CU Walter Reynolds.
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CU Tag inscribed '300 Go Up'.
CU Reynolds ties air mask to mouth.
MV Reynolds nods 'O.K' in boat.
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MV UNDERWATER..'50' sign on line in water.
SV UNDERWATER..Reynolds going down with weight in hand and three cylinders on back.
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CU Timekeeper in boat nods.
SV Reynolds ascends up to 20ft mark-observer and another swimmer near.
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CV Reynolds hauled aboard.
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CU Reynolds and another diver in boat.
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Background: An Australian aqualung diver, Walter Reynolds, set a new national record recently, when he reached a depth of 327ft, in Broken Bay, near Sydney. Using a new design in aqualung, he soon passed the old figure at 250ft.
For the dive Reynolds used three cylinders of compressed air. In his hands he carried lead weights which were released for his return to the surface. In case the diver ran into trouble two others were posted at 50ft and 150ft to assist him.
On the way up he made several stops to allow the gas taken into the blood at great depths to flow out of the bloodstream. For the last ten feet he was given a mouthpiece connected to a breathing unit on the surface.
After his record dive Reynolds said he had experienced a condition he called "raptures of the deep". This made him feel light headed and lose concentration.