Atmospheric Diving System 2000

Note: This is an initial 3D model that has not undergone post-processing work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the model contains small inaccuracies: some geometry/components are distorted, blurred, or incomplete, and the acrylic vision dome appears matte though it is transparent.

Atmospheric Diving System ADS; 2000 in the collection of the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum. Initially pioneered for commercial use in the oil industry, atmospheric diving suits (ADS) were subsequently adopted by the U.S. Navy to support deep-ocean work. Because the pressure inside an ADS is the same as surface pressure, a diver inside can work at extreme depths without needing to decompress afterwards. From 2008 to 2017, the ADS 2000 served as the first step in the U.S. Navy’s submarine rescue system. A diver inside an ADS 2000 could descend up to 2,000 feet to inspect the conditions of a downed submarine and clear access to the submarine’s escape hatches in preparation for the rescue operation. This ADS 2000 suit was transferred to the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum after the Navy replaced the ADS 2000 with a remotely operated vehicle in 2017.

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United States Naval Undersea Museum
1 Garnett Way
United States