National Geographic : 1947 Jan
Herb Davies Hook and Net Bag in Hand, a Sponge Diver Leaps Overboard to Begin HisUnderwater Quest His shoes are soled and tipped with metal, and lead weights are laid across his shoulders to reduce buoyancy. Rubbercuffs bind hiswrists, leaving hands free. Atthe rail amidships stands the guardian of his all-important air line. The ladder will be lowered for him when he returnstothe surface. Sponge festoons dryinthebreeze.