Recently I became the proud owner of a Pirelli Polifemo rebreather. The
unit is a pearl in my collection and came with the traditional Pirelli diving
suit. Presuming all details about this suit could already be found on the
www, I did not find much. So I decided to add an article about this mother
of diving suits.
The Pirelli suit was patented in 1951 but was designed in 1930's. It proved
it's use during WW II and became available for sports divers after the War.
Here you see the Polifemo oxygen rebreather with the remarkable mask and
Here you see the suit complete with O-ring and belt.
The valve allows trapped air to escape. It is mounted on the head (highest
Details of the belt.
Here the belt and O-ring mounted.
This instruction describes how the suit is handled.
Here you see that the belt and O-ring are changed after the patent was
Hope you enjoyed this information!
I would like to thank AndrÚ Schrama and
BO-RAGNAR FRÍLAND for
their fantastic help. Without them this article would not exist!