Talk:Bathyscaphe

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Removal of non-generic text[edit]

I removed the text: There is a hazard, which was discovered on an early dive: although the float can hold up well under the pressure of the ocean while underwater, on the surface it can be bent by waves. It is even more fragile after the gasoline is removed. because it refers to the experience of a specifc bathyscaphe and is not generic. The text may have a place in the Trieste article if it was in fact the Trieste's experience. Ex nihil 23:44, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


Unbeatable record?[edit]

"Unbeatable" world record is misleading, because the Challenger Deep is only believed to be the deepest spot in the ocean. Since the majority of the ocean bottom is unmapped, a deeper spot may be found, making the record beatable.

The record is listed as both 10,916m and 10,911m in different places throughout wikipedia. From the article on Trieste: "The onboard systems indicated a depth of 37,800 ft (11,521 m), but this was later revised to 35,813 ft (10,916 m). (However later and more accurate measurements made in 1995 have found the Challenger Deep to be shallower, at 35,798 ft (10,911 m))."

This is from the entry on "Challenger Deep," that it's actually the third deepest point.

   * Witjastief 1 (11.034 m)
   * Triestetief (10.916 m)
   * Challengertief (10.899 m)

76.22.201.109 03:18, 5 August 2007 (UTC)


Use in Fiction[edit]

A Bathyscaphe is used to a huge degree in the 1961 Alistair Maclean novel "Fear is the Key". I feel this should be incorporated into this article (but I don't know how to do it properly!).