Amelia Earhart being helped out of her deep-sea diving suit after exploring the ocean at Brook Island in Rhode Island in 1929.
Amelia Earhart was a famous pilot, not a deep-sea driver, right? Well, for a brief time, she was both! When the aviatrix visited a resort on Rhode Island’s Brook Island, she had the opportunity to see a submarine that had been designed and built by inventor Simon Lake to assist with search and rescue efforts around the region. Someone in the group suggested that Earhart, well-known for being an adventure seeker, don the brass diving gear and explore the ocean’s floor. On her first attempt to dive, however, Earhart got cold feet when she got just a few feet below the surface. She had better luck the next day, but diving wasn’t her thing. She stated that divers really “must have their nerve”.