Holiday of people of a heroic profession - Day of the diver
If you ask any boy, or even an adult, about who are such people in the spacesuits, then all, as one, not really thinking, they will answer that they are cosmonauts. But in fact such equipment, as a spacesuit, was originally intended for conquerors of sea depths - divers. The word "space suit" in Greek means literally "boat-man."
Why do we remember these people in the spacesuits only when we hear congratulations on the Day of the diver? Why did it happen that the cosmonaut's profession became a dream for many boys and gained wide popularity, and such an equally dangerous and heroic profession as a diver is undeservedly forgotten and little known?
What kind of profession is a diver?
May 5 - Day of the diver. And what do we actually know about this profession? Quite a bit, especially if you live far from the sea or a deep river.
Erudites assertively report that this is a little-needed, especially dangerous and quite rare "harmful" profession, coupled with a risk to life. And they are mistaken: the work of divers is in demand and is used very widely. Such specialists serve underwater structures, offshore oil platforms and hydroelectric power stations, conduct ship repair work, investigate water bodies, and participate in rescue operations. In general, everything is not listed, since the people of this profession are specialists in a wide range and carry out under water what a mechanic and electric welder, researcher and scientist, rescuer and military do on the shore.
So Day of the diver is a day of brave, hardy and brave conquerors of the water element, a day of professionals of a wide profile. It's a shame only that humanity knows very little about the achievements of people in this profession and undeservedly forgotten the names of its best representatives.
Dive into the historical depths
Day of the diver in Russia was officially declared as a holiday in 2002. Date of celebration - May 5, was chosen not by chance. It is timed to the day of the creation of the Kronstadt Diving School, the first institution in the world to teach diving.
It was May 5, 1882 on the initiative of Russian naval commanders K.P. Pilkina and V.P. Verkhovsky, the Emperor of Russia Alexander III signed a decree, which stipulated the main task of the school - the training of lower ranks and officers experienced in diving, for ship repair and underwater mining. Captain I rank Vladimir Pavlovich Verkhovsky was able to realize the dream of his life - he was appointed the first head of an educational institution that has no analogues throughout the world.
In honor of the recognition of the merits of Russian divers from this date began to count and the current representatives of the profession.
Currently in Kronstadt on the site of the former home of one of the founders of the diving school shipowner and shipbuilder M.O. The Maritime Museum was opened in Brittenva. I would very much like that grateful descendants visited its walls not only on the Day of the diver, but were interested in the history of the heroic sailors-submariners constantly.
It would seem, Day of the diver is a holiday of men. However, "there are women in Russian villages ...", which are not inferior to men in courage. They have devoted themselves to work in the sea depths.
One of them, she is the only female diver in the former USSR, is Galina Aleksandrovna Shurepova. On her account, 3000 hours spent at depth. Day 5 of May for Shurepova is a double holiday - every close person sends her congratulations on the Day of the diver and on his birthday.
By the way, Shurepova dubbed Gutierre in the performance of Anastasia Vertinskaya in the film "Amphibian Man" - the first Soviet sci-fi film to be shot under the water.
Shurepova's record of staying under water not so long ago was beaten by Kharkovite Svetlana Matveychuk. This "little mermaid" managed to earn 4,500 underwater hours.
Join the ranks of divers!
On the Day of the Diver, May 5, many people have a unique opportunity to get to know the representatives of the profession not only on land, but also to plunge with the perpetrators of the triumph into the sea depths. First of all, of course, divers will not fail to take advantage of this, for who, if not they, can understand why the sea attracts to it and how beautiful the world of its inhabitants!
Let this day there is a convergence of diving and professional divers into a common and friendly family, and the date of May 5 will be not only the opening of the season, but also an occasion to meet again all those who are in love with the sea!
The day of the diver can not do without solemn meetings, where veterans and professional deep-water workers are honored and rewarded. Many warm words and kind wishes sound in their honor.
We sincerely admire our heroes and join in congratulating them:
Being a diver is not only honorable -
This is the profession of brave men.
With a risk to life in any weather
You are immersed in the depths of the abysses.
Let you luck accompanies everywhere -
The one who communicated with Neptune to "you"
He does not expect a miracle from nature, he is deed
Everyone has proved who is the master of the water!