Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

US Divers Com Hat 1 Military Fiberglass Diving Helmet

The auction will start in __ days and __ hours

Start price: $250

Estimated price: $1,000 - $2,500

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This is a very unusual and rarely seen diving helmet made by the commercial diving division of U.S. Divers out of Santa Barbara, California. This model was called the Com Hat 1 and was designed for the US military.


This US Navy did not purchase this model hence the very low number made and surviving today. This example may be one of the nicest still in existence! The yellow painted fiberglass body is in excellent condition with only light surface wear to the yellow surface. The helmet weighs approximately 20 pounds. Please review the detailed photos of this helmet for additional information.


All diving helmets in this auction will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nations Attic. The certificate will have a unique number that will match the number on a tamperproof hologram decal placed inside the helmet. This information will be kept on permanent file at Nations Attic and help ensure the provenance of the helmet and authenticity. The display stand shown in the photos is not included. The option to purchase one after the auction will be provided.


All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL Express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. Payment via bank wire for customers outside the USA is required. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code. International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your countries customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.