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spherical deep diving apparatus (lowered by a cable) for underwater exploration

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We suspect that William Beebe (1934), of bathysphere fame, borrowed the idea for his plate 9 and its caption ("A deep-sea tragedy drama--in three acts
Entering the building, the doors close behind you and the only thing to do is enter a waiting bathysphere.
The record for deep sea diving, however, is still held by a bathysphere that descended to the bottom of the Marianas Trench in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,916 metres.
Famous for his 1934 bathysphere ocean descent, Beebe helped found the field of tropical ecology, shaped the Bronx Zoo, and hosted celebrities.
Hampered by the forced intimacy, they watched through a tiny porthole as the Bathysphere lurched downward and the multicolored world darkened to a purplish blue.
Although I was living in New York City by this time and married, and therefore swinging as if in a bathysphere into some of these roadless valleys in the far Northwest with my pack and sleeping bag, I felt at home on a moose path too.
The bathysphere could not maneuver and there was always the risk that the cable might break.
It's tragic really: families only becoming one when they imagine themselves a quarter of a mile beneath the sea in a bathysphere.
Which drops Davis by bathysphere into the communal fantasies in the pulp sediment of the mass mind.
After a bathysphere descent to the seabed, you find yourself surrounded by opulent decor and such weird items as a grand piano whose lid rises from time to time to emit bubbles of trapped air.
In 1934 Beebe used this bathysphere (Greek for "sphere of the deep") to descend to a record depth of 3,028 feet, nearly three-fifths of a mile.
After your plane crashes into icy, uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea.
A half mile down: strange creatures, beautiful and grotesque as figments of fancy, reveal themselves at windows of the bathysphere.
Your plane crashes into the ocean and, after finding a bathysphere, you descend into Rapture, a city beneath the sea.
After a bathysphere ride you arrive in Rapture, a utopian underwater city where the world's greatest minds have fled.