Sport: Skin Diver

Some 100 meters off the Isle of Capri one day last week, a stocky (5 ft. 6 in., 150 Ibs.) Italian Air Force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher donned a man-from-Mars outfit: rubber frog feet, web-fingered gloves, heavy goggles, and a partial face mask with rubber-padded steel clips to block his nostrils. In his hands he carried a 44-lb. spear gun, weighted with an extra 4.4 Ibs. of lead. Bucher. poised on the rail of the small ship bobbing in the rough water, was aiming to become the first man ever to "skin-dive" (i.e., without the aid of artificial breathing apparatus) deeper...

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