Diving Helmet

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Diving Helmet
  • Diving Helmet item sprite
  • Diving Helmet equipped
  • Diving Helmet equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotHelmet
TooltipGreatly extends underwater breathing
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell2 SC
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
SharkShark.gifShark15% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
2% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)

The Diving Helmet is an armor piece for the helmet slot. It has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/20 (5%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/50 (2%) chance of being dropped by Sharks and Orcas(Old-gen console and 3DS versions). When equipped, it causes the breath meter to deplete much slower and slows the rate at which drowning damage is taken.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Diving GearDiving GearTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • Like all diving equipment, prolongs the underwater breath to (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 2 minutes 20 seconds / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1 minute 33 seconds or, while holding the Breathing Reed, to (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 4 minutes 40 seconds / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 3 minutes 6 seconds. In addition, the rate at which health is lost while drowning is reduced to (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/6 or 1/12 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/4 or 1/8, respectively. While it is possible to equip multiple pieces of diving equipment, doing so does not cause them to stack.
  • Sharks spawned from the Shark Statue may drop the Diving Helmet.


  • The Diving Helmet is the only piece of armor that can be used to craft something other than a piece of armor (as the Empty Buckets need to be filled in order to be used to craft Sinks).


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Increased the drop rate from a 1/50 (2%) chance to a 1/20 (5%) chance.
  • Desktop 1.1.1: Fixed bug where it would not extend underwater breathing.