Jean-Michel Cousteau becomes one of the first to dive the EXOSUIT

July 16, 2013

July 12,2013 was a monumental day for Jean-Michel Cousteau -
he became one of the first people to dive the EXOSUIT


Developed and built in North Vancouver by Nuytco Research Ltd, this hard metal dive suit allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 1000 feet and yet still have exceptional dexterity and flexibility to perform delicate work.


The amazing technology of the EXOSUIT atmospheric diving system (ADS) maintains a cabin pressure of the surface and still allows the suit to bend due to a unique rotary joint invented by Dr. Phil Nuytten.

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"The EXOSUIT opens the door to another layer of the ocean to explore and 1000s of new species to discover,” says Jean-Michel Cousteau after his dive on Friday in a tank on Vancouver Island. The visibility was less than optimal for an open water dive so a tank was used for Jean-Michel’s first dive. “The most exciting feature of the EXOSUIT is that for the first time we can dive to 1000 feet in 5 short minutes, walk on the ocean floor, swim like a fish, be moved through the water with propellers, stay down for up to 10 hours and be back at the surface in 5 minutes.”

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"Less than 10% of the ocean has been explored. This new technology gives us the access to explore the depths of ocean realm and reinforce the idea that the ocean is our life support system.  The more we understand, the more we'll strive to protect" says Jean-Michel Cousteau.

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The EXOSUIT will be traveling to Boston, MA in the near future where Jean-Michel will attempt an open water dive.

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For more information on the EXOSUIT please visit

Images courtesy of Neil McDaniel and Nuytco.