The ‘Orcasub’

Nuytco Research designs the ‘Orcasub’, a 2000ft-rated ‘flying’ submersible.

The ‘Curasub’

Nuytco Research designs and builds the ‘Curasub’, a one-atmosphere, four-passenger tourist submersible for operation off of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Based out of ‘Substation Curaçao’, ‘Curasub’ dives daily at depths up to 1000ft.

Astronaut training

Nuytco Research trains astronauts from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency to pilot the DeepWorker Submersibles for the NASA Pavilion Lake Research Project on Pavilion Lake and Kelly Lake, BC, and for the NASA Extreme Environment Operations (NEEMO) missions.

Pressurized Rescue Module System test

Successful test by the US Navy of the ‘Pressurized Rescue Module System’ (PRMS), the latest generation of the ‘Remora’ rescue system, based on Phil Nuytten’s 1997 patent.

Hard suit depth record

The US Navy set a world’s record by descending to a depth of 2000 feet in a one-atmosphere ‘Hardsuit’ based on Phil Nuytten’s original ‘Newtsuit’ patent.

The ‘Prehensor’

Phil Nuytten and his team finalize development on the ‘Prehensor’ – an articulated “hand” for use on one atmosphere diving suits and space-related pressure suits.

The ‘Dual DeepWorker’

Nuytco Research completes the first side-by-side ‘Dual DeepWorker’, a 2000ft-rated submersible designed for one pilot and one observer.

The ‘Exosuit’ concept

Phil Nuytten introduces the concept for an ultra light weight, swimming hard suit called the ‘Exosuit’.

Sustainable Seas Expeditions

Nuytco Research is awarded a five-year contract from the National Geographic Society to provide DeepWorkers and crews on the ‘Sustainable Seas Expeditions’, an initiative to study deep ocean environmental impact.

The ‘DeepWorker’

Nuytco Research produces the 2000ft-rated micro-submersible ‘DeepWorker’.

Filming inside the Titanic

Can-Dive designs and produces the underwater camera propulsion system for filming inside the Titanic wreck as part of James Cameron’s Academy Award™-winning film ‘Titanic’.

2000ft-rated Newtsuit

Hardsuits Inc. is awarded a contract to develop a 2000ft version of the ADS ‘Newtsuit’ for the United States Navy.

First high-def underwater video

The ADS ‘Newtsuit’ is used to document the sunken cargo vessel ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’, recording the first high-definition underwater video.

The ‘Remora’

Phil Nuytten conceives of and patents the ‘Remora’, a submarine rescue system, which is subsequently purchased by both the Australian and United States navies.

The ‘Deep Rover’

Can-Dive and Deep Ocean Engineering build and launch the 3000ft-rated ‘Deep Rover’, the first acrylic-hulled submersible classed to this depth. (Photo credit:

Hard Suits Inc.

Phil Nuytten founds Hard Suits Inc. to produce one atmosphere armoured suits.

The ‘Newtsuit’

Phil Nuytten patents the ‘Newtsuit’, a 1000ft-rated hard suit that completely protects the wearer from outside pressure and eliminates the need for decompression while still maintaining mobility and dexterity. It is now standard equipment in many of the world’s navies.

Breakthrough rotary joint design

Phil Nuytten begins work on a revolutionary new one-atmosphere diving suit that results in a patented breakthrough in rotary joint design. This work forms the basis for the world-famous ‘Newtsuit’.

National Geographic magazine cover

Phil Nuytten appears on the cover of National Geographic Magazine for his record dives through ice-covered arctic waters onto the ‘Breadalbane’, the northern-most known shipwreck. (Photo credit:

Canadian depth / duration record

Can-Dive and Phil Nuytten’s crew set a Canadian saturation diving depth/duration record of 950 feet and 31 days off oil rig Sedco 706.

First ‘iceberg tow’

Can-Dive performs the first ‘iceberg tow’ using a work-class ROV to drill into an iceberg below centre line and freezing in a tow cable to allow the iceberg to be towed away from mobile exploration rig.

‘Deep Work 1000’

Phil Nuytten writes the protocol for ‘Deep Work 1000’, the first North American 1000-foot saturation dive.

High-Arctic expeditions

Phil Nuytten conducts a series of five high-arctic expeditions working with long-time colleague Dr. Joe MacInnis. They test Nuytten’s designs of life-support gear for use in polar and sub-polar conditions, including the first under-ice saturation habitat dives, the first arctic oxy-helium dives, and the first ‘oil under ice’ studies. (Photo credit:

Oceaneering International

Phil Nuytten co-founds Oceaneering International Inc., presently the largest publicly traded underwater skills company in the world.

Project “NESCO”

Phil Nuytten is a member of the team that completes the first 600 foot ocean “bounce” dives.