Nuytco builds and launches the NewtROV, an all-electric, work class ROV with depth rating of 2km.
Phil Nuytten founds Can-Dive Services Ltd.
Can-Dive is awarded the first Canadian off-shore exploration diving contract from Shell Oil
The first production 1000ft-rated Exosuit is unveiled and delivered to its new owners in Boston, MA.
Nuytco Research designs the ‘Orcasub’, a 2000ft-rated ‘flying’ submersible.
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.
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.
Tests of the Exosuit’s “swimming” function are conducted.
Various sub-systems of the Exosuit are beta-tested.
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.
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.
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.
Nuytco Research completes the first side-by-side ‘Dual DeepWorker’, a 2000ft-rated submersible designed for one pilot and one observer.
Phil Nuytten introduces the concept for an ultra light weight, swimming hard suit called the ‘Exosuit’.
DeepWorkers successfully recover the Space Shuttle booster rockets from the May flight to the U.S. Space Station.
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.
Nuytco Research produces the 2000ft-rated micro-submersible ‘DeepWorker’.
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’.
Hardsuits Inc. is awarded a contract to develop a 2000ft version of the ADS ‘Newtsuit’ for the United States Navy.
The ADS ‘Newtsuit’ is used to document the sunken cargo vessel ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’, recording the first high-definition underwater video.
Phil Nuytten conceives of and patents the ‘Remora’, a submarine rescue system, which is subsequently purchased by both the Australian and United States navies.
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: http://www.barbeefilm.com/showscan%20-%20discovery%20II%20-%2001.htm)
Phil Nuytten founds Hard Suits Inc. to produce one atmosphere armoured suits.
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.
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’.
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: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/covers/gallery#/ngm-1983-jul-714.jpg)
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.
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.
Phil Nuytten writes the protocol for ‘Deep Work 1000’, the first North American 1000-foot saturation dive.
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: http://nsb.com/speakers/view/dr-joe-macinnis)
Phil Nuytten co-founds Oceaneering International Inc., presently the largest publicly traded underwater skills company in the world.
Phil Nuytten is a member of the team that completes the first 600 foot ocean “bounce” dives.