diving technology

My turn in the pilot seat – I slid my legs into the lower section of the Exosuit ADS and found the sweet spot where I could touch the foot pedals (thruster control), yet lift them off the pedals as needed to disengage. Upon relaying an ‘ok’ to topside, the torso of the suit was...

My turn in the pilot seat – I slid my legs into the lower section of the Exosuit ADS and found the sweet spot where I could touch the foot pedals (thruster control), yet lift them off the pedals as needed to disengage. Upon relaying an ‘ok’ to topside, the torso of the suit was...

Perhaps most significant in considering the difference in mechanics with wet diving versus ADS diving is the true dependence on your support team. With surface-air operations, my job by day, while there is a dependence on the support team, the diver does have a considerable degree of autonomous control. In my 18 years of working...

This morning, I woke up and put on 36 waist pants, an XL t-shirt, and size 11 work boots. My colleagues at this week’s training event did much the same, though with varied sizes from 32 to 40 waist pants, medium to extra-extra large sized t-shirts, and size 9 through 15 work boots. The challenge...

This morning, I woke up and put on 36 waist pants, an XL t-shirt, and size 11 work boots. My colleagues at this week’s training event did much the same, though with varied sizes from 32 to 40 waist pants, medium to extra-extra large sized t-shirts, and size 9 through 15 work boots. The challenge...

The convention in ‘day to day’ diving is that it’s wet – the diver is exposed to the watery outside environment, and all of the resulting stressors that this wet environment places on the human body. That stress is cause for the various limitations we divers face with every immersion. The most critical element causing...

Just a few short weeks ago I was among the very fortunate group of exploration professionals to take part in National Geographic’s 2013 Explorers Symposium in Washington DC. The week of intensive networking, pitching ideas, and sharing experiences brought forward a full spectrum of emotion in realizing that after literally more than half of my...