NUYTTEN, Phil, Ph.D.

Canada (1942- )

Last updated: December 1, 2017 at 1:10 am

Sub-sea engineer; commercial diver; deep-sea explorer; author; carver and native advocate; entrepreneur; designer of the Newtsuit and the Exosuit; publisher of DIVER Magazine, the longest-established scuba magazine in North America; President of Nuytco Research; opened his first dive store in 1958; founded Can-Dive Service in 1966; founder of Oceaneering International in 1969; co-led the first scientific dives at the North Pole; took part in the first saturation dive under polar ice; took part in the first mixed-gas dives under polar ice; given the name Tlaxan (Red Snapper) by the Kwakwaka‘waka tribe.

Diving Almanac Feature Link:

Dr. Phil Nuytten | 10 underwater legends every scuba diver should know!

Honours and Awards:

Order of Canada (Officer, 2016)
Wyland ICON Award (2011)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea, 2010)
ROLEX Award for Enterprise (2008)
NOGI Award (Science, 1997)
Order of British Columbia (1992)
Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (1988)
BTS Diver of the Year (Science)

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Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac & Book of Records. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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