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Dr. Phil Nuytten, who was a Canadian entrepreneur, inventor, and pioneer in the field of sophisticated diving equipment and underwater vehicles, has died aged 81.
Dr. Nuytten is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern commercial diving industry and a significant force in the creation of new technology. He created equipment and diving techniques for deep-water diving and technical diving for both the commercial, scientific, and military industries.
In 1979 Dr. Nuytten established Nuytco Research Ltd. specializing in the design, engineering, and production of atmospheric diving suits (ADS), including the iconic Newt Suit, which made it possible for divers to operate safely in demanding underwater conditions and extreme depths. He also created the DeepWorker micro-submersibles used by Sylvia Earle during the Sustainable Seas Expeditions begun in the late '90s.
Other inventions include a military submarine rescue system which has become standard in nearly a dozen of the world’s navies. He also spent more than 25 years working with NASA on projects involving space and underwater technology.
In 2008 Dr. Nuytten was awarded the Technical Excellence Award at the Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition (CUCE) and in 2016 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s second-highest civilian honour.