We're getting one step closer to longer, deeper, safer dives as individuals. How long will it be before we see something lighter, thinner and cheaper than this used in everyday diving? 10 Years maybe? or will we still all be on traditional open circuit like we are now? Who knows what tomorrow may bring?
"The only diving suit that lets a human reach 1,000 feet underwater was
put on display at the American Museum of Natural History on Thursday.
Dubbed the "Exosuit," the system lets humans dive to regions where
bioluminescent fish lurk in the darkness, with the goal of studying the
fish and their environments more closely, as well as leveraging their
biology for medical research."
"Not only will the suit allow divers to see and potentially capture fish
more safely, they will also get to image them with cameras in their
natural habitat. The deep ocean is naturally hostile to humans, and
therefore scientists know relatively little about it. Sparks noted that
the suit will also let researchers gather more information about how
creatures at those depths speciate and diversify, a process that's not