Newtsuit Atmospheric Diving Suit Replica, 1986
Artifact no. 1986.0907
Canada Science and Technology Museum
DescriptionThe Newtsuit is a full-body exoskeleton designed for undersea work. Recognized as the world’s first rigid-body diving suit, its articulated arm and leg joints, on-board oxygen supply, and optional thrust pack provided divers with manual flexibility and increased freedom of movement at depths conventional soft-body scuba gear couldn’t reach. This replica was built by the Newtsuit’s developer, Can-Dive Services Ltd., for a design showcase at Expo ’86 in Vancouver.
Made in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Date archivedJanuary 30 2018
Last editedFebruary 12 2020