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Scientist is attempting to live underwater for 100 days

By T.K. Randall
April 6, 2023 · Comment icon 8 comments

Dituri filmed himself inside the undersea habitat. Image Credit: YouTube / University of South Florida
Former US Navy diver Joe Dituri is attempting to live in an underwater habitat for a period of over 3 months.
If the idea of spending more than a few minutes underwater is unappealing, imagine what it would be like to spend 100 entire days cooped up in a tiny underwater habitat all on your own.

This is now the day-to-day reality of University of South Florida associate professor and former Navy diver Joe Dituri who is already one month into his record-breaking underwater stint.

His home for the duration of the experiment is a 55-square-meter subsurface habitat which, despite its small size, features all the amenities a person needs to survive.
Unlike a submarine, however, the habitat is not pressurized, meaning that Dituri will need to endure significantly more pressure than would typically be experienced by a person on the surface.

The aim of the experiment is to learn about the effects of long-term exposure to hyperbaric pressure on the body - something about which scientists know relatively little about.

If he succeeds, he will also earn himself a place in the record books.

Source: Science Alert | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
Hope he has enough supplies. I mean how is going to eat or use the restroom?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 year ago
But where is the hard evidence? All I am seeing is grainy footage of a guy who could, literally, be anywhere.
Comment icon #3 Posted by superman73 1 year ago
Cho Jinn..It's real I'm from Florida and he's constantly provides updates
Comment icon #4 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
Is there a place we can follow the updates?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters 1 year ago
US professor breaks record for longest time living underwater A university professor broke a record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization this weekend at a Florida Keys lodge for scuba divers. Joseph Dituri’s 74th day residing in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, situated at the bottom of a 30ft-deep lagoon in Key Largo, wasn’t much different than his previous days there since he submerged on 1 March. Dituri – who also goes by the moniker “Dr Deep Sea” – ate a protein-heavy meal of eggs and salmon prepared using a microwave, exercised with resistance bands, did... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
He is at the half-way point wow. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Still Waters 1 year ago
Meet 'Dr. Deep Sea,' the scientist who broke the record for the longest time living underwater A scientist who spent a record-breaking 100 consecutive days living in a seafloor habitat has just resurfaced. Last month, while he was still underwater, Live Science got the chance to chat with him about this unique experience and the initial scientific findings of his mission. Joseph Dituri, a 55-year-old biomedical engineer with the International Board of Undersea Medicine and a former U.S. Navy saturation diver, lived inside the Jules' Undersea Lodge off the coast of Florida for 100 days betwee... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
Glad to see he had no ill effects from the experiment and it actually helped him. 

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