Starting on March 1, 2023, an ocean explorer / clinical researcher (Dr. Joseph Dituri) will live in the Jules Undersea Lodge Habitat, never ascending to the surface for a period of 100 days. (The current world record is 73 days.)
During the entire stay he will conduct daily experiments in human physiology, demonstrate and use new technology, and further underwater research, exploration, and preservation.
The expedition is taking place to educate and discuss ways to improve our understanding and preservation of the marine environment with the many scientific and exploration experts who will be visiting the habitat.
Additional outcomes include a deeper understanding on how living under pressure impacts the human body and the bearing these insights have on Dr. Dituri's clinical work treating victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and the resulting PTSD, depression, and long-term physical and mental health issues. (Visit Dr. Dituri's Undersea Oxygen Clinic for more information.)
This project will serve as a conduit for global participation in human undersea research, exploration, and preservation. We will inspire a new generation of undersea dwellers to conduct world-class research, technology development, and serve as environmental stewards to explore, protect, and heal the world's oceans.
EVERYTHING WE NEED TO SURVIVE IS ON THIS PLANET... we just need to find it!
Visit the Key Largo Undersea Park website to watch a video with
Mission Director Thane Milhoan