Dr, Dituri did not slow down when he retired from the Navy after 28 years of active service. Fuelled by his passion for discovery, adventure, and making the greatest possible positive contribution to the world, he is fighting for change in a big way.
As president of the Undersea Oxygen Clinic, Dr. Dituri has applied his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering to the development of a breakthrough treatment for healing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and the related symptoms of PTSD, depression, and long-term mental and physical impairments.
As a Director of the International Board of Undersea Medicine and in partnership with the Marine Resources Development Foundation Marine Lab, Dr. Dituri is embarking on a 100-day adventure in the Jule's Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL. Called the Neptune 100 Day Undersea Mission, the work Dr. Dituri is undertaking will further medical research, ocean conservation, and technical development.
Included among his many other projects and influential activities are
His research areas of interest include hyperbaric medicine, life support equipment, and high carbon dioxide environments.
Dr. Dituri is the author of numerous diver-training manuals, a co-author of the book “Tao of Survival Underwater”, a contributing author to Hyperbaric Medical Practice (4th edition) and the Navy Diving Manual. He has been published in several journals including those by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Always up for a challenge, Dr. Dituri enjoys writing books, skydiving and pursuing a lifelong goal of being a civilian astronaut.
A Prolific Motivational Speaker, CDR. Joseph Dituri , Ph.D., Commander U.S. Navy (ret), a.k.a. Dr. Deep Sea, delivers powerful and original content which he customizes with specifics from your industry to boost your company's Triple Bottom Line… ( People, Planet and Profit) !
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From hometown New York Boy to military veteran and noted undersea explorer, Dr. Deep Sea’s background gives him the ability to motivate everyone in your company, from CEO to janitor, with a n authentic, powerful, and relevant message.
There is no industry or work experience that is beyond Dr. Deep Sea’s ability to identify with or apply insight to.
You will find Dr. Deep Sea’s presentations thought provoking, filled with funny anecdotes and emotionally charged stories, geared to motivate and entertain. Dr. Deep Sea’s energy, passion, endurance and connection with the audience is beyond impressive. His message is always "relate-able" and his delivery rivets the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. His unique style will provide a refreshing perspective on:
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CDR Joseph Dituri enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1985. He served continuously on active duty upon various ships and shore stations where he was involved in hyperbaric system certification, saturation diving, and ship repair. In 1995, after earning his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina Joseph was commissioned into the Special Operations Officer pipeline. After numerous tours in the Special Operations community, he transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer Diving Community.
He then transferred to the Naval Post Graduate School earning a Master's Degree in Astronautical Engineering. His thesis topic was Orbital Determination with a focus on life support systems.
After completing his master's he was assigned as Officer-in-Charge Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) and Diving Systems Detachment (DSD). Under his command, DSD won the white Deep Submergence award for excellence and certified the 2000 feet of sea water (fsw) Atmospheric Diving System for fleet use.
Upon fielding and initial testing, the team introduced the Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System into Naval service and took it on two international engagements. During this tour he earned the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification of Level III in Program Management. He transferred from DSU after fleeting up to become the Executive Officer and designing the transfer under pressure saturation diving template for Navy Submarine Rescue.
His final position in the US Navy was at Special Operations Command in Special Operations Research Development and Acquisition Center Program Executive Officer - Maritime Systems where he served as the Chief Engineer, Program Manager for Undersea Systems Technical and Certification Program as well as deputy Program Manager for Combat Craft. During this tour he earned the DAWIA certification of Level III in Systems Engineering.
CDR Dituri was also a member of the prestigious Para-commandos SOCOM parachute demonstration team.
CDR Dituri’s personal awards include:
Aboard the USS Kingfish in the Sea of Japan, a secret mission unexpectedly becomes life threatening. After the dyed-in-the-wool Naval Commander, Joe Camissa, begrudgingly accepts a short-fused mission, he finds himself dangling 20 feet above the deck of a North Korean military vessel, while inside a half-ton atmospheric diving suit (ADS).
In Secrets in Depth, Camissa and his crew are left with several unanswered questions. Amidst struggling with a severe brain injury and a disintegrating marriage, a series of strange events unfold as the unwilling hero navigates the slippery slope of espionage and betrayal.
Rich with detailed, accurate technical information, this gripping military “fact-ional” thriller shows the depths of darkness acquired after three decades of service. Commander Camissa, who was once a young, idealistic sailor, must do whatever it takes to seek justice and protect his country.
BOOK Signing: Joe will be signing books for sale at Danny's Palm Bar & Grill 965 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 on June 17th from 7pm - close.
COME HEAR A TALE at this historic U.S. Navy Diver hangout.
Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen: Our team of internationally recognized experts offer oxygen chamber treatments for conditions including smoke inhalation, gangrene, poorly healing wounds, crush injuries, anemia & many other indications.
TBI and CTE Treatment: Currently, there exists no single remedy to cure Traumatic Brain Injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; indeed, the most widely known intervention is simply prevention. Our clinic has developed Think, "Better", a breakthrough treatment for healing the damage caused by TBI and CTE while alleviating the persistence symptoms of PTSD, depression, and related physical and mental impairments. Watch this powerful video to learn more and hear from patients about their remarkable recoveries.
24-Hour On-Call Emergency Hyperbaric Services: Our team is available to ALL Florida Divers 24/7/365! While others are closing chambers to divers, we are opening them! We are a DAN-approved referral center!
Physician Training: Up to 40 AMA Cat 1 CME's and Hyperbaric Medical Training. Internationally acclaimed hyperbaric experts and authors of hyperbaric medicine books and medical journals, offer training to medical professionals.
Community Service and Research: A portion of our facility is dedicated to Diving/Hyperbaric research and we also offer Pro Bono research treatments.
He spearheads clinical and scientific research in Astronautics and Aquatic living as well as advanced human performance and performance monitoring.
Dr. Deep Sea is engage in a wide variety world class cutting edge clinical research including:
Dr. Deep Sea has authored numerous peer reviewed research articles in many professional journals advancing the knowledge of the hyperbaric and hypobaric industry. Let us accelerate your research and help you get to the bottom line faster.
Affiliate Professor, USF :
As an Affiliate Professor, Dr. Deep Sea’s mission is to provide viable information to undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, to produce knowledgeable professionals in Engineering and Hyperbaric medicine. The University of South Florida is a global research university dedicated to student success and Dr. Deep Sea is proud to on board.
Training Director and Chairman of Board of Advisers, IANTD:
The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers is a scuba diving organization concerned with certification and training in recreational diving, technical diving, cave diving, wreck diving, rebreather diving, and diver leadership.
I.B.U.M. exists to train recompression chamber operators, Diving Medical Technicians, Advanced Diving Medical Technicians, Intermediate Clinical Hyperbaric Technicians, Advanced Clinical Hyperbaric Technicians, and Hyperbaric Physicians. Its focus is on education and increasing safety for those who work in the hyperbaric field. I.B.U.M. also certifies facilities to the highest international standard.
The overriding goal of AFME is to foster increased knowledge about the ocean and its inhabitants, enabling better understanding and more effective preservation of a wide range of marine habitats. The organization serves the scientific and diving community as a vehicle to obtain previously inaccessible data that enables new insights and discoveries about the underwater world.
The Explorers Club is an international, multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide.
The Florida Chapter holds lectures and documentary film festivals all over Florida to educate and entice people to explore.
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Watch this short video to learn about a Brain Injury Recovery Program Dr. Dituri and his colleagues have developed specifically for military heroes and professional athletes suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) due to multiple concussions or who are coping with the aftermath of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
PROJECT NEPTUNE 100
As of March 1, 2023, Dr. Dituri has been living underwater for a world record breaking 100 days in part to draw attention to his ongoing life-saving research. Dr. Dituri is living in the Jules’ Undersea Lodge, an underwater habitat submerged in a lagoon in Key Largo, Florida. During the entire stay he will conduct daily experiments in human physiology and demonstrate and use new technology.
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