About Dr. Deep Sea

Exploring for Life

“Exploration is the single most essential human activity.”

Dr. Dituri did not slow down when he retired from the Navy after 28 years of active service. Fuelled by his passion for exploration, discovery, adventure, and making the greatest possible positive contribution to the world, he is fighting for change in a big way. 

Inspiring Kids

As Dr. Deep Sea, Dr. Dituri dedicates much of his time to inspiring and empowering kids. He says, “They are the next, next generation. They are the ones that are going to carry the torch. These kids are going to save the planet. And it’s my job to help them start taking care of the planet.”

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. 

Healing Veterans

A Brain Injury Recovery Program

Off Planet

Dr. Dituri is exploring for answers to the question, “How well humans survive in an isolated confined environment?”

In addition to Project Neptune 100, Dr. Dituri is planning to “enjoy” a flight on a modified airliner to experience zero gravity multiple times. 

It’s all part of his dream to become a civilian astronaut and travel into space by 2026.

Healthier Oceans

As a Director of the International Board of Undersea Medicine and in partnership with the Marine Resources Development Foundation Marine Lab, Dr. Dituri’s 100-day adventure in the Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL, significantly furthered medical research, ocean conservation, and technical development. Results of his research will be presented at the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Scotland, November 2023.

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Dr. Deep Sea and the Hippocampus

The ancients believed they were the adult-form of the small fish we call the “sea-horse”. Hippokampoi were the mounts of Nereid nymphs and sea-gods, and Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by the creatures.

They are known as the workhorses of the ocean. Dr. Deep Sea says, “I am like that; I am a workhorse underwater and on land when it comes to exploring and succeeding at all of my missions.”

Medically speaking, the hippocampus is a complex brain structure embedded deep into temporal lobe. It has a major role in learning and memory and is vulnerable to a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

It is also somewhat shaped like a sea horse!

There's Even More Than Meets the Eye

Some of Dr. Dituri’s many other projects and influential activities include:

  • CEO of the Association for Marine Exploration 
  • Affiliate Professor University of South Florida
  • Chairman Florida Explorers Club
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And he’s always up for a challenge! Dr. Dituri enjoys skydiving, skiing, and practically anything that challenges him to go out of his comfort zone and beyond.