ORB Scuba Diving Helmet – Is This The Future Of Diving?

ORB (oxygen rebreather) Scuba Diving Helmet Concept

A conceptual design for a helmet based Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) has surfaced online called the ORB (Oxygen Rebreather) Scuba Diving Helmet.

The concept has been created by Thomas Winship, a 3rd Year student at Staffordshire University in the UK.  The idea behind the helmet is to try and reduce the amount of heavy and bulky equipment used by a Scuba Diver to increase the overall experience.

ORB (oxygen rebreather) Scuba Diving Helmet Concept

Whilst only conceptual drawings right now, Winship has created a full scale model to demonstrate the helmet and show of how branding might work.

Winship describes the design to design website Tuvie:

“ORB Scuba Diving Helmet is made up of several layers of pressure resting materials to stop ears becoming pressurized. The outer shell and most of the extremities are made of abs plastic with a matt finish. Equipped with Bluetooth technology, this product is designed to allow others to communicate and socialize while underwater, sharing information about their environment”

You can see more at Winship’s Concept Gallery on Behance.

Is this the future of diving equipment?  Let us know in the comments below.

ORB (oxygen rebreather) Scuba Diving Helmet Concept

View Comments (19)

  • someone has been watching a little 2 much james bond..... Any real diver know this is BS and bluetooth doesnt work underwater past about 2 feet. The navy still has to surface subs or pop a boui to talk


  • How much would this diving helmet estimate in cost in U.S. Dollars once perfected?

  • It's a beuatifull fantasy. Thomas, You're a tender dreamer. You should study about the reality of diving, physical and physiognomy before to try to make an impossible theory.

  • I'm finding the feedback interesting. I am sure when the first BCD's came out, the response was "yeah but what about this and that". The product obviously has a ways to go before really becoming practical...but I do subscribe to the "Hey what if" approach or "Why do I need this" theory