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Ocean Icon and DIVER Publisher Phil Nuytten Passes

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DIVER Publisher and owner Phil Nuytten.

For some, Phil will be remembered as one of the most important ocean explorers and pioneers in modern history, for others he will be the Publisher of North America’s longest printing dive magazine. 

Truth be told he was a lot more; he was a father, a successful songwriter, an incredible artist, a pillar in the First Nations community, a dear friend to many, and a Canadian icon.

He was an incredibly interesting, intelligent and warm soul – and one of the greatest storytellers you’d ever meet. His exploits were legendary, and his engineering mind was revolutionary.

Phil was very proud of DIVER magazine and took his obligation to its readers very seriously. He was thankful for you all, and always appreciated the chance to talk in person, or read letters. 

More will be published at a later time.

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2 Responses to “Ocean Icon and DIVER Publisher Phil Nuytten Passes”

  1. Brad Watson

    Phil was an industry giant, as well as an amazing person. He was very supportive of me when I went to work as a diver at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Fair winds and following seas. Go with God…

  2. David Middleton

    So very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Knew him when I lived in British Columbia in the early 80’s and the description above of him is true. Condolences to his family and friends.


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