I'm Flying, Jack!: The 'Flying Underwater' Wetsuit

February 25, 2013


At first I didn't understand what the big deal with this thing was, because it's just a wetsuit with membranes stretching from the arms and between the legs, but apparently it's supposed to give the wearer a sense of FLYING UNDERWATER. Cool, but do you know where I really want to fly? Into a volcano. I think I'm done with earth. Is this Kool-Aid spiked? I'm drinking it.

Hit the jump for a shot of the designer Guillaume Binard (who looks like a friend of mine except my friend has way bigger ears) modeling the suit and a video of the thing in action.


Thanks to brian and RhymeDirective, who heard Aquaman got arrested over the weekend for getting drunk and touching a porpoise. I 100% believe that.

  • Alex Huai

    looks stylish, just wondering how it feels when swimming in that wetsuit underwater with hands and feet chained together.

  • Well I think we all live once and trying this might just be the way to go..yes can be risky but so can getting out of bed in the morning

  • Looks completely and utterly pointless. A bit of a current and he'd be sucked and pushed in whatever direction it was going. More for show than anything else. Also, makes him look like a manta, ie shark bait.

  • I like how the moron stalls out a couple times because he has no other propulsion other then the weights he's hidden well. And that his way to the surface is an expanding air bag. Wonder how many tards will drown themselves and families will sue him.

  • Michael Guild

    What if the air pouch fails? Trying to swim to the surface without really being able to use your arms would be extremely difficult...I see people dying from this in the near future.

  • Olliesaurus

    Not being funny but the speed that he ascended looked a little to fast for the depth that he was at, unless he exhaled and completely emptied his lungs that could cause some issues.... especially if some ass hat tries to do this without knowing about diving and blowing your lungs out...

  • Bling Nye

    He's not on scuba, he's free diving. A breath you take at the surface and hold to dive is at the same pressure on your way back up, it isn't going to cause over-expansion injury. The risk comes when you take a breath, for example, under two atmospheres of pressure (at depth of 33 ft or 10 m) off a scuba tank and then hold THAT as you ascend. Being under twice the pressure, it will expand as it meets one atmosphere of pressure at the surface. Holding your breath with that would cause injury. Freedivers holding their breath from the surface ascend as fast as they can kick, or like this guy, use a lift bag that was probably filled by one of the camera men that are likely on scuba.

  • Idlethoughts

    Now make one which can go from air to water, or better yet, vice versa.

  • Turbosloth

    So someone had a wing-suit and decided to go swimming with it? At least now when you crash into a bridge you don't splatter on impact.

  • 1. Dude has hobbit feet.
    2. I love flying underwater at > 1 nmph.
    3. What's the point of flying if you can't fly past your ex's house with your new mate and show off?
    4. That's not flying, that's underwater gliding. With style(?)
    5. He looks like he's saying, "I might look like a jackass, but I will take you on. WHAT?"

  • Leo

    That suit can also be used to prevent people from making complete snow angels.

  • JMS

    The sense of flight underwater... also known as 'swimming'.

  • Shegs

    they should have given him a GoPro...

  • Rayn_A

    Just in case you wanted to look even MORE like shark food - Now you can!

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Yeah, because sharks... eat... um, flying squirrels?

  • Idlethoughts

    Seals my dear, seals.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    This suit bears no resemblance to a seal.

  • Idlethoughts

    If a guy lying down on a surfboard does from below, then I'd say this also looks close enough for sharks to make the mistake .

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    You would be wrong. Way wrong.

  • Idlethoughts

    Your saying this from the position of being a shark I presume. Because stuff like this, "http://adventure.howstuffwo..." is pretty straight forward for me.

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