Morgana Matus

Ocean Wings: Aqua Lung Wetsuit Lets You Fly Underwater

by , 03/05/13

aqua lung oceanwings, wetsuit, guillaume binard, neoprene, flight, underwater

Compared to the creatures of the sea, the human body is somewhat inefficient underwater. With our gangly limbs and lack of fins or tails, it takes us a bit more effort to glide through the ocean. Designer Guillaume Binard has partnered with Aqua Lung to created Oceanwings, a wetsuit with neoprene membranes stretching from the arms to legs that give the wearer a sense of flying through the briny deep. Similar to the skydiving wingsuits, the smooth and slow flight experience is meant to morph our bipedal figures to be able to explore realms that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to experience.



Gliding through the water like a manta ray, the Binard unveiled his prototype and video demonstration with wearer Pierre Frolla for the Aqua Lung Ocean Wings at the Paris Dive Show in January.

“This project shows the similarities between the air & water environments finding their main difference with density. Then a smooth and slow flight express how powerful are the emotions & feelings that the underwater world generates on human being,” says Binard of his suit.

Allowing free divers to soar through the water, albeit at a much slower pace than their aerial counterparts, Binard hopes to find a novel way to experience the wonders of the ocean. There is still no word as whether he plans on developing the suit for production.

+ Guillaume Binard

Via Geekologie

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


6 Comments

  1. Farid Laid December 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    even holding longer than 2:20 i would never give it a try.. if the balloon fails you\\\’re fucked… i mean really fucked…..
    i mean did you ever see a bat flying under water? imagine…looks funny until he got his first black out… then the game is over…

  2. Aristotle Lee Chia August 29, 2014 at 11:57 am

    how long can a normal human hold his breath under water? 2 minute?

  3. Anika Jansz March 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

    wow that is the stupidest thing i\\\’ve seen all day.

  4. phase March 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hmm? I thought this was supposed to work as a propulsion tech, enabling one to swim in a new way using less energy using a different technique, and was curious to see the motion involved… But all this demo shows is a guy gracefully sinking? Who needs a fancy wetsuit for that…? Underwhelming indeed…

  5. archonic March 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Well that was underwhelming.

  6. Kel Ross March 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    That wetsuit would be great until a shark comes along and thinks you look like dinner.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home