Articles & News Tagged “Wetsuit”


Happy New Year 2021 Photo

Happy New Year 2021

Wishing the Wetpixel community the happiest of years for 2021. I think it is fair to say that most of us will not look back on 2020 with a great deal of fondness, but perhaps we should try to dwell on the positive parts of the year. I suspect that we are all looking forward to a return to some degree of normality in 2021. So, I hope that over the next year, I have the opportunity to dive and create imagery with as many of you as possible and to chat about issues of common interests and concern on the Wetpixel forums. May 2021 provide us with a “new start” and an opportunity to use our skills to capture the marvel and wonder of the world’s oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers.

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Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit, has passed away Photo

Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit, has passed away

Jack O’Neill, founder of the O’Neill company and developer of the neoprene wetsuit, has died of natural causes in his home in Santa Cruz, California. O’Neill was 94 years old. In the 1970’s O’Neill lost his eye in a surfing accident, which resulted in his signature eye patch. He was an eternal ocean lover and late in life became an ocean and environmental advocate.

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