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Jean-Claude PROTTA


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Founder of SUBSPACE, Jean-Claude Protta, swiss engineer born in Geneva in 1942 practicing diving since more than 40 years. He becomes National Diving Monitor (FFESSM) in 1965 and received the title of CMAS National Instructor (M****) from the Swiss Diving Federation in 1966.

In 1958, he constructs his first waterproof  housing for an old still camera Kodak 620. Since then, he never stopped designing, construct or modify underwater housings, strobes and lights for photography, movie and more recently for the video.

In 1990, back from a ten years journey around the world, he decides to found his own Company to share his experience and his passion for everything that touches the underwater images.

The Company's goal is to create and manufacture underwater pictures equipments of very high quality and to bring new ideas coming from the practice.


  • Creation of the video housing "Mk I"


  • Type-approved of the video housing "Mk II" by the French Navy


  • "SUBEYE REFLEX's" prototype wins the gold medal for best product at the 23rd "World Festival of Underwater Images" in Antibes (France)


  • Beginning of commercialization of the "SUBEYE REFLEX"


  • Creation of the video housing "Mini DV"


  • Creation of the video housing "Mk 2000 PRO" + projectors "VIDEOLIGHT PRO"


  • Creation of the new video housing "Mk I" adapted to the Tri-CCD cameras

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