Founded 1962 by Samuel O. Raymond in North Falmouth. In 1999, Benthos acquired the products of Datasonics, Inc., a maker of geophysical survey equipment, underwater modems, and locator devices.
In 2006, Benthos was acquired by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, and is now known as Teledyne Benthos.
In 1985, Benthos imaging and acoustic equipment was used by a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution team to discover the wreck of the 'Titanic'. In 1989, a team led by Dr. Robert Ballard located the German World War II battleship Bismarck. Benthos deep sea cameras provided the world with the first pictures of the sunken ship.