Here’s a new way to explore underwater (at least to ten feet underwater) without all the hassle of a scuba tanks. Nemo, from Blu3 (pronounced “blue”), is a ten-pound, battery-operated portable dive system that’s so user-friendly that you can even take it on the plane with you.
A U.S. company, Blue3 says that Nemo, with its patent-pending technology, is the world’s smallest dive system. It’s designed particularly for people who are used to snorkeling but want to explore farther underwater.
Nemo consists of a buoyant foam rectangle and tube with a custom battery-powered compressor, which pumps air to the diver through a ten-foot hose and uses Nemo’s Smart Reg to monitor the air supply. It’s all powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lets a diver stay underwater for 60 to 90 minutes on a single charge.
The system is small. The floatation ring measures just 11” x 7.5” x 8” and can fit in a custom backpack.
The basic system consists of the float ring, dive flag, upper air intake, a swappable battery pack, and a compact compressor unit, hose and regulator. Prices range from about $900 to $1,400. Read more at http://diveblue3.com and see the video below: