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Diver versus Deep Trekker: A Cost /Benefit Analysis

Commercial / Salvage, Military / First Responder

As underwater ROV technology continues to evolve and transform, industry professionals are faced with a simple question: diver or drone? While the question may be simple, often the answer is not and depends on a multitude of factors such as the scope of a task, operating environment/conditions and project complexity to name a few. Ultimately… Read More »

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Search and Rescue Demo With Deep Trekker

Commercial / Salvage, Military / First Responder

Search and Rescue operations are a large part of police divers jobs. While it is never nice to hear about a drown victim, the work that police divers do is extremely important to provide closure to the families involved. Each time a brave diver enters the water there is a number of risks involved, especially when… Read More »

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Diving with Deep Trekker Summer of 2016

Company Product and Event News, For Everyone

At the beginning of the summer, we acquired our new research vessel appropriately named “Deep Trekker”. Over the past four months, we have spent many hours aboard the boat exploring shipwrecks and the waters of Lake Huron and Lake Erie. During several trips to Georgian Bay is where most of our work was done as… Read More »

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Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm

Aquaculture, Company Product and Event News

Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality… Read More »

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Welcoming Wind Farms for Alternative Power Generation

Oil and Energy

News of completion of the first offshore wind farm in American water was shared last week by the New York Times. Why is this important? As we learn more about fossil fuels and non-renewable energy, it becomes clear that as a global population we need to find alternative methods to power our everyday lives. Wind power… Read More »

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Deep Trekker Diver Profile: Mike Fletcher

Commercial / Salvage, Customer Stories, For Everyone

Exploring with the Deep Trekker systems, travelling the world, adventuring among wrecks, visiting customers and meeting industry professionals  are by far the biggest perks working at Deep Trekker. We experience so many unique situations and meet so many amazing personalities. Among the incredible people we encounter working at Deep Trekker, are a number of professional and… Read More »

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New Insights into the Ocean’s Garbage Problem

For Everyone, Underwater Discovery and Research

You don’t have to be an oceanographer to know of the massive garbage patches floating through our oceans’ waters. In recent months, there have been numerous reports about the incredible amount of manufactured waste piling up in the oceans. Emerging and mature garbage patches contain  massive amounts of plastic containers, netting, disposable medical paraphernalia and a host… Read More »

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The Ultimate Aquaculture Underwater Drone Package

Aquaculture, Company Product and Event News

When President Sam Macdonald and Engineer Jeff Lotz started Deep Trekker they had no idea the impact the ROVs would have on fish farms around the globe. Initially building what was to be a simple exploration vehicle, they didn’t realize that their tool would become the go-to farm monitoring tool for aquaculture operations spanning across… Read More »

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Invasive Species and the Goby Fish Game

For Everyone, Underwater Discovery and Research

Invasive marine species are a significant problem in North America’s Great Lakes and many other major bodies of water around the globe. In a past blog post we explored the liabilities of foreign species entering new water environments and how they disrupt existing, long established ecosystems. We focused on Zebra Mussels (an invasive species not native… Read More »

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Deep Trekker and the Wreck of the W. L. Wetmore

Company Product and Event News, For Everyone, Underwater Discovery and Research

Before Deep Trekker was even born, President Sam Macdonald had a love of diving and exploring the many sites in the Great Lakes. The same passion that fuelled the start of the company brought Sam to explore many shipwrecks sitting on the bottom of Lake Huron and the other Canadian Great Lakes. Exploring wrecks sitting… Read More »

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Underwater Drones and Monitoring your Hull’s Paint Job

Commercial / Salvage, Marine Survey / Shipping

Last April we posted a blog that explored the prime reasons ship owners and operators should inspect their hulls on a regular basis. From paint jobs to contraband inspections, monitoring the status of a vessel’s hull is important to ensure the integrity of the structure and to reduce damage and the costs of wear and… Read More »

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Underwater Drones Improving Shellfish Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Deep Trekker has led the way for mini-ROVs in the aquaculture industry around the globe. The low cost, complete portability and ease of use, have already made the Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV the “go-to tool” for finfish farms around the world. (For a recap on the top mini-ROV uses on aquaculture sites follow the link… Read More »

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