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Attending Ottawa Police Service Sub Ice Dive Training

Kiara Vallier   |   January 28, 2016

On January 18, 2016 Deep Trekker Inc. announced their attendance at Ottawa Police Service Sub Ice Dive Training Days from February 16-20, 2016. Police units from across the province will be gathering to take part in the 5 day training course where they will have the opportunity to suit up and explore below the ice. With various surprises, like a sunken airplane situated on the lake bed, the divers have the chance to improve their integral dive skills that they put to use in search and rescue situations.

Deep Trekker will be there with their DTG2 remotely operated vehicle to capture some footage of the dive and show off their products to the police units. In many cases, police units will use tools such as ROVs in search and rescue operations before sending divers into the water. Due to safety reasons, deploying an underwater drone is the more viable option.

By attending the Ice Dive, Deep Trekker will be showing dive teams how they can integrate the use of an ROV with their dive skills to maximize the chances of finding a target in the water. While a few of the teams attending are already proponents of Deep Trekkers, it is a great opportunity to connect with more police units and demonstrate a great tool to add to their teams.

Deep Trekker ROVs can operate in between -5C to 40C (23F to 104F), making it the perfect tool for operations in cold water.

“The Ice Dive will be the perfect opportunity to show off how robust our mini-ROV is,” explains Sam Macdonald, President of Deep Trekker Inc. “Often people don’t realize that our ROVs can operate in such cold temperatures.”

The Ice Dive Training is set to take place in Morrison’s Quarry in Wakefield, Quebec. Deep Trekker will be in attendance for all five days and capturing as much footage of the training as possible.

About Deep Trekker Inc.

Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to bring a fully capable yet portable and accessible remotely operated vehicle to market. The company is headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, Canada, with all engineering and manufacturing being completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 was introduced in limited run in August 2011. With Deep Trekker products now working in 59 countries in industries including aquaculture, commercial diving, salvage, military, first responders, oil & gas, energy, marine survey, infrastructure, research and recreation; the DTG2 is proven to be easy to use, robust, and entertaining.

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