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Diving with an Underwater Drone

Kiara Vallier   |   October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015 Ontario, Canada. Today, Deep Trekker released an exclusive video showcasing their new diveable control system. Designed for both commercial, military and recreation applications; the new video proves how exciting it is to dive with an ‘underwater drone’.

The Diveable Control System integrates seamlessly with Deep Trekker line of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Deep Trekker delivered what customers have been asking for by taking their easy-to-use controller and making it more robust with the ability to withstand depths of up to 75 M (250 ft). The integrated handheld super-bright screen makes viewing what the camera is seeing easy for divers.

“This is really going to change how people explore wrecks, reefs, and other areas of the oceans,” commented Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker President. “Now divers can explore areas that were too dangerous or small for them, or send it ahead while cave diving.”

The new control system can be equipped with up to 150 M of tether giving divers the room to keep a safe distance from dangerous or confined areas that they are investigating.

“This is all possible through the unique Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle’s design,” stated Macdonald. “With on-board batteries our ROVs do not require generators or topside power, meaning the unit is completely self-contained.”

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The applications for a diveable control system such as this are numerous. Environmentalist and those in the academic field can now add a tool to their work that allows their divers to explore fragile ecosystems and determine if samples or related activities are needed before swimming and potentially disrupting the area.

“The exclusive video is something everyone has to watch,” continued Macdonald. “Every time I see it, I want to be back out on the water with my ROV.”

Underwater drones or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from Deep Trekker have been long enjoyed by those that do not dive and for pre-dive inspections around the world. This new innovation expands the products to interest both divers and non-divers.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Deep Trekker for more information. Deep Trekker will have the diveable control systems available to see at upcoming trade shows, including the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this November 5 – 9th, 2015.

Check out the Video Here:

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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