Chinese marine robotics company Sublue has launched a crowdfunding campaign to mass-produce a new underwater scooter called the Whiteshark MIX.
Designed for scuba divers, snorkelers and everyday watersports enthusiasts, the twin propeller scooter’s “twist and go” operation means water lovers can enhance their fun in the pool while scuba divers can save energy and oxygen, meaning more quality time in the sea.
The Whiteshark MIX features a built-in GoPro mount, positioned to capture underwater images and videos.
Its zero buoyancy means the Whiteshark MIX floats when released. With Kaplan four-leaf blade propellers to reduce drag, the underwater scooter has a top speed of 3.45 miles/5.6 km per hour and depths of up to 130 feet/40 meters. The battery lasts up to an hour and takes only 2.5 hours to fully charge.
Made from specially formulated plastic, the Whiteshark MIX weighs only 6.5 lbs/3 kg, and is compact enough to fit in a backpack.
Jiancang Wei, co-founder and CEO of Sublue, says:
“We have reinvented the marine scooter and made it lighter, more powerful and affordable. Whiteshark MIX is safe, easy to operate and fun; it’s a must-have accessory for scuba divers and waterlovers alike.”
Sublue‘s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicked off on May 16th with a target of US$30,000/26,801 Euros to put the underwater scooter into mass production, and has since raised more than triple that amount.
The Whiteshark MIX will be available from Indiegogo InDemand, retailing for US$499/446 Euros.
For more details, check out the Whiteshark MIX Indiegogo campaign page or watch the video below.