Paralenz’s awesome underwater video camera is now available for daily rental at select dive shops in Florida and Italy for US$25/€25 per day.
The Paralenz camera not only preserves users’ experiences for take-home memories, it also captures valuable geolocated data that can be shared with international ocean conservation organizations.
According to Paralenz CEO Lise Engelbrecht:
“The Paralenz rental camera is simple to use and by making it available to rent, more underwater explorers can capture their vacation memories without making a permanent investment. Our camera can capture any ordinary underwater adventure in high-quality video and turn any diver or snorkeler into a citizen scientist contributing to ocean conservation.”
When you rent a Paralenz, you can download the free Paralenz App, which offers a dive log, media library and multiple sharing options, as well as “TheOceanBase,” an interactive map where users can upload their favorite dive videos.
According to Paralenz Chief Technology Officer Peter Thiell:
“Our goal was to develop an app that was fun and functional for Paralenz camera users. It’s the main hub where you save your underwater recordings, geek out over dive statistics and get inspired by other divers’ uploaded dive footage from all around the world.”
Rental customers’ recorded footage is private and secure, and is available for direct download from the cloud for up to three months after they return the rental camera to the dive shop. Video assets can be automatically edited in the Paralenz App and easily shared with friends, family or to social media.
As for saving the world’s oceans, every dive shared on TheOceanBase via the Paralenz App contributes valuable data — collected via integrated camera sensors that log conductivity, temperature, depth and geolocation — to Paralenz’s conservation partner, the Coral Restoration Foundation.
Amelia Moura, science program manager at the foundation, said:
“We are excited at the possibilities presented by this relationship with Paralenz, and with every diver using a Paralenz camera. This kind of huge, user-generated, real-time data resource could add incredible value to our restoration efforts, supporting our monitoring strategy and potentially helping us as we evolve our coral restoration strategies over the coming years.”
To find a location to rent a Paralenz camera in Florida or Italy, go to paralenz.com.