Yeah, you read that right. Divers can now actually transmit written messages from underwater to the surface.

Swedish start-up company Aqwary has developed a buoy that can receive text messages from a diver below the surface using a “Smart Console” and then beam them to a laptop aboard a dive boat, which can then relay the messages to Facebook or wherever via 4G to the Internet.

The “Smart Console” has four hydrophones that allow it to link with any other unit and send data over ultrasound up to 100 meters/328 feet away. It has apps that do various things, from an electronic compass to a dive computer to one that finds the location of your dive buddy.

The Smart Console, when bundled with an HP hose, Quick connector, and five apps — Compass, Dive computer, Image viewer, Buddy viewer and List viewer — retails for US$1,200/1,076 Euros. The “Dual Pack” — consisting of two Smart consoles and accompanying accessories and apps — retails for $2,350/2,108 Euros.

The Aqwary Link Buoy
The Aqwary Link Buoy

The Aqwary Link buoy retails for $3,000/2,690 Euros.

For more info, check out the Aqwary YouTube page or go to the company’s website at aqwary.com.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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