Introducing: NEMOâ„¢

A dive system that supports one diver to ten feet – the perfect way for snorkelers to take their adventures one step deeper into the blue.

“It’s the perfect entry-level device for bringing the world’s 20 million snorkelers deeper into the incredible world of diving. It provides those, who for one reason or another haven’t made the commitment to SCUBA, their own low barrier-of-entry, underwater breathing equipment. Our team couldn’t be happier to be the ones bringing that opportunity to the world, we’re ecstatic.”

– Robert Carmichael, CEO Brownie’s Marine Group

The original device is the brainchild of John Colborn – a Houston, Texas resident with a passion for the water. John’s enthusiasm and profound background in product development and engineering brought forth the Xplorkel, a surface-supplied air (SSA) dive system that bridges the gap between snorkeling and diving. He founded a company called Setaysha Technical Solutions to make breathing underwater easier, more comfortable and accessible – a mission that perfectly integrates with ours here at BLU3.

The device formerly-known as Xplorkel has joined the BLU3 product line as NEMO™ – the smallest of the series and will be the first product to fully enter production.

We came across John Colborn and his invention at DEMA Show 2017, the largest trade show for companies doing business in the scuba diving and ocean watersports industries.

“Well, we originally had plans for NEMOâ„¢ to reach 15-20 feet, but when we saw the exceptional engineering John [Colborn] had put into this device, we knew it was perfect for what we were trying to do at BLU3. Anyway, when it comes to shallow reefs – you’ll experience just as much at 10 feet as you would at 20 feet, things you can’t get to know from the surface. It’s going to be a real game changer for the snorkeling community.”

– Blake Carmichael, CEO/Co-Founder of BLU3

NEMOâ„¢ by bLU3 size
NEMOâ„¢ is about the size of a 2-slice toaster

NEMO™ provides an experience like SNUBA – a global enterprise that provides over 200k surface-supplied diving experiences every year – but, NEMO™ can be owned and carried in just one hand.

“NEMO’s size and weight is a breakthrough for both freshwater and saltwater diving. It also opens up a new opportunity for underwater metal detecting which is a market that is expanding very quickly as metal detectors become increasingly more affordable – some are as low as $200. NEMO allows metal detector users to leave the shore and search where few have before.” – Dana Allen, BMG Board Member.

We’ve had a lot of interest in NOMAD from the gold dredging/treasure hunting community. Based on our research, NEMOâ„¢ is also an innovation this community will be excited about.

Kayakers and paddle boarders is another market we’re excited to see using NEMOâ„¢ – it’s the perfect size to paddle out with.

Due to the advancements in manufacturing engineering achieved by John, NEMO™ will enter into production and become available for purchase by the end of the year. We’ll be releasing a pre-order program to help us fund the startup costs of manufacturing and are considering launching a crowdfunding campaign – stay tuned and make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep updated on our progress:

BLU3 is a brand of Brownie’s Marine Group which is a public company.

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    5 replies to "Meet NEMO"

    • Julien Plaquet

      yes! good to have a bit of news of your announced Nemo… I hope the crowfunding campaign will start soon and that it will have more success than Nomad… and will allow you to relaunch Nomad later.
      Would be nice to have an estimate of the price of the Nemo too… Really hope it can be so cheap so it would be possible to have several for the family 🙂

    • Robert

      Looks fantastic. A few questions that come to mind. In Michigan and Florida you have to have a dive flag. Safety for anyone actually. This looks too small to attach a regulation dive flag to. What is the bottom time on it? Last but not least are you envisioning a waterproof adapter plug so you can possibly hook up a floating solar panel to it so you can stay underwater longer?

      • Brownie's Marine Group

        Great questions!

        1. Nemo will be supplied with a regulation dive flag. The delivered product will be slightly larger than what you see in the photos so far. We will release more information on this soon.
        2. Bottom time will vary from diver-to-diver between 45 minutes and an hour. Spare batteries are relatively inexpensive and easy to swap for more dive time.
        3. We love the idea, but as of right now it’s not feasible. But you can certainly recharge your spare batteries using a solar panel and swap new batteries in throughout the day. Much easier than filling tanks!

    • gary link

      wow ! this is great ! were can i buy one ? thanks Gary

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