What allows NEMO to be so compact, energy-efficient, and responsive is our patent-pending Smart Reg™ – the first of its kind!
Here’s how it works: A silicone diaphragm inside the Smart Reg™ moves when the diver breathes. A waterproofed sensor measures the diaphragm movement – it then sends an electronic signal which triggers the compressor to pump air at exactly the time and speed that the diver is inhaling.
NEMO pumps only the exact pressure, volume, and flow rate that the diver needs at their particular depth which means it uses just a fraction of the energy of any other underwater breathing system. That’s why we can use smaller pumps, motors, and batteries – bringing you the most portable and affordable underwater breathing system ever!
We’re not just using some off-the-shelf compressor and sticking it in a box. NEMO’s compressor is an entirely custom design. We’ve built it specifically to ensure clean breathing air is supplied as efficiently and in as compact of a package as possible. Our engineers like to call the compressor an “oil-less linear two-cylinder brushless DC diaphragm pump.” Everyone else calls it “innovative.”
NEMO is powered by a custom lithium-ion battery pack that is swappable and rechargeable. The pack and connector are IP67-rated to handle saltwater environments. It’s under 100 Wh, so there are no issues with air travel! A charge-level indicator is located right on the battery itself so that you always know your battery level. Be sure to grab a few extra packs so that you can dive all day long!
NEMO’s flotation foam is made of cross-linked polyethylene and is shaped with a computer numerical control cutting machine. The foam is designed to give NEMO inherent buoyancy while keeping the main compressor unit in the water for cooling purposes.
Designed to give NEMO extra stability and visibility in open-water settings such as the ocean, the flotation tube provides an additional 22 pounds of buoyancy and is brightly colored so that family, friends, and by-passers can easily spot your location while you’re diving. The tube inflates with only 3 to 4 breaths and similarly deflates with ease. Not diving in an open-water setting like an ocean or lake? NEMO will float just fine without the flotation tube!
NEMO’s 10-foot air hose is the perfect balance of weight, flexibility, and durability. The coils prevent the hose from kinking and make it super easy to handle. The buoyancy of the hose allows excess to float on the surface so that it stays clear of you, the marine environment, and other divers underwater.