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Dive Deeper with Nomad
Nomad is a battery-powered tankless diving system that floats on the surface like a buoy and delivers you compressed air through a hose as you breath underwater to a maximum depth of 30 feet. Battery run time is typically about 45-60 minutes and spare batteries can be swapped in for extra dive time with ease.
Nomad is extremely user-friendly and portable. You can even fly with it! Travel around and explore the underwater world with Nomad, hassle free.
Take Nomad On Your Next Adventure
Compact and lightweight, Nomad offers everything you want from a portable dive system. Now you can explore deeper, without the hassle of coming up for air every few minutes. Nomad is for experienced divers who want the convenience and simplicity of Nemo but the depth performance for diving deeper reefs, shipwrecks and more.
Nomad Is Best For Experienced Divers
Whether you're diving Nemo or Nomad, make sure you take the BLU3 Online Dive Training Course before diving. With a maximum depth of 30 feet, Nomad is best for experienced divers. We strongly recommend diving with a Spare Air (add on from the dropdown) and getting SCUBA certified to further your diving skills.
Similar to Nemo, our Nomad dive system is ultra portable, but allows the diver to explore depths of up to 30 feet.
Fast Battery Replacement
Switching out the Nomad battery takes about 20 seconds and gives you an extra 45-60 minutes of dive time.
Dry Bag Float
The Nomad dive system comes complete with a dry bag float which offers waterproof storage, 40lbs of buoyancy and is visible to boaters.
The Nomad Design
Nomad is a compact and user-friendly diving system, designed and assembled in Florida, USA! Included with your purchase is the BLU3 Backpack, making storage and transportation a breeze.
Tankless diving designed for Experienced divers
Spend more time underwater with 45-60 minutes of battery charge time. Purchase additional batteries and easily swap in to go for another dive.
Designed with Application in mind
Durability is key. Nomad's proprietary air pump withstands saltwater intrusion without damage. All of Nomad's parts are corrosion resistant and simple to maintain.
Designed with safety in mind
Safety is always our priority. Our BLU3 Online Dive Training Course prepares experienced divers for new underwater adventures with Nomad.
designed with quality in mind
Nomad is assembled in Pompano Beach, Florida from raw materials, where we take quality seriously.
The Smart Reg™
What allows Nomad to be so compact, energy-efficient, and responsive is our patented 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.
With deeper depths, higher pressure and flow rates are required for diving. Our custom compressor designed by our team in Florida, USA has been customized to fit this application. For example – even if you accidentally get saltwater inside your pump, no damage will be done. Just rinse freshwater through. Don’t try that with any other compressors!
Nomad’s flotation shell surrounding the compressor gives the unit inherent buoyancy without the need for a flotation tube. The flotation shell is rotomolded from hard, durable plastic and filled with foam so that it’s unsinkable. That being said, you should use the Dry Bag Float whenever you dive for additional buoyancy, stability, and visibility.
The Battery Pack
Nomad 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 144 Wh, so it is allowed in carry-on luggage on most airlines! A charge-level indicator is located right on the battery itself so that you can always check your battery level. Be sure to grab a few extra packs so that you can dive all day long!
Dry Bag Float
The Dry Bag Float provides buoyancy, visibility, and waterproof storage for dry items. It has two air reservoirs that can be inflated by mouth with ease to provide 44 lb of buoyancy. It’s bright color will help notify surrounding boaters of your location. Store dry items inside the waterproof compartment while you enjoy your dive with Nomad.
The Air Hose
Nomad’s 40-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. Bungee the hose up for easy storage. (Hose is longer than max depth to allow for more scope, making Nomad easier to tow while diving at max depth).
Take Nomad with you to new dive spots around the world with the BLU3 Backpack, designed specifically to make carrying Nomad or Nemo and the rest of your gear as easy as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nomad Diving
DOES NOMAD FLOAT?
Yes! However, for diving offshore, the included Dry Bag Float is strongly recommended for additional buoyancy and visibility.
WHAT IF NOMAD FLIPS OR GOES UNDERWATER?
As long as the very top of the intake snorkel remains above the water, you will continue to receive fresh air flow from Nomad. The rest of the unit can be submerged. If water does get inside the pump, no damage will be caused. Simply rinse it through with fresh water.
IS NOMAD AIRPLANE FRIENDLY?
Absolutely! The lithium battery used is under the limit and accepted by most airlines in carry-on luggage so that you can travel around the world with Nomad. The Nomad inside its backpack will fit as carry-on luggage, or you can check the unit while bringing the battery as carry-on. Be prepared by bringing your Air Travel Certificate, which you can download here: https://www.diveblu3.com/air-travel-certificates/
DOES THE NOMAD BATTERY LAST LONGER IN SHALLOW WATER?
Yes! If you're using Nomad in shallow waters, you can expect longer run times. And you will be able to coil up the excess hose length neatly so that Nomad stays close by. Note that for diving shallower than 10 feet, you can expect similar or longer run times with Nemo.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN NOMAD DIVING?
WARNING: Nomad uses strong magnets. Magnets may interfere with pacemakers or medical implants. It is advised that persons with pacemakers or medical implants do not use Nomad. Persons with pacemakers or medical implants must stay back at least 2 feet from the Nomad main body at all times.
Prior to Nomad Diving, ALL USERS Must:
- Read and understand the Nomad Owner's - Users Manual
- Complete the BLU3 Fitness to Dive Evaluation
- Complete the BLU3 Online Dive Training Course
All Users must be able to:
- Swim 200 yards without stopping, without a time limit
- Tread water for 10 minutes continuously
- Users must be 8 years of age or older to Nomad dive, but are restricted to diving in a swimming pool only, in water shallow enough so that they can stand with their head above the surface of the water.
- Users must be 10 years of age or older to dive outside of the pool.
- Users under the age of 18 must have parental or guardian supervision at all times.
Nomad comes with a One Year Limited Warranty. Click the link to learn more.
International Shipment Fees
International orders (outside of the US) will be subject to customs and duty fees of the country where your shipping address is located. You (the buyer) will be responsible for all customs and duty fees associated with importing to the country where your shipping address is located. Learn more about shipping & returns.
To register your Nomad, schedule service, for help with troubleshooting, or to order replacement parts, you can always visit diveblu3.com/support or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!
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Julie Walsh –
This has reborn diving into my life! It screams FREEDOM! I was certified as a teenager and dove a lot in highschool, college and in my 20’s. However, went on a short hiatus while raising a family. When I saw the Nemo and Nomad, I immediately pre-ordered the Nomad. The compact size and weight allows for quick dives, searching for lost items at the bottom of the lake on a whim right from my jetski! I could not be more excited to have something like this! Brilliant Design and Excellent Quality!
Emily Smith –
Julie, we are so thrilled that you’ve been able to dive back into underwater exploration using Nomad! Nemo & Nomad were designed to provide a seamless setup and diving experience, so it’s great to hear that you’ve found the perfect system for using your Nomad! Have a wonderful day!
Jim Brown –
Impeccably designed, easy to carry and perfectly packaged. The Blu3 team was easy to work with and everything arrived in a reasonable time.
Emily Smith –
Good afternoon, Jim. We appreciate the awesome feedback. Our team at BLU3 works diligently to design and assemble easy-to-use products for the adventurer on the go. We also strive to be as efficient and timely as possible within our shipping department. Thanks for noticing & have a good day!
Michael Oliver –
As most of you know I’ve been diving with the BLU3 Nemo since it’s first arrival and I’ve recovered roughly about $500,000 in GOLD and Diamonds I use to Scuba Dive but now With BLU3 it’s opened a whole new world of underwater exploration. NOW with the NEW BLU3 Nomad I’m able to dive at greater depths of 9 metre up to 60 minutes I just recovered a $17,900 GOLD DIAMOND Cartier Bangle this week in 6 metres of water best part of all these BLU3 Dive systems are airplane travel friendly. I don’t waste time and money refilling heavy Scuba tanks at dive shops any more as they come with swappable batteries the size of your mobile phone, simply recharge batteries at home or on the road to your next dive, now I can travel to remote locations and dive ALL DAY. BLUE also have the worlds first smart reg meaning I only use battery when I breath. THIS IS A WORLD FIRST and a BIG part of why I dive with BLU3. Check out our YouTube channel: Michael Oliver If your curious to see these AWESOME BLU3 Dive systems in ACTION
Emily Smith –
Hi Michael. Thanks for the detailed review! We appreciate your partnership and couldn’t be happier to hear about your success with Nemo & Nomad. Both products were designed to provide a diving solution that creates a seamless experience from land to sea. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing more of your content in the future!
Doug Woodring –
I tried my NOMAD out for the first time 2 weeks ago…I am an avid fossil collector in rivers and creeks of Florida…the unit it exceptionally portable and easy to use….as noted in a review above, the breathing takes a little getting used to as it is an on demand system…i used my unit all day and never exhausted even one battery….the only minor concern i had was the buoyancy of the unit as it seemed a bit off balance in a creek i was in…I contacted the Blu3 Team…i received immediate feedback during normal working hours with team questions and reassurances they would work to address the issue, including replacing the unit if necessary…excellent customer service! This really beats lugging around tanks and gear in some of the inhospitable and overgrown places I trek to….would recommend this unit to anyone interested in surface supply air system.
Emily Smith –
Hi, Doug! We appreciate the feedback. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying Nomad’s portability and user-friendliness. Thank you for contacting our team. We strive to provide the best service we can to loyal customers like you. Happy diving!
Nikki (verified owner) –
Bought this for my boyfriend who would love to dive more, spear fishing, lobstering, but hesitates because of a severe back injury. This gives him the freedom to do so without all the heavy equipment. Also the shipping process
Was so quick and flawless!
Emily Smith –
Nikki, it’s awesome to hear that your boyfriend has a solution for underwater exploration! Our products were intended to eliminate the extra stress and weight that often comes with scuba gear and tanks! We are so glad that he is able to continue doing what he loves. Have a great day!
Justin Buckman –
Very cool, portable dive set. I love the ability to change batteries and do another dive, keeping me independent of scuba shops.
The backpack is well designed and manufactured. I think you still need another bag for mask, fins, weight belt, booties, gloves, etc. but it is well sized not too bulky or heavy. When you first put the regulator in your mask it is a different feeling- the compressor only kicks on as you breathe. testing it in the living room- it is a little weird to breathe and then have the compressor kick on and vibrate a second later.
If there was one thing I’d want changed it is the flag design- the wire that keeps it unfurled when diving also makes it hard to store. It is also hard to change out the battery while the hose is wrapped around the main unit.
Emily Smith –
Good afternoon Justin! Thank you for the review. We love the quick and easy battery swap as well. Most experienced divers report that they get used to the different breathing sensation with Nomad after about 10 minutes of diving. We always recommend getting started in the pool or in pool-like conditions. Thanks again for telling us about your experience with Nomad. Enjoy your day!
Matt Meadows (verified owner) –
Awesome diving system love the mobility of the unit for travel its a great tool in my metal detecting hobby
Emily Smith –
Hey Matt! So glad to hear that Nomad is enhancing your underwater metal detecting. Nomad’s mobility and airplane-friendly feature make diving anywhere seamless and even more adventurous than before! Thanks for your feedback.
Ira (verified owner) –
I’m an experienced scuba diver who is thrilled to have a portable means of spearfishing. The Nomad is the closest thing to freediving and has been incredible! I can quickly experience all the fun of scuba without the hassle of filling tanks. Thanks Blu3, looking forward to taking it to the BVI!
Emily Smith –
Good afternoon, Ira. Thank you for the awesome review. At BLU3, we like to say our products provide “the simplicity of snorkeling with the thrill of scuba diving.” Not having to worry about tank refills or carrying extra scuba gear definitely makes a difference. Have fun in the BVI—that’s the perfect spot for Nomad!
Jim Mason –
I have thousands of dives through the years and most often find the sealife most beautiful is in the top 30 feet. This device makes it easy and works just as well as full scuba gear. No tank and regulator to deal with, just 10 pounds in the weight belt and off you go. Battery life is very good as well. It is light, easy to set up and breathes just like a scuba tank and regulator. I’m ordering my second one now.
Emily Smith –
Hello, Jim. We agree that seeing the most beautiful marine life is easily achievable in 30 feet or less! Nomad’s lightweight design, simple setup and longevity are all features that make Nomad a fan favorite. We are glad you’re loving it too. Thank you for the positive praises.
Frank Hoffman (verified owner) –
I’ve always wanted to scuba dive, without the scuba stuff. It all just seems intimidating. So after going over some alternatives, this seemed like the logical step. After you take the well put together online course, you’re pretty much ready to hit the water. The Nomad worked amazingly on its first us!. I was shocked at how user friendly the whole thing is and how comfortable I felt going out and using it. This is a really great product and I look forward to many more adventures with it!
Emily Smith –
Hi Frank! It’s awesome to hear that you’ve found a suitable alternative to scuba. Without the additional gear and tanks, Nomad allows divers to explore more freely. Our free, online training course has guided many water enthusiasts, so it’s great to know that it helped you and made you comfortable before your first dive! Thanks for the enthusiastic feedback. Adventure awaits…