Nomad

(28 customer reviews)

$1,999.00$2,949.00

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Nomad is a battery powered dive system that delivers you compressed air from the surface through a hose as you breathe underwater to a maximum depth of 30 feet. Extremely compact and user-friendly, Nomad provides 45-60+ minutes of dive time per battery, depending on diver usage.

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Diving with Nomad

HIGHLIGHTS

Lightweight and Portable
Free Online BLU3 Dive Training Course
Airplane-Travel Friendly
Low Battery Pulsation Behavior

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 15 lb /7 kg
Max-Depth: 30 Feet / 9 Meters
Run Time: 45-60 minutes Per Battery
Battery Charge Time: 3 Hours

ACCESSORIES

Dry Bag Float Included
BLU3 Backpack Included
Removable Battery Packs Sold Separately
Reserve Air Tank Sold Separately

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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.

reef diving with Nomad in secluded area
reef diving with Nomad in secluded area

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.

The Nomad System is Extremely Portable

Portability

Similar to Nemo, our Nomad dive system is ultra portable, but allows the diver to explore depths of up to 30 feet.

Easily Swap the Nomad Battery

Fast Battery Replacement

Switching out the Nomad battery takes about 20 seconds and gives you an extra 45-60 minutes of dive time.

Nomad dry bag float in the water

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 Nomad Design
The Smart Reg™
The Compressor
The Battery Pack
Dry Bag Float
The Air Hose
bLU3 Backpack

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.

The Compressor

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).

Nomad-backpac

BLU3 Backpack

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.

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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:

  1.  Read and understand the Nomad Owner's - Users Manual
  2.  Complete the BLU3 Fitness to Dive Evaluation
  3.  Complete the BLU3 Online Dive Training Course 

All Users must be able to:

  1.  Swim 200 yards without stopping, without a time limit
  2.  Tread water for 10 minutes continuously

Age Limits:

  1. 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.
  2. Users must be 10 years of age or older to dive outside of the pool.
  3. Users under the age of 18 must have parental or guardian supervision at all times. 

Limited Warranty
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.

Support
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 [email protected]. We are here to help!

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Additional information

Weight 24 lbs
Dimensions 19 × 12 × 14 in
Spare Batteries

No Spare Battery, 1 Spare Battery, 2 Spare Batteries

Air Tank

Don't Include Reserve Air Tank, Include Reserve Air Tank

28 reviews for Nomad

  1. Greg stone

    Just opens up a whole new world of aqua adventure and freedom fits in a backpack that come with the product get a spare battery and your got one hour and one half of tankless diving.

  2. Davin Dhatt

    Took my Nomad to the British Virgin Islands recently and it worked exactly as expected. Breathes a bit harder than my normal scuba setup, but not a problem. I was sweating the TSA confiscating my batteries at the airport so I had the air travel certificate all printed out and ready, but through 6 different checkpoints on the way there and back I never got a question!

  3. Marvin D.

    Great Unit. I Love my Nomad and would never change against a bottle <3

    • Emily Smith

      Hi, Marvin. Thanks for the shout-out! We are so glad to hear that you’re loving your Nomad. Happy diving!

      -BLU3 Team

  4. Kasey M

    I recently went diving with my friend in Islamorada who had a Nomad, and I was in awe of this phenomenal product. It’s lightweight, easy to use & the maintenance is minimal. Nomad’s compact size also gives you access to more remote diving spots (ones you couldn’t reach with tanks)! When you’re under the water with Nomad, you can glide more freely through the water, making it a unique dive that you cannot achieve while scuba diving. The setup is simple and quick, and we were able to recharge the batteries by boat. My buddy also uses his to clean the bottom of his boat which has been a significant alternative to holding your breath. If you’re a diver, snorkeler or everyday boater, you need to have this product onboard. I can’t emphasize what a difference-maker this system is! I feel that one day it could even change the way we dive forever. I am stoked to go back to the keys during mini season this summer and use Nomad. Thank you BLU3 for inventing such a useful and cool system.

    • Emily Smith

      Hi Kasey! We appreciate you taking the time out to review Nomad. It sounds like you and your friend had a successful dive day in Islamorada. Thanks for pointing out the various reasons you love Nomad! We too love the simple setup, as well as the amplified underwater adventure it provides divers with. We are excited to hear such positive feedback from just one dive. You should consider purchasing one so you can continue to indulge in Nomad’s benefits every time you go under the surface.
      Happy diving!

      -BLU3 Team

  5. Rowan

    If you’re wondering whether to stick with snorkelling, or invest in tanks….don’t do either of those. Get a Nomad, and have the access of scuba with the convenience of snorkelling. Nomad is to snorkelling what the iPhone was to the iPod. A step change in utility, through great design. All backed by a small company, that are very responsive in helping users like me

    • Emily Smith

      Hi Rowan!
      We’re glad that our team was able to help you resolve your issue which was caused by using Nomad out of water. As noted in the Owner’s – Users Manual, Nomad needs to remain in water during use, otherwise it may shut off due to overheating.

      We encourage all BLU3 divers to fully understand the manual and BLU3 online dive training course prior to the use of our products.
      Now that your issue is settled, it’s awesome to know that you’re loving Nomad and benefitting from its features.

      At BLU3, we pride ourselves on providing quality service to amazing customers like you! Happy diving.

      -BLU3 Team

  6. Will Badger (verified owner)

    Thanks, Blu3, for introducing the underwater world to those of us who can’t or don’t want to lug scuba tanks to hard to reach locations! I’m a new Nomad user, but I’m loving the ease and freedom so far. As an amateur treasure hunter, the Nomad has opened up new areas and vistas to me and my detector — I can’t wait for a trip to the Bahamas later this year!

    • Emily Smith

      Hi Will! It’s great to hear that you are enjoying your new Nomad! Nomad’s portability and lightweight design allow you to dive from remote areas with ease! Best of luck on your Bahamas treasure hunts. Have a great time!
      -BLU3 Team

  7. Jim Gillespie

    Perfect for lobster diving in the Florida Keys. I can easily store the BLU3 on my boat and easily get out and get in the water at anytime. Battery life is good and with a spare battery or 2 provides enough time to for a day in the water. As I get older the standard scuba tanks get heavier and I’ve been tank diving less. Can’t wait to get back in the water!

    • Emily Smith

      Hey Jim! We are glad to hear that you’re enjoying your Nomad. Nomad’s compact design makes it easy for storing, usage and battery swapping. It’s great that these features are enhancing your dive excursions. Hopefully, you can get back under the water soon!

      -BLU3 Team

  8. Nick Clarke

    I should add – the air supply hose with the Nomad floats which is an important safety feature as hoses which sink (as some do) easily get caught around rocks.

  9. Nick Clarke

    I have often used scuba tanks for diving and also another make of floating hookah air supply but I enjoy diving on the many dive sites accessible from the beaches and bays on the Western Australian coast and both the tanks and other hookah unit are very heavy to carry to the water and over rocks. The Nomad is a fraction of the weight and size due to its clever system of pumping air only as required which means a relatively small battery lasts up to an hour. The unit is very well engineered and built and the batteries can be recharged almost anywhere, with no need for access to a dive shop. I also bought the Spare Air cylinder which can be topped up with a hand pump. My unit was one of the earliest built and I did have some teething problems with occasional difficulty in drawing air. The staff at Blu3 were very helpful and arranged for return and repair. The problem turned out to be just a misaligned O ring but they sent me a brand new replacement unit which I am now looking forward to using. I highly recommend Blu3.

    • Emily Smith

      Hi Nick. Thanks for taking the time out to leave this review! We created Nomad to provide divers with all the awesome features you mentioned. And it’s great to know that they are benefitting you during your underwater adventures. Nomad’s lightweight design and portability definitely come in handy when diving in those rural/rocky areas! Also, we are glad to know you received your replacement and hopefully, you’ll be out diving again soon! Thank you for recommending us- we appreciate your business and support.
      Happy diving!

      -BLU3 Team

  10. Walter Luce

    I have been diving for 40 years. I had always likely the concept of surface supplied air but the options were not reasonable to me and I never owned one until now.. I have both the Nemo and the Nomad. Both systems have been easy and trouble free to use. Battery life has been longer than expected. These units have replaced Scuba diving for me entirely. No more heavy tanks in constant need of filling and maintenance. Goodbye Scuba hello Blu3, where have you been all my life.

    • Emily Smith

      Hi Walter! Thank you so much for the glowing review. We too, love the ease and portability with Nemo and Nomad. And we couldn’t be happier that the battery life has surpassed your expectations. Have a great day!

      -BLU3 Team

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