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What is A Mini Scuba System?

A mini scuba system by definition is a small, self-contained underwater breathing apparatus that’s both compact and portable. Combine the freedom of underwater movement and ease of breathing and you get an exceptional underwater experience. 

With traditional mini scuba systems, a smaller dive tank is usually included. And while this is a more lightweight option than traditional scuba diving gear, you still need to be certified and have access to a compressor, or dive store to fill up your tank (which can be a tedious task when diving in remote areas).

BLU3’s Mini Scuba Systems

Fortunately, with the evolution of science and technology over the years, mini scuba systems have come a long way. For example, take BLU3’s mini scuba systems which have taken the industry by storm in recent years. Although they are technically tankless (surface-supplied air) diving systems, we associate our systems with the term SCUBA, because people tend to have a better understanding of what it is.

Advantages of Tankless Diving

“The simplicity of snorkeling meets the thrill of scuba diving.”


BLU3 mini scuba dive systems are all-in-one, single-diver, battery-powered, tankless diving systems that give divers an opportunity to experience the beauty of the underwater world alleviating the constant worry of heavy scuba tanks and gear.

The convenience, seamless setup and use provide the ultimate bridge between snorkeling and scuba diving while filling in gaps that traditional mini scuba tanks cannot. The compressor sits on the surface, and supplies air from the surface down through a hose to the diver. So as divers explore beneath the surface, Nemo/Nomad will float on the surface above and follow above.

smiling girl in large pool learning how to use Nemo dive system

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Top 5 Reasons to Use BLU3’s Mini Scuba Systems

No heavy tanks to refill (batteries are rechargeable)

Can be used for many different applications (treasure hunting, boat maintenance, etc.) 

Systems are portable and travel-friendly (meaning you can carry them on an airplane)

Systems are lightweight (fits into a backpack and easy to carry, store & maintain)

Great way to progress after snorkeling. Free online training course
Who Should Use A Mini Scuba System?

Who Should Use A Mini Scuba System?

Mini scuba systems like BLU3’s are designed for all of the globetrotters of the underwater world. Whether you’re a snorkeler looking for a deeper adventure, a retired SCUBA diver looking to dive back in, or someone in search of the newest yacht toy & tool, these systems are the solution you’ve been searching for.

Tips on diving from a paddle board with Mini Scuba System

Paddleboard diving with Nomad gives you simplicity while still being a high quality diving experience. You can reach more locations than you would on a normal shore dive, and it’s far simpler than dealing with a boat and SCUBA gear. With traditional SCUBA gear, diving from a paddleboard or kayak can be a real hassle. With Nomad you simply set the backpack on your board and head out to the reef. Watch our YouTube video for a few tips on how to prepare for paddleboard diving:

Here are some uses for BLU3 Mini Scuba Systems:

Exploring the underwater world
Metal detecting (treasure/fossil hunting)
Boat maintenance
Beginner divers
Boat emergency equipment 
First responder emergency equipment
Underwater photography 
Pool maintenance 
Harvesting (in a sustainable manner) 
Accessing remote diving locations
Underwater meditation 
Underwater fitness

If you’re interested in learning more about BLU3’s mini scuba systems

If you have been thinking about trying out one of our products, check out our website for BLU3 Guided Tour locations and come out with one of our guides.

We also offer a free, online training course that walks you through the system features highlighting important rules to follow when diving on BLU3 mini scuba systems! Feel free to check it out here.

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