Ingenious hand-pumped Scorkl lets you breathe underwater for 10 minutes

June 19, 2017 by  
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Scuba  diving may seem like too much of a hassle, what with all the equipment, training and money you need to make it happen. A new product – that’s like something straight out of a James Bond movie – called  Scorkl  opens up the underwater world by combining the best of scuba diving with the ease of snorkeling. A hand pump refills the underwater breathing device that’s roughly the size of a water bottle, giving you 10 minutes of uninhibited exploration. The Scorkl is a lightweight device you put to your mouth to breath in air while underwater – no scuba diving certification necessary. The Australia -based company says their cylinder is manufactured to the same standards and specifications as a cylinder you’d use to scuba dive, but it can be refilled with a Scorkl hand pump. The device also comes with a scuba tank refill adapter so it can be refilled from a scuba tank. A pressure gauge on the Scorkl lets users know how much air they have left – they’ll be able to swim freely through the water for around 10 minutes. Related: The Easybreath Snorkel Mask Lets You Breathe Comfortably Through Your Nose Underwater Scorkl is crowdfunding on Kickstarter , and it appears there are a bunch of people out there who are drawn to the freedom offered by the device – the company set their goal at $22,765 but have already raised over $370,000. One Scorkl costs $199 – that’s 33 percent off the retail price. A Scorkl and pump are being offered at a discount price of $398. At this point you’re probably wondering about safety . The company says the Scorkl is safe and can be used by anyone, but untrained divers should be cautious when swimming with it, and shouldn’t go below 9.8 feet in depth or use it more than five times in a single day. Trained divers should be able to go further than 9.8 feet drawing on what they learned during their certification process. The device is accompanied by an information kit warning users and offering tips to avoid pulmonary damage. The company says the Scorkl is designed for shallow diving , and they recommend not using it below 32 feet, even though it technically can go to depths of around 65 feet. You can check out the campaign here . + Scorkl Images via Scorkl Facebook

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INFOGRAPHIC: How ocean pollution is harming your health

November 19, 2015 by  
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Did you know that 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants? While the deep blue sea may seem mysterious and even foreign, the oceans are fundamentally tied to our health and livelihoods. But pollution in those waters is threatening global health. Scuba Diving Magazine DIVE has created an infographic that explores the many ways oceans are important to humankind, the various causes of pollution, and how those problems can negatively affect us all. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How ocean pollution is harming your health

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BIG unveils green-roofed master plan for Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill district

November 19, 2015 by  
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Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

August 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A routine boat ride took a tragic turn on Friday, when a large ferry containing 750 passengers collided with a cargo ship and sank in the Philippines. The death toll has risen to 55 and another 65 people are still missing, as divers continue to search for bodies. In addition to the loss of life, the sunken ferry is also an environmental catastrophe, as thousands of gallons of fuel have already leaked into the surrounding waters, creating a massive oil slick. Read the rest of Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cebu , Cebu province , chemical dispersants , coral reefs , Cordova , environmental catastrophe , ferry , Oil sheen , oil spill , Philippines , scuba diving , sunken ferry        

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The Radisson Blu Hotel’s 82-Foot Aquadom Aquarium Brings Sea-Life and Scuba Diving to Berlin

April 16, 2012 by  
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