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NEMO by BLU3

The world's smallest dive system

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Rating

9.5

About the Project

NEMO is the perfect way for snorkelers to take their adventures beyond the surface. It's an incredibly compact Surface-Supplied Air dive system that supports one diver to ten feet.

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  • Founder: Blake Carmichael
  • Company: BLU3
  • Goal: $40,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $349.00
  • Campaign Ended On: October 4, 2018
  • Delivery Date: December 2018

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    The world's smallest dive system

  • Reality:

    A claim to be the world's leader in any category is risky and often times debatable. The NEMO by BLU3 can live up to this claim with the specs. It is a diving system, not a kit, that weighs in at 10 lbs with these dimensions: 11" x 7x5" x 8".

Something To Think About

There are only a few potential similar products that could be claimed as competitors. However, the current competitors, are geared for more depth and have much larger dimensions that nearly double the specs of the NEMO.

  • Claim:

    NEMO is a compact and easy-to-use dive system...

  • Reality:

    NEMO has the ability to be worn on the back to and from diving locations for ultimate convenience. With an interchangeable battery, the system is cleverly designed to have a plug and play feel. The biggest time consumer before use would be the suggested training for user safety.

  • Claim:

    Surface-Supplied Air dive system that supports one diver to ten feet.

  • Reality:

    The 14.8 volt battery paired with the two-cylinder compressor potentially has no issues with air supply to a 10 foot depth.

Something To Think About

The charge of the battery is crucial for the compressor to have enough power to supply air to a certain depth. Constant awareness of the battery life is important, even with the internal alarm that signals the diver of low battery.

  • Claim:

    NEMO pumps only the exact pressure, volume, and flow rate that the diver needs at their particular depth which means it uses just 1/10 the energy of any other underwater breathing system.

  • Reality:

    The most unique and ingenious aspect of the NEMO is the Smart Reg TM. Blu3, a team whose sole passion is diving, has partnered with designer and owner of the patent John Colborn to incorporate the Smart Reg TM into the compact size of the NEMO.

Bottom Line

NEMO by BLU3 is a fun and clever device that is compactly engineered to give casual swimmers the ability to dive deeper than ever before. NEMO is compact, functional, and already in use by the team in testing. When backing this campaign, consider the dependency of the entire systems effectiveness on the battery charge. Nemo does have a 15 minute alarm built in to signal the diver of low battery. Extended use will require additional batteries charged ahead of time to be switched out as necessary. Also, with the BLU3 team choosing to primarily manufacture internally, there may a delay in delivery time as the campaign becomes more successful. The team has attempted to compensate this delivery logistic by staggering the release dates for the different tiers of rewards.

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