Since I’ll be within 100 yards of the sea in less than a week, I’ve been more interested in ways to explore underwater recently. Back in April I wrote AirBuddy Tankless Dive Gear For Portable Scuba Diving. Their Kickstarter campaign has now ended and they raised more than twice their goal. It should begin shipping in another year or so.
My Airbuddy post got widely shared and the folks from Scorkl reached out and asked if I would write about their product. While they asked me to write about it, I’ve not been compensated in any way and get nothing if you choose to support them. OK, maybe I’ll get a thank you email from them. First, let’s look at a picture of Skorkl in action.
Skorkl is also a product in late stages of development and their Kickstarter campaign is already underway. The primary product is a small air tank that allows you to breathe underwater. They don’t recommend users to go below 3 meters (10 feet) of depth if they are not scuba certified. Even certified divers won’t want to go very deep as the tank only contains a few minutes of air at shallow depths.
There is also a special high-pressure pump that can be used to add air back to the Scorkl. It will take several minutes of pumping to get a full tank. Or you can connect it via an adapter to a scuba tank for a quicker refill. While both products are a way to breathe underwater, they are really quite different. If Skorkl is of interest to you, I highly recommend you visit the Kickstarter page to learn more about how it works. In less than 24 hours, this project has already exceeded its funding goal.