Forget Learning To Dive, Just Use The Seawolf To Get Underwater Footage While Chilling In Your Boat

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Your drone is awesome, allowing you to take gorgeous aerial footage without having to hop onto a helicopter. The Seawolf wants to do the same for your underwater shots, diving and cruising in deep water while you pilot it from shore.

Made by TT Robotix, it’s a remotely-operated submersible drone that’s designed to carry a GoPro on its nose. That way, you can take underwater footage without having to dive yourself, saving you from the hassles of learning Aquaman skills and buying tons of gear, just so you can post videos of marine scenes on your YouTube channel.

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The Seawolf is a small, 17-pound submersible clad in the shape of a handheld search light (seriously, it looks like one). Except, instead of having a bulb on the front end, it comes with a GoPro Mount (compatible with Hero3 and Hero4 models) that’s covered with a clear and waterproof dome, allowing it to film underwater footage, whether you’re searching for the Loch Ness monster, looking for sunken treasures, or just hoping to find something interesting below the surface of the open seas.

It can dive to depths of up to 33 feet and cruise at speeds of up to 2 mph, all while running for far longer than your favorite aerial drone, with its 5,000 mAh battery lasting for up to 50 minutes of diving time. There are two options for controlling the drone: a phone app or a separate wireless controller (Bascom D4) with an 8-inch integrated display. You can also leash the drone to an optional tether wheel with a 30-meter cable, if you’re worried about losing it in the vastness of the ocean (I mean, you can’t exactly see where it is from a boat, so this might be a good idea).

Slated to launch in August, the Seawolf is priced starting at $999.

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3 Responses

  1. Kelly

    I wish they made this big enough so I could ride inside of it. Riding in mini submarine would be so fun. But you would have to be careful not to get too much pressure on top of you.

    I would love to take this out in a remote area where nobody goes and get some beautiful footage around some reefs and put it into videos on youtube.

    I’m glad they are making stuff like this so ordinary people can explore otherwise unaccessible places. Not sure if the price-tag is going to be for ordinary people, but it could be something several people pitch in on and then share it. A thousand dollars isn’t much if you split it three ways – good idea, right? Then you would have your own video submarine gadget – the seawolf. Love the idea!!

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  2. marshal

    This is a crazy-cool drone! I can’t believe it’s less than 20lbs. Now what’s the guarantee on it though just in case it dies or fails under-water? An hour of diving time is super impressive compared to land and air drones. It moves fairly impressively considering the dynamic of the situation and technology. What a fair price, I’d definitely be interested in saving up for this. I like how interactive the camera device is and physical controls are for this. I’ve never seen something like this before. How would it hold up from an attack or bump into say a reef, big shark, or rocks, etc? In other words, how strong/resilient is it and how swift can it be in terms of navigating underwater to avoid said ‘hazards’? This is so sweet. I can’t believe I’ve wasted money on flying-drones when this was always around. Does it have night-vision as well?

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  3. michelle

    i second that, how cool would it be to be able to drive in one of these! i always look at the drones or “giant” RC planes and wish I could get in one of them, or that they’d design a one seater that was of a comparable price margin.

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