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A floating snorkel that stretches out allowing the swimmer to dive deeper and still have fresh air! Read more

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A floating snorkel that stretches out allowing the swimmer to dive deeper and still have fresh air!

Orlando, FL Gadgets
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Ryko Koldenhof
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So far it works quite well in theory but there are things that need improvement. For instance the check valves are sub standard, the fittings aren't very good, and all in all the materials are very cheap. I really want to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to explore under water  more easily than with an ordinary snorkel, also this would be more cost efficient as opposed to scuba gear and the licenses for that. The Scuba Snorkel will open a new world of exploration for the everyday person/swimmer and transportation will be much easier opposed to scuba gear.

I just need to get my hands on better materials. With your pledge I will be able to acquire quality products to create a safe reliable finished product for everyone. Thank You.

NOTE: For safety purposes the finished product will have a Surface Marker Buoy instead of the plain white ball that you see in the video. This will allow others (Divers, Boaters, etc.) to be aware of your presence under the water. I have also considered making uniquely colored buoys to differentiate from others. This would allow parents to quickly and easily locate their child, or even for friends to locate each other with ease.

I have provided an image of such an indicator for reference below.




Surface marker buoy.
Surface marker buoy.

 

the original concept art and idea.
the original concept art and idea.

 

next page continued with the idea of the refined mouthpice checkvalve.
next page continued with the idea of the refined mouthpice checkvalve.

 

Risks and challenges

SAFETY IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!! The Scuba Snorkel will be tested to insure proper functionality and safety while not diminishing ease of use. The goal is a safe user friendly under water breathing apparatus.

There are several obstacles that may cause complications for instance:
The ball not being buoyant enough, the check valves not working properly, the hose being either too strong not allowing you to dive, or too weak that will cause it to stretch way far out when swimming normally on the surface.

These are all things that i have considered and am willing to spend time on to resolve. Questions please ask and thank you for your interest!

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FAQ

  • I have have spoke with some friends and family, also people from KICKSTARTER. Many concerns are how well the Scuba Snorkel will work at greater depths. Now the physics prove that there is a flaw in the design, the flaw is that it is not only difficult but imposable to inhale due to the pressure exerted on your diaphragm from the the weight of the water restricting proper respiration.

    Ultimately I have a solution for this but due to the lack of a patent I'm unwilling to disclose this information from the fear of it being taken . It is in the works and that is why i started this campaign. I know I can make this work but only with your help. Give me the opportunity and make this a reality.

    You make the difference.Until next time, Thank you!

    Oh yea... I would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to write me and ask any questions. I'm glad to chat with ya and provide an answer.

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    You pledge to support the research and development of the Scuba Snorkel. Your contribution will help refine this product into something that will be very safe & user friendly.

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    You pledge to support the research and development of the Scuba Snorkel. Your contribution will help refine this product into something that will be very safe & user friendly.

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    You pledge to support the research and development of the Scuba Snorkel. Your contribution will help refine this product into something that will be very safe & user friendly.

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    I will send one to your front door in its finished form with shipping included in the price!!

    I ask this much because I don't know how much it will cost to make a finished product.
    Also thank you!! You helped make this posible you are awesome!!

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Funding period

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