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Scorkl is lightweight, portable, refillable via hand pump and gives you up to 10min underwater
Scorkl is lightweight, portable, refillable via hand pump and gives you up to 10min underwater
Scorkl is lightweight, portable, refillable via hand pump and gives you up to 10min underwater
2,217 backers pledged AU$ 1,294,688 to help bring this project to life.

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SCORKL - Breathe underwater with TOTAL freedom

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USING THE SCORKL WITH AND WITHOUT SCUBA TRAINING  

The Scorkl is safe, easy and for everyone. However, if you are not a trained scuba diver there are restrictions on use and risks to be aware of. Misuse of the Scorkl can be dangerous. Whilst decompression sickness (more commonly known as “the bends”) isn't much of a risk because of the depth and time restrictions of such a small cylinder, pulmonary damage (chest expansion injury) is nevertheless a risk if a user holds their breath during ascent or ascends too quickly.

Non-scuba trained users should not use the Scorkl below 3m depth or more than five times in one day. Staying above 3m dramatically reduces this risk of pulmonary damage (although does not eliminate it entirely). Each purchaser will be provided with an information kit informing them of this (and other) risks of using the Scorkl as well as strategies to avoid them. These strategies will include, but not be limited to, staying above 3m in depth and not holding one's breath and/or exhaling during ascent, and not ascending too quickly.  

Scuba-trained users will be able to use the Scorkl below 3m at their discretion but they too will be warned of the same risks.  

The Scorkl is only intended for shallow water use. We recommend that scuba-trained users not use the Scorkl below 10m and that non-scuba-trained users stay above 3m in depth as mentioned above.  

Each Scorkl comes fitted with a pressure gauge so that the user can know how much air remains in the cylinder at any time.  

AIR QUALITY

The Scorkl can be filled either directly from a scuba tank or from our high-pressure hand pump. If filled from a scuba tank that itself has been filled by a commercial compressed air supplier, the air can be assured to be of good quality because of industry supplier standards. These standards are concerned mainly with carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oil and water levels. Since the Scorkl hand pump doesn't have as many working parts as a mechanical dive compressor, and is muscle-powered rather than petrol powered, the risk of contamination from latent carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is dramatically reduced. This is the same for oil contaminants. Notwithstanding this, each Scorkl pump comes fitted with an air filter which is comprised of the same materials, and performs the same function, as a filter fitted to a mechanical dive compressor. The Scorkl filter should be replaced after fifty refills and extras will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.  

EQUIPMENT STANDARDS, CARE AND MAINTENANCE  

The Scorkl cylinder and regulator are made to the same international specifications and standards as normal scuba cylinders and regulators and need to be visually inspected and/or tested as regularly as the guidelines in your country require (some are different). This may be as regularly as every year or every one hundred dives.  

The information kit provided to each purchaser will include information regarding recommended best practice methods for care and maintenance of each of the Scorkl components (cylinder, regulator, filter, hand pump, case).

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The Scorkl cylinder is manufactured to the same specifications and manufacturing standards as a normal SCUBA cylinder

The Scorkl regulator is an always-on, breathe-on-demand, balanced single stage regulator and uses the same time proven technology found in regulators used by SCUBA divers around the world. Each Scorkl comes with a pressure gauge which tells you how much air is left at any time

Each Scorkl comes with a FREE scuba tank refill adapter which enables you to refill the Scorkl from a scuba tank in seconds.

If you want to be able to refill the Scorkl whenever and wherever you like, we have developed a high-pressure hand pump option. See below for how it works.

 

The hand pump filter (below) filters air moisture and impurities

Adventure Case to transport and store your full Scorkl kit safely 

 

High-pressure hand pump can pump to 3,000psi+, filling the Scorkl with enough air to last up to 10 minutes underwater. It achieves these extreme pressures by using an intricate four-stage system:

 

The Scorkl regulator and high pressure hand pump have been in development for the last twelve months, with multiple sample orders manufactured and refined.

  

 FREE SHIPPING GLOBALLY

 FREE SHIPPING GLOBALLY

 FREE SHIPPING GLOBALLY

 FREE SHIPPING GLOBALLY

 

We will endeavour to manufacturer and ship within a four month timeframe from the end of the campaign period

 

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct¬ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

The Scorkl and hand pump require high-precision manufacturing and high-quality materials since they both operate with air stored at high pressures. The primary components are: the Scorkl cylinder, Scorkl regulator, hand pump chambers, hand pump rods, scuba tank refill adapter and hand pump air filter. All components have already been manufactured to high quality during sample runs.

The primary risk is of production delays. Coordinating with an overseas factory and maintaining quality throughout every step is a challenge. Fulfillment and shipping becomes a hurdle when dealing with thousands of orders. We will not rush through these steps and will tackle them carefully, one by one. We will take the Scorkl to the "design for manufacturing" step soon, and the target is to ship out units in October 2017.

There is some risk that items will not come exactly as pictured, due to manufacturing considerations. The promised function will not be different, and any style changes if any will be iterative and non-significant to the original look and feel.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    SCORKL FAN CLUB

    (7 USD, 7 EUR)

    Not yet ready for a Scorkl but keen to support the campaign? Pledge $10 or more here and we’ll put you at the top of the list for all future updates and product releases. Thanks for your support!

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    STARTER PACK A (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (147 USD, 131 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

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    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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    STARTER PACK A

    (199 USD, 178 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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    STARTER PACK B (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (295 USD, 263 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump

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    BUDDY PACK A (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (295 USD, 263 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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    To add to this reward, click here then add $269 to your Pledge Amount for each additional Scorkl, Pump or Case

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    STARTER PACK B

    (398 USD, 355 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump

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    Pledge AU$ 538 or more About $401

    BUDDY PACK A

    (398 USD, 355 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter

    Support us now and receive an exclusive Kickstarter price of 33% off retail price

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    To add to this reward, click here then add $269 to your Pledge Amount for each additional Scorkl, Pump or Case

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    BUDDY PACK B (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (442 USD, 394 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump

    Support us now and receive an exclusive early-bird price of 50% off retail price

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    To add to this reward, click here then add $269 to your Pledge Amount for each additional Scorkl, Pump or Case

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    STARTER PACK C (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (442 USD, 394 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

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    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump
    - 1 x Case

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    BUDDY PACK C (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (589 USD, 525 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump
    - 1 x Case

    Support us now and receive an exclusive early-bird price of 50% off retail price

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    STARTER PACK C

    (597 USD, 533 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 1 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump
    - 1 x Case

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    BUDDY PACK B

    (597 USD, 533 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump

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    BUDDY PACK C

    (796 USD, 710 EUR)
    33% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 2 x Scorkl
    - 1 x Scuba tank refill adapter
    - 1 x Pump
    - 1 x Case

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    POD PACK (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (884 USD, 788 EUR)
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    Select this reward to receive:
    - 6 x Scorkl
    - 2 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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    Pledge AU$ 1,508 or more About $1,123

    POD PACK

    (1,116 USD, 995 EUR)
    37% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 6 x Scorkl
    - 2 x Scuba tank refill adapter

    Support us now and receive an exclusive Kickstarter price of 37% off retail price

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    CAPTAIN’S PACK (LIMITED EARLY BIRD)

    (1,473 USD, 1,313 EUR)
    50% OFF RETAIL

    Select this reward to receive:
    - 10 x Scorkl
    - 2 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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    CAPTAIN’S PACK

    (1,772 USD, 1,580 EUR)
    40% OFF RETAIL

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    - 10 x Scorkl
    - 2 x Scuba tank refill adapter

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Funding period

- (31 days)