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Underwater Drones and ROVs that You Can Afford to Buy and Operate Easily

The latest trend and innovation in the world of drones is ROVs that can dive underwater, so we've featured three of these gadgets that are perfect for scuba diving and underwater photography and — best of all — that you can afford and buy now or in early 2017!

iBubble

The iBubble underwater video drone is the first hands-free underwater ROV of its kind. The diving drone is designed to follow you while you’re underwater, capturing amazing and high-quality footage without any operation on your part.

Battery Life: 1 hour
Camera: GoPro compatible
Weight: 11 pounds
Max Depth: 197 feet
Autonomous Mode: Yes
Manual Mode: Yes
Live-Video Feedback: Yes
Pre-Sale Price: $1,899
Contact: ibubble.camera


Trident

Available in early 2017, the Open ROV's latest development is the underwater HD video and photo drone the Trident. Touted for use by boaters, scuba divers and in underwater exploration, the ROV is just one of Open ROV's long list of products, including DIY open ROVs.

Battery Life: 3 hours
Camera: HD
Weight: 6.4 pounds
Max Depth: 328 feet
Autonomous Mode: No
Manual Mode: Yes
Live-Video Feedback: Yes
Price: $1,499
Contact: openrov.com


DTG2 (Starter)

One of a number of underwater ROVs by Deep Trekker, the DTG2 is a mini commercial-grade ROV said to be incredibly easy to maneuver.

Battery Life: 5-8 hours
Camera: HD
Weight: 18.7 pounds
Max Depth: 330 feet
Autonomous Mode: No
Manual Mode: Yes
Live-Video Feedback: Yes
Price: $3,899
Contact: deeptrekker.com

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