I don’t know if anyone reading this has experienced bringing family out for snorkeling with kids and wife that are afraid of water.
Being an avid diver/snorkeling person I wanted to make a solution that would help my wife feel more comfortable in the water and allow her to swim as fast as me.
This got me thinking and I built this prototype using 2x T200 thrusters. My nephew called it Bruno the Snorkeling buddy.
I never imagined the success I got over the weekend when we tested the prototype.
My young nephew who is 6 years old who can’t go in the water without clinging to her mother was perfectly content with clinging to Bruno instead.
I ended up going for a 2km snorkeling adventure and found it to be very useful even for me. The compartments allowed be to store some drinking water, towel and a snack. The propulsion helped we cross some sections that were featureless. The shade prevented me from being sunburned…
Still a lot of improvements to be made like getting the voltage up to 20V to get more thrust and a changeover switch for a second battery but I am sure it will turn out to be a great product for familles and resorts.