MiniDive, the small diving tank that recharges by hand


The MiniDive tank, revolution or simple gadget ?

What is the MiniDive?

The MiniDive is an invention made in France that makes the practice of diving accessible to all. The MiniDive weighs only 2.5 kg, and its 0.5-liter capacity will allow you to descend to 5 meters deep, and stay between 5 and 10 minutes underwater safely. To recharge it, it's simple, a bike pump will suffice, and it will take you 15 minutes to fill the bottle. If this seems too tedious, no problem, you will only need to use a conventional diving compressor. It is also possible to replace the empty compressed air cylinder with another already filled! The MiniDive will be on sale at the beginning of 2017 for the price of 699 euros, and you will have to count 120 euros extra if you want to buy a second bottle.

The risks of MiniDive?

MiniDive is ideal for divers who have a minimum of experience. Indeed, the reflex of the apneist (to hold his breath) is not compatible with any system of this kind. If the person does not have the reflex to exhale during his ascent, the risk of pulmonary suppression becomes very important.