The MiniDive bottle, revolution or simple gadget?
What is the MiniDive?
The MiniDive is an invention made in France which 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 a depth of 5 meters, and stay between 5 and 10 minutes underwater in complete safety. To recharge it, it's very simple, a bicycle pump will be enough for you, and it will take you 15 minutes to fill the bottle. If that seems too tedious to you, no problem, just use a conventional diving compressor. It is also possible to replace the empty compressed air cylinder with one already filled! The MiniDive will be on sale in early 2017 for the price of 699 euros, and you will need an additional 120 euros if you want to acquire a second bottle.
The risks of MiniDive?
MiniDive is ideal for divers who have a minimum of experience. Indeed, the reflex of the freediver (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.