A DIY Breathing Device For Scuba Diving?

A Do It Yourself home made breathing scuba device for breathing underwater…. seriously??

Well, this little device seems to work for this scuba diver. However novel it is, I don’t think I would rely on it at all and I would certainly not recommend anyone trying any of these types of devices on their own. This content is just to keep you informed and updated about what is happening in the world of diving.

Technically it seems to work well under limited circumstances based on this video clip and the combination of components used to create this homemade scuba gear is intriguing, to say the least.

He constructs it out of basic every day items too.

Wow .. amazing how he put it together… of course as he states don’t do this on your own.

Watch this tutorial video made by the device creator and let us know what you think.

We received a lot of comments about this post, but  folks seem to forget that scuba gear was once only available as a DIY hobby…. and not too long ago.

In fact,  an Australian start-up company has recently come up with a more professional version of this DIY project.  It is called the SCORKL .  The idea behind this project is to make shallow scuba diving accessible to everyone with maximum safety… Their kick starter page details that the device is intended for trained scuba divers below a depth of 3m ..Humm

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.

Read for further details here on kickstarter.com

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  • I don't see effective C02 bleed on this device...Carbon dioxide poisoning for sure...starts with a headache...I am Certified Diver...you always need effective ways to purge Co2...this young man is heading for the hospital or the morgue for sure man.

    • I don't see how a build up of co2 could be possible when he's not rebreathing the air it's should be like breathing out of water

    • Youre stupid as shit. Hes not diving deep its just for a couple breaths underwater. Hes not rebreathing from it. I dive for a living and theres absolutely nothing unsafe about this

    • Nash, Since you want to show certs to make you sound like an authority on the subject. I'm a Certified Scuba Trimix Tec Instructor with over 20 years of Tec Diving, Public Safety Diving experience, along with almost 50 certifications.... Seeing the system is a simple shallow water OPEN circuit system... There is NO way he would get CO2 poisoning. Also CO2 poisoning (aka hypercapnea) would cause you to breath hard and faster. It can also can induce increased cardiac output, an elevation in arterial blood pressure, and a propensity toward arrhythmias. But, as he is using an Open Circuit system...your point is mute.

  • EXTREMELY dangerous. Too much o2 at depth below 20' will kill you (hypoxia) co2 buildup or worse carbon monoxide and you simply just goto sleep. PPO2 monitor is a must for any endeavour like this. I know because my setup has one.

    • Man youre even worse. Theres nothing dangerous about that guys contraption. And you dont even know youre dive science. Oxygen isnt toxic until 60' and thats if it 100% o2. And its called HYPERoxia if its TOO MUCH. Scuba-tard

      • Brandon. you are 90% correct. Only point I would correct is Oxygen becomes toxic when the Partial Pressure nears or exceeds 1.0. At 1.6 (20feet)PPO2, your CNS limit is 45 minute. I guess Kenneth didn't watch the video as to pumped the two small cylinders with air... PPO2 is good to 220

      • Actually, O2 at 100% is toxic at a maximum depth of 20 feet (some say 15'). If you try to dive to 60 feet on pure O2, you'll be dead long before you reach that depth. The maximum depth at which O2 becomes toxic for a diver breathing regular air (78% N2, 21% O2, 1% trace elements) is 1.6 ata of O2, a depth of 218', but you'll deal with the adverse effects of N2 long before that depth.

  • To much Glue, gives me the the chills. We use to use seeds when we lost something. This has potential to be good but as is it could lead to a false sense of security and someone could get hurt. Cool idea. I don't think I'd go that deep with it. What happens if you exhale and the plastic cap comes unglued ?

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