SCUBA to go? A new product by Mantus!
You may remember my post back in August where I described how I used a SCUBA tank connected to a dive regulator via a long hose to clean our boat bottom. After I shared that info, our friends from Mantus sent us an email to give us a heads up on a new product that they have slated for release later this year. Well, the product, what they’re simply referring to as Mantus Scuba, has now been officially announced, and after checking out their promo video, and reading the blurb on their website, I have to say that I think it looks pretty cool. It looks especially well suited as a tool for dealing with emergency underwater repairs, such as a fouled prop, or to assist with minor maintenance tasks, such as changing boat anodes.
From the Mantus site:
Mantus SCUBA system is designed to be compact, light and portable. Everything fits into a backpack (included) so you can have SCUBA gear with you on every adventure. It is an ideal system for cruisers, the small profile tanks fit easily in small places on the boat and allow you hassle free diving for all your underwater projects. Feel the freedom of movement of a free diver but do it with SCUBA gear.
Yes, you still need to be certified!
In order to use the system one still needs to be SCUBA certified, which at the moment, still rules us out. I can still appreciate the value of the product though, and if I ever decide to get certified, I’d love to have the opportunity to try it out.
Note: Yes, we are Mantus affiliates, so I suppose that if anyone purchases one of these systems from the above link, we’ll earn a bit of coffee money. I wasn’t asked to share this though. I just love supporting companies like Mantus who always seem to be pushing the envelop, and regularly introducing new, innovative, and quality products. And on that note, as Hurricane Matthew is now almost certain to impact the US, I just found this offer of free shipping from Mantus on Facebook:
To all our East Coast friends, STAY SAFE!!! If anyone needs anchors, bridles, hooks, shackles & swivels we are offering FREE SHIPPING (including expedited). Use code “MATTHEW”. If you need expedited shipping enter request in notes.