BLU3 – pronounced “blue” like the color of the ocean
BLU3 is an innovative company committed to developing the world’s most user-friendly line of dive systems to ever float on the ocean’s surface. Our battery-powered surface-supplied air (SSA) dive systems with patent-pending technology are revolutionizing the way people enter the water and experience the underwater world.
There has never been a better way to transition from snorkeling to breathing underwater.
At BLU3, our passion stems from the excitement of introducing people to the underwater world in a way that will motivate them to conserve and protect what lies beyond the surface. Our purpose is to enable others to enjoy the underwater world with ease and in a way that fosters environmental awareness. This is what it means to #diveBLU3.
BLU3 was founded as a subsidiary of a public company by Blake Carmichael in 2017 – an electrical engineer by trade and native Floridian passionate about the ocean. Blake and his father, Robert Carmichael, a long-time aquanaut, set out to build a line of cutting-edge dive systems that would encourage more people to go beyond the surface. When BLU3 joined forces with innovation expert John Colborn and his patentable technology, the dream rapidly shaped into reality. Add in Robbie Kipp, a bright young Ocean Engineer from FAU, and the mission to develop BLU3’s first product solidified.
BLU3 is a sister company to Brownie’s Third Lung, a leader in the SSA industry celebrating 50 years of innovative dive and water safety products. BLU3 is headquartered in South Florida, a strategic location which allows us to design, build, and test right in our own backyard.
underwater.com.au is an official dealer for BLU3 products with full warranty support.
For more than 30 years Edi Frommenwiler, owner of one of the very first liveaboards sailing around Indonesia, has been diving, filming and documenting the marine life at world famous dive locations like Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Komodo and Alor.
The winners of the Third Annual Underwater Tour Awards have been announced. The prestigious annual international competition encourages and inspires passion for photography, exploration and discovery from behind the lens and helps raise awareness of the world’s incredible, fragile marine and aquatic inhabitants and their environments. For the first time the Underwater Tour Awards partnered with environmental education and action organisation, Take 3, and introduced a new novice category, The Take 3 for the Sea Contest. Proceeds from registration fees and additional donations were given to Take 3.