new, ground-breaking communication device for scuba diving professionals
in partnership with France Telecom and Certicom International,
has developed the first GSM / DIVER communication system. This
advanced system allows two-way communication between a diver in
action underwater and a topside person on a boat or platform,
the nearby shore or thousands of miles away !
the GSM network coverage, the topside person uses his cell phone
or regular phone to establish a wireless communication with an
interface buoy anchored next to the diving site. The interface
buoy is connected by a hard-wire link to an underwater unit, consisting
of an electronic transceiver box and a dedicated mouthpiece (AMPHICOM®'s
active mouthpiece). The underwater unit is mounted on a standard
tank / regulator set.
the system receives an incoming call, the underwater unit triggers
a strobe flash and a sound signal to get the divers' attention.
The diver, after taking to his mouth the regulator equipped with
active mouthpiece, simply depresses a push button on the control
pad to take the call.
For an outgoing call, the diver uses an underwater keypad to dial
a phone number anywhere in the world.
GSM / DIVER system, intended for use in underwater operations
to increase safety and efficiency, could be available as from