The Scoop: A waterproof drone called iBubble has made a big splash in diving communities around the world by using state-of-the-art technology to record, track, and film underwater adventures and explorations. It’s the perfect diving companion for friends, couples, and professionals who want to capture and share their underwater experiences with a larger audience. The iBubble drone uses seven propellers and sonar technology to move around underwater, and it can keep up with swimmers and record video for up to an hour and a half before bringing breathtaking images to the surface.

Notilo Plus is a French startup company with a bold spirit and big dreams. Its two co-founders combined their love of technology and deep-sea diving to create an automated underwater filming assistant that can track and follow swimmers.

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iBubble is the passion project of a tech-savvy team of dreamers.

The iBubble drone began with a somewhat crazy thought experiment: “What if we took the drones of the sky and made them work just as well in the ocean?” And it has become a revolutionary tool for diving filmmakers and diving enthusiasts around the world.

The first iBubble prototype was made mostly out of PVC pipes, but even that was enough to capture the interest and imaginations of water lovers everywhere. Thanks to a 2016 crowdfunding campaign and some key investments, iBubble has received many upgrades and design improvements, and it now works swimmingly.

Today, the sleek iBubble evo uses seven propellers to navigate in oceans, rivers, lakes, and swimming pools, and it can even hold its own in rough currents. The team designed and patented unique 360-degree sonar technology that allows iBubble to avoid obstacles and follow divers as they explore underwater worlds.

The iBubble was designed to be autonomous, wireless, and durable, and it can capture many special moments and assist in deep-sea adventures with its intuitive technology. Couples who love the water can use iBubble to create fun videos that showcase the wonder, excitement, beauty, and romance across the seven seas.

“We have plenty of diverse people in our team, from different origins, backgrounds and universities,” said Théo Cartereau, Communication and Marketing Manager. “But we are all connected by one very strong bond: our love of the Big Blue.”

Uniting People Who Are Passionate About Ocean Exploration

The ocean is full of wonders, and iBubble can capture them as the first completely autonomous underwater drone. This ingenious device follows swimmers on explorations, excursions, and filmmaking projects, making memories that last a lifetime.

The iBubble community includes people of all ages and backgrounds. It appeals to experienced divers who want to bring their adventures back home to their loved ones. Many professionals have also used the technology to create eye-catching videos and document underwater life.

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The iBubble evo can autonomously follow swimmers and record for an hour and a half underwater.

By recording seaworthy expeditions, iBubble has helped foster growth and exploration in many industries, and some academics have made use of the technology in their studies. The iBubble is a cutting-edge tool that supports recreational activities, marketing efforts, research projects, and a number of other endeavors in a variety of fields.

Ocean lovers of all backgrounds can take iBubble into the water and unlock a world of opportunity to scout, record, share, and connect on a deeper level.

Thanks to iBubble’s broad appeal, the tech company has grown from six employees to 30 in its first three years, and it has many partners, investors, and advocates backing its mission to bring underwater images to the surface.

While iBubble is simple and easy to use, the team encourages people to familiarize themselves with the equipment before going on their underwater adventures to avoid hangups and make sure they’re being safe.

“We’re all passionate about exploration and protection of our ocean, as we are witnesses of the beauty it holds and the dangers of pollution,” Théo told us. “That’s why our mission here at Notilo Plus has always been and will always be the knowledge and protection of our oceans by using our technology.”

Innovative Technology Revolutionizes the Diving Experience

Since it dove into the market, the iBubble has gotten a lot of media attention and been used by many enthusiastic swimmers, boaters, and scuba divers. It saves a lot of headaches and hassles when creating underwater videos or images, and the streamlined technology gives people the freedom to enjoy their underwater adventures without constantly worrying about capturing the moment themselves.

“The technology we have invented — and patented — is the cornerstone of our company.” Théo said. “We’re really proud of our community and ambassadors as well. Every week, we see new content created by our iBubblers, and that’s something we love to see.”

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The iBubble is a remarkable toy for travelers and an essential filmmaking tool for professionals.

Tronage, an American YouTuber, has come out as a vocal fan of iBubble. He has created instructive videos promoting the technology and offering tips for how to use it properly.

“Ultimately, this thing is damn cool,” Tronage said. “I can’t wait to take it out into a real environment.”

Brian Madera has also positively reviewed iBubble and used it to create a fun video diary of his trip to Balicasag Island Dive Paradise. He shared the video on Instagram and wowed his audience by giving them close-up looks at sea turtles, trumpet fish, frog fish, and other marine life.

The iBubble team is grateful for all the love and enthused testimonials from people who have used and enjoyed the underwater drone.

From individual snorkelers to luxury hotels, many fans and followers have added their voices and videos to the growing wave of iBubble-led adventures. Whether it’s facilitating an underwater proposal or assessing the seaworthiness of the underside of a boat, iBubble can support people as they dive into fun experiences and engaging activities.

It used to take considerable effort and equipment to document a marine life encounter or swimming trip, but now iBubble can record and capture those moments automatically without needing much prompting from the user. With this technology by their side, today’s divers can focus on the experience while the camera focuses on them.

“That’s where iBubble comes into play: it becomes your personal underwater cameraman,” Théo said. “That’s what’s cool — you don’t have to film, you simply enjoy your experience and iBubble takes care of your memories for you.”

iBubble Captures & Propels Fun Underwater Adventures

Notilo Plus took on a major challenge when it created iBubble, aka the world’s first wireless underwater drone, and it has been awash in success and opportunities ever since.

This fast-growing startup isn’t done growing yet. There’s still a lot of untapped creativity in this dynamic team, which sees many innovations still on the horizon.

“The future of the company relies on our technology,” Théo said. “Right now, we are working on a fairly big number of projects.”

Whether it’s bringing new equipment to diving professionals or new recreational tools for water-loving couples and families, Notilo Plus is a technology-forward company that aims to change the way people explore, discover, and discuss the oceans of the world.