This week, global cruise company Royal Caribbean have breached a new frontier for social media. They’ve created and patented a pair of goggles which enable divers to stream what they see underwater straight to their Snapchat account. Previously off-grid depths are now just a Snap away,
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
In the words of Sam Lewis-Hargreave, “if a millennial goes to a club and no one on social media is around to see it, did it really happen?” We live in a digital landscape where photographic self-publishing is the primary proof one’s existence. For that reason, snorkelers, Scuba divers and freedivers will this week be breathing a sigh of collective relief; the invention of a ‘social diving mask’ has legitimated their hobby afresh for 2017.
How They Work
The mask, called a ‘SeaSeeker’, is essentially underwater housing for SnapChat Spectacles. They’re currently in prototype stage, but at present they cater for 30 minutes film time and can be worn up to 150 feet below sea level. The wearer can slot their Spectacles in and out of the goggles, making it possible to use a single pair on land and underwater.
Check out Ashleigh Baird’s SeaSeeker trial run below: