Drones can fly in the air so why can’t they swim underwater? In 2015 Nicolas Gambini, Founder of Notilo Plus the makers of iBubble, had the inspiration to take the typical air drone and its activities and make it do the same but underwater.
This exciting and forward thinking company consists of teams of experts in intelligent underwater exploration, with the preservation of underwater environments always in mind. iBubble ambassadors include a quadruple world freediving champion, oceanographers, marine biologists and underwater filmmakers.
We are delighted to represent Notilo Plus who produce the incredible underwater drone, the iBubble. The iBubble is more than just a drone, it is fully equipped with an advanced AI system, offering total autonomy and self-learning capabilities.
As one of the world’s finest and underwater drone manufacturers it is a privilege for us to represent iBubble both in London and throughout the United Kingdom. On this website I can only offer a taste of this innovative brand; nonetheless I shall try to give you a flavour of this fantastic product.
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Managing Director – Grosvenor Yachts
In October 2018 the global commercial launch of iBubble was announced. As a fully wireless, autonomous and intelligent underwater drone, iBubble can accompany divers for up to an hour and up to 197 feet depth, acting as their personal cameraman, enabling superior underwater imaging. This novel remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was designed using Notilo Plus’ patented underwater localisation technology, enabling subaquatic adventures without tethers.
iBubble is equipped with a state-of-the-art obstacle avoidance system, which allows it to smoothly follow a diver, while obtaining images of unparalleled quality for personal or commercial use. It features real-time image recognition, a unique stabilisation system as well as direct surface control, bringing outstanding performance to underwater imaging.
The iBubble ROV is an environmentally conscious device. It does not disturb the fragile marine ecosystem thanks to its minimal noise emission levels and its special obstacle avoidance capability. iBubble can be used for sports and entertainment filming, diving instruction, wildlife protection, search and rescue operations, naval or underwater infrastructure maintenance and subsea patrolling.
We are excited to introduce to the world the first fully wireless, autonomous underwater drone. With the countless cutting edge technologies brought by the iBubble, coupled with its ability to bring exceptional pictures and video footage, this is a remarkable and versatile device for any diving activity.
Nicolas Gambini, CEO of Notilo Plus
In addition to their work creating underwater drones for the most demanding requirements of sporting, scientific, industrial and defence sector professionals, Notilo Plus have adapted their products to meet the leisure requirements of yacht owners. iBubble leisure customers include yacht owners and their guests who want to discover more about the fascinating marine ecosystem that exists beneath their boat. Yacht captains have also appreciated the practical value of having a device onboard that can be used to check beneath the vessel and locate potentially interesting diving and swimming areas.