The Air-Buoy has no more drag than a regular SCUBA set-up. As long as you move at a regular pace and the seas are calm. You will notice a slight tugging on your back where the Air-Buoy hose is attached to your back if you are moving swiftly through the water.
A light harness to keep the air line out of the way, a weight belt, a mask and fins.
You can go about 30 feet, because we limit the hose for safety reasons to 30 feet. Most diving is done at shallower levels and we have found that, this satisfy's the interest of the general population of divers. Using the Air-Buoy has the same physiological issues as SCUBA diving and great care must be taken when diving with compressed air.
We encourage the user to have SCUBA or similar certification since diving underwater with compressed air is inherently dangerous and requires training.
Approximately 90 minutes. However the time depends on your depth of diving . Under shallow conditions the Air -Buoy can last over 2 hours, with one charge.
The compressor box weighs about 30 lbs. This can be carried in your hand like a lunch box or on your back in the Air Buoy float bag. The Air-Buoy float bag weighs about 10 lbs. and can be carried on your back for transferring it, along with the air hose, the regulator and your other dive gear.
One or two persons can use the Air-Buoy. Two people can use it at a depth of about 15 - 20 feet, for compfortable air pressure. One person can use it down to 30 feet for a comfortable dive. Also you can share it with others by just taking off the harness belt and handing it over to the next person. It is not uncommon for 2 or 3 people to use it during one outing since the Air-Buoy can last over 2 hours under casual conditions.
The Air-Buoy comes with a wall mount power supply that plugs into any 110 volt power source. It takes about 2.5 hours to recharge it. The Lithium Polymer Battery is designed for over 2,000 charges.
You should be in decent physical fitness. Diving underwater is inherently a dangerous adventure and you must be ready for all types of experiences.
Air-Buoy is a registered trademark of AirBuoy, Inc.