There are now Snapchat Spectacles for diving, but you can't have them yet


The Snapchat Spectacles are quite the weird gizmo. For those unfamiliar, they are a pair of sunglasses with a camera and an LED flash on either side that allow you to shoot videos and photos for Snapchat. However, just like a lot of other accessories, they're not best friends with water.

This is now bound to change, however, as the cruise company Royal Caribbean has partnered with Snap to offer its customers something rather unique – a diving mask with built-in Spectacles in it.

The new pair of waterproof shades, named SeaSeekers, can last up to 30 minutes underwater, and can survive a depth of 150 feet (around 45 meters). Admittedly, they do look a bit strange, but which diving mask doesn't?

The SeaSeekers are not available for the end-consumer just yet, though. For now, several prototypes are being tested with professional divers. One of them is the free diver Ashleigh Baird, who went down the Cenote El Pit sinkhole in Mexico. You can see the highlights from her dive in the tweet below.


Royal Caribbean is currently trying to patent the SeaSeekers, so it's highly likely that only its customers will have access to them, once they enter production. That being said, anyone can watch the videos from the test on the cruise company's Twitter and Snapchat profiles.

source: RoyalCaribbean via BusinessInsider

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2 Comments

1. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Just make spectacles 2 with IP68 and better transfer of the HD quality videos to Iphone's without needing to connect to the Wifi of the Spectacles. Even tough everybody in Europe can buy them now I think they are a bit too expensive for what you get. Would love to use them by the Beach and in the Sea or at the Pool. Make water resistant ones for like 99 to 129 Euros.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They actually look really cool for swim wear.

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