Smart scuba diving mask – The Scubus S system

Do you like “Smart Things” in your life? Almost everything has a smart version nowadays, so let’s read some information about a new concept, The Scubus S smart scuba diving mask!

It does not matter you go diving or snorkeling, a smart scuba diving mask could help you to make your adventure easier and more memorable.


The Scubus S – Augmented reality smart diving mask

The Scubus S, the world’s first augmented reality mask was designed by Noah Smith. The basic idea was to make the underwater communication easier by using a smart scuba diving mask.

If you like to be in the water or underwater, you also know it is difficult to communicate with your team members. It is impossible by using your mouth, so you need to use your hands, special signs if you would like to make contact with your buddy. These signs are not always clear, people can forget or just mix them.

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The smart scuba diving mask are able to send short ” messages to the others by using the chat function. OK, it is not a real chat, because you can send only short ” pre-typed” messages like “Help me” or “Take a photo of me” but it is an easy and fast way for signing. The short message will appear in your chat window on your display. These features can make scuba diving safer. The ability to chat is limited in distance: up to 100m/300 feet.

Design and technical datas

The Scubus S system consists of two parts : the smart scuba diving mask and a watch, which is the remote controller for managing your mask.

An interesting fact is, that the smart scuba diving mask use the acoustic wave as means of communication like the submarines. Bluetooth , radio waves and wireless systems do not work well underwater, but it is completely the opposite with the acoustic waves. The acoustic waves work even better underwater than on the surface.


The smart scuba diving mask is a very high-tech mask, with ergonomic design (masks fits any type of face, equipped with anti-fog glass) and useful functions.

Main technical features:

  • Dual Core CPU
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Memory 16 GB
  • HD Camera (Angle : 135 degree wide, HD Videos 1080 P at 30fps or 720 P at 60fps, Photo 12 MP)
  • LED Flashlight for good photos even in low light conditions
  • Head Up Display (real time infos like depth and water temperature)
  • Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable via USB)

The Scubus S smart scuba diving mask in currently in development. We have no exact information about the launch date and price, but if we find we will update this article.


Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with the ocean when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea in 2008. Since then , she is traveling all over the world to discover our waters. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. Visiting mega-cities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. She is interested in sustainable traveling and marine conservation. She is hoping to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!