Capture amazing, one of a kind underwater footage.
Trident Underwater Drone

The next generation underwater drone.

The 

Trident underwater drone

 enables you to experience the underwater world in a completely new way. Whether it's for work or recreation, this easy-to-use platform helps you do and see more.
100m Max Depth
3 Hr Dive Time
2 m/s High Speed
1080p Live Video
It feels like an amusement park ride‐except it's real. You're really driving around underwater, exploring.
Trident underwater drone featured by GIZMODO

OPTIMIZED CAMERA SYSTEM

The Trident Underwater Drone has a camera system specifically optimized for the underwater environment. Trident's advanced color correction algorithms allow you to see the underwater world with all its colors.

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Trident Underwater Drone
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GoPro 4 Black

LIVE VIDEO FEED

While piloting, you're always in control and have a live video feed of your underwater drone.

Live video

SHOT WITH TRIDENT UNDERWATER DRONE

Trident Shark Encounter

In October 2017 we sent one of our Trident Underwater Drone beta units to dive with Great White Sharks in Isla Guadalupe. Every year, these sharks congregate at this remote island off the coast of Mexico to feed on tuna and elephant seals.

Scientists are studying the behavior and population of the sharks. By using acoustic tags, satellite transmitters, and photo ID, they help to protect this shark hotspot. The use of underwater drones offers a new, safer, and less intrusive way to study the sharks and give insight into their behaviour without the direct presence of humans.

Diving With Sea Lions

Ever wondered what it is like to be a sea lion and be part of their group?

Mitch and Dominik took one of our beta units of the Trident Underwater Drone on a trip with Shark Stewards to the Farallon Islands and got incredible footage of the sea lions swimming and checking out Trident.

Night dive in Guadaloupe

What lies below the ocean surface?
This is footage from a night dive at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Trident was diving to about 95m/310ft to see what most probably no human eye ever saw. Isla Guadalupe, famous for its Great White Sharks obviously has a lot more to offer!

Galapagos Shark

Diving in the Galapagos, 30m under the boat and the locals come and say hi!
Bacalao Grouper, Razor Surgeonfish, and a curious Galapagos Shark, all come and say hi to Trident!

Blue Whales

Blue whales - the largest animals on earth at up to 30m (100ft) and weighing up to 70 tons or more. These gentle giants approached Trident and continued on their path undisturbed.

See more videos:

Trident Shark Encounter
Diving With Sea Lions
Night dive in Guadaloupe
Galapagos Shark
Blue Whales

CUSTOM SENSORS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Trident is just the beginning. It’s easy to use, but can also be extended to include custom sensors or add-ons depending on your specific use. Add-ons are attached to our published and standard bolt pattern and interface with the main vehicle via WiFi.
Contact our team to learn how we can serve your needs.

Extensibility
GoPro Mount

TECHNICAL SPECS

SIZE AND WEIGHT
EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS [L X W X H]410 mm [16.14 in] X 205 mm [8.07 in] X 86 mm [3.37 in]
WEIGHT3.40 kg [ballasted for freshwater], 3.485 kg [ballasted for seawater]
PERFORMANCE
DEPTH RATING100 m [328 ft]
MAXIMUM SPEED2 m/s [3.89 kts / 7.2 kph / 4.47 mph]
BATTERY AND POWER
BATTERY ARCHITECTURE3S4P Li-NMC 18650 cells with built-in PCM, UN 38.3 approved
CAPACITY95 Wh
CHARGE TIME1.5 hr from 20% to 80%, 3 hr for 0% to 100%
NOMINAL RUN TIME3 to 4 hrs under normal operation (using thrusters, lights, and actively piloting)
POWER CONSUMPTION30 W nominal (10 W min, 180 W max)
CHARGER POWER REQUIREMENT120 VAC or 240 VAC (no ground required)
INTERFACE AND COMMUNICATION
WiFi INTERFACE802.11 b/g/n
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWorks on a modern Android (minimum 5.1) device through the OpenROV App.
VEHICLE PAYLOAD DATA INTERFACEWiFi
ENVIRONMENTAL
OPERATING WATER TEMPERATURE RATING-2°C to 40°C
STORAGE TEMPERATURE0°C to 25°C
CHEMICAL RESISTANCESeawater, Diluted Chlorine
CAMERA SPECIFICATION
RESOLUTION1080p @ 30 fps, recorded
VIDEO LATENCYVery low latency (~120 ms)
VIDEO COMPRESSIONh.264
FEATURESExcellent color rendition and high dynamic range, opmized for low light and underwater. High field-of-view. Sapphire window to protect against scratches.
Lights
NUMBER3 forward facing LEDs on each side
TOTAL LUMENS360
COLOR TEMPERATURE4000K
TETHER SPECIFICATION
AVAILABLE LENGTHS25 m, 100 m
MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL LENGTH150 m
BREAKING STRENGTH100 kg, Kevlar reinforced
BUOYANCYNeutrally buoyant in freshwater, slightly positive in seawater
FEATURESHigh visibility yellow with wear-resistant polyurethane jacket
SENSORS
NAVIGATION3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, cm-resolution depth sensor
OTHERInternal barometer, battery usage
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