How Underwater Drones can minimise person to person contact during COVID

How Underwater Drones can minimise person to person contact during COVID

Underwater drones (or ROVs) are submersible, waterproof drones that enable users to explore marine environments remotely. 

They can be equipped with lighting and take high-resolution underwater images or video at a fraction of the cost of contracting professional divers.

Surprisingly Underwater Drones have been around since the 1950’s. Throughout history drones have had famous feats, including the discovery of the Titanic in 1985! Since then technology has progressed rapidly and innovation continues still. 

Underwater Drones are a natural progression whether it be for recreational use or practical use in the work force. They not only limit person to person contact, but they save on time and money.

At this time we are need to minimise person to person contact, allowing the Drone to enter the water on our behalf and controlling it remotely from a smartphone takes away the risk of contact.


Drones eliminate the need for workers to physically access hostile environments, where factors such as height, wind, waves, weather, and radiation can lead to accidents or health issues. 

We found a drone which is cost effective and easy to use. The FIFISH V6 drone with VR head tracking is built to handle an array of industrial applications such as safety/ship inspections and maintenance work. It’s also made for commercial uses such as underwater film/photography, marine/environmental research, search and recovery as well as aquatic farming.

An example of this is hull inspections of a ship. An easy alternative to a professional diving buddy system is to send the underwater drone down, saving you on time, money and minimising contact. Having an underwater drone makes it a one person job and you can do this from the safety of land. It’s an easy solution to resolve your problems and do things more efficiently. Work smarter not harder! 

The FIFISH V6 Drone Is omnidirectional which makes it able to navigate with ease through underwater currents. The integrated VR Head Tracking functions are easy to control and boasts an immersive experience into the virtual reality world.

It has a 4K UHD camera that’s equipped with image stabilisation and delivers Ultra HD videos with a 166° ultra wide angle. It's also equipped with obstacle avoidance sensors, and powerful lighting to record quality footage underwater. 

For professional or recreational tasks the FIFISH V6 gives you the eye to explore the aquatic world with endless potential and possibilities. There is also a mobile app which enables users to edit their footage and instantly share it online, this is perfect for the fast paced world we live in. 

If you are interested in hearing more about the FIFISH Underwater drone contact us at Underwater Australasia and let’s start a conversation, we are based here in Byron Bay.