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Was This a Million Dollar Scam?

an investment opportunity for the gullible

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In Thunderball and Die Another Day, James Bond dived with a mouthpiece fed by what looked like a little CO2 cartridge, but they were movies. Some time ago, the Internet carried stories of a device a diver could hold in his mouth that would enable breathing underwater without the aid of a tank.

It resembled a regulator mouthpiece with bicycle handlebar grips attached at both sides. It was called Triton and was initially a mocked-up design concept of a college student.

Triton

In August 2014, Undercurrent published a piece entitled "There's Something Fishy About This Dive Gear," pointing out that the device made no sense. However, American dive magazines pretty much ignored it -- why alienate a potential advertiser? -- and through mid-March of this year, the developers had raised nearly $900,000 from website crowd funding via Indiegogo. Regardless, just a few days ago we again warned our readers to stay away. But, was Undercurrent's appraisal wrong? Is this device about to revolutionize the dive market?...


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