We are Sam and Amanda from DeepTrekker! We make underwater ROV and Drones for Search and Rescue, Exploration, and more! Ask Us Anything!
My short bio:
We are Deep Trekker! We produce and engineer some of the best underwater drones and ROV's on the market. We cater to small businesses, fishermen, search and rescue, boaters, treasure hunters and anyone who wants to see what is underwater.
We started this company 5 years ago. Our founder Sam and 2 friends lost a flashlight overboard in a local lake and were determined to engineer and design an underwater robot that could retrieve it. We quickly discovered that an affordable product to explore underwater didn't exist at that time. Sam decided to start a company and build one.
We had no idea when we started building underwater drones that there would be such a commercial market for an affordable alternative.
After a lot of tweaking, testing and refining we built a ROV that we are very proud of. Our customers are global. We have sold ROV's in 68 countries. Although we started with the idea of making a fun underwater drone, what we have produced is a serious piece of engineering that can handle commercial and search and rescue operations. (It's still a lot of fun to just play with in a pool or lake!)
There is a lot of misinformation about underwater drones and ROV's circulating lately. With the surge in the interest in this topic we really wanted to find a platform to be totally transparent, discuss this topic and answer every and all questions people might have.
We, (Sam and Amanda) are excited to get on this AMA and talk about our passion, exploring under the water.
We are looking forward to hanging out with everyone for a few hours. We'll talk about everything to do with underwater drones, Rov's and the technologies and challenges that go with that. We can also branch out to talking about bootstrapping a company and female entrepreneurship. Whatever you guys want to ask, we're ready to talk! Come hang out with us and ask us anything (really).
- Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker President
Hey guys, what an amazing experience. We had to take off after 5pm EST, but please continue to ask us any and all questions you have, and we will get to all your questions throughout the next few days.