ROV / Underwater Drone

Skye Marine’s ROV/Underwater Drone is ideal for supporting underwater survey, inspection, environmental, conservation and TV/film work.

Skye Marine’s omni-directional ROV/Underwater Drone is powered by 6 thrusters allowing precise control and remarkable manoeuvrability – it can move sideways, forwards/backwards, up/down, roll, pan, tilt and yaw with exceptional stability down to a maximum depth of 100m.

Below are a couple of pontoon mooring chain inspection videos from our FiFish ROV/Underwater Drone during a recent job on Skye. This gives a clear idea of the image quality we deliver to our clients.

Manoeuvrability and control is an important aspect when considering the intended use of any underwater drone, the importance of being able to move laterally alongside an object makes inspection tasks so much easier. Skye Marine’s ROV/Underwater Drone has a number of special features such as Posture Lock and Depth Lock that set it aside for inspection and filming tasks. Posture Lock allows the user to set the pitch or roll angle to within 0.1° then lock this angle e.g. tilt the drone to 45° then lock that angle while moving in the desired direction. Depth lock allows the user to lock the depth at which it operates. These features are especially useful when performing hull, seabed, wreck, dock inspections etc.

The integrated Sony 4K UHD camera has an ultra-wide angle lens giving 166° field of view which is ideal for video photography and inspection tasks. With two variable intensity 2000 lumen LED headlights, the ROV/Underwater Drone can be used to record video or take photos even when there is no ambient light. The camera has an aperture of 2.5 and a maximum ISO of 6,400, which means it performs well in low light conditions and provides bright clear images. The camera delivers 4K footage at 30 frames per second or can film at 1080p with an impressive resolution of 120 fps. With an advanced motion stabilisation system the ROV/Underwater Drone also avoids blurred shots.


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