Aqua-View Search and Rescue 3-1-2013

 Underwater ArchaeologyAqua-Vu Claw Discover reveals – and retrieves – lost treasures



Crosslake, Minn. Bluewater treasure hunters likely evoke fairytale images of swashbuckling pirates and old wooden chests overflowing with gold doubloons. Nevertheless, the truth remains that millions and perhaps billions of dollars in lost fortune lay at the bottom of lakes and oceans the world over. For those fortunate or skilled enough to own and operate scuba gear, some of these treasures merely await the effort and desire to discover.

But forget finding the lost city of Atlantis. All you want to do is locate and recover your car keys, cell phone or favorite fishing rod that flew overboard.



You’ll be glad to know there’s an easier and much more affordable way to conduct aquatic reconnaissance– and a waterlogged noggin isn’t required.

 Aqua-Vu, the company who over 15 years ago hatched the underwater viewing system category, recently engineered the ingenious Aqua-Vu Claw Discover. The specialized color underwater video camera seeks, finds and then recovers submerged swag with a vice-grip the likes of Baron von Raschke. The complete retrieval system sports an integrated robotic claw that’s capable of clamping down and lifting up to 50-pounds of goodies—the equivalent of a truck battery, or a boatload of lost loot. 


The treasure-seeking camera system features HD-grade color SONY optics and a 7-inch (800 x 480 px) color HD LCD with an impact resistant housing and protective tempered glass. Special 13-LED camera lighting illuminates dark or dirty water. The Claw is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt battery pack and includes a battery charger along with a custom carrying case. The steel, electroplated robo recovery claw opens and clamps shut remotely. For insurance, 75-feet of heavy duty marine cable boasts a break-strength exceeding 200 pounds.

Walk docks or piers, snatching lost valuables or even grab curious clawed critters for dinner. Bring it aboard and explore old shipwrecks. Or drop it through a hole in the ice and retrieve the smartphone that slipped from your buddy’s butterfingers. The Aqua-Vu Claw is a powerful, rugged recovery tool for recreational treasure hunters, serious recovery professionals . . . or even the elusive modern day Captain Hook. 



About Aqua-VuThe Original Underwater Viewing System, Aqua-Vu is manufactured by Outdoors Insight, Inc., and has led the underwater camera category in design, innovation and quality since 1997. They were also the first with on-screen displays of water temp, depth and camera direction, LCD monitor, IR and LED light systems, DVRs and now Digital Zoom. The Central Minnesota based company builds other popular outdoors products as well, such as the iBall Trailer Hitch Camera ( and Odor Check Moisture and Odor Control System ( For more information on Aqua-Vu, visit






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