From the makers of GLADIUS PRO, comes DORY: the smallest, smartest and most affordable next-generation underwater drone.

According to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign set up for the DORY, this underwater drone is able to dive 49ft (with 15-meter tether) and capture video in stunning 1080P. This makes it a favourite among avid adventurers and fun-seeking travellers alike.

We think that there’s a lot to be excited about with DORY. From its ultra-portable form-factor to its approximate 1-hour runtime.

Intuitive controls and sharing

According to the Kickstarter page, CHASING (the company behind DORY) have created one app that makes your phone the controller for effortless maneuvering. The app also allows you to post footage or live-stream straight from your device.

Serious value-packed tech

The DORY is also packed with temp and depth sensors, gyroscopes and accelerometers. It has a five thruster propulsion system, a F1.6 Camera with 100 Degree FOV and an easy-to-use plug, plunge & play system for a smooth end-user experience.

How much is it?

If you pledge US$ 349 or more (about AU$ 518), you will get:

  • DORY Underwater Drone
  • Wi-Fi Buoy
  • Tether
  • Charger

There are also other pricing packages available on the Kickstarter page.

When can you get your hands on it?

According to the Kickstarter page, the first batch of Dory should begin shipping in late October or early November. It looks to be perfect timing for Australians heading into Summer. It also ships to anywhere in the world.


CHASING describes itself as a leading underwater drone company with sales to 40+ countries and world regions. With industry-leading underwater drone research and development and integrated manufacturing technology, CHASING is re-defining underwater exploration. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen, China with established offices or subsidiaries in Beijing, Chengdu, Kunming and Seattle, USA.

Want to know more?

You can head over to the CHASING DORY Kickstarter page which covers everything from the technical stuff, operation of the DORY, to information about warranties and returns.

* Remember that this is a crowdfunded project, so you are helping to fund the development of the project. The product is not yet finished. Please research the project thoroughly before spending any money.

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