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System helps divers speak normally at extreme depths

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Media captionThe new system allows divers to speak normally, even at extreme depths

A new communications system that allows divers to speak normally even at extreme depths has been invented by an Aberdeen company.

Developed by Nautronix and costing £1.3m, NasDive is a fully digital system.

It aims to unscramble helium-affected speech, allowing support vessels to communicate clearly with the divers at any depth.

The hope is it will ultimately improve safety in the industry.

A vessel has already been installed with the new system.

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