FAQ

Dive in. Breathe easy. No scuba qualification required. SCORKL makes underwater freedom accessible for competent swimmers over the age of 15.

Go SCORKL with confidence. The SCORKL is safe, easy to use and fun for everyone. But it’s not a toy. 

Designed for shallow diving, the SCORKL should not be used below 6 metres.

The SCORKL is not suitable for users under the age of 10. Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult that is trained in SCUBA.

Decompression sickness is only a remote risk while SCORKLing because of the depth and time limitations. Pulmonary damage, however, is a very real risk if you hold your breath during ascent, or ascend too quickly. Remembering to exhale during ascent, and ascending slowly, dramatically reduces this risk. 

You’ll get an information kit with your SCORKL explaining how to use it safely. Read the manual from front to back, then back again. You can also visit our SCORKL School for extra information and tips.

In technical terms, the SCORKL fills to 200 bar (3,000psi). Translation? The SCORKL holds the equivalent of about 68 breaths*.

As a beginner, a normal respiration rate of 12-25 breaths per minute gives you approximately 3 – 6 minutes underwater*. Breathe in. And out.

A more experienced and relaxed diver looking to minimise air consumption can stay underwater for up to 10 minutes* if using a respiration rate of approximately 7 breaths per minute.

Note: Air consumption increases proportionally with depth in accordance with Boyle’s Law. This means the deeper you go, the faster you consume air. At 5m depth, you consume approximately 1.5 times the amount of air than you do at the surface. This means that at 5m depth, a SCORKL filled to 200 bar (3,000psi) holds the equivalent of approximately 45 breaths.

The SCORKL PRO is approximately 20% larger and holds the equivalent of roughly 80 breaths*.

The pressure gauge attached to your SCORKL is in your field of view, so you always know how much air you have left.

*At surface pressures

Your SCORKL is aware of its surroundings. Just like you. Each SCORKL has a pressure gauge to tell you exactly how much air you’ve got left. Check in as you explore and make your ascent before it gets too low.

Fill your SCORKL using our high-pressure hand pump, a compressor or straight from a scuba tank in seconds. Whenever, wherever your adventure takes you.

Pump slowly and deliberately. Stop at the top and bottom of each stroke to let the air flow through the tiny holes inside the pump. Make the upstroke count too. Use your body weight as it becomes harder to pump.

Save your energy. We advise pumping just five minutes at a time. Take a break. Go for a quick dip. Eat some hot chips. Then come back and keep filling. Open the bleed screw at the start of each cooling period so that heat and moisture can escape.

Can’t wait to dive in? You don’t have to fill your SCORKL cylinder all the way up to full pressure capacity (200 bar) for each dive if you plan to take shorter bursts in the water.

Use your free scuba tank refill adapter to fill your SCORKL using a scuba tank.

1. Unscrew the black cap from the refill port on your SCORKL regulator.


2. Place your free scuba tank refill adapter onto the refill port. Turn the knurled ring to the right until finger tight.


3. Attach adapter to the scuba tank valve. Avoid overtightening.
4. Open the scuba tank valve slowly and carefully until you can hear air passing into your SCORKL. Don’t open the valve any more.


5. When you can no longer hear any filling sound and the two tanks have equalised pressure, open the valve all the way on the large cylinder to ensure maximum fill. Close the scuba tank valve.


6. Bleed the pressure inside the adapter by depressing the bleed button. You can’t remove the adapter from the scuba tank until you’ve done this.


7. Detach the adapter from the scuba tank valve.


8. Unscrew the adapter from the refill port and put black cap back on.

Across the seas or through the skies, SCORKL is designed to travel. Check it in or carry on. Just don’t fill it before you do. If a valve inspection is required, unscrew the regulator from the bottle.