It's about time to explore differently
From developing our products and engaging with our community, we want to confront environmental indifference and inspire people to speak for the Ocean - as a seamless part of the dive. Join the next generation of divers in re-envisioning diving as an act of meaningfulness.
Every Dive Counts.
Any real change is a collective effort. Through empowering divers across the globe, we will help reverse the steep decline of life beneath the surface. Dive by dive.
Meet our Team
The Ocean has no boundaries or borders. Our team consists of a mix of personalities and competences from twelve different nations, and the one thing that brings us together is the wish to preserve our playground. Some of us are hardcore divers, and some just made their first bubbles. All members of our team are in the process of getting their PADI Open Water Certificate.
With a rich history of creating award winning products, the co-founders of Paralenz wanted to create something dear to their hearts - a true dive camera made for a life underwater. A Kickstarter campaign set their dream to life, and the Paralenz camera was further shaped and developed in association with alpha testers all over the world: 250 divers from 38 countries.
The team become curious about why there was no specific Action Camera made for divers. With every product seemingly only made to be underwater an after-thought, with clumsy housing and filters to get some of the correct colors. An idea was born...
Development of a camera made for divers conceptualised and very early feedback from the local Danish dive community was gathered.
We finished models of the camera design.
Testing camera prototypes prior to campaign.
Photoshoot for the Kickstarter campaign.
Shooting of the Kickstarter video at Kullen in Sweden.
Kickstarter launch - $300.000 USD in 10 days - over 600% funded in total. 1250 backers in total.
We now have 200 A-testers from all over the world on board to help us
Designs completed and parts sourced from 17 different suppliers.
The very first working camera!
Our first DEMA show. Held in Las Vegas where we get to meet a lot of our backers from Kickstarter :)
First A-tester cameras shipped for testing of the build quality.
15 upgrades and improvements based on the feedback from the A-testers is made
Second shipment of cameras for the A-testers are ready.
A-testers dive with color plates to get the material needed to develop the DCC
Final FCC approval for all upgrades and production. The hardware is complete!
One last delay. The very day that the cameras were set to leave Hong Kong, super typhoon Hato hit, giving us a weeks extra wait.
Mass production complete with units shipped to over 1250 backers from 72 countries
DEMA show in Orlando
Leaving Düsseldorf late at night after 9 days of BOOT show
Fun and games :)
We replace the plastic end-cap with an aluminum end cap (just like the A-testers asked for from the beginning...)
We start looking for investors
A comparison test in our harbour
Claus Moseholm joins Paralenz
All sorts of divers go to the DEMA
Signing the final papers with with the bank - it was urgent
Nordic Alpha Partner invest $4.5 million in Paralenz
Moving day. We outgrew our old place and pack up everything
Fun and games - and a little testing
Launch of new Paralenz identity