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Divers can Snapchat from under the sea

Divers could soon Snapchat from under the sea after the Royal Caribbean unveiled its SeaSeeker spectacles.

The travel company has teamed up with Sexton, an Oregon-based firm, to create the underwater Snapchat Spectacles, which would allow the wearer to update their Snapchat memories from the ocean.

The team are currently testing several prototypes, which can be submerged for 30 minutes underwater and can operate up to 150 feet down below the water edge.

Jim Berra, CMO and SVP of marketing at Royal Caribbean International, said: "The SeaSeeker will enable all adventure-seekers to get a front-row seat to the thrilling adventures found underwater in a way that has never been possible before. Snapchat continues to be a favourite channel for curious travelers and is the ideal platform for this first-of-its-kind undersea exploration.

"We are excited to find an innovative way to use the Snapchat Spectacles with our SeaSeeker mask so that we can bring the underwater experience to our guests as they visit the incredible destinations we sail to. We've even taken the added step of applying for a patent for the SeaSeeker mask so that we can bring it to our guests exclusively."

Divers in Mexico are trialling the SeaSeekers but Royal Caribbean hope their guests will get a chance to use the spectacles soon.

The team behind the mask are hoping to encourage "maturing millennials" to explore the oceans, as 95 percent of the world's seas has yet to be looked at with the human eyes.

It is not the first Snapchat spectacles to be made; last year, Snapchat released its own Spectacles, a range of sunglasses that allows users to film 10 second video clips and upload them to the app.

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