Could these Artificial Gills Allow us to Swim Underwater Without Air?

Triton. A state-of-the-art oxygen respirator, that allows you to breathe underwater up to 45 minutes and at a maximum depth of 15ft by utilizing our ‘artificial gills’ technology & liquid oxygen technology.

The promise of this product is to be able to swim among tropical fish, marvel at exotic coral and experience the serene beauty of marine life − without having to come up for air.

The people behind this project have even started their own IndieGoGo Campaign, but there has been a lot of controversy with their product, because many people seem to think this is a hoax.  The Campaign is raking in cash — more than $600,000 at the time of this post.

It's easy to see the appeal of the handheld device, called the "Triton." Diving equipment is heavy and complicated. Meanwhile, the Triton looks seductively simple and the campaign says it "allows you to breathe underwater."

But despite the slick crowdfunding campaign, there's no real evidence that this device actually works, multiple experts told Tech Insider.

We all want this to work. Hopefully we will get see proof that it does before actually using it to breathe underwater — or before paying $299 for one.