Introducing Ahi Heke and its first test dive!

We’re excited to name our new ROV Ahi Heke, which is Rapa Nui for “Fire Octopus.”

We christened Ahi Heke with its first test dive at the local marina.  We tested our control and video display methods in a real world environment, including currents and low visibility.  We were pleased to see video from the bottom even in the challenging conditions on our first dive.  We successfully used our head mounted display to combat the bright sunny conditions.  We identified items we want to improve and streamline, but we were very happy about how little Ahi Heke performed.