See more of everything with the Crystal Kayak

This is all you need on your next trip to truly see the beauty of what lies beneath.

By Sam Yen 13/09/2017

Crystal clear waters teeming with marine life, they say. Well, it’s somewhat difficulty to appreciate that when you’re peering out of, or staring at the matte bottom of a kayak.

The American manufacturer of commercial-grade transparent kayaks promises to make everything a lot clearer with its water vessels that will inspire Instagram envy. It can be a bit unnerving stepping foot into a hull where you can see straight through into the blue – apprehensive in the deep ocean, certainly – but you quickly get used to it and appreciate the corals and anemones swaying right beneath your feet.

With an advanced polymer hull and corrosion-resistant hardware, the Crystal Kayak is also modular. A two-seater by default, the frame, seats and inflatable chambers can be removed and repurposed. Not only does this enable you to create a completely flat space to lie on, it also allows for easy stacking, storage and transportation. Two paddles and flotation pouches are included in the US$1,495 ($A1880) kayak package. For enthusiasts, the basic aluminium paddles can be upgraded into a deluxe fibreglass version that include blade angle adjustments.

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