Back in 2010, while on a sailing trip in the Mediterranean with his brother and father, 18-year-old Simon Sivertsen had a thought common to those of us who enjoy being under water: if it were possible to go just a little faster, wouldn’t it be almost exactly like flying? Wheels in his head turning, Simon proceeded to attach a piece of driftwood to a water-ski rope, thus creating the very first prototype for the SUBWING. Such a simple, yet brilliant idea, the rest of us are kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first. By 2012 a much more legit version was ready for sale.

SUBWING is composed of two wings attached at the center with a rotating joint. It is to be towed behind a boat going about 2.5-4.5mph with a recommended 50ft of rope.


Whether you’re looking for a gentle cruise below the surface, or to execute the underwater acrobatics of a dolphin, this product will make it happen. It is currently available in three different styles: carbon fiber for about $900, fiberglass for about $500, or a honeycombed polymer for about $300.