aquabionic abs, World’s First Binding System for Diving Fins, Raises 135% of Funding Goal on Kickstarter

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CETATEK launched the innovative aquabionic abs boot-binding system that represents the most radical improvement of diving fins in 90 years.

Comparable to a cross-country ski-binding or an alpine ski-binding, abs is being developed in collaboration with leading manufacturers of ski- and sport-shoe equipment in Austria and Germany.

CETATEK has taken the design of a typical diving fin one step further by introducing aquabionic abs, a hybrid boot that connects to a range of blade modules using a ski boot-style binding system. aquabionic abs is designed with a range of interchangeable fin-blade modules that feature hands-free, step-in connection on hard surfaces and one-hand, instant connection in the water. The all-in-one diving system recently surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter and is set to come to fruition by November of this year.

CETATEK’s patented warp (water adapting responsive propulsion) technology anticipates a diver’s kick impulse and amplifies the strength and kick style of any diver by actively adapting the fin blade profile during use. This results in reduction of surface air consumed and overall more efficient propulsion. The aquabionic abs system is set to be at the forefront of lightweight, travel-friendly fins.

“Unintentional release is not possible. Once a blade module is attached, it is an integral element of the boot,” says President and CEO Jan Ortwig. “Comparable to a cross-country ski-binding or an alpine ski-binding, abs is being developed in collaboration with leading manufacturers of ski- and sport-shoe equipment in Austria and Germany.”

aquabionic abs’ unique system delivers unparalleled performance, reliability, technological innovation and material quality in comparison to common fin solutions. The team behind the aquabionic abs has introduced the world’s first iteration of a boot-binding system for diving fins with Y-frame interface technology.

The abs system is designed to be used in any dive condition and even with dry suits. The abs boots feature a quick-lace girth adjustment to allow for use with 2mm, 3mm, 5mm & 6mm thermal insulation. They are built using the Mondopoint system, which also takes foot width into account and allows for better fitting than most other sizing systems. It is also used by NATO and other military services.

With nearly 250 backers on board and mentions in publications, like Digital Trends and Dive Magazine, aquabionic abs is showing no signs of losing steam as it inches closer to the $100,000 funding mark.

Divers can still pre-order the aquabionic abs starting at just CA$252, a 35% discount off the future retail price. Set to ship in November 2018, the aquabionic abs is the latest high-tech accessory that divers worldwide have been waiting for. To learn more, visit the campaign page at


CETATEK is a company based in Vancouver Canada, well known as the gateway to the best cold water diving in the world. CETATEK’s underlying goal is to re-examine the issues that have been facing divers for generations and provide new and elegant solutions that outperform the status quo. aquabionic fins are just the first of many new products that are backed by a promise to fundamentally change the way divers move, see, and live in the waters of the world. To learn more, visit

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