The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface
  • The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface

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Technical specifications

NameWaste lift
FunctionBringing submerged waste to the surface
ManufacturingMade in France
Material316L marine grade stainless steel
ComponentsErgonomic Frame
Add-on : Weight compensation system for the equipped frame
Dimensions60 x 50 cm
Actual weight4.5kg (out of water, without diving equipment)
Apparent weight (under water)The lift's weight compensation system allows it to compensate for a load of up to 6kg. In other words, thanks to the floats, it's possible to equip the lift with 6kg of equipment (e.g. 1 bottle of 2-7L and other equipment) before the system starts to sink. We recommend adjusting the number of floats before diving.
Payload50kg, or about 15 Belubags filled with up to 4 kg of waste each
UsersDivers who are trained to use a parachute lift, freedivers who want to have a 'floating station' for their bags
Max depthUp to 20m (recommended use) and 40m (extreme use)

The waste lift cannot operate without a lifting parachute. It has been developed to lift a multitude of small loads (such as bags of waste). A parachute is therefore fitted to the frame of the lift to fill it with air and lift everything up. The advantage of the waste lift is that it can carry its own air supply (standard tank of 1-7L). It can therefore go back and forth between the seabed and the surface without depleting the divers' air supply. 

You will also need the following equipment (sold separately):

Scuba tank
Standard scuba tank from 1L to 7L. Manta Innovation recommends a 3L tank preferably aluminium rather than stainless steel to make the structure lighter.
Lifting parachute
Lifting parachute from 30L to 50L. The parachute must be equipped with a system that does not allow air to escape (duckbill type or pressure valve), so that once it reaches the surface, air does not escape it does not empty and the lift does not fall back down.
1st stage complete
1st stage. In the case of a duckbill parachute, choose a 1st stage with a regulator. In the case of a parachute with a pressure valve, a 1st stage with a direct system hose is preferable. In any case, the air flow must be quick and unobstructed.
Spool (or Ariadne’s thread)
Spool. The waste lift can be used at depths of up to 40 m in extremis (20 m in normal use). Always use a spool that is longer than the diving depth.
Flasher (light beacon)
Standard flasher. To locate the lift underwater as well as on the surface, it can be useful to attach a flasher to the waste lift, for example by using a piece of string.
Collection bags
x16 max
Waste collection bag. Manta Innovation recommends the BELUBAG, a bag designed to collect waste underwater, which can be attached to the lift with carabiners. However, the lift is designed to accommodate any other bag (via carabiners).
x16 max
8 mm or 10 mm carabiners, stainless steel or aluminium. Take as many carabiners as there are collection bags, with up to a maximum of 16 bags/carabiners.

The waste lift, a solution for bringing waste to the surface


Product description

Following the BELUBAG's success, Manta Innovation has developed the waste lift, a way of bringing several bags to the surface in one go. It's designed for experienced divers who are trained to use an underwater lifting device (tank or freedivers).

For years, divers have been using lifting parachutes to bring up heavy one-piece loads to the surface: a tyre, a bicycle, an anchor, etc. But how do you bring up several bags full of waste at the same time? How do you avoid having to dive for each and every one of them? And, above all, how can you give divers more time for underwater cleaning? With a waste lift, of course!


Made in France, from marine-grade stainless steel, the waste lift is a frame to which bags and lifting equipment, such as a lifting parachute or a winch, can be attached using carabiners or strings.

Designed to facilitate all lifting operations, it can even accommodate its own tank. From now on, divers will no longer have to supply the lifting parachute with air from their own tanks! Just fill the parachute with air from the small integrated tank, and 15 bags full of waste go up to the surface!

Not finished cleaning? Just bring the lift back down and start again.


Like the BELUBAG, the waste lift was designed for divers.

It's designed to be customised to fit the uses of each club and each diver. In addition to an air tank (from 1L to 7L) and a lifting parachute, it can accommodate a spool, a GPS beacon, a winch, etc.

It can be customised for any situation for optimal results. It can even be set afloat at the surface with additional buoys to attach bags to it.

Freedivers will also find something to their liking!


The waste lift has been designed to bring BELUBAGs full of waste to the surface.

Thanks to carefully located openings, up to 15 bags can be attached (with carabiners), for a total weight of about 50 kg.

Of course, other types of containers can be attached too, such as oyster cages or trays.


The waste lift can be used in all kinds of aquatic environment.

Its marine grade 316L stainless steel design protects it from all kinds of aquatic environment, salty or not, hot or cold.

It's also very durable.