How Does the Sea Scooter Work?

Sea scooters can be handy marine accessories if you love diving or just playing in the water. Underwater sea scooters are growing in popularity, which isn’t what you might think of when you hear the word scooter (they don’t have any wheels). They’re great for scuba diving, especially if you have to carry extra gear for more technical dives, and they’re usually light enough that if the battery dies, you can still tow it back to your boat or the shore.

So, besides not having wheels, what exactly are sea scooters, and how do they work? 

What are sea scooters?

According to Adreno Scuba Diving, sea scooters are water-propelled devices that allow divers to move faster and more efficiently underwater. You can use these devices for recreational diving, technical diving, and snorkeling in lakes, swimming pools, and even the open ocean. Adults and children can use them, and they can even be used as a surfboard accessory. They’re also known as diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs), aqua scooters, and underwater scooters. 

How do they work?

Rechargeable sea scooter batteries almost always power sea scooters. Typically using one or two propellers located at the rear of the scooter, a basic propeller system provides forward propulsion. Sea scooters typically don’t go very fast, making them easy to control, and they take away some of the hard work involved in diving. Also, sea scooters stop if the throttle is not engaged, meaning if you let go, the DPV won’t float away.

Popular W7 sea scooter model

And if you are looking for a speedy DSV, the Mankeel W7 underwater sea scooter may be the fastest one of your selective, traveling up to 3.6 mph. It weighs 26.4 pounds, has a maximum depth of 164 feet and a battery life of 60 minutes, and costs $499. 

The whole machine of W7 is blow-molded in one piece,with a waterproof rating of up to IP68, a waterproof silicone edge device, and a power button to effectively prevent water from entering the body,protect the internal components, and make it more buoyant and safer.

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