Best Underwater Scooter 2021

WINDEK SUBLUE Seabow Smart Underwater Scooter

Can you take a scooter underwater? Probably once! However these ones are specially designed underwater Scooter for increasing your speed while diving or snorkeling and minimize your effort.

A word in advance: These are not professional underwater scooters to go into caves and do technical diving with.
The ones here for example are for getting to a far away dive site quicker or explore a long distance wall or a new dive site use them in the pool for your kids or for snorkeling.

An underwater scooter has several moving parts

There is the Speed or throttle button, the propeller itself sometimes there are camera mounts which are adjustable, all need to be taken care of especially after use in saltwater. which means they have to be cleaned thoroughly with fresh water afterwards.

Price range

The prices range from as low as 300,- to 1500,- US$ depending on the of the material, built quality, Battery, size and durability.

Speed of an underwater scooter

They are ranging from around 2mph (3.2km/h) to 4.5mph (7.2km/h)

Maximum ascent rate limit while scuba diving

In Diving you are required to not exceed your maximum ascent rate limit which is depending on your organization you learned with. Some are as low as 30ft/min (10m/min) some are as high as 59ft/min (18m/min). However the slower the better now if you do a Scuba Dive and at any time of your dive point your Scooter upwards and press the highest setting throttle power button which in some underwater scooters can run up to 4.5mph (7km/h) speed, that converted you’d ascent with a rate of 380ft/min (116m/min) that for sure will seriously harm you and a Decompression sickness is imminent!!!

So we recommend to only use the underwater scooter on a straight depth line or downwards but here too not exceeding your depth limit depending on your level of certification!!! For most it is 30m or 100ft.

Freediving and Snorkeling with an underwater scooter

In case of freediving which means you take a breath on the surface and then dive while holding your breath the ascent rate does not matter because you don’t saturate enough with nitrogen during a freedive to get a decompression sickness.

However also here you need to be careful! You need to be able to come back up to the surface safely without having a shallow water blackout due to too long of a breath hold.

Always best to follow the rules and dive with a buddy as always in water sports!

Depth limit

The depth limit depends on the model it ranges between 30 to 130ft (10-40m)

Buoyancy of an underwater scooter

Most of them are slightly positive buoyant so if you loose them underwater they’ll come back up to the surface and you can’t loose them. Another possibility would be to secure them with a double clip hook and a bit of string.

Size

Size depends very much on the Battery and the design of the Product it ranges from around
W 10” x H 6” x L 19” / W 270 x H 140 x L 500 (mm)
to around
W 12.6” x H 11.8” x L 24” / W 320 x H 300 x L 610 (mm)

Weight

Weight also depends very much on the used Battery as it is the heaviest part of the whole.
Ranges are around 6 pounds (2.7 Kg) to 22 pounds (9.5 Kg) including the Battery

Camera assembly

Many of the later models have a camera assembly mount where you can attach a GoPro or Action Camera to it So you don’t miss out on any big Fish swimming by. Compatible with multiple action cameras so that underwater photographic equipment is no longer a burden, freeing you to record more memories, capturing your wonderful underwater moments, providing an integrated POV filming experience Often possible to mount it backwards for the intriguing video selfie of you having fun underwater.

Battery

The Batteries nowadays are mostly Lithium ion batteries the same as in your mobile phones.

Lithium ion battery advantages:

  • higher energy density,
  • voltage capacity and
  • lower self-discharge rate
  • Non memory effect
  • Quick charging

Lithium ion battery disadvantages:

  • Expensive
  • Protection required
  • Aging effect
  • Transportation problems
  • Deep discharge
  • Safety concerns
  • Sensitivity to high temperature

The typical estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is about two to three years or 300 to 500 charge cycles whichever comes first.

Some Underwater Scooter still come with a sealed Lead Acid Battery.

Run Time & Speed

The actual working time and speed of an underwater scooter depends on the capacity and size of the battery, the set speed setting, water currents, the water resistance of you and your equipment and the person who operates it. Adults get out less working time compared to children because the underwater scooter has to work harder to pull a 75 kg person compared to a 30 kg child.

Most of them have a run time between 30-60min

External or internal charging

Both possibilities of internal and external charging are on the market whatever you prefer you choose.

Charging time

Depends on the size of the Battery and the Ampere of your charger.

Commercial Airplane transport

Some Li-ion Batteries are too big and are not allowed to carry in commercial airplanes so be careful and read the limitations of the airline.


Here are our recommendations for underwater scooter


WINDEK SUBLUE WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter

WINDEK SUBLUE WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter
WINDEK SUBLUE WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter
  • Dual motor
  • Fast charge in 2 hours fully charged
  • Run for 60 mins
  • 1.8 m/s (4.02 mph) at max, or run at 1.2m/s (2.68 mph) to maximize the using time.
  • The DOUBLE thrusters is able to release 8 kgf thrust
  • SAFE & STABLE:
  • Mix Pro adds the Low Battery Alert function for your safety,
  • Positive buoyancy
  • Propellers designed with a safety cover preventing fingers from accidental injury.
  • Depth range at 40 m ( 131 ft ).
  • Phone & Action camera mount
  • Portable total weight of 7.7lbs (3.5Kg)
  • Powerful enough to drive multiple people at the same time.
  • FAA compliant batteries also allows easy to swap spare batteries.

CellBee Underwater Scooter

CellBee Underwater Scooter
CellBee Underwater Scooter
  • Streamline and symmetrical design
  • Phone & Action camera mount
  • Equipped with a 360W high-power motor
  • Maximum depth is 30m/98 ft
  • Speed 1.2m/s (4.3km/h, 2.7mph) in maximum speed.
  • Switchable high and low speed button
  • Built-in Battery with 4400mAh
  • Last for up to 45min in low-speed mode
  • Up to 20mins in high-speed mode.
  • Weight is 6 lbs (2.7kg)
  • Measurements 19x10x6 inches
  • 365-day product warranty service
  • An App allows you to set the parent mode, remote control of speed, depth, lighting and other parameters, keeping you and your children safe

WINDEK SUBLUE Seabow Smart Underwater Scooter

WINDEK SUBLUE Seabow Smart Underwater Scooter
WINDEK SUBLUE Seabow Smart Underwater Scooter
  • Good overall performance
  • 60mins battery life
  • 3-speed switch
  • Max Speed 2m/s (4.47mph)
  • Depth: 40m (131ft)
  • Single hand control which enables the user to equalize ear pressure Adjust a regulator, or film while diving.
  • OLED display data including speed, battery life, hand operation mode and operating time continuously.
  • Action camera mount
  • Low battery alert, the unit will flash and vibrate if low on battery
  • Charging Time 2hours
  • Weight 3.4Kg (7,5 lbs)

AQUAROBOTMAN MagicJet Underwater Scooter

AQUAROBOTMAN MagicJet Seascooter
AQUAROBOTMAN MagicJet Seascooter
  • Up to 100 minutes(low speed)
    Up to 60 minutes(high speed)
  • Support underwater battery replacement
  • Two speed settings Low 4.34 km/h (2.7mph)
    High 6.43 km/h (4.0mph)
  • Depth rating 50m (164 ft)
  • 2-in-1 modular design allows the use of two scooters in parallel for a better experience, making it more powerful and faster. Support one-handed or two-handed use
  • Protective Propeller Design to prevent fingers from accidental injury.
  • 3 camera mounts
  • Dimensions: 385(H) 360(L) 182(W) mm or
    15.15(H) 14.17(L) 7.28(W) inches
  • Weight: 3.6kg (7.93 lbs) (battery included)
  • Charging Time: 3 hours
  • Positive buoyant

Yamaha RDS250 Underwater Scooter

Yamaha RDS250 underwater scooter
Yamaha RDS250 underwater scooter
  • Rated to a depth of 100ft (30m)
  • Speed up to 2.5mph (4km/h)
  • Run time up to 2 hours
  • Waterproof construction prevents accidental flooding
  • Impact resistant heavy duty rubber hull protection
  • Removable buoyancy control chamber. The RDS250 is designed for use in salt water. It will have less buoyancy in fresh water, and may slowly sink in fresh water
  • Powered by a sealed Lead Acid Battery (Occasional battery maintenance required)
  • Product size: 24” x 15. 2” x 12. 3” / 612 x 385 x 312 (mm),
  • Weight just 18 lbs. / 8.2 kg including battery
  • Built-in Camera mount

Yamaha 350Li underwater scooter

Yamaha 350Li underwater scooter
Yamaha 350Li underwater scooter
  • Run up to 75 min with normal use (Continuous high speed use up to 30 minutes)
  • Rated to 130ft / 40m
  • Powered by high-performance, replaceable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
  • Speed up to 3.7 MPH / 6 KM/H
  • 3-level rotational speed control
  • Battery level indicator
  • Superior flood prevention system
  • Automatic buoyancy adjustment system (the Seascooter 350Li is designed for use in seawater—it will have less buoyancy in fresh water, such as a lake or pool, and may sink in such waters)
  • Product size: 12.6” x 11.8” x 24” / 319 x 300 x 610 (mm)
  • Built-in camera assembly
  • Weight 19 lb / 8.6 kg, with Battery

Yamaha 500Li underwater scooter

Yamaha 500Li underwater scooter
Yamaha 500Li underwater scooter
  • Runs up to 90 minutes with normal use (continuous use up to 40 minutes)
  • Rated to 130ft / 40m
  • Powered by high-performance, replaceable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
  • Speed up to 4.35 MPH / 7 KM/H
  • 3-level rotational speed control
  • Battery level indicator
  • Superior flood prevention system
  • Automatic buoyancy adjustment system (the Seascooter 500Li is designed for use in seawater—it will have less buoyancy in fresh water, such as a lake or pool, and may sink in such waters)
  • Built-in camera assembly
  • Product size: 12.6” x 11.8” x 24” / 319 x 300 x 610 (mm)
  • Weight 21 lb / 9.5 kg


Additional Equipment for underwater scooter


eMart UV Ultra Violet

eMart UV Ultra Violet
eMart UV Ultra Violet
  • 10W 395-400nm UV Light, Waterproof for 100m Underwater, Great for Diving
  • Come with Magnetic Control Switch, The Light Brightness Could Be Adjusted Smoothly
  • Come with 2 x 18650 Battery, Easy for Charging Slip-Resistant, Portable, Stable Light
  • Durable Aerial Aluminum Alloy Casing, Long Service Life UP To 100,000 hours

Lenyard

Lenyard
Lenyard
  • Coiled Lanyard Expands to 36″ (91.4 cm)
  • Corrosion Resistant Spring
  • Loaded Gate Clip Gate Clip has 360 Degree Swivel
  • Lanyard and Split Ring
  • Attachment Split Ring: corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel

Universal Smart Battery Charger

Universal Smart Battery Charger
Universal Smart Battery Charger
  • 1. Safety First: S4 4 Slot plug in Recharger Compliant Standard–UL cUL TUV GS PSE FCC CE C-TICKCB ROHS,and with Intelligent Circuits, Fire Retardant Materials. Please confirm your battery is genuine / not damaged / quality / Rechargeable before charging.
  • 2. 4bay Universal Charger Charges Simultaneously almost all types Rechargeable Batteries of Multiple Different Specifications: NiMH Ni-Cad Double A Triple A AA AAA AAAA C SC Nicd, Lithium-ion Li-FePO4 IMR INR ICR 26700 26650 26500 25500 22650 18700 18650 18490 18500 18350 17670 17650 17500 17355 16650 16340 RCR123A 14650 14500 14430 10440 18659 20650 18560 Liion Protected Rcr123 Quad 3.2 Volt Battery etc.
  • 3. 4cell Speedy Charger Compatible with: Button Top Eneloop 2000mAh AA 2 Hour, Compatible with Amazonbasics 800mAh AAA 0.8-Hour at 1 amp rapid Current, Compatible with Flat Top 3.7V 3400mAh Lithium ion Panasonic NCR18650B 3.5-Hour, Compatible with 3.6V 2500mAh Li ion High Drain LG HE2 2.5-Hour @ 1A quick Charge Current.
  • 4. Four Pack Cells Digital LCD Display Smart Charger: Automatically Detect battery Status, Select Charge Mode, Cut Off at Full Power or Overtime, and LCD Screen Displays Each Cell’s Voltage and Type, Charging Current and Time Independently. 2 Charge Current (500mA Slow/ 1000mA Fast) and 3.2V LiFePO4 Options to be Chosed Manually.
  • 5. What you get: EASTSHINE S4 Universal 4 Slots updated 2020 Household Battery Chargers, DC 12V – 24V Auto Vehicles / AC 100V – 240V US Wall Adapter, User Manual, Happy Card with 24 Hours Warm Service, 30 Days Free Refund, 2 Years Free Replacement, Lifetime Maintenance. Do not charge a damaged / inferior battery.

316 Stainless Steel Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook 4-1/2”

Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
  • Advantage: Our Superior Quality & Extra-Secure double ended bolt snap hooks are made of “MARINE GRADE 316 Stainless Steel”, corrosion resistant and very durable, can definitely be used in seawater environments.
  • Wide Range of Uses : Designed for use with rope, chain, straps, animal leashes and other home, farm and recreational applications. Can be used for a gate latch, a bucket hanger, hanging feed tubs, hay bags in the stall and many other various uses. Clips with any standard D-Rings. Perfect for connecting your diving accessories to your BCD.
  • Practical Features: Double-ended design makes bolt snaps more versatile. Spring-loaded bolts provide secure closure & easy-open thumb lever.
  • Fair Use Is Important: Don’t overload for your safety, working load limit 244 Lbs(110 kg.)
  • What You Get: 2-pack [4-1/2 Inch Double Ended Bolt Snap Hooks], our worry-free 12-month warranty and friendly customer service.

Additional Equipment for Underwater Scooter and night dives


SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker

SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker
SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker
  • Signal Light for Location – It is ideal for keeping tabs on the location of your partners during a night dive, or when exploring dark areas of the underwater world during daytime. Great for hanging on diving tanks or BCD for easy and clear location and identification during dives.
  • Rotary Switch & Multi-purpose – Featuring a twist on/off switch at head, very easy to operate. Tighten the head to turn on the light, unscrew the head to turn off. This lighting device is a firefly beacon led signal light for safe diving. Can also be used for jogging, camping, fishing, kayaking, raving, group outing at night, team tag, walking with family.
  • 5 Colors Are Available – Red, white, blue, green and yellow light led are available. You can use different colors to identify buddy teams quickly and easily. Please note: Each led light with one color only
  • Compact Design & Great Waterproof Performance – Size: 0.87in diameter x 2.32in, net weight is only 16g.The signal light’s appearance is inspired by torpedo, it’s a cute dive signal light. With quality waterproof O-ring, can be used underwater 200m. Include a string for easy attach to dive equipment
  • Long Runtime & Battery Included – Powered by 3 x LR44 batteries which provide a long burn time of approximately 200 hrs. Come with 4 battery pack(12 x LR44 batteries), when the battery drained, you can easily and quickly replace the batteries and start the signal light up again.

Trident LED Light Stick Dive Light

Trident LED
Trident LED
  • High Intensity LED Light with Long Burn Time & Bulb Life
  • Maximum Depth: 330 feet (100 meters)
  • Comes with 3 Batteries LR47
  • LED Type: Japan Nichia LED
  • Approximate Lamp Life: 50,000 Hours

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