Diving deep into the depths of coral reefs and seeing an abundance of marine life is such an amazing feeling. As you dive deeper and the reef appears from the depths, you are in awe with the hundreds of species of fish and coral you see just a few feet away. But of course, you only have so much bottom time. Whether you’re snorkelling, freediving, or scuba diving, your time is always limited by the oxygen you have in your lungs or tank. If only you could increase your bottom time while exploring what really seems like a whole different world.
With underwater scooters, you can! Underwater scooters are designed to give you the ability to zip through the water with ease. Using less effort in swimming and conserving oxygen will enable you to stay underwater longer and explore more of the deep blue sea. Since the first underwater scooters were created over 80 years ago, hundreds of different versions have been designed to perfectly fit every user’s needs. From beginner snorkellers, to advanced technical divers, to military usage there is a scooter for everyone.
What is an underwater scooter? What is a DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle)?
An Underwater Scooter, also called a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Underwater Propulsion Vehicle, Sea Scooter, or Swimmer Delivery Vehicle is a mechanically propelled vehicle that pulls people underwater to reduce the effort of swimming. Underwater scooters enable scuba divers, snorkelers, and free divers to move through the water with less energy exertion and less oxygen usage. Depending on the model, they can be used by children snorkelling or by advanced technical divers navigating a large wreck or deep cavern diving.