The underwater Scooter Dive is the dive for more underwater fun! Travel up to four times faster and eight times further with this easy to handle underwater vehicle!
How much does it cost?
The Scooter Dive DPV is now only $99 Please call or email Scuba Mike to schedule your Scooter Dive.
What should I know about using an Underwater Scooter?
For divers already certified, an underwater scooter or DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) can add a whole new dimension to the diving experience. Not only are scooters fun to cruise around with, they can also reduce the effort on divers and extend their time and range in the water. But to use a dive scooter safe and effectively, you’ll need to keep a few tips in mind.
- Ascend and descend slowly
Scooter diving is very safe, but you need to follow the same rules that apply to regular SCUBA. This includes making slow, gradual ascents and descents to avoid air pressure problems. Also keep in mind that the scooter’s not connected to you in any way, so you need to hang onto the handles.
- Less exertion equals more range
When diving with a scooter, you’ll be using less energy than you would by kicking your fins. This means you’ll need less air, so you can swim longer and farther on a single tank.
- Stay with a dive master
Of course, being able to travel greater distances brings a whole new set of concerns. When you’re covering more territory, it’s important to have exceptional navigation skills or even travel with a dive master who can ensure that you can get back to your starting point with a safe amount of air.
- Stay away from the bottom
If it gets too close to the sea floor, the scooter’s propeller can stir up sand, disturbing marine life and ruining visibility for other divers. Be sure to keep a safe distance from the bottom.