The Sea Doo GTI Seascooter is a lightweight electric prop-powered tugbot. The operator grasps handles with triggers and is pulled behind the scooter. The GTI Seacooter is ideal for total immersion SCUBA and shallow snorkeling though the Seabob F5 S appears to have staked out some of their surf by being rideable above and below the surface. The GTI Seascooter will pull a diver along up to 2.5 mph and can operate as deep as 100 feet, which could otherwise be difficult to fathom. Its 18 pounds makes it very easy to schlep around with diving equipment, and a nearly 3-hour run time allows for plenty of in-depth water work. Considerably less expensive than some of the competitors, the GTI Seascooter is user-friendly and water-worthy.
For non-aquatic mammals, crossing bodies of water has always posed an additional dilemma to fight-or-flight standard -- namely sink-or-swim. That bodies possess a natural buoyancy does little to ameliorate the understandable concern in the counter-intuitive plunge into water over the head. Long before a large percentile of the population had learned to swim, people crossed water expanses exclusively on boats. Originally people-powered, the invention of textiles allowed the wind to do most of the hard work in water travel. The steam engine followed, then the gas and electric, and now the big question is, where in the water to travel -- above it, in it, or beneath it?
Sea Doo has been answering that question with popular options allowing the consumer to float, swim or dive fairly effortlessly for many years. Some of their earliest products were the gasoline powered jet-ski which rode similar to a motorcycle with the attendant smell of 2-stroke oil. The Sea Doo RS1 takes it in quite an opposite manner, pulling the operator beneath the water with an electric powered motor. Competitor Tusa SAV-7 is also pretty much exclusively submerged, but it pushes instead of pulls -- an interesting feature.
The units are good in the water but I would not consider it a scooter that will last a long time. I would expect to replace every year or so if you use it a lot a and I do.
. . . This little beast is an ideal accessory for snorkelers, scuba divers, and anyone who wants to experience the thrill of underwater motion.
I have 2 other sea scooters and this one is the fastest. Great for searching floor of lake . . . makes going into the depths easier. Super fast shipping!
. . . I recommend this product as a great mid-level, mid-price product and would call it a great value and lots of fun.
I am still not sure if it is worth the money. The motor seems to have alot of torque but very little speed. I thought it would go much faster.
It performed as advertised. On a full charge all three of my boys, my wife and myself took turns, and it lasted well over an hour with a speed decline after about 40 minutes.
This scuba scooter allows most novice divers the opportunity to join the ranks and become a seasoned snorkeling or scuba diving addict in a very low budgeted manner.
The only niggle for this otherwise perfect product, is the nice sturdy strong carrying bag, has no compartments for the bits and pieces it needs.