As more drivers have taken to texting other drivers while driving, the appeal of hands-free mechanical propulsion becomes more pressing. The road offers considerable peril owing to people engaging in hands – or mind – free driving, and offers greater risks than rewards. But solace is within reach to those who can gather a fist-full of dollars, for hands-free motivation is finally extant in this digital age. And it appears in a compelling form.
Sea scooters like the Sea Doo RS1 operate in the traditional way as seen in countless James Bond films and Cousteau documentaries. The fully SCUBA-laden diver -- and this is important -- holds onto the handles, pulls triggers or pushes buttons, and is dragged behind the scooting device. Owing to the vagaries of oceans and currents and waves and such, these scooters are not for snorkeling, lest you find your self choked with displeasure at being assaulted with seawater.
With the SAV-7, Tusa just says no to drags -- an interesting calling for a pusher. But that’s what the SAV-7 is and it is a fine pusher at that. Instead of grasping it, the diver instead straddles it, holding it firmly between their thighs as it moves them through the water with ease. The sensation of flight is amazingly replicated with this design as no kicking is needed, the fins merely used to rudder, and is virtually effortless – hands-free movement is achieved. Since there is no kicking, nor stroking with the arms, the diver’s movement is smooth and fluid, ideal for filming purposes. This also has the added benefit of not blowing bubbles in the diver's face. A 3-speed propeller allows for easy variance of the SAV-7’s angle or pitch, giving the diver the ability to fine tune it to their style or synchronize with other divers. The battery is easily accessible and removable for recharging and has an LED indicator to alert the operator of the remaining charge.
It was an epic experience that changed diving for me . . . the only knock is the fan housing is open in the back. Got my hand in there but no injury.
I got a custom made NiMH battery for it for a few hundred dollars and now the battery lasts for two dives or one nice long shore dive !!!
The Tusa is advertised as neutrally buoyant. It is far from it. It is negative and sinks like a rock.
The magic of synchronization can be felt with the help of the Saddle Wings that keeps the speed of two divers same simultaneously.
Offering an ideal way to get around underwater without tiring yourself out. This sea scooter will provide years of endless fun, great for hunting and photo shoots.